The Rev. Mark Tews (center, in white robes) leads a service dedicating the memorial bell tower at Trinity Lutheran Church of Uvalde. The bell, which tolled seven times at the event, was dedicated Nov. 6 in memory of all saints, specifically those who have died since the church was established in 1946.
Uvalde Police are looking into an alleged robbery after a 92-year-old woman said a man entered her residence and assaulted her before fleeing with her purse. The incident occurred Monday at 12:07 a.m. at which time police were dispatched to the 700 block of West Garden Street for an assault victim with a head injury.
Uvalde Police Department Officer Brandon Smith ties a police badge on canine Officer Zibo as UPD Chief Eric Herrera holds Zibo’s leash. The German Shepherd from the Czech Republic joined the department in September. Officer Zibo’s badge arrived Monday.
A small, unremarkable closet in the student activities lounge holds a wealth of goods for many students at Southwest Texas Junior College. Inside, shelves are stocked with items such as pasta, canned goods, soups, water, peanut butter, chips, oatmeal and other similar items. It is a food pantry for hungry students.
As Uvalde County Appraisal District is set to consider a second proposed budget for 2017, several new costs are at the heart of a $262,457 increase over last year’s total expenses of $806,815, leaving the district with a total budget of $1,069,272 if adopted during Tuesday’s meeting of the UCAD board of directors. The single largest hike in expenses comes in the form of salaries, which have gone from $375,662 in 2016 to $554,074 for the upcoming year – an increase of $178,412.
Four area churches have banded together to form the Uvalde branch of Open Table. Open Table is a national faith-based initiative that veers off from “transactional approach” assistance. Table members bring different elements of expertise to help an individual in the community achieve personal goals to help improve their quality of life. Open Table began nine years ago through a chance encounter when Jon Katov from Phoenix, Arizona, saw a homeless man on the street.
Thirty-five Uvalde Police Department employees, including officers, dispatchers and administrative staff, have undergone training to use three recently-purchased automated external defibrillators. As they are often the first to respond to incidents, including cardiac emergencies, UPD Lt. Daniel Rodriguez said whether the responding officer has the equipment
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Willie De Leon Civic Center on Tuesday night to prepare for the 33rd-annual Luv Ya Uvalde Thanksgiving luncheon, and the following day hundreds people enjoyed the fruits of that labor. The holiday meal consisted of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, a beverage, and pumpkin pie.