Back to School Event
Friday, Aug. 3
10am - 2pm

Del Rio Civic Center
Del Rio, TX

Parade and Opening Ceremony for World Gliding Championship
Saturday, Aug. 4

Garner Field
Uvalde, TX

Back to School Event
Tuesday, Aug. 7
10am - 12:30pm

Catholic Church, Blue Hall
Rocksprings, TX

Back to School Event
Thursday, Aug. 9
10am - 1pm

Carrizo Springs Junior High
Carrizo Springs, TX

Back to School Event
Friday, Aug. 10
Uvalde High School
Uvalde, TX

Texas Parents Day
Sunday, Aug. 12

Back to School Event
Tuesday, Aug. 14
10am - 1pm

Brackettville Civic Center
Brackettville, TX

Back to School Event
Friday, Aug. 17
La Pryor, TX & Batesville, TX

Back to School Event
Saturday, Aug. 18
10am - 2pm

Palo Alto College
San Antonio, TX

Palomino Fest Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2
Uvalde County Fairplex
Uvalde, TX

Celebrate Bandera
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2
Downtown Bandera
Bandera, TX

San Antonio District Office
Falcon International Bank
2530 SW Military Drive
Suite 103
San Antonio, Texas 78224
Toll Free 1.800.459.0119
Fax 210.932.2572
Eagle Pass District Office
Maverick County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Suite 114
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
Fax 830.758.0402
Pecos District Office
312 S. Cedar Street
Suite 100
Pecos, Texas 79772
Fax 432.447.0275
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax 512.463.1017
August 2012 - Message from Carlos
It may not feel like it yet, but summer is coming to a close. And that means it's time to get ready for a new school year. To help parents adjust, and get their kids excited about returning to the classroom, I am inviting everyone to my annual Back to School Event.

For families in South San Antonio, the venue will feel like an old friend. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, we will open the doors to the gymnasium at Palo Alto College for a day of fun, food, and entertainment for up to 4,500 people.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the San Antonio Food Bank, kids and parents will be treated to a full meal. And thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, each school-age child who attends will receive a free backpack with some starter school supplies and, if needed, the immunizations required to return to school.

Parents will be provided with information on community services, government agencies and programs, and higher education opportunities.

And what do you have to do? There's just one rule. Have fun!

If you live outside of San Antonio, be on the lookout for Back-to-School Events in Del Rio, Friday, Aug. 3; Rock Springs, Tuesday, Aug. 7; Camp Wood, Wednesday, Aug. 8; Carrizo Springs, Thursday, Aug. 9; Uvalde, Friday, Aug. 10; Brackettville, Tuesday, Aug. 14; and La Pryor-Batesville, Friday, Aug. 17.

For more details, and to register your child for this free event, go to If you have any questions contact my San Antonio District Office at 210-932-2568.

Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your summer, and good luck in the coming school year.

Semper Fi!

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Sales Tax Holiday just around the corner

The state Sales Tax Holiday will be Aug. 17-19 this year, giving Texas shoppers a chance to save money on jeans, shoes, backpacks, and other items costing less than $100.

Comptroller Susan Combs estimates that consumers will save almost $65 million in state and local sales taxes during the three-day tax holiday, which has been an annual event since 1999.

For a list of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free, check out the comptroller’s website at

Gliding around Uvalde

Some 150 pilots from 25 countries will compete in the 32nd FAI World Gliding Championship in Uvalde this month.

A parade and opening ceremony for the event will be held at Garner Field on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. There will also be a Taste of Texas Festival, food, crafts, a cantina, post office, information booth, and a number of vendors.

For information contact the Uvalde Convention & Visitors Bureau at 830-278-4115.

Sul Ross hosts wildlife conference

There's an old saying in Texas: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." With weather patterns seemingly becoming more uncertain, the job of Texas' farmers and ranchers is getting more difficult. That's why Sul Ross State University in Alpine is hosting "Ranching in the Extremes, " the topic of the Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference on Aug. 2-3.

According to the university, the last two years have been some of the most challenging that agricultural producers have ever faced in West Texas, with freezes, wildfires, and a record drought that have crippled the cattle industry and challenged local wildlife.

The Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management at Sul Ross is partnering with the Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Texas AgriLife Extension Service in hosting the event

On Thursday, Aug. 2, there will be presentations and discussions on wildfire, drought, water conservation, watershed management, brush control, habitat management, mountain lions, Chronic Wasting Disease, nongame management, desert mule deer, pronghorn, and desert bighorn sheep.

Friday will feature a half-day field trip, with demonstrations at the Quarter Circle Ranch in the Glass Mountains to highlight range and wildlife management practices, and a discussion by regional landowners on ranch management strategies.

District 19 Attraction of the Month: Devil's Sinkhole

The Devil's Sinkhole Natural Area, north of Rocksprings in Edwards County, holds the 4th largest bat colony in Texas. Some 3.4 million of these amazing flying mammals make their seasonal home in the sinkhole, and dinner is quite a sight.

The bats ascend from the sinkhole every evening in a display that resembles a Texas a tornado, taking to the skies for a nighttime hunt.

According to The Bat Squeaks, published by the Devil's Sinkhole Society, the sinkhole is the most completely scanned cave in the world, the largest one-chamber cave in Texas, and the state's third deepest cave.

All tours begin at the Rocksprings Visitors Center. Sign up for a tour at or call 830-683-2287 for more information.

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