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02
Oct
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Preparing for disaster

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER
 
How Uvalde Memorial Hospital is prepared to operate unaffected in the event of a major disaster – and how community members can plan at home – were focus points of an open house held Monday in observance of National Preparedness month. During the event, Uvalde Memorial Hospital staff demonstrated its decontamination procedure, necessary in the event of a hazardous materials exposure or other natural disaster.
 
Thu
02
Oct
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Where’s the fire?

Uvalde firefighters show they are more than prepared to deal with emergencies as they claim first place in timed competitions held Sunday at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
 
Thu
02
Oct
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Repair old wounds today

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER
 
If taken out right away a thorn does not cause a lot of harm, but if left to fester over time it becomes much more painful and harder to remove. The same can be said of grudges, according to the Rev. Tony Gruben, of Baptist Temple Church in Uvalde. “Reconciliation Uvalde” starts today in an effort to introduce the process of healing wounded communities.
 
Thu
02
Oct
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Cemetery clean-up event set

The city of Uvalde will conduct a fall cleanup at Hillcrest Cemetery, located at 1300 W. Main St., on Oct. 14-15. All flowers, ornaments, decorations and other items must be removed from each grave no later than Monday, Oct. 13. Cemetery staff will remove and dispose of all items that are not removed by that date.
 
Sat
27
Sep
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Vielma’s trial set for 2016

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Sabrina Vielma, who was indicted for capital murder for the December 2011 death of her 4-year-old son, will likely see her case go to trial in April 2016. The tentative trial date was set after Judge Camile DuBose, who presides over the 38th judicial district, heard positions from the prosecution and defense on motions filed by Vielma’s attorney, Steven Pickell. The hearing was held at the Uvalde County Courthouse.
 
Sat
27
Sep
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Evidence can provide answers to police

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
When investigating a case, Uvalde police are looking for the who, what, when, where, why and how of a matter, and to answer those questions investigators rely on evidence seized at the scene of a crime. At the Uvalde Police Department, evidence is stored in the evidence room along with found property like money or cell phones.
 
Sat
27
Sep
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Leader-News plans tutorial on marketing

We all know by now that digital advertising is an easy way to put your product out there, but utilizing the Internet to reach potential customers is not always a sure thing unless you have a balanced and perfectly planned approach. After all, getting eyes on something does not necessarily translate into increased business.
 
Sat
27
Sep
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National rodeo starts here Thursday

Southwest Texas Junior College will host the second National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo of the season Thursday through Saturday at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. Evening performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Over 350 collegiate athletes, representing some 15 colleges and universities in the southern region are expected to compete in Uvalde.
 
Wed
24
Sep
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Man extricated from pickup, police department ceiling

Trying to climb through the ceiling of the Uvalde Police Department to avoid detainment only added a third charge for a Uvalde man who crashed his pickup truck downtown while allegedly intoxicated. Joseph Flores Morales, 28, of 416 Homestead Road, was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on charges of driving while intoxicated, criminal mischief with damages totaling between $50 and $500, and attempting to escape custody.
 
Wed
24
Sep
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With fee changes, mid-week Fairplex events eligible for lower rental costs

BY MEGHANN GARCIA.
 
New rates for leasing facilities at the Uvalde County Fairplex will go into effect on Wednesday, after being approved by Uvalde County Commissioners who posed questions about decreases and increases in various rates. Although fairplex manager Wendy Speer was not present for the meeting, she submitted a detailed fee schedule, which was formulated by a committee that includes Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell, auditor Alice Chapman, and treasurer Joni Deorsam.
 

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