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Red Ribbon Week weaves drug-free attitudes

by KIM EAGLE
 
“It’s up to me to be drug free” was the theme at all Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District campuses this week as they celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Each campus held various dress-up days with drugfree themes, door decorating contests, and were given presentations by local law enforcement groups including Uvalde Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.
 
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Knippa family displeased by handling of May 2007 incident

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
With his extensive criminal history that includes an arrest for sexual assault of a child, local law enforcement officers weren’t surprised by the recent arrest of 34-year-old Bo Jett Littleton in connection with the alleged kidnapping of two San Antonio women.
 
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Hill family, friends serve treats to fright-night revelers

MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Trick-or-treaters are cautioned to never accept unsealed treats from strangers, but Roxanne and Joe Hill aren’t strangers to the hundreds of children who flock to their home every year. For what Roxanne estimated to be 13 years, the couple and their friends have manned an assembly line of grilling and serving from 100 – in the early days – then 200, 300 and 400, to what’s now 500 hot dogs to visitors. The children also receive a pack of candy and a juice box.
 
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Grand pumpkin

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Texting-while-driving ban?

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Uvalde City Council members are looking to crack down on distracted driving and, as a result, may ban texting while driving within the city limits. The topic was discussed Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, and it is set for further discussion at council’s Nov. 10 meeting. Although Texas does not have a statewide law banning the use of cell phones, many cities have adopted ordinances prohibiting drivers from using the devices while driving.
 
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Hunter's Journal covers wild game, shopping scene

There's a new magazine in town, and it can be found on newstands with Sunday's Leader-News.

The 52-page, all-color Hunter's Journal replaces the long-lived Southwest Texas Hunter's Guide. Many of the same important features, such as the area hunting outlook, regulations, and hunting tales remain in the new publication. But there are also a number of exciting additions to the glossy magazine, including two pages of recipes and dozens of new advertisers with exciting products to entice us.

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ULN Today – Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

The Uvalde City Council will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss adopting an ordinance banning texting while driving. Council will also discuss the possibility of eliminating garage sale permit fees.

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La Pryor couple facing abuse charges

BY LOGAN GARNETT
 
In a bizarre twist, a former Child Protective Services employee and her partner have had their 6-month-old child taken away from them while an investigation continues into whether or not he was abused by the couple.
 

 

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Newscaster anchors Women’s Health Expo

BY KIM EAGLE
 
The message from Tuesday night’s Women’s Health Expo was a simple one – “If you have boobs you’re at risk.” Leslie Mouton emphasized these words as she spoke about her experience with breast cancer and the importance of self testing and early detection.
 

 

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Synthetic marijuana appeals to youngsters

BY KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
With its colorful packaging and near undetectability in basic drug screenings, local law enforcement officers are not surprised synthetic marijuana has quickly gained popularity among local adolescents. However, they say teenagers are failing to recognize the dangers associated with the drug’s unpredictable side effects.
 

 

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