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Black-bellied Whistling Ducks recently took a break

A house on Finley Street has all its ducks in a row for spring after a flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks recently took a break on the rooftop.
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Valerie Garcia reads the Uvalde Leader-News on Nov. 27 while sitting on lava rocks between Makaluapuna Point and the Dragon’s Teeth Labyrinth in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.
 
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Party at the park? Pay up

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Hold those invitations. City residents are now required to reserve city park pavilions for private events. The decision was made Tuesday during a regular city meeting when council revised city code as it pertains to parks. One of the changes dealt with park reservations and fees.
 
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County to stock rivers with exotic species

LOGAN GARNETT GENERAL MANAGER.
 
During Thursday’s mock Commissioners Court meeting, students acting as county decision makers resolved to introduce exotic aquatic species into Uvalde County’s river system. The decision came after a brief exchange. “What is the purpose?” asked Commissioner Haley Dalrymple. “It would be to generate tourism, to make tourism dollars go back to the county,” replied Commissioner Mac McLaughlin.
 
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Juarez walks the walk – every school day

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Rise and shine is no new concept to George Juarez, who for the last three years has served as the crossing guard for Flores Middle School. Juarez reports to his post every school day at 6:30 a.m. to set up cones and prepare the intersection for that day’s school traffic.
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Lorraine and Howard Ponish (dressed in white), celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii, with a luau on Thanksgiving Day 2013. The couple married in 1963, two days after Kennedy was assassinated and 1.5 hours after Oswald was shot. Family that helped them celebrate 50 years of marriage include (left to right) Lori, Trey, Matthew (holding the paper), Stephen, Shannon and Steve.
 
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Monsters aren’t always hidden

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Although some might want to believe it doesn’t happen in a small town, monsters are real and child abuse is on the rise in Uvalde County. In reporting year 2013, Child Protective Services investigated 206 cases in Uvalde County, finding 72 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect: in two of those cases, children died as a result of neglect, and 19 others were removed from their homes.
 
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Ask away: Mayoral candidates to answer queries from public

What questions would should be asked of the future mayor of Uvalde? Both candidates – Don McLaughlin Jr. and Henry John Yeackle IV – have agreed to a question-and-answer session with the Uvalde Leader-News. Questions will be generated by the newspaper staff and the Uvalde community. Queries for the candidates can be submitted by mail or in person at 110 N. East St. in Uvalde.
 
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What the hail?

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
They say April showers bring May flowers, and this year April came through with an overnight thunderstorm complete with high winds and hail. The events sparked rumors of a tornado in Batesville. Meteorologist Cory Van Pelt with the National Weather Service said the area’s rainfall was due to a dry line that came from West Texas. This is a common occurrence during the spring months.
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

The youth of First United Methodist Church read the Uvalde Leader-News while visiting the corn maze east of Hondo.
 

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