A lawsuit filed July 28 in the 38th Judicial District Clerk’s office alleges sexual harassment of and discrimination toward a former employee of the 38th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department. Plaintiff Rosa I. Candelaria claims, through the suit filed by attorney Jose Salayandia of the Quinonez and Salayandia Law Firm, that her cooperation in a sexual discrimination/harassment suit filed against then-director Dale Gear by another employee, Roxanne Jarman, is one of two things that led Gear to allegedly treat her poorly.
A 17-year-old woman was arrested and charged with deadly conduct on Monday morning after she caused a one-vehicle accident that sent another young woman to the hospital. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of North Milam Street, on the overpass, at approximately 10:10 a.m.
He doesn’t have a cape, but that doesn’t make Congressman Pete Gallego any less of hero to the National Association of Community Health Centers. Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, chief executive officer of Community Health Development Inc., presented Gallego with the Distinguished Community Health Defender Award on Monday during a luncheon held in the congressman’s honor.
Uvalde City Council members challenged supporters of the El Progreso Memorial Library to raise up to $50,000 by Sept. 30, which the city will match dollar per dollar, to go toward the library’s budget. The challenge was issued after 10 people addressed council regarding budget cuts to non-departmental organizations, including the library, on Tuesday night during a regular meeting at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, where over 100 people were in attendance.
The .43 inches of rainfall received in Uvalde County on Tuesday and Wednesday boosted the year-to-date precipitation to 12.83 inches. According to the National Weather Service, the rainfall was due to a weak frontal boundary that moved through South Texas.
Uvalde police on Thursday hauled three persons of interest into their department for questioning after the agency was hit with 16 reports of criminal mischief over just a few hours. City residents began calling in reports Thursday morning, and by 1 p.m. the officers were dispatched to 16 separate incidents where criminal mischief occurred.
Sabinal Independent School District is the fifth school district in a three-county area to explore the trend of offering school-choice to parents in surrounding communities. The United States Department of Education website says that school choice is an option offered as part of the No Child Left Behind program.
Posing as a member of a violent Mexican drug cartel, a man claimed he was holding a local physician’s daughter for ransom in what authorities are calling a virtual kidnapping scam. The incident occurred on July 28 at 10 a.m. Uvalde police were dispatched to the Uvalde Memorial Hospital, where a nurse said co-worker Dr. Isaac Sosa received a call from an unknown man who was claiming to have abducted Sosa’s adult daughter.
The 13th annual Community Wellness Fair is Friday. The event will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Uvalde High School cafeteria, 1 Coyote Trail. The theme will be “Carnival Wellness Fair – Where Wellness Can Be Fun.”
A Hondo man was airlifted early Saturday morning after he crashed his Ford F-150 pickup truck into a Union Pacific railway car. The accident occurred about three miles east of Knippa on U.S Highway 90. Uvalde and Knippa volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the scene around 4:15 a.m., where Uvalde firefighters extricated David Mata, 30, from the vehicle as Knippa firefighters secured the location.