Students being sent to the principal’s office at Uvalde High School this upcoming school year will be met by a new face. On Monday, Jose Hernandez began his first official day as principal of UHS. He replaces Victor Baron, who still works for the district as assistant director of special education.
The Uvalde Police Department recently welcomed another crime-fighter to the agency: four-legged officer Max. The 3-year-old German Shepard joined the department on June 30. He is paired with K-9 officer Felipe Ramon and has taken the place of Kevin, the department’s previous police dog who developed a health issue.
Dora Cook reads the Uvalde Leader-News while on a tour of the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, which is a combination museum and working salt mine located 650 feet below ground. The mine is home to vaults and storage where original movies such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind” are stored along with valuable documents and artifacts from all over the world.
The future of the city of Uvalde swimming pool isn’t looking so bright, as council members were told on Tuesday that a revamp of the entire pool could total $143,500. That estimate was presented to council by Gabriel Garner, a representative of Interpool Inc. of San Antonio.
The start of the 2014-2015 school year is still over a month away but new faces behind the scenes are working hard to prepare for it. Flores Middle School principal Laura Cooper and Dalton Early Childhood Center principal Norma Carranza recently took some time to discuss plans for next year.
It has been 10 years since the city first started discussing the need for a skate park, and on Tuesday, council voted to accept a proposal to finally build one. The skate park, which will be built by Spohn Ranch Skateparks at an estimated cost of $175,000, will be located near the volleyball courts at the Uvalde Memorial Park.
Passionate, committed, leader, mentor – all are words that can be used on any given day to describe Anne Marie Espinoza. And to that point, Espinoza was recognized by U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, last Thursday for good works done during her first year at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District when she was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Appreciation and Gratitude.
The city of Uvalde voted Tuesday night to take the first step toward financing the proposed street improvement project – but at what cost to city funded organizations? During the 6 p.m. meeting, council approved a resolution to authorize the publication of a notice of intention to issue a certificate of obligation not to exceed $10 million.
While Texas is notorious for its triple-digit summer temperatures, so far this year the weather has been relatively cool in Uvalde County, at least compared to previous years. According to the Weather Underground website, the average high for this month is 94 and the average low is 71, with no rainfall recored thus far. In July 2013 the average high was 95 and the average low was 73, with rainfall totaling .79 inches.
With tires and wheels detached by the impact of a crash, an 18-wheeler sits stranded Thursday afternoon in the 2200 block of East Main Street. A pickup truck was also involved in the crash, which caused at least four injuries, and delays for other motorists.