The first week of early voting in the constitutional amendment election ended Saturday, and as of Thursday morning only 101 ballots had been cast. There is 15,801 registered voters in Uvalde County. Nine mail-in ballots have been requested of the county elections office, with six of those having been returned. Also making up the 101 ballots cast were in-person voters totaling 34 on Thursday; 23, Wednesday; 26, Tuesday; and 12 on Monday.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Paul Flores, case manager at Crossroads Behavioral Health Services.
Depression awareness month is in October and brings to light a condition that is so often overlooked. The condition goes by many names: extreme sadness, loneliness and hopelessness, but medically it is called depression.
We don’t expect everyone to rush pell-mell to climb aboard this train, but what if we started a dialogue about the need to reduce the number of plastic bags that are clogging our yards, pastures, roadways and rivers? Clearly the sacks are an eyesore and at the same time useful. How does one visit a store – whether it be grocery, convenience, general merchandise or other – without needing a container for purchases?