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First baby rings in 2015 at 9:11 p.m.

Michelle Alvarez and Gabriel Ramirez welcomed their first daughter and newest addition to their family, Ambrielle, on Thursday evening. Ambrielle Ramirez – though they are already calling her Bri for short – was the first baby born at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, arriving at 9:11 p.m. on New Year’s Day. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 18.5 inches long
 
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Even high school students answer to county judge

Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell is back at work following a medical absence due to heart surgery. And he’s back to business as usual, dealing daily with issues involving teenagers at Uvalde High School and the community at large
 
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What does it mean to have attention deficit disorder?

How do you know if your child is showing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or just typical childhood behavior? That is a question that all parents probably ask themselves at one point or another during the child-rearing process. And for 9-10 percent of those parents, the diagnosis will be ADHD
 
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Firefighters recall tragedies

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With over 100 years of experience between the four men, local firefighters Gene Ayala, Tom Brewer, Roy Joe Howard and Jimmy Joe Howard have fought all types of home fires ranging from minor to an incident involving four fatalities. This year alone, firefighters have responded to 21 house fires with five homes having been destroyed within the last few months.
 
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Shots fired: Police train for Columbine scenario

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In the event of an activeshooter situation, city residents can rest more easily now that eight members of the Uvalde Police Department and a reserve deputy from the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office have completed training to prepare for such a situation. Officers who took part in the class were Uvalde Police Lt. John Meyer; sergeants Amy Maldonado and Javier Martinez; Detective Leo Flores; and officers Chad Kretschmer, Hoshi Segura and Rudy Astran III.
 
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Six hundred-plus families receive meals

Uvalde Food Pantry volunteers gathered Saturday to distributed 615 holiday meal bags to Uvalde families experiencing economic hardship. The meal program is a traditional event in Uvalde, but this year Eagle Scout-hopeful Carlos Koehl stepped up to administer the program.

 
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Newly-elected officials will ring in New Year at courthouse

Uvalde County elected officials will be sworn into office in ceremonies to be held at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2015. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the district courtroom of the Uvalde County Courthouse. Uvalde County Judge William R. Mitchell will take the oath of office first as it is administered by notary public Valerie Del Toro Romero. Once Mitchell is sworn-in, he will then administer the oath to the other officials.

 
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High-schoolers walk, drive ‘under the influence’

by KIMBERLY RUBIO

More than 100 Uvalde High School students experienced what it is like to drive while drowsy or under the influence of alcohol or marijuana when they drove through an obstacle course wearing vision-distorting goggles.

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Dreyer wins Christmas coloring contest

After carefully reviewing 45 wonderful entries, Leader-News staff picked the top three winners of this year’s Santa’s Christmas Coloring Contest. First place went to Morgan Dreyer, 11, who received $50 for her masterfully colored picture of Saint Nick.

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