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Thu
23
Oct
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Head-on crash halts traffic

Four people were hospitalized Monday afternoon after a head-on-collision that left one car destroyed and a van significantly damaged in the 2700 block of East Main Street. According to the police report, the two-vehicle accident occurred as Ronald Veltz Jr., driving a 1998 Saturn, was traveling east and Delia Morin Sanchez, driving a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, was traveling west.
 
Thu
23
Oct
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KSAT News

KSAT News anchorwoman Leslie Mouton (left) talks with Beverly Riddle during the Women’s Health Expo held Tuesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. Mouton met with women after her speech and before the physicians’ panel.
 
Mon
20
Oct
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ULN Today

Three Uvalde High School seniors have been named as candidates to be crowned homecoming queen during halftime of this year's homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 31. Queen candidates for Homecoming 2014 are Juanita Aguilar, Iesha Ferguson and Alexandra Nevarez. Please see next Sunday's edition of the Uvalde Leader-News to see which of these candidates receives the crown.

Sat
18
Oct
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Fatal hit-and-run crash near school

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
A 21-year-old city of Uvalde employee was killed Thursday after he was struck by a hit-andrun driver while repairing a water leak in the 500 block of Old Carrizo Road. According to the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, city employee and Uvalde resident Adrian Vega was inside a trench when he was struck by a 2007 Ford Taurus, driven by Manuel De La Garza, 34, also of Uvalde.
 
Sat
18
Oct
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Red Ribbon Week begins Thursday

by KIM EAGLE
 
The oldest and largest drug-prevention campaign in the country, Red Ribbon Week, is just around the corner. This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated from Thursday through Oct. 31. According to www.drugfreetexas.org, the week is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent killed in 1985 by drug traffickers.
 
Sat
18
Oct
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Do you have senior moments?

by KIM EAGLE
 
Those lapses in memory or “senior moments” as they are often referred to may not actually be related to age at all. In a lesson titled “Am I losing my mind?” Lesa Parry, Wesley Nurse, and Molly Flores, AgriLife extension agent, spoke to a group of 15 area residents about how the type of learner a person is can affect memory retention. The pair also discussed other memory-related topics.
 
Sat
18
Oct
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Best spellers bound for San Antonio

Results from the second-annual UCISD Spanish Spelling Bee are in, after dozens of third- through seventhgrade students competed for the chance to represent Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District at the regional level.
 
Wed
15
Oct
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Inspect the Pizzas

Jennifer Castro, Colin Martin, Kaitlyn Esparza, and Troy Stone (left to right) inspect the pizzas they prepared on Wednesday as part of UCISD's roving chef program.
 
Wed
15
Oct
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Fee for voting info approved

MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Groups seeking an e-mailed roster detailing the names and addresses of county residents who vote during the early voting period, which begins Monday, will need to pay $18 per day requested. The fee was approved unanimously on Tuesday by Uvalde County Commissioners, who met for a 10 a.m. meeting at the courthouse.
 
Wed
15
Oct
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Viruses spark health warnings

Each year it is important to stay healthy and take health precautions as fall arrives and brings with it the dreaded flu season. This fall, however, the flu is not the only virus around; Enterovirus D68 and Ebola have also made an arrival. In September, Uvalde Memorial Hospital saw a total of four flu cases, with only one person affected being admitted. Those numbers are expected to increase over the coming months.
 

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