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Thu
16
Feb

Home surveillance captures burglary

Despite a surveillance video that has been shared more than 500 times, there are still no concrete leads on the identity of a man who took a purse that contained $700 in cash, a debit card, credit card and 10 blank checks, from an unlocked vehicle on North Park Street.

Jennifer and Joe Tom Haby solicited the help of Facebook friends to identify the individual responsible for burglarizing their vehicle. The suspect was captured on home video surveillance, which was posted on Joe Tom Haby’s Facebook profile.

Police were dispatched to the Haby residence in the 900 block of North Park Street, where home surveillance showed an unidentified man entering the family’s 2017 Ford Explorer at approximately 3:42 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle was not locked.

 

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Thu
16
Feb

Casa Decorating wins decorating contest

Casa Decorating Center, located at 123 W. Nopal, is the winner of the Valentine’s-themed business decorating contest hosted by Main Street Uvalde. The business is owned by Jennifer and Erik Williams.

Cut Loose Hair Emporium, located at 106 N. Getty and owned by Cody Esser, took second place. My Sister’s House, 309 N. Getty, received third place.

Judging began Feb. 10, during Four Square Friday and concluded Monday. Ballots were available at participating businesses and at the Uvalde Convention and Visitors Bureau/Main Street Uvalde office.

 

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Thu
16
Feb

Commissioners pause Jones’ election-prep plans for now

by MEGHANN GARCIA 

Three weeks ago, Uvalde County elections administrator Melissa Jones told county commissioners of the projects she was eyeing to make local elections proceed more smoothly. This week, she presented her plans for approval, but only one of the three agenda items was given a green light.

The request to seek a cost proposal for renovation of the former Uvalde County Jail, 121 E. Nopal St., was OK’d.

During Monday’s 10 a.m. meeting of Uvalde County Commissioners, Jones outlined a plan to use part of the building as a polling place as well as an accessible and secure election headquarters.

 

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Thu
16
Feb

Emergency helicopter ride for $6?

by KIMBERLY RUBIO 

PHI Air Medical on Tuesday asked council members to consider enrolling all city residents in a membership program that will pay for all out-of-pocket expenses (those not covered by insurance) that arise from medical air transport.

The program would cost $6 per household, per year. All members of the household would be covered. According to the city of Uvalde, there are 4,589 households with 16,476 residents, bringing the total cost to $27,534 per year.

According to city manager Vince DiPiazza, the fee could be funded from a general fund allocation in the budget or by charging residential utility customers .50 per month. The fee would be reflected on monthly utility bills.

 

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Sun
12
Feb

$11K down, $25K to go for theatre students

By MEGHANN GARCIA

Hundreds of hamburgers, funnel cakes and candy apples have been rolling down the assembly lines fashioned by Uvalde High School theatre students hoping to generate enough cash to fund a trip to New York this year.

So far, according to teacher Tifani Pust, students have about $11,000 in the coffer, but the entire trip – which is set to include 37 students – is expected to cost about $55,204. The projected cost for each student is $1,492, and Pust’s goal is to have each student contribute $500 and have fundraising cover the remaining $36,704. Students will still be responsible for their own lunches.

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Sun
12
Feb

Spouses go distance for love

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Despite living apart, three area residents have diligently kept their marriage vows of supporting their beloved in sickness and health. Their Valentine’s Day, which is Tuesday, will be spent at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where their spouses live due to dementia, a brain tumor or heart troubles.

Uvalde natives Maria Mancha Ruiz and Ascencion “Chicho” Ruiz have been married for 60 years. Longtime La Pryor resident Eva Lopez and her husband, Tirso, have been married 31 years; and former Ohio residents Barbara and John Wooddell married 28 years ago.

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Sun
12
Feb

Newspapers in Education sends students to Austin

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Local and area individuals who sponsor Uvalde Leader-News’ Newspapers in Education program don’t just bring newspapers into the classroom, they also provide students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.

Last week, 32 Uvalde High School students and eight Sacred Heart Catholic School students journeyed to Austin to tour the Texas State Capitol, which houses the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. There, students met with State Rep. Tracy O. King and Senator Carlos Uresti.

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Sun
12
Feb

Fur Ball nets $60,000 for Humane Society

Stray animals are sure to benefit from the approximately $60,000 raised through the Humane Society of Uvalde’s 10thannual Fur Ball, “The Stray Who Loved Me.” 

Money raised through the gala will be used for spay/neuter vouchers, adoption preparation expenses, and the savings fund for a planned new facility.

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Sun
12
Feb

Officer kicked by arrestee

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Justin Ronald Lewis, 27, of Uvalde, was arrested Thursday after allegedly striking his brother multiple times in the face before kicking a Uvalde Police Department officer. 

Lewis, who resides at 125 W. Mill St., was arrested on charges of assaulting a public servant and assault causing bodily injury. Lewis was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Zavala County, where he is charged with possessing less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1.

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Sun
12
Feb

Lost Rocksprings child found

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew rescued a lost 2-year-old child, near Rocksprings last week. 

The child went missing from his home around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Local law enforcement and U.S. Border Patrol agents began searching the immediate area but were unable to locate the child. The Air and Marine Operations Del Rio unit was notified and an aerial search of the area was conducted.

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