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Pair of one-vehicle crashes blamed on slick roads

Law enforcement authorities say slick roads are to blame for a pair of back-to-back one-vehicle accidents that occurred Wednesday afternoon. The first accident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. The second, just 10 minutes later.
 
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Griffin landed in Vietnam as Tet Offensive began

 

 

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

Today is Veterans Day – a time when we celebrate our nation’s heroes. This celebration includes Vietnam War veterans, who were not always welcomed home with open arms due to widespread disapproval of the war they fought.

Charles Griffin III is a local Vietnam War veteran who was honored at the Honey Bowl on Friday night, just prior to the football game played between the Uvalde Coyotes and the Medina Valley Panthers.

Griffin was commissioned out of Texas A&M in 1966 to serve in the United States Army as a second lieutenant.

He was sent overseas in January of 1968. While stationed in Vietnam, Griffin served as a transportation officer, often traveling and moving troops and cargo.

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Tax bills en route to mailboxes

Uvalde County property tax statements for 2015 have been mailed, and the appraisal district staff is asking that statements be reviewed to be sure that the correct name and mailing address are listed. This year’s total tax levy, according to UCAD, is $32,250,385, a $1,510,000 increase over last ye
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Thirty guns top prizes in Hunters’ Roundup

Hunters’ Roundup – one of the biggest gatherings of hunters in the area – will take place tomorrow night.

The event, hosted by the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce, runs from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Uvalde County Stardust Pavilion at the Fairplex. It is in its 34th year.

“Hunters’ Roundup helps keep our doors open,” said Olivia Rish, executive director of the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have over 50 sponsors who help make this event happen. We appreciate the community’s support.”

The main draw to the event is the expo, which features information on anything a hunter could ever want: guns, ammo, knives, blinds, calls, camouflage, ice chests and numerous other hunting accessories.

It also promises many types of food booths and live music by Dudley Ilse and The Downbeats, with special guest Camille Sanders.

Hunters’ Roundup is also known for local civic group prize drawings, which feature guns and hunting accessories.

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City shuts off water due to sewage issue

 
 
 
 
Apartment residents without water service for more than a day
 
 
The city of Uvalde disconnected water services at the Granada Apartments on Nov. 2 due to a malfunctioning sewage pump system that was causing raw sewage to overflow.
 
“We’ve been dealing with this situation off and on for over a month now, and the Granada management has not been adequately responsive,” said city manager Vince DiPiazza. “Previously promised repairs were never done.”
 
On Nov. 3, city staff decided to bring in a repairman to rectify the issue at the 834 S. Getty St. complex. DiPiazza said the city will bill the apartment complex, which is managed by Capstone Real Estate Services, for all expenses.
 
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Chromebooks enlisted to boost math skills

Four elementary schools will share 588 devices
 
by KIM EAGLE
LIFESTYLES EDITOR
 
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Seven amendments pass here, statewide

 
Local voter turnout is 7 percent
 

Only 7 percent of Uvalde County’s 15,892 registered voters showed up at the polls on Tuesday or the preceding two weeks of early voting, but the majority of them sided with other voters across the state to give resounding approval to all seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

On a local level, Proposition 1, which increases the homestead exemption from ad valorem tax for public schools, had 1,021 voters for the measure and 93 against it.

Proposition 2, which provides an ad valorem tax exemption for spouses of disabled veterans, had 1,039 in favor of it and 74 against it.

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