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City of Uvalde employee Eugenio Arellano works Monday to erect a four-way stop sign

City of Uvalde employee Eugenio Arellano works Monday to erect a four-way stop sign at the intersection of East Wood Street and East Nopal Street. Citing numerous accidents at the location, Uvalde City Council recently approved the addition of a four-way stop intersection.
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Sammye and Steve Smallwood abate homesickness by reading the Uvalde Leader-News during their stay at Hemloch Inn in Bryson City, N. C. The trip was spurred after they read about the inn in “Bryson City Tales” by Dr. Walt Larimore. The book is the doctor’s account of his early years of practice in this Appalachian Mountain Village.
 
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Herrera named police chief

Following an extensive search, Eric Herrera has been named chief of police in the city of Uvalde. The decision came following a closed discussion on Tuesday evening between city council members. Herrera is joining the Uvalde Police Department from Pecos, where he is employed as a deputy with Reeves County Sheriff’s Office. He has been in law enforcement since 1983.
 
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Saldañas celebrate 60 years together

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Don’t argue, instead have a discussion. Never go to bed angry at one another. Always say, “I love you.” These are just a few pieces of advice that Noe and Teresa Saldaña offer to younger couples looking to achieve the longevity and happiness in a marriage that they have enjoyed for the past 60 years. The couple met in 1948 when Noe was 15 and Teresa was 13.
 
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McLaughlin, Guzman are top Uvaldeans

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
Working fervently and tirelessly with the best interests of Uvalde in mind are things that Donald McLaughlin Jr. and Johnny Guzman have in common, and the two men were lauded Friday night when they were named Uvaldean of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, respectively. During the 94th annual Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, Derek Sandoval and Dudley Ilse took the floor to talk about how Uvalde is better off because of this year’s honorees.
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Cynthia Martinez (right) and longtime friend Meghan Villarreal recently celebrated Cynthia’s 30th birthday in the Bahamas. They took time off from a day of sun bathing and snorkeling to read the Uvalde Leader-News.
 
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Assault victim dies in hospital

A Uvalde woman has died as a result of injuries she allegedly sustained during a violent attack by her boyfriend, who was arrested on Tuesday. Esperanza Chavez, 58, of Uvalde died Monday at University Hospital in San Antonio. Her death came just over a week after she was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend, Felipe Najera, 58, of Uvalde. Chavez was taken Jan. 25, by relatives, to Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Due to the degree of her injuries she was transported to University Hospital in San Antonio.
 
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Free toilets a flush away

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Allie Anderson, conservation coordinator for the city of Uvalde.
 
The city of Uvalde has received funding from the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) to conduct a water conservation program and will make 3,000 ultra high-efficiency Caroma brand toilets available for city water customers. Customers will be able to replace up to two pre-1992 high-water use toilets through the program. The new Caroma toilets have two levels of flush and average about 0.9 gallons of water per flush – that’s compared to the 3.5 to 5.6 gallons per flush of old fixtures. Despite their efficiency, the Caroma toilets have been very successful in performance competitions worldwide.
 
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Greatest generation’s legacy honored

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
They endured the Great Depression, preserved our freedoms and helped rebuild a shattered world after WWII. They are known by many as the “greatest generation,” and it is the purpose of the “Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive” campaign to invigorate the legacy and spirit of the World War II generation. On Feb. 10, the Spirit of ‘45 Tour will be making a pit stop in Utopia to honor Col. James Edward McCormick Pittman, M.D., and other veterans of foreign and domestic wars in the area.
 
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Ybarra joins favorite team at Super Bowl

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A Denver Broncos fan for over 30 years, it wasn’t easy for Uvaldean June Ybarra to watch his team lose to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but seeing the game from a stadium seat was still an unforgettable experience. Ybarra, funeral director at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary, attended Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford N.J. Ybarra said he has been a fan of the Denver Broncos since he was a child.
 

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