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UCAD won’t appeal $241K judgment

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Following a lengthy executive session Wednesday night during the Uvalde County Appraisal District’s monthly meeting, board chairman, Blaine Bennet announced UCAD will not appeal the judgement that requires the district to pay $241,274 to a taxpayer. “The Uvalde County Appraisal District, upon advice of its legal counsel will not file a notice of appeal with the Court of Appeals in the UCAD v. Arthur case.”

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Uvalde flu cases increase dramatically

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Although Uvalde got a slow start to the flu season, with only seven confirmed cases of the virus between November and December of 2016, Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Community Health Development Inc. have seen 77 confirmed cases since Jan. 1.

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Barnes to benefit from chicken sales

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Customers who dine at Golden Chick on Saturday, Feb. 25, will be doing more than filling their stomachs as profits will benefit longtime Uvalde veterinarian John Barnes. Barnes, who has multiple sclerosis, hopes to make a trip to San Diego, California, to take part in a stem cell therapy program. For every dollar spent at Golden Chick on that day, all profits (15-20 percent of income) will go toward Barnes’ therapy.

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SWAT deployed after man goes to hospital for gunshot wound

When Uvalde Police detectives were first dispatched to Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Wednesday night, they believed they were investigating a man found on the side of the road with a gunshot wound. Now, their working theory is that the man shot himself at his residence and was taken by friends to the hospital. According to police, Lt. Jerry Martinez was flagged down by a motorist as he turned onto Studer Street from Fourth Street.

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Business moving in at airport

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Now that father-son duo Mark and Conrad Huffstutler announced the purchase of Lancair International, Inc., the pair are busy moving inventory, production fixtures and support materials from Redmond, Oregon headquarters to Garner Field Airport in Uvalde. The move also involves bringing inventory from Lancair’s production facility in Cebu, Philippines.

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UCISD hosts Rural Schools Task Force forum

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District hosted a Rural Schools Task Force regional forum Monday in the John H. Harrell Auditorium. The purpose of these forums are to engage in two-way dialogue amount rural/small school superintendents, Texas Education Agency and Education Service Centers; share best practices around prioritized issues; and encourage networking and discussions among superintendent across regions.

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Quincy is pet of week

Heeler/pointer-mix Quincy is approximately 6 months old and seeking a forever home from his spot on the Humane Society of Uvalde’s rescue row. Quincy is a mediumsized dog, and HSU volunteers believe he won’t grow much more.

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College board votes to update IT services

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Leaving the 20th Century behind and upgrading IT services was one of the main items on the Southwest Texas Junior College regular monthly board agenda. The final action item was the extension of vice-presidents contracts through Aug. 31, 2020.

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Flores Middle students attend necropsy

by CHARLEY ROBINSON 

Three hundred-plus students at Flores Middle School got a close-up view of a deer necropsy last Friday.

Seventh-grade students witnessed veterinarian Bill Dittmar as he went through the process; during the procedure, he instructed students on the functions of each organ of the animal and how they relate to each other.

Flores science teacher Kayla Krueger said “deer on the half-shell” instruction was introduced last year, and this demonstration was scheduled to wrap up the lesson.

 

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One arrested, another hospitalized Tuesday after separate crashes

by KIMBERLY RUBIO 

Two motorists allegedly at fault for two separate Tuesday evening vehicle collisions most likely didn’t have a restful night as one was sent to the hospital and the other to jail.

HIT-AND-RUN

At approximately 5:26 p.m., Uvalde Police were dispatched to the intersection of Getty and Leona streets, where a two-vehicle collision occurred.

 

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