They endured the Great Depression, preserved our freedoms and helped rebuild a shattered world after WWII. They are known by many as the “greatest generation,” and it is the purpose of the “Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive” campaign to invigorate the legacy and spirit of the World War II generation. On Feb. 10, the Spirit of ‘45 Tour will be making a pit stop in Utopia to honor Col. James Edward McCormick Pittman, M.D., and other veterans of foreign and domestic wars in the area.
A Denver Broncos fan for over 30 years, it wasn’t easy for Uvaldean June Ybarra to watch his team lose to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but seeing the game from a stadium seat was still an unforgettable experience. Ybarra, funeral director at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary, attended Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford N.J. Ybarra said he has been a fan of the Denver Broncos since he was a child.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees showed confidence in Superintendent Jeanette Ball this week, when they unanimously approved upping her pay and extending her contract. Trustees met in closed session Monday to discuss the superintendent’s evaluation and opted to extend Balls contract through June 30, 2017.
Everyone talks about wanting to make a difference in a child’s life, but many don’t know how they can accomplish that goal when it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to take care of their own needs, much less change the life of a complete stranger. The U Mentoring Program, which was implemented this school year by Jeanette Ball, superintendent of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, gives community members the opportunity to mentor students without having to give up increasingly rare – and much needed – personal time.
Fees collected by the city of Uvalde building permit department for the 2013 year totaled $51,040. Those fees represent commercial, residential and utility construction of $6,787,090. Permits were issued for projects including electrical, mechanical and plumbing. Data released by the city on Jan. 24 shows the city issued 1,555 building permits between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is offering up to $150,000 in incentives on a first come, first serve basis to employees who give early notification of their resignation from the district. The early notification would have to be given by Feb. 28 to give the district ample time to plan and make personnel decisions for next year. The resolution was approved Thursday night by trustees at a special board meeting held in the Uvalde High School Library.
A record-breaking sale of $427,780 was recorded Saturday as the 2014 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show came to a close at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. A total of 456 entries were shown by 197 exhibitors, and 174 projects were sold during the sale. That number includes three farm projects, which was a category added to the sale this year. This year’s sale total exceeded the 2013 amount of $372,888 by an impressive $54,891.
Ashley Mumme reads the Uvalde Leader-News during a family vacation on June 28 at the Magnificent Northern California Redwood National Park in Humboldt County. The family drove through California, Oregon, Washington and Victoria British Columbia.