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Streibs’ horse rescue home to menagerie of animals

KIM EAGLE
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City plans to borrow $3 million

KIMBERLY RUBIO
Plans to purchase $3 million worth of equipment and machinery for city public works and safety departments were set in motion Tuesday when City Council authorized advertising their intent to borrow
the money.
 
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Fathers juggle duties of protecting children, community

by KIMBERLY RUBIO

STAFF WRITER
It is said that a father is his daughter’s first love and his son’s first hero – but in Uvalde, and across the world, there are fathers who juggle chasing away bedtime monsters and wiping away tears with saving lives. Several volunteers with the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department also hold paying jobs as first responders, including Juan Maldonado, Adrian Ruiz and Beco Diaz. Commissioned firefighter Justin Schmidt, in addition to being on staff of the Uvalde Fire Department, is a volunteer for Sabinal VFD.

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Dickie’s plant operates 24/7, invests $2 million annually in community

Shoppers familiar with Dickies brand clothing know the durable, attractive and affordable garments wear well for work and leisure activities, but what many may not know is that the only Williamson-Dickie manufacturing facility in the United States has been right here in Uvalde for 63 years.
 
To celebrate that commitment to the community, the Uvalde Area Development Foundation hosted a reception for Dickies representatives at 3P Ranch on June 3. The Uvalde manufacturing plant employs approximately 200 people, runs 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and produces enough fabric pattern pieces each week to make 500,000 garments. While cutting pattern pieces is its main focus, the Uvalde center also sews specialty garments and brands those with a “Made in the USA” label.
 
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SWTJC tuition increasing

by KIM EAGLE

STAFF WRITER
Tuition will increase next fall for Southwest Texas Junior College students, but the amount of the increase depends on student residency. The college is proposing a $4 per semester credit hour increase for in-district (also referred to as general use) fees, an $8 per semester credit hour increase for out-ofdistrict fees, and a $15 per semester credit hour increase for non-resident fees.

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STAAR results mixed for UCISD

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17
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Joint rescue effort

Volunteer firefighter Adrian Ruiz guides a patient – down a ladder – to other members of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department waiting below.   
 
Wed
17
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Flag Day celebration recreates iconic moment

by Kim Eagle, staff writer

The American flag is more than an object made of thread and ink. It is a symbol of freedom, liberty and pride.

Fri
12
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Library prints arm for local baby

When Elijah Gonzalez got his new prosthetic arm, he did what any 7-month-old boy would do – tried it out on his mother and siblings by swatting at them and then laughing at their reactions.

This recently-discovered trick was made possible because of a partnership between Elijah’s occupational therapist, Adrian Vega, and the El Progreso Memorial Library, which aims to enrich lives by providing access to books and technology and – in  Elijah’s case – access to a prosthesis for his left arm.

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Fri
12
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Last call for coffee club

Customers sip coffee as Alan Carmichael (standing) reflects on 44 years of memories of operating what was formerly a pharmacy and soda fountain. He sold the 201 N. Getty St. business in 2007 to Bruce Gingrich. In 2012, Gingrich sold the pharmacy portion to Walgreens, but the lunch counter remained open. Carmichael was on hand Friday morning to celebrate the last gathering of the morning coffee crowd, as the store officially closed its doors that afternoon.

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