Uvalde City Councilman Steve Balke shows off a plastic bag attainable at any of several dog waste stations at Uvalde Memorial Park. Uvalde City Council voted in September to erect signage and purchase bags to encourage park visitors to clean up after their pets.
While superstition calls for wearing red – which is said to bring love, luck, prosperity and good fortune – on New Year’s Eve, several individuals pushed their luck and instead donned orange jumpsuits for holiday weekend stays at the Uvalde County Jail. Included among the 15 individuals arrested between Friday and Sunday was
Encountering fallen power lines can be a scary situation, but knowledge and respect for electricity is vital according to Medina Electric Cooperative staff who recently hosted a live line demonstration for area first responders. The purpose of the demonstration was to train emergency personnel on how to react quickly and safely to incidents involving electricity.
The Uvalde Police Department has hired three new officers to fill positions left vacant by three former patrol officers. Ruby Gonzalez graduated from the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas Junior College in December of 2015. She was employed by the Junction Police Department from December of 2015 until April of 2016.
Whether it is becoming a certified emergency medical technician, engaging in a vigorous fitness routine or vowing to increase funding for non-profit organizations, area residents have high hopes for the new year. Many changes are in store for Uvalde resident Victoria Dühring, who recently accepted a position with the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s executive director.