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Vielma’s trial set for 2016

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Sabrina Vielma, who was indicted for capital murder for the December 2011 death of her 4-year-old son, will likely see her case go to trial in April 2016. The tentative trial date was set after Judge Camile DuBose, who presides over the 38th judicial district, heard positions from the prosecution and defense on motions filed by Vielma’s attorney, Steven Pickell. The hearing was held at the Uvalde County Courthouse.
 
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Evidence can provide answers to police

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
When investigating a case, Uvalde police are looking for the who, what, when, where, why and how of a matter, and to answer those questions investigators rely on evidence seized at the scene of a crime. At the Uvalde Police Department, evidence is stored in the evidence room along with found property like money or cell phones.
 
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27
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Leader-News plans tutorial on marketing

We all know by now that digital advertising is an easy way to put your product out there, but utilizing the Internet to reach potential customers is not always a sure thing unless you have a balanced and perfectly planned approach. After all, getting eyes on something does not necessarily translate into increased business.
 
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National rodeo starts here Thursday

Southwest Texas Junior College will host the second National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo of the season Thursday through Saturday at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. Evening performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Over 350 collegiate athletes, representing some 15 colleges and universities in the southern region are expected to compete in Uvalde.
 
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Man extricated from pickup, police department ceiling

Trying to climb through the ceiling of the Uvalde Police Department to avoid detainment only added a third charge for a Uvalde man who crashed his pickup truck downtown while allegedly intoxicated. Joseph Flores Morales, 28, of 416 Homestead Road, was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on charges of driving while intoxicated, criminal mischief with damages totaling between $50 and $500, and attempting to escape custody.
 
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With fee changes, mid-week Fairplex events eligible for lower rental costs

BY MEGHANN GARCIA.
 
New rates for leasing facilities at the Uvalde County Fairplex will go into effect on Wednesday, after being approved by Uvalde County Commissioners who posed questions about decreases and increases in various rates. Although fairplex manager Wendy Speer was not present for the meeting, she submitted a detailed fee schedule, which was formulated by a committee that includes Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell, auditor Alice Chapman, and treasurer Joni Deorsam.
 
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Farmers: Earn money not farming?

BY LOGAN GARNETT.
 
With scarce rains and the price of some commodities fetching less than half of what they did several years ago, many growers have found that they can make good money by not planting crops and instead receive money for not irrigating. Started by Edwards Aquifer Authority as part of its Habitat Conservation Plan, the Voluntary Irrigation Suspension Program Option, or VISPO, allows people who own Edwards Aquifer water permits to temporarily lease those rights to the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
 
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CHDI receives $248,960 boost

With funding for health centers in Texas on the decline, Community Health Development, Inc. of Uvalde received a huge boost this week as they were promised $248,960 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a press release from U.S. Rep. Pete P. Gallego (D-Alpine), $1.3 million in federal funding was announced this week for community health care facilities in Uvalde, Cotulla, Crystal City, Eagle Pass, Fort Stockton, and Marfa.
 
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Out of sight

by LOGAN GARNETT
 
With a mass shooting in the headlines seemingly every few weeks and the term “stand your ground” gaining more of a foothold in our daily conversations, carrying a weapon on one’s person is becoming an attractive option for those looking to protect themselves and others. Fortunately, for those seeking that added peace of mind, there are reasonable local options for obtaining a concealed handgun permit.
 
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Back the pack with UCISD app

by KIM EAGLE
 
From Sept. 10, 2013, through Sept. 10 of this year, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District smart phone/tablet application, or app, has been downloaded by 1,298 people and updated 1,639 times. Anne Marie Espinoza, director of communications and marketing, said it is the goal of the district to have every parent download the app. She also encourages community members who have an interest in UCISD to also download the app to stay informed about what is going on around town.
 

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