The Nueces-Frio-Sabinal Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Cattleman & Farmer Workshop on Sept. 13 at the Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The complete lineup is still pending, but James Volz's football prediction show will resume tomorrow, albeit in a different format than longtime listeners have come to expect. This year, Volz and friends will broadcast live audio and video from The Huddle Sports Bar.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer The Uvalde Police Department has hired four new police officers and promoted six others from within the department.
In addition, Sgt. Eduardo Canales was transferred from the patrol division to the criminal investigation division, where he will assist in supervising criminal offenses assigned to the division.
Beco Diaz was named school resource officer. As such, Diaz will provide law enforcement and police services for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Diaz will also head the police explorers and Teens in the Driver Seat programs.
Canales, a nine-year veteran of the department, attended the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas Junior College in 2006 while also working as a dispatcher. He has an associate degree from SWTJC.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo visits with students at Dalton Early Childhood Center. The Uvalde Police Department arranged to have Jacob Perez with Uvalde’s Entertainment Costumes speak to students on Thursday about the importance of education.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer In the past six months, San Antonio-based Family Endeavors has assisted four local veterans considered homeless find a stable residence. Now, the non-profit organization is looking into whether a homeless veterans’ shelter is warranted.
Family Endeavors was founded in 1969 to meet the needs of the San Antonio community but now services several states with an array of programs in support of children, families, veterans, and individuals struggling with mental illness or other disabilities.
According to organization representative Ben Estrada, who is stationed in Del Rio and oversees a service area of nine counties than includes Uvalde, the number of homeless veterans here is high for a rural area. He also noted that not all veterans he has assisted are without a temporarily living arrangement.
“Some are jumping around between friends and family,” he said.