About Uvalde Texas
Juan de Ugalde first referred to the area as Ugalde, but later in 1852 the name was changed to Uvalde, which means city of Trees. Uvalde is known for having an abundant oak tree population. The city is also known for their great location for soaring and has been referred to as one of the best in the United States. The World Gliding Championships were held in Uvalde back in 1991 and 2012.
- Population: 15,751
- Elevation: 909 ft
- On July 4th, an annual golf tournament is held at the Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course.
- Residents go crazy for the Rocky Road Shakes at the soda shop in lifecheck drugs.
- Uvalde is home to the Aviation Museum of Texas and Janey Slaughter- Briscoe Grand Opera House.
Uvalde, Texas has always had an extremely rich culture. Most of their attractions are based off culture, some of which include the Aviation Museum of Texas, Janey Slaughter- Briscoe Grand Opera House, and many more. The Aviation Museum houses several military aircrafts and is located on a major WWII training base.
Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course has an 18-hole course that can be an enjoyable, challenging course. On July 4th, an annual golf tournament is held at this course. Uvalde also offers facilities to hunt several animals, a few of which includes whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove, and so on.
Nearby attractions to the area include Seaworld (in San Antonio), Cook’s Slough Sanctuary, Garner Memorial Museum, and Garner State Park.
Shopping can be found on Downtown Getty Street. The Cake Boutique has delicious pastries and coffee. Another great stop is the soda shop in lifecheck drugs, which has unique Rocky Road shakes. People will be pleased with the variety of shops offered on Getty Street. There is also a bowling alley and a Forum 6 Movie theatre in the area for those that do not want to shop.
Two great singer, songwriters, storey teller,s and bangos. You won’t be disappointed. Follow the links, listen to the music, then reserve your table. You know the food will be good.
December 10, 2013 – Dan finished his latest tour and makes plans for recording his seventh major album in San Francisco with Scott Mickelson, and finishing his memoir for release in 2014, with author J. Alex Greenwood.
July 10, 2014 – Dan finishes Perfect Word. Perfect Beat. and ushers in the era of The Wonder Thrills.
September 6, 2014 Dan joins Mickelson on The Turtle Restaurant Patio
In 2013, San Francisco artist/producer Scott Mickelson celebrated the release of more than five full-length records with his band FAT OPIE. He continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. Known for eclectic arrangements and far-reaching production, he produces music with a finger on the pulse of the fragmented culture here in the U.S. This is most evident on the latest release Victoryville hailed as his most important work. “Scott Mickelson will shatter your idea of what an ‘American banjo guy” is supposed to sound like. His voice draws comparisons to Eddie Vedder, his banjo work to Keith Richards, and his songs tell deep, timeless stories.”
The Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
“Prolific songwriters Scott Mickelson and Dan Coyle left listeners laughing, crying and all around elated here at the center of the universe. Wow. Thank you!”
Free with purchase of drink and food. Please make reservations 325-646-8200