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Thu
12
Mar

Anna Roman, eZtilo to take stage at Tejano fan fair

Uvalde’s own Anna Roman and eZtilo will be performing at this year’s Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair 2015, which begins today and will conclude Sunday at the Historic Market Square in Downtown San Antonio.

The four-day event  runs from noon to 11 p.m. each night and will showcase over 125 bands from across the U.S.

Anna Roman will hit the stage Saturday at 5:15 p.m. at the San Saba South Stage.

Tejano band eZtilo will be performing tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the San Saba North Stage. Members of eZtilo include Matt Padilla, vocalist; Javier “Chon” Rangel on bass; David Lopez, accordion; Miguel Acosta, drummer; Adelso Contreras, bajo/electric guitar; Omar Avila, keyboard; and Alfredo Avila, congas/percussion.

The TMA Fan Fair is a family-oriented event.

Thu
12
Mar

Hurd to speak on agricultural issues

U.S. Congressman Will Hurd will be in Uvalde today (Thursday, March 12) to speak about agricultural issues in his district. Hurd represents the 23rd congressional district of Texas.

Beginning at 11:15 a.m., Hurd will speak at the Southwest Livestock Exchange, which is located on Highway 90, about 5 miles west of downtown Uvalde.

Wed
11
Mar

Wild Hog Festival set in two weeks

The 2015 Wild Hog Festival will kick off Friday, March 27, with a dance at the Veterans Memorial Live Oak Park in Sabinal.

The dance begins at 8 p.m. and will last until midnight. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, and children 5 years old and younger are admitted for free. Royal DJ Productions will deejay the event.

The festival is organized by the Sabinal Lions Club. During the weekend, there will be four hog catching sessions, a barbecue cook-off, five kilometer fun-run/walk and a one mile run for children.

Wed
11
Mar

Methamphetamine: It’s in the dictionary

Methamphetamine and other contraband was discovered in a locked safe disguised as a dictionary when Deputy Marco Gonzalez conducted a traffic stop Tuesday in Knippa. Gonzalez, employed
Wed
11
Mar

Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation

Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation member Little Nasty Boy (left) rushes to interfere in a match between Little Show (above) and Mike Hawk (below, face obscured). The match was held Friday night at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex, with an estimated 800- plus crowd watching
 
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Wed
11
Mar

Woman hits boyfriend four times with car

Uvalde Police arrested a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday after video footage captured her striking her boyfriend multiple times with a vehicle as he held their 11-month-old child in his arms.
Sat
07
Mar

Carla Campbell

First responders secure Carla Campbell onto a stretcher after she drove a Nissan Altima through the glass facade of the General Nutrition Center store, which is located at 3250 E. Main St. The one-vehicle accident occurred Friday afternoon. Campbell was taken by ambulance to Uvalde Memorial Hospital while firefighters dislodged the car from inside the store.

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Sat
07
Mar

WWII veteran escapes blaze

by Kimberly Rubio

Staff writer
A smoke detector likely saved a local World War II veteran’s life on Thursday afternoon as the highpitched beeps woke the napping man, alerting him to a fire beginning in the attic of his home. The fire broke out around 12:40 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Brook Street. “I went to take a nap in my bedroom and no sooner had I fallen asleep when the smoke alarms went off,” said homeowner Robert Ballard. “I came out and the smoke was just pouring out of the vents.”

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Sat
07
Mar

Substitute teacher admits to sexual relationship with student

After admitting to having a sexual relationship with a student, a Uvalde High School substitute teacher has been relieved of his employment with the school district and arrested on multiple charges. John Rodriguez, 24, of 1510 Garner Field Road, Apt. 108, was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on a warrant for sexual assault of a child. Additional charges are pending.

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Sat
07
Mar

Castro knocks out extra weight in boxing ring

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

After several attempts at traditional gyms, Uvalde native Stephanie Castro decided to take her battle with weight loss to the boxing ring. In a nine-month period, she lost more than 70 pounds.

Castro joined the Tree City Boxing Club, located at 329 E. Garden St., in June of 2014.

“I didn’t want to live the way I was living anymore. I was always tired and with the risks associated with being overweight, like diabetes and heart issues, I realized I didn’t want my kids to have to worry about my health either,” Castro said.

Castro said her lifestyle change began with cleaning up her eating habits.

“There was no more soda, bread, rice and pasta,” Castro explained. “Just clean eating.”

Castro said she makes the decision to eat healthy every day.

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