U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, who represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, will be at Sabinal City Hall today at 1 p.m. to present Sabinal resident Javier Flores with a certificate of appreciation. Flores, who has served as a city councilman in Sabinal since May 2015, is an EMT and director of Sabinal Emergency Medical Services.
Flores began volunteering with Sabinal EMS while still in high school.
He is a member of the Sabinal Lions Club and of Team FOCUS (Follow Our Christ Unto Salvation), which hosts an annual community Thanksgiving dinner free to the public. He is also a referee for the Sabinal Flag Football League.
Flores is past president of the Sabinal Chamber of Commerce and also volunteers with the annual National Night Out event. He is a member of the community’s Neighborhood Watch program and was recently appointed to the campus improvement team at Sabinal Elementary School.
On Saturday, the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House celebrated its 125th anniversary with a fundraiser variety show with 15 different performances. Ticket sales and donations brought in around $5,000, which will go towards the renovation of the historic building.
Four spectators pause to watch members of the Uvalde High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps perform during National Night Out. The annual event, which was organized by the Uvalde Police Department, was held Tuesday at the H-EB store parking lot, 201 E. Main St.
The Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas will host a community meeting at the Utopia Senior Center on Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting, which will end at noon, is to introduce the association, share its goals and objectives, and keep landowners informed.
National Fire Prevention Week will be observed Oct. 9-16, and the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department will be visiting several schools to promote fire safety. This year’s campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”
by Craig Garnett, publisher The company that lifted Garner Field Airport from a sleepy runway flanked by a handful of small businesses to a thriving aircraft modification, repair and refurbishment destination is being downsized after 30 years.
According to Sierra Industries founder Mark Huffstutler, his partner of 18 months decided recently to consolidate Uvalde operations with a facility in St. Genevieve, Missouri.
“In a short period of time we went from what I thought were methodical discussions about how to best consolidate business operations to a significant downsizing in Uvalde,” Huffstutler said of the decision that was announced the morning of Sept. 30 to Sierra employees in Uvalde.