Animal excrement in city-owned parks, particularly at the Memorial and De Leon parks, was a topic of discussion Sept. 27 when Uvalde City Council members met for a regularly scheduled meeting at city hall.
Councilman Steve Balke said he has received multiple complaints from city residents regarding animal excrement at the East Main and Silvestre Street parks.
As a solution, Susan Anderson, director of community planning, suggested placing signage at the parks reminding owners to clean up after their animals.
Council members also suggested placing plastic bags and waste buckets near the signage.
The signs were priced at $170 a sign and plastic bags would run .20 cents each.
A 16-year-old Uvalde boy is being held at the Kerr County Detention Center in Kerrville after leading Uvalde Police on a 20-minute vehicle pursuit, while a 23-year-old New Braunfels resident spent two days in the Medina County Jail after leading multiple agencies on a high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 90.
Bark in the Park, hosted by the Humane Society of Uvalde, will honor the late Brian Faglie’s memory and encourage the adoption of rescue pets on Saturday. Events will include three-legged races for children, small dog races, best pet costume, ugliest dog contest, a hula hoop contest, and a relay race. RN Productions will DJ the event.
Uvalde City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a 2016-17 municipal property tax rate of 78.40 cents and budget, which included a 3 percent salary increase for city staff. Council also approved a $5 increase in utility rates. Residents will see an 85 cent increase in their monthly sewer service charge; $1.15, water; and $3 sanitation.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer When 2-year-old Jaxson Martinez was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2014, doctors gave him a 30-percent chance of survival. Two years later, he is a happy 4-year-old boy in remission.
Jaxson is the son of Judy and Juan Martinez. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in September of 2014 after doctors discovered a tumor in his head. A second tumor was later discovered in his abdomen.
“Jaxson presented with a bump on the left temple,” Juan Martinez said. “After visiting seven doctors in seven days we were finally given the opportunity for an MRI, [Magnetic Resonance Imaging] although our physician’s office thought we weren’t going to find anything.”
Martinez said Jaxson’s physician believed the toddler had simply bumped his head, but Martinez said his son’s symptoms were not conducive with a minor head injury.