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New principals in place at Flores, Dalton

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
The start of the 2014-2015 school year is still over a month away but new faces behind the scenes are working hard to prepare for it. Flores Middle School principal Laura Cooper and Dalton Early Childhood Center principal Norma Carranza recently took some time to discuss plans for next year.
 
Wed
09
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Council OKs skate park

It has been 10 years since the city first started discussing the need for a skate park, and on Tuesday, council voted to accept a proposal to finally build one. The skate park, which will be built by Spohn Ranch Skateparks at an estimated cost of $175,000, will be located near the volleyball courts at the Uvalde Memorial Park.
 
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Espinoza receives Congressional award

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Passionate, committed, leader, mentor – all are words that can be used on any given day to describe Anne Marie Espinoza. And to that point, Espinoza was recognized by U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, last Thursday for good works done during her first year at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District when she was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Appreciation and Gratitude.
 
Wed
09
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Smooth move

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
The city of Uvalde voted Tuesday night to take the first step toward financing the proposed street improvement project – but at what cost to city funded organizations? During the 6 p.m. meeting, council approved a resolution to authorize the publication of a notice of intention to issue a certificate of obligation not to exceed $10 million.
 
Wed
09
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So far, so cool: No triple-digit temps yet, but for how long?

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
While Texas is notorious for its triple-digit summer temperatures, so far this year the weather has been relatively cool in Uvalde County, at least compared to previous years. According to the Weather Underground website, the average high for this month is 94 and the average low is 71, with no rainfall recored thus far. In July 2013 the average high was 95 and the average low was 73, with rainfall totaling .79 inches.
 
Sun
06
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10-wheeler?

With tires and wheels detached by the impact of a crash, an 18-wheeler sits stranded Thursday afternoon in the 2200 block of East Main Street. A pickup truck was also involved in the crash, which caused at least four injuries, and delays for other motorists.

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06
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Lowriders converge at park

Dozens of lowriders purred into town last weekend to participate in Dia de Los Lowriders, organized by O.G. Traditions Car Club of Uvalde. Nearly 1,000 showed up throughout the day at Jardin de los Heroes Park on Saturday, June 28 to enjoy the family fun atmosphere and see the cars, which included show cars, lowriders, hot-rods, classic cars and imports.

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06
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iPads for everyone

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Every Uvalde High School student will have an iPad for the 2014-2015 school year, after Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees unanimously approved entering into a $881,428 three-year commitment with Apple Financial Services. The decision came Monday night during a special meeting held in the Uvalde High School library.

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06
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What’s in your cart?

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
While July 4 barbecue enthusiasts may not have noticed much change in their basket-to-bill ratio from last year, or even the year before, non-holiday groceries are costing significantly more. A quick glance at newspaper circular sales for the Fourth of July in 2012, 2013, and 2014 shows that pricing for beef fajitas, beef ribs and wild-caught shrimp has remained the same across all years.

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02
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Teens help out town

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Area youth participating in the Helping Out The Town project this week were given three days to completely transform fixer-upper properties around town at no expense to the owners. One group of students spent Monday to Wednesday at 128 E. Second Alley, stripping old paint, sanding, priming and painting the entire house.

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