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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.