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10-wheeler?

With tires and wheels detached by the impact of a crash, an 18-wheeler sits stranded Thursday afternoon in the 2200 block of East Main Street. A pickup truck was also involved in the crash, which caused at least four injuries, and delays for other motorists.

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Lowriders converge at park

Dozens of lowriders purred into town last weekend to participate in Dia de Los Lowriders, organized by O.G. Traditions Car Club of Uvalde. Nearly 1,000 showed up throughout the day at Jardin de los Heroes Park on Saturday, June 28 to enjoy the family fun atmosphere and see the cars, which included show cars, lowriders, hot-rods, classic cars and imports.

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iPads for everyone

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Every Uvalde High School student will have an iPad for the 2014-2015 school year, after Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees unanimously approved entering into a $881,428 three-year commitment with Apple Financial Services. The decision came Monday night during a special meeting held in the Uvalde High School library.

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What’s in your cart?

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
While July 4 barbecue enthusiasts may not have noticed much change in their basket-to-bill ratio from last year, or even the year before, non-holiday groceries are costing significantly more. A quick glance at newspaper circular sales for the Fourth of July in 2012, 2013, and 2014 shows that pricing for beef fajitas, beef ribs and wild-caught shrimp has remained the same across all years.

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Teens help out town

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Area youth participating in the Helping Out The Town project this week were given three days to completely transform fixer-upper properties around town at no expense to the owners. One group of students spent Monday to Wednesday at 128 E. Second Alley, stripping old paint, sanding, priming and painting the entire house.

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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Frank A. Ramsey holds the Uvalde Leader-News while standing in front of a bright red oak tree that is located in his neighborhood at El Norte Circle in Uvalde. Although Ramsey has traveled the world, he chose to take a photo in Uvalde because to him, “There’s no place like home.”

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Teachers given pay increase

The least expensive option was chosen Monday, when trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District reviewed three salary adjustment possibilities. The chosen option – labeled Option one – has a fiscal impact of $730,000 and will give starting teachers in 2014-2015 a $1,000 salary increase from the $40,000 offered last year. Continuing full-time teachers will see a second-year increase of $1,275.

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Fireworks displays, reading set

TGIF is going to take on a whole new meaning tomorrow, as the Fourth of July falls on Friday this year. And with two fireworks displays and a Independence Day Observance, county residents have a lot to rejoice. Tomorrow at City Plaza in downtown Uvalde, Texas State Rep. Tracy O. King will deliver the key-note address as the community observes the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Firefighters

Firefighters (on the ground, left to right) “Mac” McLaughlin and Juan Zamora spray water on the north side of Highway 83 south, charred by a Thursday afternoon fire. Firefighters Nick Ayala and Chris Esparza.
 
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New wheels: UCISD buys bus fleet

Five of 38 recently-purchased buses are in town
By KIM EAGLE
 
The old adage that if you wait all day for a bus, two will come along at the same time was completely true this week as five of the 38 buses Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District ordered have arrived. Of the five buses, four are propane powered and can be distinguished by the green bird painted on the top side of the bus. The fifth bus, which runs on diesel fuel, can be spotted by its black bird. They will be part of the brand new fleet that will be transporting UCISD students from home to their campus and back beginning this fall. The fleet is air-conditioned and includes seat belts, cameras, and improved communication capabilities. 
 

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