Uvalde and area residents have multiple opportunities to give back this holiday season. Food, clothing and toy donations are being collected by different businesses and agencies to help provide some holiday cheer to those less fortunate.
Uvalde Consolidated School District is proving they have officially accepted the role of technology and social media in education with the implementation of their new district application, or app. The UCISD app, which is now available for free download from any app store, is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. Find it by entering “Uvalde CISD” into the search field.
Karen Eagle reads the Uvalde Leader-News while aboard a train on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Gary and Karen Eagle recently traveled to Colorado, where they enjoyed a historic train ride along the 45 mile line between Durango and Silverton. The train has been in operation for 130 years, carrying passengers behind a vintage steam locomotive. The line was constructed to haul silver and ore from the San Juan Mountains.
An expenditure of $300,000, made possible by funding procured as a result of the Tax Ratification Election earlier this year, was approved for necessary infrastructure upgrades to the district’s network operations and data center. District trustees approved the spending after district superintendent Jeanette Ball introduced the item for discussion at their Monday meeting at the Uvalde High School library.
A full crowd turned out Thursday, when Justice Sandee Bryan Marion was in Uvalde to discuss the structure of Texas courts and a wide variety of recent cases, including cases involving First Amendment rights. Marion, who has served on the Fourth Court of Appeals for 12 years, was the featured speaker during Thursday’s Uvalde Rotary Club meeting. In the state of Texas, there are two supreme courts. The first is the Texas Supreme Court.
Robert Gonzales Jr. (on balcony) and Hector Lara Sr. (on the ground) make adjustments to banners hanging outside the Uvalde County Courthouse on Tuesday, which was the the 150th anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln gave the speech on Nov. 19, 1863, four months after the decisive battle of the American Civil War, at the dedication of the military cemetery.
Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While various television networks will augment their programing with stories of his life, muddled with conspiracy theories, his true legacy cannot be captured in an hour-long television program. That legacy lives in the minds of the American people. Kennedy began his term as president in 1961. During his presidency he witnessed events including, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, Civil Rights Movement and beginning stages of the Vietnam War.
Uvalde Police Officer Ramon Rios was arrested Tuesday after the Uvalde County Grand Jury indicted him for sexual assault. Rios, 45, of 305 N. Avenue C, Crystal City, was arrested by Texas Rangers and released the same day on $50,000 bond. Rios has also been relieved of his duties as a Uvalde Police officer, according to a press release from the city of Uvalde.
Holiday Meal Bags to donate food for meals provided by the Uvalde Food Pantry will soon be available at local business and churches, thanks to the efforts of one Uvalde Eagle Scout hopeful who took on the project. The meal program is a traditional event in Uvalde, but this year it was at risk of cancelation due to a lack of volunteers. The annual effort provides a complete Christmas dinner to Uvalde families experiencing economic hardship.