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Thu
19
Nov

Man shocks cop, bolts

 
 
 
 
 

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

Former cactus-wielding suspect Ruben “Cabrito” Aguilar struck again, this time using a police officer’s Taser against him before once again escaping custody.

The incident occurred Saturday morning when Uvalde Police Department officers Ramon Morin and Greg Villa arrived at the Granada Apartments, 834 S. Getty St., to serve Aguilar with a warrant.

Aguilar was wanted for possession of a controlled substance and violating pre-trial release.

With the officers standing outside the complex, Aguilar reportedly jumped from a first-floor apartment window.

According to the police department, the two officers and Aguilar engaged in a brief scuffle. During the altercation, Villa attempted to use his Taser but failed to make contact with the suspect.

Aguilar fled on foot and Morin ran after him.

Thu
19
Nov

Long-awaited repairs to roads underway

 
 
 
 

Work is underway for the first phase of the city of Uvalde’s large-scale street repair project.

Construction crews began work in the 100 block of South Park Street on Monday. Work on Old Carrizo Road began Wednesday.

Uvalde City Council accepted a $5.8 million bid proposal in September from JR Sitework, Inc., for construction on the first phase.

Thu
19
Nov

City logs 70 applications for truckers’ special-use permits

The deadline to register for a special-use permit that allows truck operators to park on residential streets has been extended to Jan. 1, 2016. So far, city staff has received 70 applications and 63 permits have been issued.
 
Wed
18
Nov

Watch D.O.G.S on duty at Flores Middle School

 

by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

A group of dads who call themselves Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) are on guard at Flores Middle School.  

The all-male parent volunteer group was implemented two years ago and revived this year with help of volunteer coordinator Danny Garza. So far they have more than a dozen fathers who take time out of their day to visit campus, monitor the halls, attend special school activities, and serve as strong male role models when male teachers are far from ubiquitous.

“They are given a schedule and they could just be monitoring the hall, helping out in the cafeteria, or in the gym,” said Carolina Barboza, president of Flores Parent/Teacher Organization. “The purpose is for the kids who don’t have dads at home to have a male role model on campus.”

Garza explained that Watch D.O.G.S. is a national movement found in 46 of the 50 states and in Canada and Mexico.

Wed
18
Nov

Volunteers, pumpkin pies needed for annual Thanksgiving dinner

 

 

The Luv Ya Uvalde organizers know all about giving back on Thanksgiving, for they have been doing it for more than 30 years.

Planning is well underway for the 32nd-annual Luv Ya Uvalde Thanksgiving dinner, and according to event organizer Leticia Cobarrubia, volunteers, door prizes, and pumpkin pies are still needed to make the event successful.

Each year around 200 people volunteer to cook, clean, deliver food, and serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to between 1,000 and 2,000 people. The event originally started as a way to feed the elderly and less fortunate, but over the years it has morphed into a general community dinner. Everyone is invited.

The meal is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and food will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Door prizes will given away periodically throughout the event. Music and other entertainment are also planned.

Sun
15
Nov

City Council discusses settling lawsuit

 
 
Uvalde City Council recently discussed settling an ongoing lawsuit – related to unpaid taxes of $67,537 – against the Uvalde Hotel Corporation.
 
The discussion took place on Tuesday night behind closed doors, and no action was taken when council reconvened in open session.
 
Last year, the city filed a lawsuit to collect money from the Uvalde Hotel Corporation, owner of Quality Inn at 920 E. Main St., for failing to pay hotel occupancy taxes.
 
According to documents filed in the 38th Judicial District Clerk’s Office, the corporation failed to adequately report and/or fully pay applicable hotel occupancy taxes owed to the city of Uvalde for the third quarter of 2014 (July through September ; fourth quarter of 2013 (October through December); and the first and second quarters of 2014 (January through June).
 
Sun
15
Nov

Chamber raises $30,000

By KIM EAGLE
 
Sun
15
Nov

Singing praises

Dalton Early Childhood Center students sing a patriotic song for veterans attending a special Veterans Day celebration. Veterans related to students were invited to the school on Wednesday.
 

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