While Texas is notorious for its triple-digit summer temperatures, so far this year the weather has been relatively cool in Uvalde County, at least compared to previous years. According to the Weather Underground website, the average high for this month is 94 and the average low is 71, with no rainfall recored thus far. In July 2013 the average high was 95 and the average low was 73, with rainfall totaling .79 inches.
With tires and wheels detached by the impact of a crash, an 18-wheeler sits stranded Thursday afternoon in the 2200 block of East Main Street. A pickup truck was also involved in the crash, which caused at least four injuries, and delays for other motorists.
Dozens of lowriders purred into town last weekend to participate in Dia de Los Lowriders, organized by O.G. Traditions Car Club of Uvalde. Nearly 1,000 showed up throughout the day at Jardin de los Heroes Park on Saturday, June 28 to enjoy the family fun atmosphere and see the cars, which included show cars, lowriders, hot-rods, classic cars and imports.
Every Uvalde High School student will have an iPad for the 2014-2015 school year, after Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees unanimously approved entering into a $881,428 three-year commitment with Apple Financial Services. The decision came Monday night during a special meeting held in the Uvalde High School library.
While July 4 barbecue enthusiasts may not have noticed much change in their basket-to-bill ratio from last year, or even the year before, non-holiday groceries are costing significantly more. A quick glance at newspaper circular sales for the Fourth of July in 2012, 2013, and 2014 shows that pricing for beef fajitas, beef ribs and wild-caught shrimp has remained the same across all years.
Area youth participating in the Helping Out The Town project this week were given three days to completely transform fixer-upper properties around town at no expense to the owners. One group of students spent Monday to Wednesday at 128 E. Second Alley, stripping old paint, sanding, priming and painting the entire house.
Frank A. Ramsey holds the Uvalde Leader-News while standing in front of a bright red oak tree that is located in his neighborhood at El Norte Circle in Uvalde. Although Ramsey has traveled the world, he chose to take a photo in Uvalde because to him, “There’s no place like home.”
The least expensive option was chosen Monday, when trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District reviewed three salary adjustment possibilities. The chosen option – labeled Option one – has a fiscal impact of $730,000 and will give starting teachers in 2014-2015 a $1,000 salary increase from the $40,000 offered last year. Continuing full-time teachers will see a second-year increase of $1,275.
TGIF is going to take on a whole new meaning tomorrow, as the Fourth of July falls on Friday this year. And with two fireworks displays and a Independence Day Observance, county residents have a lot to rejoice. Tomorrow at City Plaza in downtown Uvalde, Texas State Rep. Tracy O. King will deliver the key-note address as the community observes the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Firefighters (on the ground, left to right) “Mac” McLaughlin and Juan Zamora spray water on the north side of Highway 83 south, charred by a Thursday afternoon fire. Firefighters Nick Ayala and Chris Esparza.