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Thu
04
Jun

Boxing Club

Tree City Boxing Club member John Vanmeter celebrates after winning the main event against Luis Carrasco, of Crystal City, in the Final Mayhem boxing event that took place Saturday at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. Vanmeter, who now plans on turning professional, won by unanimous decision.

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Thu
04
Jun

Flood waters claim second victim

Rodolfo “Rudy” Tristan of Sabinal drowned Tuesday evening after being stuck in a flume for an estimated 12-13 minutes. Despite the best efforts of rescuers and medical staff, who worked on him for about two hours after the incident, Tristan was pronounced dead at University Hospital in San Antonio.
 
Thu
04
Jun

Cancer society’s supporters walk for research money

by KIM EAGLE
STAFF WRITER
Neither rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night kept the participants of Relay for Life from completing their task on Saturday. All teams were present as the celebration of life took place at the Uvalde County Pavilion at the Fairplex, and tens of thousands of dollars were raised for the American Cancer Society. The event went on without a hitch, which was surprising to organizers considering more than 1 inch of rain fell over a two-hour period just prior to the 6 p.m. start time.
 
Thu
04
Jun

Police force, pay hikes on trustees’ radar

by KIM EAGLE
STAFF WRITER
The first of four budget workshops for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District was held Monday at the Uvalde High School library. Trustees were given a preliminary budget to look over at the special meeting. Administrators emphasized that the numbers are nowhere close to being finalized and many expendituresare estimates.
Mon
01
Jun

Davenport saddling up as stock show president

by Kim Eagle, staff writer

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo board elected Concan resident Cody Davenport as its president during a directors' meeting held last week.

After serving as vice president/secretary on the executive committee, Davenport has been elected president of the organization.

Davenport, a lifelong rodeo fan, officially joined the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo family in 1993 as a volunteer for the auction committee.

During Davenport’s tenure, he helped develop two instrumental and successful events: a barbecue cook-off and ranch rodeo, which are still in existence today.

His strong sense of dedication to the mission of the organization was recognized when he became a life member in 1996 and director in 2001. He became an assistant vice president in 2005 and joined the executive committee in 2009.

Mon
01
Jun

Road rage: Man, 74, dragged from truck and beaten

A 74-year-old man was brutally assaulted on Wednesday night following a minor two-vehicle accident that occurred three miles out of Uvalde on Farm-to-Market Road 481.

Uvalde County Sheriff’s Deputy Marco Gonzalez was dispatched to the incident at approximately 7 p.m., after a passerby reported a male lying on the side of the road. The unidentified caller believed the man had just been assaulted.

According to the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, Gonzalez met with the injured man, who the deputy observed to have a laceration on his head and multiple scratch marks on his wrists.

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Fri
29
May

Council detours on truck route

Although Uvalde City Council was prepared to regulate truck traffic and parking within the city limits, action was delayed after several issues were brought to light Tuesday during the most recent
council meeting. 
 
Fri
29
May

Kothmann teaches valuable lesson

by Kim Eagle, staff writer

Nell Kothmann taught the Good Eggs that as women they can have it all – family, career and faith – without giving up who they are or how much they can accomplish in life.

To say thanks, the group surprised Kothmann with the Honorary Good Egg award during the Baubles and Bags fundraiser held May 15 at the Uvalde Country Club. She received a jeweled egg pendant, just like the ones the Good Eggs wear.

The Honorary Good Egg award is given to a longtime Uvalde resident (40-plus years of residence) who has consistently supported local performing arts.

Last year’s recipient was Jo Noble. According to several Good Eggs, Noble and Kothmann are still the first to call for tickets when community performances are announced.

Good Egg and Kothmann’s longtime neighbor, Susan Austin, surprised Kothmann with the honor during the luncheon earlier this month.

Wed
27
May

Woman dies over holiday weekend

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

One person is dead and three others narrowly missed tragedy following a weekend storm that caused surging water to inundate even dry rivers and covered roadways in Uvalde County and surrounding areas.

According to the weather station monitored by Texas A&M AgriLife, Uvalde received 4.02 inches of rain over the weekend, with the majority deposited on Saturday during a heavy downpour.

Rain accumulations caused numerous road closures throughout Uvalde County.

In Concan, where 9.2 inches of rain was recorded, 39-year-old Claudine Yvette Garcia of Corpus Christi drowned while tubing down the Frio River.

The incident occurred Saturday at 4:30 p.m., when Garcia and six others ventured into the Frio River ‘s Seven Bluffs Crossing on County Road 348.

Wed
27
May

Concan hit with 9.2 inch deluge

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

Area residents looking to celebrate Memorial Day weekend outdoors were forced to take a rain check after back-to-back storms dropped a deluge on Uvalde County and surrounding areas.

Meteorologist Cory Van Pelt with the National Weather Service said weekend storms were brought on by an upper-level low that developed in west Texas.

“Combined with moisture from the Pacific, and we just keep getting rain over and over again,” VanPelt said.

According to the weather station monitored by Texas A&M AgriLife, precipitation on Saturday, Sunday and Monday deposited 2.19, 1.78 and 0.05 inches, respectively. The three-day total of 4.02 inches brings the year-to-date total to 17.23 inches. The 111-year-to-date average for Uvalde is 8.73 inches.

The J-27 index well of the Edwards Aquifer measured Wednesday at 837.3, up significantly from Friday when it was 831.0 feet above mean sea level.

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