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Students complete DARE

Forty fifth-grade students at Sabinal Elementary School graduated from the Drug Abuse ResistanceEducation program on Tuesday. Students received certificates from DARE Deputy Robert Gutierrez of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office. During the ceremony, Gutierrez recognized Paul Hernandez for writing an exemplary essay that incorporated elements of DARE programcontent.  

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Firefighters move woman to safety

Uvalde volunteer firefighter Gene Ayala ventured into 7-foot flooding waters on Sunday morning to rescue a woman whose vehicle was swept away at a river crossing. The incident occurredabout 12 miles out of Uvalde on Farm-to-Market Road 428.  

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UCISD announces top 10 graduates for 2015

The names of the top 10 students for Uvalde High School have been released for the 2014-2015 school  year. Valedictorian this year  is Juanita Aguilar, and salutatorian is Michaela  Williams.

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More storms cause flooding, delays

A Thursday night storm dropped a deluge on Uvalde County causing  flooding, numerous road closures and  delayed school start times. According to Meteorologist eve Smart with the National Weather Station, a potent upperlevel disturbance was responsible for the heavy rainfall.

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Garner State Park offering new nature programs

Springtime is here which means wet weather, new growth, warmer days, and several new  naturalist programs at Garner State Park. Interpretive ranger  Cara Bierschwale invites the public to take a fresh look at the park and what  its scenic nature and history have to offer.

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Scamming our seniors

Police say it is an ageold scam: A criminal phones an elderly person and, using one of several  scamming tactics, hustles  hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars from the unsuspecting individual. Locally, police have  investigated 24 reports of such scams so far this year. It’s a significant increase from last year, when only 17 reports were made all year. In 2013, however, 26 scam attempts were reported.

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Man, 75, loses hand in combine accident

A 75-year-old man lost his hand on Saturday following  n accident involving a combine, a machine used to harvest grain crops.  The incident occurred on a farm off County Road 301.  Jerry Aaron, of Rising Star, was working on the machinery’s gear system    when the system activated and caught his hand between a rubber belt and  metal gear.

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Storms cause flooding on the Frio

Uvalde County was hit with one-two punch   torms over the past few days, which deposited  much-needed rainfall and resulted in flooding and numerous road closures.  Eric Platt with the National Weather Service said, “We had an upperlevel  system approach from the west and a lot of moisture moving in ahead of that system. We also had  a weak cold front in the area.”

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Thousands cheer on bull riders, raise $60K

Kaique Pacheco proved why he is one of the best  bull riders in the world Saturday night. He was  the only cowboy to cover three bovine at the fourthannual  professional bull riding event organized by  the Cactus Jack Foundation. Pacheco, a 20-year-oldrookie from Brazil, is the third-ranked bull rider in the world, the top-ranked  rookie, leader in the BlueDEF Velocity Tour, and leader in the Touring  Pro Division. This win earned him $15,000 and 80 points toward the world standings, where the top rider at the end of the  season wins $1 million.

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Truckers haul in questions about proposed ordinances

There wasn’t a vacant seat in Council Chambers on Tuesday when, during  a regular meeting, Uvalde City Council discussed two  draft ordinances proposed to regulate truck traffic  and parking within the city limits. The proposed truck routes and parking permit plan are being entertained in advance of work beginning on the $9.7 million  street improvement project. A second discussion will be held on May 26, also a regular meeting of city  council, and a decision is expected to be reached next month.

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