Members of American Legion Post 479 donate $500 to Luv Ya Uvalde organizers to help provide the annual Thanksgiving luncheon for Uvalde residents. The check was handed over last Thursday, and the 33rd-annual event is slated Wednesday.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were dispatched 16 times over the last three weeks. On Wednesday at 2:23 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 125 Zaragosa St. for an electrical wire that was reportedly emanating smoke. There was no fire and firefighters were back at the station at 2:46 p.m.
Pearsall resident Marisa Gonzales, a student at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, and (second from right to far left) Jon Torres, Bethany Nieto, and Israel Enriquez add to an existing mural on the north-side wall of the city of Uvalde swimming pool, which is located in the 300 block of East Nopal Street. Five students were assigned the community project by art professor Abel Ortiz. They started Sunday and completed the project Tuesday.
Despite rumors circulating around town, Uvalde Police Department Chief Eric Herrera said there is no evidence to substantiate allegations of an officer having threatened himself and a Walmart employee last week. The 3100 E. Main St. store was locked down Friday morning for roughly 20 minutes with multiple shoppers inside.
Uvalde Food Pantry board president Travis Kimble said that thanks to the generosity of many, the organization has received the necessary funds to distribute turkeys to 500 local families in need. However, now that residents have reached into their pockets and the turkeys have been purchased, Kimble said he is needing residents to reach into their hearts and volunteer to distribute the turkeys on Saturday from from 9-11 a.m.
Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti and U.S. Congressman Will Hurd made the trip to Uvalde Friday to speak at a Veterans Day ceremony held at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex. The annual observance, organized by American Legion Post 26 and the Ladies Auxiliary Unit, featured performances by the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps, and Morales Junior High and Flores Middle School choirs. Lesley Jones, representing the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recited the pledge of allegiance.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gene Ayala directs traffic following a motor vehicle accident in the 2500 block of East Main Street. Also pictured is Uvalde Police Department Officer Russell Lualemaga (center) and UVFD firefighter Justin Schmidt (right). The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon.
A former substitute teacher for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, who last year admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student, was arrested Saturday on an indictment for engaging in an improper teacher/student relationship and three counts of sexual assault of child. John Derek Rodriguez, 26, of Crystal City, is being held at the Uvalde