You might think the students in Kaci Mello’s class at Benson Elementary are on a ship in the middle of the ocean, the way their heads bob as they read. And no, they don’t have Attention Deficit Disorder. They are reading “Where the Red Fern Grows” during fifth-grade English class while sitting on stability balls.
Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters on Monday night participated in a live-fire training exercise at the department’s training field behind Southwest Texas Junior College. Although the entire department was present, only 25 firefighters entered the burning building known as the “smoke house,” where temperatures reached about 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Freddy Mares is the newest deputy to join the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, bringing with him 14 years of experience in homicide investigations. Mares, a 20-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, graduated from Sam Houston State University in Houston with a bachelor’s degree in police science and law enforcement.
The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office secondannual Santa Patrol toy drive saw more than 200 children’s toys collected. The event is organized by the sheriff ’s office in conjunction with the U.S Marshals Service, U.S Border Patrol, Sabinal Police Department and Pepsi Cola Bottling. Itis geared toward supplying toys for children in need.
For children hoping to get their wish lists in Santa’s waiting hands, letters should be forwarded to the Leader- News by tomorrow. As in the past, the Uvalde Leader-News will forward the letters to the North Pole in time for Christmas. Copies of letters received by the deadline will be printed Thursday, Dec. 25, in the annual Christmas Greeting Section, space permitting.
Sandra Collier said she could have never imagined the events that would unfold following her appearance as an audience member on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in November, but it is something she will never forget.
Perhaps you’ve seen them around town: small cans with a slot cut into the top positioned near cash registers at local businesses. The label on the outside reads “Humane Society of Uvalde” but it’s what’s on the inside that really counts.