The Uvalde County Appraisal District (UCAD) could soon be flying high, as the district is in the process of securing both technology and equipment to perform aerial surveys of properties in order to achieve faster and more accurate appraisals. Speaking during Tuesday’s meeting of the UCAD board of directors, Roberto Valdez, chief appraiser, explained that using aerial photographic surveys allows access to parts of the county that are otherwise difficult to reach due to overgrown brush, uneven terrain or gated parcels of property.
The holidays are a time for giving, but for burglars and scam artists alike it is prime time to take from unsuspecting individuals. Just last week, thieves made off with all of an elderly Uvalde resident’s money as well as tools and bank cards belonging to others.
Last Monday, a woman pretending to seek rental information made off with an elderly man’s monthly budget after she convinced him to allow her to ward off the “mal de ojo” (evil eye) that she claimed to see on him.
Elementary students from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District line up to pose for pictures with Santa during First State Bank of Uvalde’s Christmas open house. The open house took place on Thursday.
Uvalde County adult students now have the opportunity to apply to be an intern for Will Hurd, U.S. Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. In the Washington, D.C. Office, internships run through the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although internships are unpaid, students have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience.
Despite Uvalde County’s official drought status, Uvalde County Commissioners decided Monday that recent rains have provided enough moisture that the court need not ban the sale, possession or use of fireworks for the holidays. Also during the first – and only – meeting of December, commissioners heard about operations at the Texas Hill Country River Region. Annabell McNew, marketing manager for THCRR, reported on successful programs, new programs in the works, and new hires, maternity leave, and an upcoming resignation.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and following the short-and-sweet Thanksgiving break, local and area schools are preparing to release for Christmas break. The Christmas break schedule for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will begin tomorrow. All campuses will be released early.
The Uvalde High School drama club has organized a TheaterFest to take place on Saturday. TheaterFest is an all-day theater-filled festival for community children from grades first through fifth. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Uvalde High School’s John H. Harrell Auditorium.