It is illegal to allow an animal to remain tethered during a severe weather event, including when the temperature drops below 32 degrees; when a heat advisory has been issued by a local or state authority; or during a tornado, hurricane, or tropical storm warning. Instead, owners must
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer A Uvalde woman was hospitalized Aug. 7 after she was attacked by a pair of stray dogs. Two witnesses used a shirt and a belt as a makeshift tourniquet in an attempt to slow the victim’s profuse bleeding.
Uvalde Police and EMS were dispatched to the 400 block of Fort Clark Road at approximately 9:13 p.m.
According to the police report, Rebecca Cruz said she was walking around Sacred Heart Catholic Church when two dogs lunged at her. Cruz identified one of the dogs as a white labrador and the other as a brown mixed breed.
Dionicio Granado Jr. and Roy Moreno were on their way home when they observed the attack. The two men rushed to Cruz’s assistance and utilized a shirt and a belt as a make-shift tourniquet.
Alyssa Marie Talamantes, 25, was arrested Aug. 2 after her 7-year-old son, whom she left home alone, was found wandering without shoes at the side of U.S. Highway 90 East. A good Samaritan discovered the child and stayed with him until authorities arrived.
Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched at approximately 9:26 p.m. to the 3000 block of East Main Street after several motorists reported seeing a young child walking east near the roadway. The roadway is four-lane highway with a posted 45 mph speed zone.
Texas Department of Public Safety and Uvalde Police Department assisted.
“When we arrived, a good Samaritan was with him, keeping him away from traffic,” said UCSO Deputy Max Dorflinger. “He had no shoes and was carrying a stuffed Spongebob. He said he was walking to his grandma’s house.”
Shoppers check out vendors set up in front of the Willie De Leon Civic Center during the fourth-annual Hotter than Hell 100-mile yard sale. Today is the last day for the three-day yard sale that stretches from Brackettville to Castroville along Highway 90.