In between calls for assaults, burglaries and vehicle crashes, the Uvalde Police Department responds to about 25 civil complaints each month. These cases range from neighbors disputing property lines to separating couples bickering over belongings or children. “We get about 25 calls a month and about half of those are regarding child custody,” Martinez said. “That is probably what we deal with the most.”
Patients who come to Uvalde Memorial Hospital showing signs of a possible stroke will now be met by one of seven neurologists who will conduct their assessment from hundreds of miles away. Uvalde Memorial Hospital is partnering with Methodist Healthcare and the South Texas Tele-Stroke Network to bring advanced medical care to stroke patients in Uvalde.
To some people, the calendar turning to December reminds them that they only have couple of weeks left to shop for Christmas presents, and to others it is a reminder that the Audubon Christmas Bird Count is fast approaching. The 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will run from Saturday to Jan. 5. According to Susan Cooper, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology with Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, the Uvalde count will be on Saturday.
While many fields remain uncontested after filing for the 2014 primary election ended Monday, some local races have multiple candidates. Two people are competing for the Democratic nomination for county commissioner, precinct 4. Those candidates are incumbent Raul Flores and challenger Philip A. Martinez. The winner will face Republican candidate Danny Welch next November.
Angela Gutsch, who has been the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and an employee of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District since May 2012, has announced that she will be leaving the district for a new position. Gutsch has accepted the position of superintendent of Queen City Independent School District. She became the lone finalist for the job at Queen City on Dec. 2. and will start her new job in January.
The Briscoe-Garner Museum will host an open house on Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting will start off the festivities at noon and visitors are welcome to stop by and enjoy light refreshments as they tour the newly renovated museum and exhibit galleries, located at 333 N. Park St.
Lucy Olvedo reads the Uvalde Leader-News during her vacation trip to Cancun, Mexico from Sept. 3-7. Olvedo, her husband Richard, and his daughter Heather visited the Mayan Ruins in Tulum and later visited Xel-Há. The site of Xel-Há is located south of Playa del Carmen, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The board of directors of Uvalde Memorial Hospital has announced that Thomas J. Nordwick will join the hospital as chief executive officer on Jan. 27, 2014. Nordwick was unanimously selected by the Uvalde County Hospital Authority board of directors following interviews that took place in November.
By the time Milton Woolf docked at Pearl Harbor as a young sailor in 1943, the damage wrought by the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, had been largely repaired, but much work still lay ahead for the U.S. military. Woolf, a long-time Uvalde electrician who is now retired at 88, was destined to learn the trade that would carry him through life during on-the-job training in places like the Philippines, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.