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Texas wrestling team takes home bronze

Uvalde High School wrestlers Adelyhda Perez and Larisa Ramos brought home bronze medals as part of the Texas team competing July 12 in the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet & Junior Wrestling Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota. Perez won seventh place in the cadet division, 
Thu
21
Jul

Local lawmen react to police attacks

 
 
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer
In the Uvalde community, where residents organize prayer vigils and weekend retreats in support of peace officers, some law enforcement officers say it is hard to fathom a society where police are not respected. With recent police shootings, however, they know it is a sad reality for their fellow officers.
 
Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke, his deputies, and members of the Uvalde Police Department say they felt a mixture of sadness and anger when they learned a Missouri man ambushed and and killed three law officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. Three others officers were injured.
 
The attack occurred just over a week after five Dallas law enforcement officers were killed and seven others injured in downtown Dallas during a July 7 protest.
 
Thu
21
Jul

A skulk of gray foxes

A skulk of gray foxes crosses a plain at Cooks Slough Sanctuary and Nature Park. Local birder and nature photographer Bob Rasa said the foxes (which were not concerned by his presence) were at the park last week.
 
Thu
21
Jul

Sabinal woman badly burned

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Thu
21
Jul

Land needed for abuse refuge

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Thu
21
Jul

5-year-old min-pin mix seeking home

Prissy, a 5-year-old miniature pinscher mix, is waiting for an adoptive family to give her a forever home. The fully-vetted female dog is in the care of the Humane Society of Uvalde, where volunteers say she is good with other dogs but needs a home with no children.
 
Thu
21
Jul

Drink-and-draw event partners

Kimberly Rubio (far left) and Sylvia Riggs (far right) sit as still as possible so their drink-and-draw event partners (Marilyn Riggs and Brandon Riggs) can complete a blind charcoal portrait of their heads and shoulders at Art Lab, 227 N. Getty St.
 
Thu
21
Jul

Musicians scheduled for Gospel Night Out

Gospel Night Out will be held Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Herby Ham Activity Center.
Sun
17
Jul

Pokémon characters trespass

 
 
 
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer
The Uvalde Police Department supports Pokémon Go app users in their quests to “Catch ‘em all,” but the law enforcement officers don’t want to find the gamers on private property.
 
Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality mobile game that allows players to capture, battle and train virtual Pokémon that appear throughout the real world.
 
The game, which is based on the 1990s Pokémon video game and trading cards, has quickly gained popularity since its July 6 release.
 
However, while it is being praised for getting video game users out of the house and exploring the world, police say it has the potential to become a public nuisance and safety hazard.
 
“When you enter somebody’s yard without be invited you are trespassing on private property,” said Leo Flores, UPD Detective.
 
Sun
17
Jul

One-vehicle rollover on North Park Street

Emergency lights cut through the dark sky as a wrecker prepares to tow a van involved in a one-vehicle rollover on North Park Street. The Friday morning wreck, which occurred during the 2 a.m. hour, resulted in the arrest of the driver, who was booked into Uvalde County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated.
 

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