With the deadline to officially file a property tax protest with Uvalde County Appraisal District being Friday, over 900 such protests have already been filed with the district.
Due to property valuations being hiked across the board recently by UCAD, its employees were expecting to see a significant spike in the number of disgruntled taxpayers seeking to lower their values, but so far the number of filed protests has been rather tame.
“I’d say that it’s actually been about average,” Mary Flores, UCAD exemption clerk, said of the 931 protests on file as of Thursday.
Thanks to generous donations from local individuals and businesses, all of the $15,000 goal needed to put on this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show has been met.
The show, which is co-sponsored by the Uvalde Leader-News and Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department, is scheduled to take place July 4 at the Uvalde County Fairplex, with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. Things are scheduled to get popping at 9:30 p.m.
Tailgate parties are welcome and guests are invited to bring their own food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; glass containers and barbecue pits are not allowed.
Sabinal Canyon’s biggest event comes to town on July 4 to celebrate our nation’s independence. Join thousands of visitors and locals for a fireworks show in Utopia Park beginning at dark.
Two grass fires and a burning vehicle kept the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department busy Thursday afternoon and evening. At approximately 4:22 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to U.S. Highway 90, five miles east of Uvalde, for a report of a small grass fire.
In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, many area offices and businesses will be closed. Businesses and other agencies to be closed tomorrow include: banks, colleges and schools; city, county; and state government offices.
The rematch has been scheduled for July 18, but Uvalde County Commissioners went two rounds last week when they debated the proposed 2016-2017 budget.
When work on the budget began June 27, proposed expenses and revenue totaled $13,511,429. (The approved general fund budget for the current year [2015-2016] was $14,024,870.)
Commissioners spent two evenings – June 27-28 – hearing monetary requests from other county officials and poring through budget pages to decide what requests could move on to the workshop set next month.
Some proposals, such as creating a separate county office for elections, as well as overtime concerns, specifically with fairplex event maintenance, facilitated debate and frustrated responses.
One Concan resident’s appeal to allow the operation of golf carts on River Road in Concan was denied Monday, after Uvalde County Commissioners agreed that allowing the conveyances on a public thoroughfare would create a hazard.
Tom Bevans, owner of Concan Cruisers and Cuisine, and his legal counsel, Randy Crispin of Leakey, asked commissioners to permit the use of golf carts on County Road 348 (also known as River Road) between Farm-to-Market Road 127 and the Seven Bluff river crossing.
“The state’s transportation code offers rules and regulations for operating golf carts in certain counties,” Crispin said. “What we’d like to do is have commissioners regulate the use of golf carts...but the main thing we are dealing with now is the safety of the people in the Concan area.”