Mayoral candidates and local businessmen Don McLaughlin Jr. and Henry John Yeackle IV sat down Monday to lay out their thoughts on issues important to voters, as raised in questions submitted by Leader-News readers. The candidates were given 20 questions one week ahead of time, and those initial questions were pared down to 10. No subject raised by the public was omitted; most of the questions were similar in nature, so some were combined for brevity.
Local vandals have struck again, and this time they left their mark on a Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District campus. Twelve windows were broken at Robb Elementary over the Easter holiday weekend, and a vehicle parked near the campus was also damaged.
The summer season is fast approaching and rattlesnakes, known to make appearances during the drier and warmer months, are on the move. The Texas Parks and Wildlife website lists several ways to avoid rattlesnakes and what to do if an individual is bitten.
Uvalde volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a car burning Thursday evening on Benson Road, two miles west of North Grove Street. According to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke, the cause of the fire was not known as of Friday morning.
For Catholics the Easter season is more than just one day on the secular calendar; rather, like the other seasons during the Catholic Church liturgical year, Easter is meant to be lived out. The Easter Sunday reading from John’s Gospel begins with Mary of Magdala running to tell Simon Peter that, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb and we don’t know where they put him.” (John 20:2)
They say nothing good happens after midnight, and parents of minors willing to test that theory may have to answer to the city of Uvalde. Curfew for minors is set at 11 p.m. from Sunday through Friday and 12:01 a.m. on Saturday. The ordinance allows minors to be out, unattended, beginning at 6 a.m.
Thanks in part to federal funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Uvalde County now has two river crossings built specifically for the passage of fish along the Nueces River. Whereas most river crossings along the river are merely gravel that has been piled up to form a roadway, these crossings are built entirely of cement and feature large box-shaped culverts that allow for unobstructed access by fish.