Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred Thursday night and Friday morning in Knippa and Sabinal. All burglarized vehicles were left unlocked. The first call came in at 2 a.m., when deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Avenue D in Knippa.
Uvalde Leader-News publisher Craig Garnett will be the keynote speaker at the special Pearl Harbor Day Observance to be held at the Uvalde County Courthouse on Wednesday.
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the west lawn of the courthouse building. The ceremony will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into World War II.
Garnett, who has won numerous regional and state journalism awards for his columns and editorials, is a fierce advocate for the nation’s veterans.
As first responders survey the scene, a Dodge Ram 1500 (front) sits damaged in front of the second vehicle involved in two-vehicle crash on Highway 90 east of Uvalde. The collision occurred Friday afternoon.
Sentencing has been reset to Jan. 13, 2017, at 9 a.m. for Joshua David Luna, 25, of Uvalde, who last year was arrested on numerous counts of sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14, possessing child pornography, and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14. The hearing will be held at the Uvalde County Justice Center and Jail. Luna faces up to 40 years in prison plus a $5,000 fine.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were dispatched twice over the past 10 days. One of the calls was for a vehicle crash that turned into two as fire department members arrived. On Thursday at 10:41 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a business at 421 E. Main St. for a broken sprinkler head on a fire suppression system. The equipment was repaired and firefighters were back at the station at 11:25 a.m.
The lighted Christmas parade will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. in downtown Uvalde, following the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce posada at 6:15 p.m. Float registration for the parade will be permitted until tomorrow, the same day of the parade. Interested parties should call the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce before 5 p.m.
The Rev. Mark Tews (center, in white robes) leads a service dedicating the memorial bell tower at Trinity Lutheran Church of Uvalde. The bell, which tolled seven times at the event, was dedicated Nov. 6 in memory of all saints, specifically those who have died since the church was established in 1946.
Uvalde Police are looking into an alleged robbery after a 92-year-old woman said a man entered her residence and assaulted her before fleeing with her purse. The incident occurred Monday at 12:07 a.m. at which time police were dispatched to the 700 block of West Garden Street for an assault victim with a head injury.