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HCA announces winners of photography contest

A desolate tree beautifully framed by a sunset and clouds, an old railroad bridge by starlight, a Texas-sized colorful bug, a cabin framed by a double rainbow – these describe the images chosen as winners in the 2014 Hill Country Alliance (HCA) photography contest. These photos and more will be spotlighted in the 2015 HCA calendar, expected to go on sale in September on HCA’s website.
 
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How safe is that meal?

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Restaurants and other food establishments are evaluated every one to two years, depending on individual risk ratings. In Uvalde County, two individuals are responsible for evaluating eateries to ensure proper handling of food. Rick Coggins is the county health inspector who oversees all out-of-city-limit food inspections. Ruth Murray with the Texas Department of State Health Services covers inspections within city limits.
 
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Lawsuit filed against judicial center

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
A lawsuit filed July 28 in the 38th Judicial District Clerk’s office alleges sexual harassment of and discrimination toward a former employee of the 38th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department. Plaintiff Rosa I. Candelaria claims, through the suit filed by attorney Jose Salayandia of the Quinonez and Salayandia Law Firm, that her cooperation in a sexual discrimination/harassment suit filed against then-director Dale Gear by another employee, Roxanne Jarman, is one of two things that led Gear to allegedly treat her poorly.
 
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Passenger charged after crash

A 17-year-old woman was arrested and charged with deadly conduct on Monday morning after she caused a one-vehicle accident that sent another young woman to the hospital. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of North Milam Street, on the overpass, at approximately 10:10 a.m.
 
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Health center association honors Gallego

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
He doesn’t have a cape, but that doesn’t make Congressman Pete Gallego any less of hero to the National Association of Community Health Centers. Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, chief executive officer of Community Health Development Inc., presented Gallego with the Distinguished Community Health Defender Award on Monday during a luncheon held in the congressman’s honor.
 
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$50,000 challenge

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Uvalde City Council members challenged supporters of the El Progreso Memorial Library to raise up to $50,000 by Sept. 30, which the city will match dollar per dollar, to go toward the library’s budget. The challenge was issued after 10 people addressed council regarding budget cuts to non-departmental organizations, including the library, on Tuesday night during a regular meeting at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, where over 100 people were in attendance.
 
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Rainfall measures .43 inches

The .43 inches of rainfall received in Uvalde County on Tuesday and Wednesday boosted the year-to-date precipitation to 12.83 inches. According to the National Weather Service, the rainfall was due to a weak frontal boundary that moved through South Texas.
 
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Vandals make a mess

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Uvalde police on Thursday hauled three persons of interest into their department for questioning after the agency was hit with 16 reports of criminal mischief over just a few hours. City residents began calling in reports Thursday morning, and by 1 p.m. the officers were dispatched to 16 separate incidents where criminal mischief occurred.
 
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Sabinal ISD seeks more students

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Sabinal Independent School District is the fifth school district in a three-county area to explore the trend of offering school-choice to parents in surrounding communities. The United States Department of Education website says that school choice is an option offered as part of the No Child Left Behind program.
 
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Doctor, family targeted

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Posing as a member of a violent Mexican drug cartel, a man claimed he was holding a local physician’s daughter for ransom in what authorities are calling a virtual kidnapping scam. The incident occurred on July 28 at 10 a.m. Uvalde police were dispatched to the Uvalde Memorial Hospital, where a nurse said co-worker Dr. Isaac Sosa received a call from an unknown man who was claiming to have abducted Sosa’s adult daughter.
 

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