Competition was fierce, especially in the business category of this year’s City of Lights Contest, and first-time entrant Southwest Texas Junior College ended up earning top honors. The best decorated downtown business this year was Amy’s Attic. Country Gardens and Seed and Julien’s received runner-up recognition in the business and downtown business categories respectively.
Due to a massive amount of holiday parcels this year, local postal carriers are, for the first time ever, making Sunday delivery runs. “We started last Sunday and we will continue up through this Sunday,” said Rudy Garcia, postmaster at the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Post Office in Uvalde. “In my 15 years this is the first time that we’ve ever done this. We’re trying to deliver everything that we possibly can.”
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Time Warner Cable has added popular sports programming including NFL Network, Longhorn Network, and SEC Network to lineups in Uvalde, Del Rio, Dilley, Crystal City and Eagle Pass.
The additional programming became effective Tuesday, Dec. 9.
“We know our customers in South Texas are enthusiastic sports fans and these channels will be welcomed with excitement,” said Brad Wakely, area vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable in South Texas. “These new channels will bring the most competitive teams in collegiate and professional sports to the homes of our customers.”
Uvalde was on Vince DiPiazza’s radar decades ago when the city manager position was open, and now with considerable experience and enthusiasm the current Dumas resident will make the move a reality after being officially hired as city manager. After discussion during a closed session on Tuesday evening, Uvalde City Council voted unanimously to hire DiPiazza, who was present for the public meeting held at city hall.
Although a motion for continuance was denied, trial dates for Thomas Ray Nelson, who was indicted on capital murder charges for the shooting death of his mother-in-law and her friend, have been moved to February pending a competency evaluation. Judge Thomas F. Lee, who is assigned to the case, also placed a gag order on anyone involved in the case. This is to prevent them from speaking to the media until the case is resolved. This decision came Tuesday during a hearing at the Uvalde County Justice Center.
After over 10 years of conversation between skaters, donors, city officials, and designers, contractors are scheduled to begin construction in January on a skate park at Uvalde Memorial Park. The skate park will be located near the volleyball courts at the park, which is located at 337 E. Main St.
Members of Los Palominos plan to play Strait to our hearts on Tuesday as they release yet another album, titled Strait Tejano. The Arreola brothers – Johnny, James, Julio, Jorge and Jimmy – who are getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band next year thought it would be nice to release a compilation album consisting of the music they grew up playing.
You might think the students in Kaci Mello’s class at Benson Elementary are on a ship in the middle of the ocean, the way their heads bob as they read. And no, they don’t have Attention Deficit Disorder. They are reading “Where the Red Fern Grows” during fifth-grade English class while sitting on stability balls.