Uvalde’s own Christina Velasquez is a perfect example of how commitment, motivation, and professionalism in the workplace can lead to extraordinary accomplishments. The 10-year employee of Community Health Development Inc. recently won the 2014 Emerging Leader Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers.
The Uvalde High School construction trades class was met with an unexpected setback – to the tune of $800 to $1,000 – when they arrived at Uvalde Memorial Park on Monday. Their playground project had been partially destroyed by unknown vandals, undoing over two weeks of work.
During a surprise thunderstorm that rumbled through Uvalde on Monday morning, lightning struck twice on a field adjacent to Uvalde High School. Anne Marie Espinoza, UCISD director of communications and marketing, said there was no damage as a result of the weather. The campus was locked down briefly during first period while the situation was monitored.
Hold those invitations. City residents are now required to reserve city park pavilions for private events. The decision was made Tuesday during a regular city meeting when council revised city code as it pertains to parks. One of the changes dealt with park reservations and fees.
During Thursday’s mock Commissioners Court meeting, students acting as county decision makers resolved to introduce exotic aquatic species into Uvalde County’s river system. The decision came after a brief exchange. “What is the purpose?” asked Commissioner Haley Dalrymple. “It would be to generate tourism, to make tourism dollars go back to the county,” replied Commissioner Mac McLaughlin.
Rise and shine is no new concept to George Juarez, who for the last three years has served as the crossing guard for Flores Middle School. Juarez reports to his post every school day at 6:30 a.m. to set up cones and prepare the intersection for that day’s school traffic.
Lorraine and Howard Ponish (dressed in white), celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii, with a luau on Thanksgiving Day 2013. The couple married in 1963, two days after Kennedy was assassinated and 1.5 hours after Oswald was shot. Family that helped them celebrate 50 years of marriage include (left to right) Lori, Trey, Matthew (holding the paper), Stephen, Shannon and Steve.
Although some might want to believe it doesn’t happen in a small town, monsters are real and child abuse is on the rise in Uvalde County. In reporting year 2013, Child Protective Services investigated 206 cases in Uvalde County, finding 72 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect: in two of those cases, children died as a result of neglect, and 19 others were removed from their homes.