Two Uvalde men lost their lives this week in roadway accidents. Jimmy Light died from head injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night, according to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke. Mendeke said Light was traveling west in the 600 block of Hacienda Road when he lost control of his motorcycle.
A zone change for the purpose of building several storage units at an existing 260 N. Grove St. facility caused concerns for several Uvalde residents; however, despite their opposition, city council approved the change from industrial to business. The request by applicant David Willis was approved April 24 during a Uvalde City Council meeting.
It was not the beginning of a zombie apocalypse but a rather unfortunate incident involving a bird that left thousands of Uvalde County residents without electricity for several hours. At approximately 5:24 p.m. on Thursday, an outage at an electrical substation in Uvalde left 5,200 customers without electricity.
Nataly Castañon Hernandez was named Uvalde High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian in the school’s annual awards ceremony April 23. Salutatorian is Sarah Elise Vasquez. The remaining top 10 graduates, in order of rank, include Teresa Aviles, Alessandra Ortiz, Hughie Kellner, Lea Nell Christine Dungo, Jacqueline Cantu, A.J. Hernandez, Madelynn Ann Mize and Gabriela Belen Gonzalez.
What is a considered a large party? What is considered a small party? In which of those categories does a birthday party fall? These were questions posed by Uvalde City Councilmen when they met Thursday to consider implementing a fee structure for events at the Uvalde Memorial and El Jardin de los Heroes parks.
Mayoral candidates and local businessmen Don McLaughlin Jr. and Henry John Yeackle IV sat down Monday to lay out their thoughts on issues important to voters, as raised in questions submitted by Leader-News readers. The candidates were given 20 questions one week ahead of time, and those initial questions were pared down to 10. No subject raised by the public was omitted; most of the questions were similar in nature, so some were combined for brevity.
Local vandals have struck again, and this time they left their mark on a Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District campus. Twelve windows were broken at Robb Elementary over the Easter holiday weekend, and a vehicle parked near the campus was also damaged.
The summer season is fast approaching and rattlesnakes, known to make appearances during the drier and warmer months, are on the move. The Texas Parks and Wildlife website lists several ways to avoid rattlesnakes and what to do if an individual is bitten.