REUNION 2005 ~~ June 10 - 12
"Let Me Be There"

Many thanks to our awesome co-chairs
for this history-making event,
Beverly and Gary Heyen

See the Leader News article - Click HERE

Wow, what a reunion ! A new and wonderful experience for the alumni and former students of Uvalde High School exceeded all expectations. Uvalde was overflowing with happy, boisterous alumni for the entire weekend, and every event was a roaring success.

From registration at El Progreso Library on Friday until the last individual class reunions on Sunday, everything clicked just right and lots of happy campers went home with great memories and hopes to repeat this very soon. We are grateful to Gary and Beverly Heyen and their committee and to everyone who worked so hard to make this first ever, all-class reunion such a success.


You may have clicked the photo on the main page to get here. If you did, those three lovely ladies in that picture are Linda Young Roosa '62, Kay Burks Scott '60 and Patty Bensch Donovan '60. Shown below are the events we enjoyed during this exciting weekend, including photos that we have so far, and we'll add more as we receive them from you. If you have photos you'd like to share from the reunion, please email them to Quin McWhirter at or let him know if you need to send them in hard copy form.

We feel it only right to start our photo display with this one below, of Mrs. Wave Thompson receiving flowers and recognition at the main event of the reunion. She was present for just about everything we did and is an amazing lady, as she nears her 100th birthday in just over a month.

Friday,June 10

12 - 5 PM - REGISTRATION - We signed in, received a goodie bag from the Uvalde Convention and Vistors Bureau and picked up event information at the new El Progreso Memorial Library. Soon, photos taken at registration will be shown here.

7 - 9 PM - PERFORMANCE OF "It's Now or Never" at the Grand Opera House. This event was sponsored by The Uvalde Arts Council especially for Reunion 2005.

Saturday,June 11

7 - 9 AM - BREAKFAST - Breakfast was served at the UHS cafeteria, and the place was packed all morning. Tare Mirelez is having fun with Mrs. Wave, and so many of us posed with her, I'm not sure she ever got to eat her breakfast. She was in the good hands of Robert King.


All of the former high schools were open for tours and were looking good. Here are photos of the Getty Street High School. It looks like Bill Jackson can still hit a good lick on the old auditorium piano.



8 - 1:30 PM - GOLF - A Golf Tournament (The Reunion 2005 Open) was held at the Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course and was a stroke play event with handicap. A trophy and a dozen golf balls were awarded to each of the top-three finishers of the golf tournament with first place going to Karen Kirk, class of 1970; second place, to Eddie Roosa,'61; and third place, Sumner Hunter,'66. Closest to the pin awards went to Dr. James R. "Jim" Winn,'60, and Bob Lester, '66, and highest score award went to Bennie L Honaker,'56.

9 - 5 PM - ARTS AND CRAFTS - The Arts & Crafts show took place on the Square in Uvalde.

9 - 12:00AM - SKEET AND TRAP - Skeet & Trap at the Uvalde Gun Range, located at SWTJC.

2 - 4 PM - PERFORMANCE OF "It's Now or Never" at the Grand Opera House. The second of two performances.

4:30 - 6 PM - UHSAA ANNUAL MEETING - The first Annual meeting of the Uvalde alumni Association was held at The First State Bank of Uvalde in the McNelley Room. It was well attended and Chairman George Speir introduced the board members as part of the agenda.


7 - 12 PM - THE FIESTA - This was the main event of the reunion at the Uvalde Civic Center. We had great entertainment provided by Joyful Noise, The Memories, Dr. Lawrence Ray Smith, and The Texas Guns. Our DJ for the evening was Jon Garcia and our Emcee was Danny Ortiz of radio station KVOU. We enjoyed a Mexican food dinner along with the entertainment and dancing.

You can see that we had some rowdys on hand, including Mrs. Wave Thompson and Jeff Nelson. It looks like Mary Lou, Heather and Phyllis Jo were loving dancing amongst the garbage cans, and Syd Procter has his arms around quite a catch of Gladue' Tafolla, Martha Kay Ortiz Seidel, Janellen Heard Paysinger and Martha Fulenwider Kirby. We had lots of prize winners, including Homer and Linda Anderson.



Sunday,June 12

FREE DAY - Individual Class Gatherings/Reunions and just met some of our classmates for breakfast or toured the many sites available in the Uvalde area.

All Weekend

INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNIONS - Classes had reunion gatherings at various locations of their choice. Have you seen your class reunion photo? You can click on the class years below to see their photos taken by Wade Carpenter at the reunion:

    Classes of '46-'47
    Class of '48
    Class of '49
    Class of '50
    Class of '51
    Class of '52
    Classes of '53-'54
    Class of '55-'56
    Class of '57
    Class of '58
    Class of '59

    Class of '60
    Class of '61
    Class of '62
    Class of '63
    Class of '64
    Class of '65
    Class of '66
    Class of '67
    Class of '68
    Class of '69
    Class of '92

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