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Oops: City mails double ballots

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While it was discovered that several city residents requested more than one mail-in ballot for the city of Uvalde municipal election, the entire issue was resolved before anything untoward occurred. That news came Friday from city manager Jennifer Garver, who said the matter was brought to her attention by an outside individual on Thursday.
 
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Immigrants crash stolen pickup

Fifteen undocumented immigrants traveling in a stolen vehicle crashed into a fence in the Uvalde Estates as they attempted to elude Uvalde County Sheriff’s deputies. The incident occurred at 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The vehicle was traveling on U.S Highway 83.
 
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‘...he was breathing, but he was not responding.’

Uvalde EMS place a man, who was assaulted, into an ambulance. The incident took place Sunday at 920 E. Main St.
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

While at a robotics competition in San Antonio, Uvalde 4-H students check out a Uvalde Leader-News story about the neurology robot at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
 
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Locals die in wrecks

Two Uvalde men lost their lives this week in roadway accidents. Jimmy Light died from head injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night, according to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke. Mendeke said Light was traveling west in the 600 block of Hacienda Road when he lost control of his motorcycle.
 
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Despite new dissent, council OKs storage units

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A zone change for the purpose of building several storage units at an existing 260 N. Grove St. facility caused concerns for several Uvalde residents; however, despite their opposition, city council approved the change from industrial to business. The request by applicant David Willis was approved April 24 during a Uvalde City Council meeting.
 
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Over 5,000 lose power

It was not the beginning of a zombie apocalypse but a rather unfortunate incident involving a bird that left thousands of Uvalde County residents without electricity for several hours. At approximately 5:24 p.m. on Thursday, an outage at an electrical substation in Uvalde left 5,200 customers without electricity.
 
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Top 10 students juggle many school activities

Nataly Castañon Hernandez was named Uvalde High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian in the school’s annual awards ceremony April 23. Salutatorian is Sarah Elise Vasquez. The remaining top 10 graduates, in order of rank, include Teresa Aviles, Alessandra Ortiz, Hughie Kellner, Lea Nell Christine Dungo, Jacqueline Cantu, A.J. Hernandez, Madelynn Ann Mize and Gabriela Belen Gonzalez.
 
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Park fee plans on hold

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
What is a considered a large party? What is considered a small party? In which of those categories does a birthday party fall? These were questions posed by Uvalde City Councilmen when they met Thursday to consider implementing a fee structure for events at the Uvalde Memorial and El Jardin de los Heroes parks.
 
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Don versus John: Candidates sound off

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.
 

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