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Police academy students organize first ever zombie run
Uvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – Calling all zombies! If you love dressing up as a zombie and shuffling around, or would like to outrun the zombies, the SWTJC Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy wants you to join them for the first ever Zombie Fun Run in Uvalde on Oct. 29.

Registration is underway, and individuals interested in participating can either pick up a registration form from the academy office located on the Uvalde campus or download the form the college website.

Registration fees are $20 for runners and zombies, while kids only pay $10. First, second and third place awards will go to the top three runners. Zombies with the most flags will also receive medals.

Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costume. They will run an obstacle course while retrieving candy and prizes along the way.

All proceeds benefit the law enforcement academy. For complete details, visit

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Staff members honored at breast cancer event
Cancer survivorsThe SWTJC Student Activities office hosted the first ever Kick Cancer to the Curb event on Wednesday (Oct. 19), in honor of breast cancer survivors.

Men’s head basketball coach, Phillip Botello began the event by recognizing three college staff members, who are breast cancer survivors.

Pictured on the left Joann Sanchez, along with Rachel Gonzales (middle) and Eloina Garza (right) were on hand to receive a pink rose from student ambassadors.

Others honored were Yvonne Hernandez, Diana Tafolla Peña, Amparo Villarreal and Delia De Leon. The event continued with students participating in a tournament of bubble soccer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and SWTJC reminds women to get their yearly mammogram.

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City partners with SWTJC and school district to launch youth basketball league
Uvalde, Texas, Oct. 14 – The City of Uvalde parks and recreation department has partnered with Southwest Texas Junior College and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District to launch the not-for-profit Tree City Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ranging from 5-years-old to 12-years-old.

The league will have their first registration on Nov. 5 at Tate Auditorium on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. Registration will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; additional registration dates are Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Matthews Student Center Ballroom. All players must provide a birth certificate for registration.

League coordinators have scheduled a skills showcase on Nov. 19 at La Forge Hall Gym on the SWTJC campus. The exhibition will give players the opportunity to exhibit their basketball skills to the different coaches before the draft. Currently, league coordinators are finalizing a date, time and location for the player’s draft.

The Tree City Youth Basketball League is open to grades pre-K through grade 6. There will be four divisions this year; grades pre-K-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6. The pre-K-K division will be co-ed, while all other divisions will carry boys and girls teams.

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College rodeo draws large crowds
Rodeo actionUvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – The dust has settled at the Uvalde County Fairplex Rodeo Arena and the Texas A&M University women's team and the Hill College men's team finished in first place at the 54th Annual SWTJC Rodeo.PHOTOS

In the men's division, Austin Atkinson placed first in tie-down roping and steer wrestling, while Jontavian Douch placed second in tie-down roping and team roping.

In the women's division Katie Anne Whitaker placed seventh with a time of 39.82 in the barrel racing event, while Brooke Hester placed seventh with a score of 2.7 in the breakaway roping event.

SWTJC Rodeo Coach, Roy Angermiller thanked sponsors and volunteers of this year's event.

"I would like to thank all the volunteers that dedicated their weekend and more to help make this event the success it is," Angermiller said. "This event would not be possible without the support of staff, faculty and especially Dr. Hector Gonzales and the SWTJC board members."

After two events, the SWTJC men are eleventh overall with 39 points, and the women are in ninth place overall with 15 points.

The next competition on the schedule for the college rodeo team is Oct. 21-22, in Mt. Pleasant at the Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo.

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HACU seeks students for paid internships
Uvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP) is currently seeking students interested in applying for a spring and summer 2017 internship. Students will receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide.

Deadline for a spring 2017 internship is Oct. 21, while the deadline for the summer 2017 internships is Feb. 15.

Students will receive housing assistance, emergency medical insurance, a weekly stipend and paid round-trip airfare. Interns will participate in a wide range of professional development, networking, and cultural activities.

Students can apply online at For questions regarding HNIP, students can call 202-467-0893 or email at

HNIP has provided more than 11,000 internships since 1992.

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Phi Theta Kappa holds fall induction ceremony at SWTJC Uvalde
GroupUvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – A total of 53 new members were inducted into the Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held Oct. 4 in Uvalde.

New members include Eloy Barrera, Arieann Bell, Jason Brady, Corrina Carrillo, Katarina Castillo, Matthew Castro, Thalia Chapa, Jonathan Culver, Victoria Davis, Deborah De la Fuente, Jeffrey De Leon, Lyndon Abraham Diongzon, Jocelyn Flores, Hannah Fuentez, Karina Garcia, Yuri Garcia, Larissa Gonzales, and Joe Gonzalez. PHOTOS

Also inducted were Tanya Gonzalez, Jordan Groff, Alyssa Guerrero, Jordan Guerrero, Alexa Ibarra, Katryna John, Meredith Jones, Jordyn Kinnett, Maralicia Martinez, Monica Martinez, James Masters, Kaitlyn Mendoza, Karla Mercado Penilla, Erick Montero, Calista Moreno, Juan Oyervides, Jaime Palacio, and James Pargas.

Other students inducted this fall include Jaynisha Patel, Andrea Polendo, Dylan Ramirez, Rebekah Ramirez, Mesa Rider, Robert Rowland, Alleah Salazar, Troy Santos, Victoria Schott, Haley Schulze, Leah Smith, Isabella Talamantez, Robert Turner, Maria Selene Vega Munoz, lika Vega, Lance Young, and Javier Zamora.

SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales opened the ceremony with a welcome message to the new members, stating to the new inductees they are joining a well-respected club.

"I want to share with you that you are joining a very prestigious organization," said Gonzales. "The Eta Beta chapter has a very high standard of accomplishments they have been able to achieve over the years."

Gonzales also encouraged the new inductees to be involved by becoming an officer of either their local chapter or at the state level.

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