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29
Mar
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No more warnings

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Drivers have been warned, and beginning tomorrow Uvalde police will start issuing citations for traffic violations at Robb Elementary. This year, due to enrollment increases and subsequent traffic congestion, Uvalde City Council designated the block of Old Carrizo Road in front of the school as a one-way street from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. on school days.
 
Sat
29
Mar
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School start times to change

In the 2014-2015 school year, younger students will start school at 7:45 a.m. and older students will start at 8:30 a.m. as Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will be implementing a staggered bell schedule. The plan is expected to save the district money in transportation expenses and reduce the amount of time students spend on the bus.
 
Wed
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Chief commitment

Uvalde Chief of Police Eric Herrera and patrolmen Jose Rodriguez and Rodolfo Astran III are sworn into office.
 
Wed
26
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Marine LCpl Martin Morquecho poses for a picture with the Uvalde Leader-News on a past field operation near Mount Fuji – pictured in the background – in Japan. He has been stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for over a year and a half.
 
Wed
26
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Gang melee leaves 11 behind bars

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
They used anything they could find, and the result was 11 arrests and four hospitalizations, with two adults and two juveniles severely beaten. It’s the aftermath of what police are calling a fight between two gangs that involved over 30 people.
 
Wed
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Principal’s tragic death stuns Knippa community

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
They say you can measure your success in life by the people you have impacted, and if that’s true a Knippa school administrator killed early Sunday morning was highly accomplished. Merlyn Schneider, principal of Knippa High School, was traveling home when a wrong-way driver suspected of being intoxicated crashed into her car, head on, on Loop 1604 at Highway 90 in San Antonio. The crash occurred at 2:41 a.m.
 
Sun
23
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Standoff?

Three officers with the Uvalde Police Department’s SWAT team approach a residence Thursday evening at 316 W. Benson Road with guns drawn. A man inside of the residence was reportedly armed and suicidal.
 
Sun
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Skeet Lindsey (back row, center) reads the Uvalde Leader-News with his Afghan Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13-01 at the Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan. Lindsey is an instructor pilot working with the team building the Afghan Air Force. Shindand is an airbase in far west Afghanistan, about 50 miles from the Iran border.
 
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23
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Firefighters take on blaze, bees

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A hive of bees was not happy when the vacant home they occupied caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, and the insects tried to take their distress out on firefighters. Local firefighters were dispatched at 4:40 p.m. to assist Crystal City and La Pryor fire departments when the vacant Martinez Street home caught fire.
 
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AgriLife project looks berry good

LOGAN GARNETT GENERAL MANAGER.
 
With the exception of Poteet, which hosts an annual strawberry festival, Texas is known more for produce like cantaloupe, spinach and pecans than strawberries. However, researchers in Uvalde and around the state are trying to change that by carrying out a study to determine exactly which varieties of the fruit will grow most favorably here.
 

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