With its colorful packaging and near undetectability in basic drug screenings, local law enforcement officers are not surprised synthetic marijuana has quickly gained popularity among local adolescents. However, they say teenagers are failing to recognize the dangers associated with the drug’s unpredictable side effects.
Four people were hospitalized Monday afternoon after a head-on-collision that left one car destroyed and a van significantly damaged in the 2700 block of East Main Street. According to the police report, the two-vehicle accident occurred as Ronald Veltz Jr., driving a 1998 Saturn, was traveling east and Delia Morin Sanchez, driving a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, was traveling west.
KSAT News anchorwoman Leslie Mouton (left) talks with Beverly Riddle during the Women’s Health Expo held Tuesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. Mouton met with women after her speech and before the physicians’ panel.
Three Uvalde High School seniors have been named as candidates to be crowned homecoming queen during halftime of this year's homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 31. Queen candidates for Homecoming 2014 are Juanita Aguilar, Iesha Ferguson and Alexandra Nevarez. Please see next Sunday's edition of the Uvalde Leader-News to see which of these candidates receives the crown.
A 21-year-old city of Uvalde employee was killed Thursday after he was struck by a hit-andrun driver while repairing a water leak in the 500 block of Old Carrizo Road. According to the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, city employee and Uvalde resident Adrian Vega was inside a trench when he was struck by a 2007 Ford Taurus, driven by Manuel De La Garza, 34, also of Uvalde.
The oldest and largest drug-prevention campaign in the country, Red Ribbon Week, is just around the corner. This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated from Thursday through Oct. 31. According to www.drugfreetexas.org, the week is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent killed in 1985 by drug traffickers.
Those lapses in memory or “senior moments” as they are often referred to may not actually be related to age at all. In a lesson titled “Am I losing my mind?” Lesa Parry, Wesley Nurse, and Molly Flores, AgriLife extension agent, spoke to a group of 15 area residents about how the type of learner a person is can affect memory retention. The pair also discussed other memory-related topics.
Results from the second-annual UCISD Spanish Spelling Bee are in, after dozens of third- through seventhgrade students competed for the chance to represent Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District at the regional level.
Groups seeking an e-mailed roster detailing the names and addresses of county residents who vote during the early voting period, which begins Monday, will need to pay $18 per day requested. The fee was approved unanimously on Tuesday by Uvalde County Commissioners, who met for a 10 a.m. meeting at the courthouse.