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Thu
28
Jan

Man arrested twice in three days

 
 
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer
Pedestrians usually have the right of way, but that did not stop one man from allegedly assaulting a person on foot for crossing the street too slowly.
 
The incident occurred Jan. 23 at the intersection of North Camp and East Nopal streets at approximately 2 p.m.
 
According to Mitch Barchie, he was attacked by Jesus Ramirez as Barchie and his wife were walking in the area.
 
Speaking Monday, Barchie’s mother, Laura Petty, said Ramirez exited the vehicle he was traveling in and began yelling at her son. Petty was not present during the altercation.
 
“The guy [Ramirez] pulled up and jumped out of a car screaming obscenities at my son,” Petty said.
 
Ramirez was traveling with his girlfriend in a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
 
Sun
24
Jan

Mystery solved: Too-good-to-be-true shopping offer is scam

Legitimate mystery shopping opportunities exist, but this week one local woman learned that with them also comes the possibility of scams.
 
Mystery shoppers are hired by some retail companies to evaluate the quality of service of their stores. Shoppers are instructed to make a purchase in a store or restaurant and then report on the experience.
 
Typically, the shopper is reimbursed and can keep the product or receive a small payment.
 
Uvalde resident and longtime (now retired) teacher Betty Meyer is an experienced mystery shopper.
 
When she recently responded to an email advertisement for a mystery shopping opportunity in the Uvalde area, Meyer almost walked into a near-perfect scam.
 
Thu
21
Jan

Newton’s story is club topic

 
 
“Stepping inside the rundown clapboard house with the unkempt yard, I saw a small withered looking old man glaring at me from his rocking chair. ‘What the hell do you want?’” reads an excerpt from western-writer G.R. (Ron) Williamson’s book about Willis Newton, part of the Newton Gang of Uvalde County.
 
Williamson, of Kerrville, will be guest author today at the annual book review hosted by the Delta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at First State Bank of Uvalde. The public is invited to attend this session.  
 
Williamson has published three non-fiction books on the West and his body of work includes several Western screenplays. His latest crime novel, “T-Head Dead,” set in present-day Corpus Christi, is expected to be published later this year.
 
Thu
21
Jan

Motorcycle rear-ends pickup, catches fire

An allegedly intoxicated motorcyclist was arrested Friday night after causing a crash that resulted in a small fire. The two-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 11:02 p.m. at the intersection of North Getty and Studer streets.
 
Thu
21
Jan
Thu
21
Jan

Laredo boy drowns in Camp Wood

A 14-year-old boy drowned Saturday while fishing in Camp Wood. The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., as the Laredo teenager was fishing in a springfed stock tank at Cherry Springs Ranch. According to the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office, Jaedon Chase 

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