The city of Uvalde Sports Complex will be open to the public today and tomorrow in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Park hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The complex is located off of Garner Field Road. For more information, call 830-278-3315.
This is the first year for science, technology, engineering and math – better known as STEM – classes made available at Benson Elementary. Fifth-grade students have been introduced to building robots using an EZ3 sensor system, which is an inexpensive yet high performance sensor that can detect objects in front of the robot. The sensor allows for the robot to move on its own, avoiding the obstacles in front of it.
City of Uvalde employee Jesus Moreno hangs lights on the Uvalde Leader-News building, 110 N. East St. The Christmas décor was hung Thursday morning. City workers are in the process of installing lights throughout the downtown area.
Sentencing is scheduled Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. for Joshua David Luna, 25, of Uvalde, who last year was arrested on numerous counts of sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14, possessing child pornography, and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14. Luna faces up to 40 years in prison plus a $5,000 fine. The hearing will be held at the Uvalde County Justice Center and Jail.
Volunteers with Luv Ya Uvalde and Team FOCUS in Sabinal are gearing up for this week’s Thanksgiving luncheons, slated Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. In Uvalde, the 33rdannual Luv Ya Uvalde Thanksgiving luncheon will be held Wednesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
U.S. Border Patrol agents and two Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended a male subject who is believed to have been smuggling undocumented immigrants. Travis Dean Preston, 48, of Corpus Christi, was arrested by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.
Throughout the area, offices, businesses and banking institutions will close their doors Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Others will be closed additional days as well. City offices in Uvalde and surrounding communities are scheduled to be closed Thursday and Friday. County offices will not be conducting any business on those days either.
Members of American Legion Post 479 donate $500 to Luv Ya Uvalde organizers to help provide the annual Thanksgiving luncheon for Uvalde residents. The check was handed over last Thursday, and the 33rd-annual event is slated Wednesday.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were dispatched 16 times over the last three weeks. On Wednesday at 2:23 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 125 Zaragosa St. for an electrical wire that was reportedly emanating smoke. There was no fire and firefighters were back at the station at 2:46 p.m.