Delighted cheers drowned out the murmured conversations shared by election night revelers on Tuesday, as the vote tally posted on the boards outside the Leader-News revealed Democratic candidate Donna Williams as the next Uvalde County clerk. Two Democrats and one Republican emerged triumphant in three Uvalde County races listed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The driver involved in a one-vehicle accident was airlifted Monday to San Antonio with head injuries following a crash that caused his vehicle to burst into flames. Eddie Martz, 62, was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio, where as of yesterday morning he was in stable condition.
Halloween night produced one huge treat for Alexandra Nevarez as she was crowned Uvalde High School’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. Her coronation took place during halftime of a close football game between the Coyotes and Southside Cardinals. She joins a prestigious list of winners past, including 2013 homecoming queen Addison Brewster who was on hand to pass down her tiara.
“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.
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.
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.