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Teaching kitchen cooks up $10,000 gift

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
The teaching kitchen at Community Health Development Inc. is a happy kitchen once again thanks to a $10,000 donation from Security Service Federal Credit Union Credit union representatives were at the Aug. 28 CHDI board meeting to present a $10,000 check to ensure the program receives funding it needs to stay in operation.
 
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Sep
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Thousands turn out for festival

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
The dust has barely settled after the 18th annual Palomino Fest, but the memories made there by the estimated 20,000 weekend attendees will last a lifetime. Event organizer Wade Carpenter said that the event was a great success and raised a lot of money for Southwest Texas Junior College scholarships.
 
Wed
03
Sep
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Cook asks for bond reduction

Cel’ves Nel Cook has requested a bond reduction. He has been incarcerated at the Uvalde County Jail since January, after he was arrested on capital murder charges in connection with the 2011 murder of 4-year-old Davaughn Rodriguez. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 9. In documents filed in the 38th Judicial District clerk’s office in the Uvalde County Courthouse, public defender Keri Mallon claims that Cook is being illegally confined by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office.
 
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Aug
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Library supporters are trying to raise up to $50,000

Cecilia Ortiz (right) and her mother sign up Thursday morning to donate money to El Progreso Memorial Library. Library supporters are trying to raise up to $50,000 to supplement the agency’s operating budget which was cut by Uvalde City Council.
 
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Young explorers learn leadership, law enforcement

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
While many teenagers are still trying to decide on a career, a group of young men and women in Uvalde know what they want and are already on the path toward achieving their goals. Explorer programs advised by the Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office offer students who are interested in a career in law enforcement handson experiences.
 
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Aug
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Trustees choose tech upgrades

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees were presented Wednesday with three budget options, all of which called for more expenditures than revenue, for the 2014-2015 school year. The budget workshop was held at 6 p.m. in the Uvalde High School library. The final budget was approved unanimously, with Maria Martinez absent, during a special meeting that followed the workshop.
 
Sat
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Aug
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City employees can take vehicles home

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Nine policemen were present Tuesday night when Uvalde City Council took a second look at proposed changes to an employee handbook that would have implemented fees for off-duty employees who take home unmarked vehicles. Ultimately, council approved the employee handbook with two modifications. Changes include removing an item that would have prohibited city employees from seeking elected office and opting against charging fees for off-duty employees who take home vehicles.
 
Thu
28
Aug
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San Antonio AirLIFE lands Saturday

San Antonio AirLIFE lands Saturday evening on Highway 83 North after a one-vehicle rollover. One of the four occupants, a 2-year-old child, was airlifted.
 
Thu
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Aug
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Laura Cooper greets a student

Flores Middle School principal Laura Cooper greets a student and returns a cone to the sidewalk, also on Monday. The student asked where she could safely tie up her bike.
 
Thu
28
Aug
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Search for city manager underway

Pending execution of a negotiated contract, Uvalde City Council approved using a management-replacement service to install an interim city manager and start the process to find a permanent city manager. Texas First Group, owned by Don Davis and Kerry Sweatt, is in the business of streamlining city management hiring. Council acted Tuesday night after reconvening from closed session at City Hall.
 

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