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Thu
29
Sep

Bark in the Park set for 10 a.m. Saturday

Bark in the Park, hosted by the Humane Society of Uvalde, will honor the late Brian Faglie’s memory and encourage the adoption of rescue pets on Saturday. Events will include three-legged races for children, small dog races, best pet costume, ugliest dog contest, a hula hoop contest, and a relay race. RN Productions will DJ the event.
 
Thu
29
Sep

Uvalde City Council OKs 78.40 cent tax rate

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Uvalde City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a 2016-17 municipal property tax rate of 78.40 cents and budget, which included a 3 percent salary increase for city staff. Council also approved a $5 increase in utility rates. Residents will see an 85 cent increase in their monthly sewer service charge; $1.15, water; and $3 sanitation.
Sun
25
Sep

‘We had to move mountains’: Family, grateful for community support, still has journey ahead

 
 
 
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer
When 2-year-old Jaxson Martinez was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2014, doctors gave him a 30-percent chance of survival. Two years later, he is a happy 4-year-old boy in remission.
 
Jaxson is the son of Judy and Juan Martinez. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in September of 2014 after doctors discovered a tumor in his head. A second tumor was later discovered in his abdomen.
 
“Jaxson presented with a bump on the left temple,” Juan Martinez said. “After visiting seven doctors in seven days we were finally given the opportunity for an MRI, [Magnetic Resonance Imaging] although our physician’s office thought we weren’t going to find anything.”
 
Martinez said Jaxson’s physician believed the toddler had simply bumped his head, but Martinez said his son’s symptoms were not conducive with a minor head injury.
 
Sun
25
Sep

School bus involved in highway crash

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Three Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students were taken by EMS to Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning after the school bus they were traveling in was rear-ended by a pickup truck about 7 miles west of Uvalde on U.S. Highway 90. The accident occurred just before 8 a.m.
 
Sun
25
Sep

City’s expenses increasing by $1.1M

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
No city residents were present Tuesday night when Uvalde City Council conducted a final public hearing regarding the 2016-17 municipal property tax rate of 78.40 cents and budget, which includes a 3 percent salary increase for city staff. The 2016-2017 budget reflects a general fund revenue increase of $970,468.
 
Sun
25
Sep

Uvalde USBP agents arrest immigrant convicted of manslaughter

 
 
 
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station have arrested a Mexican national convicted of manslaughter.
 
On Sept. 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents performing a train check in Uvalde apprehended Jose M. Torres-Hernandez, 58, for being present in the United States illegally.
 
Torres-Hernandez was then transported to the Uvalde Station for processing in accordance with CBP guidelines. Record checks revealed Torres-Hernandez was convicted of manslaughter in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1994 and was then removed from the country.
 
Torres-Hernandez is being processed for re-entry after deportation and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
 
Sun
25
Sep

Memorial golf tourney to raise money for cancer foundation

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Sheri Rutledge, executive director of Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation.
 
Thu
22
Sep

Bull-O-Rama returns on Saturday

Bull-O-Rama will be returning to Uvalde for the first time in four years on Saturday, Sept. 24. Hosted by the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce, Bull-O-Rama is an event similar to the Cactus Jack Foundation's bull riding event that comes through in the spring, but where Cactus Jack highlights the teachers of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Bull-O-Rama focuses on the children of Uvalde.

Thu
22
Sep

Money savers: Local couponers offer shopping, clipping tips

 

 

by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer

Though coupons can be dated all the way back to 1888 after the invention of Coca-Cola, there’s been a recent boom in popularity thanks to popular reality television show, “Extreme Couponing” on TLC.

In the show, audiences see couponers who devote hours to finding deals and leaving with enough goods to stock a bomb shelter.

For the everyday person, however, spending hours on hours clipping coupons might not be a realistic option. Getting started can seem overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be.

“I started couponing for the same reason most do – groceries are expensive these days,” said Kanani Gutierrez, a mother of six, from Uvalde.

Shopping for a large family lends itself to being creative with savings.

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