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Jan
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Fight over TV lands family in jail

An argument over television volume led to the arrest of a mother, father and daughter on Wednesday night at 209 E. Pecos St. Anthony Orozco, 36, was arrested on charges of possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana and assault causing bodily injury, family violence. Maribel Rios Zamora, 40, and her daughter Audrey Alexandra Villarreal, 18, were arrested on charges of assault causing bodily injury, family violence.

 
Wed
21
Jan
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Solar Power's project in Uvalde

An aerial view of OCI Solar Power's project in Uvalde shows rows and rows of solar panels being mounted atop foundations that are able to pivot in order to track the sun's movement. Work on the project, which is located just 
east of Southwest Texas Junior College, began in September. The array is expected to be operational by January 2016 and will generate 110 megawatts of power annually.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Wounded warriors, families hunt, relax

Three veterans and their families enjoyed  a brief getaway at 3P Ranch last weekend after   ranch owner Josh Packer arranged for a Warrior Hunt. The veterans are all registered Wounded Warrior Project alumni. The project is a non-profit service organization aimed at honoring and empowering wounded veterans.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Gas prices continue to tank

 
If residents of Uvalde do a little searching, they can  find gas locally for as low  as $1.85 a gallon. Prices vary a little from one side of town to another, but everyone is noticing the savings at the pump. This week, gas
on the north side of town averaged $1.89 a gallon; west side, $1.87; south,  $1.93; and east, $1.87. Nationally, U.S. motorists are paying an average price of $2.05 per gallon as of Jan. 20.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Junior livestock show underway

The wait is over as the 2015 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is officially underway. The event, which features over 300 entries, is being held in the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex, which is located just
west of the city on Hwy. 90.
 
Sun
18
Jan
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McCutchen, Valdez promoted

by KIM EAGLE

Did you know that if you scratch a steer right below his rear that he will shake his leg – like a dog – in appreciation? That bit of wisdom was shared by Matthew Santos, age 11, who along with brothers Troy, age 14, and Ryan, age 9, will be showing steers this week at Uvalde County’s Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

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Sun
18
Jan
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McCutchen, Valdez promoted

The new year has brought about change at the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, as deputies Brandon McCutchen and Gilbert Valdez have been promoted to new positions within the department. McCutchen will serve as chief deputy, a position previously held by Doug Postert. In November 2014, Postert announced his plan to retire after 38 years in law enforcement. Postert’s last day with the department is Jan. 31.

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Sun
18
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So far, so good: Daisy’s brain surgery seems effective

by KIM EAGLE

Whether or not Chick-Fil-A was still open was the first and only concern of Daisy Stocks, age 15, after she woke up from a successful brain surgery two weeks ago.

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Sun
18
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Uvalde residents had eventful 2014

by MEGHANN GARCIA

There was no shortage of headline material in 2014, when the Uvalde community welcomed many new faces in leadership positions, raised money for good causes, and celebrated top residents. Intense storms caused trees to fall, and in some cases even overturned a plane, train and heavy farm equipment as well as decimating roofs.

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Wed
14
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SWTJC stepped game up in 2014

The year 2014 was a busy and productive one for Southwest Texas Junior College. The college celebrated many firsts like “Conversations with the President,” Christmas at the College, and extending  course offerings east to
Castroville. 
 
 
 
 

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