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.
by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Anyone not yet registered to vote must do so by Tuesday, Oct. 11, to have a say in choosing the next U.S. president or to vote for another candidate for office at the local, state or national level.
Prospective registrants should register to vote by visiting Uvalde County voter registrar Maggie Del Toro at the Uvalde County Courthouse in downtown Uvalde or go online to votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/.
Voter eligibility includes being a United States citizen, resident of the county where the application is submitted, and reaching the age of 18 prior to election day. Felons who have not completed sentences, probation or parole are ineligible to vote as is anyone who has been declared in court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer After nearly 3 years in solitary confinement, Cel’ves Cook – who was indicted on capital murder charges for the 2011 death of 4-year-old Davaughn Rodriguez – has been released from the Uvalde County Jail on a $500,000 personal recognizance bond.
Cook’s Sept. 23 release is part of a pre-trial release program.
According to documents filed in the 38th Judicial District Clerk’s Office, several restrictions have been put in place including the following: Cook is to maintain regular visits with a doctor to treat an unspecified medical condition, call the Adult Supervision Office of the 38th Judicial District once per week, attend court as scheduled and bring his cell phone for inspection by a member of the adult supervision office, and allow a supervision officer to search his home upon request.