“Stepping inside the rundown clapboard house with the unkempt yard, I saw a small withered looking old man glaring at me from his rocking chair. ‘What the hell do you want?’” reads an excerpt from western-writer G.R. (Ron) Williamson’s book about Willis Newton, part of the Newton Gang of Uvalde County.
Williamson, of Kerrville, will be guest author today at the annual book review hosted by the Delta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at First State Bank of Uvalde. The public is invited to attend this session.
Williamson has published three non-fiction books on the West and his body of work includes several Western screenplays. His latest crime novel, “T-Head Dead,” set in present-day Corpus Christi, is expected to be published later this year.
An allegedly intoxicated motorcyclist was arrested Friday night after causing a crash that resulted in a small fire. The two-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 11:02 p.m. at the intersection of North Getty and Studer streets.
A 14-year-old boy drowned Saturday while fishing in Camp Wood. The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., as the Laredo teenager was fishing in a springfed stock tank at Cherry Springs Ranch. According to the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office, Jaedon Chase
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer Whether it is dressing up as a gardener to catch neighborhood burglars or posing as a drug user looking to obtain narcotics, Uvalde Police Department Officer Greg Villa is known for devising intricate plans to catch criminals.
This month, his work ethic and creative methods for crime solving earned him the title of Officer of the Year for 2015.
“Villa is a credit to the department and to the community he serves,” said UPD Chief Eric Herrera. “He consistently maintains a high level of work productivity in all areas of his duties.”
Villa is a 2010 graduate of the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas Junior College.
He began working for the UPD in February of 2011.
Villa, a Hondo native, said employment with the Uvalde department was not part of his original plan, but a trusted instructor encouraged him to apply.
If you’ve concluded that there’s an app for just about anything these days you could very well be right, as the Uvalde Leader-News is proud to introduce its own app, Uv@lde.
This new interactive and exciting app will let you explore all that the Uvalde area has to offer, from dining and shopping to hunting and floating one of the beautiful surrounding rivers. Whatever adventure you’d like to undertake while visiting either Uvalde or the nearby Hill Country, this app has got you covered.
The app has turn-by-turn directions, push notifications, delivers editorial, advertising and location-based content to audiences on any type of device, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer.
While Facebook is used by many to catch up with old friends, a Humane Society of Uvalde member has set up a page with the intent of reuniting lost pets with their owners.
Called “Friends of Uvalde, TX Animal Control,” the site features pictures of dogs and cats that have been picked up by the city’s animal control officers, thus making it easier for those missing an animal to determine if and when their pet was picked up.
“Our mission is to rescue animals and place them back in their owner’s hands,” said UPD Lieutenant Daniel Rodriguez. “The site has only been up for two weeks so we’re still waiting to see how effective it is.”