THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Phillip A. Martinez, a candidate for Uvalde County Commissioner, Precinct 4.
I, Phillip A. Martinez, would like to formally announce my candidacy for Uvalde County Commissioner, Precinct 4. I was born and raised in Uvalde, where I attended public schools and graduated from high school in 1991. I then joined the United States military and proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps. My years of service with the Marine Corps allowed me to gain knowledge, discipline, and life experiences to persevere and to maintain a vision for establishing goals and a purpose for service.
Truckers are prohibited from driving on Vickers Lane, following a decision by Uvalde City Council to add the lane to an existing ordinance that does not allow trucks to travel through certain streets or portions of streets in Uvalde. “I think that we are all in agreement that this is a warranted deal, and so we are just going to update that ordinance to include Vickers Lane,” said Councilman Jesse Rodriguez, who introduced the subject for debate at a past meeting.
The United States Postal Service has increased the price of a first-class mail stamp by three cents. Beginning Sunday, to mail a letter the cost will be 49 cents. The increase of the firstclass mail stamp and other rates are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the postal service, according to a press release from the U.S Postal Service.
Well, we asked for them and you, the readers, gave them to us: dozens and dozens of pictures of people reading the Uvalde Leader-News in interesting locales all over the globe. When the word first went out last year that we were holding a contest that would award cash prizes to the best vacation photos featuring the newspaper, entries slowly but surely trickled in. However, over the next few months that trickle became a steady flow and then turned into a minor deluge.
The 2014 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show is just around the corner and over 200 youngsters from Uvalde County are performing last minute preparations before it is time to check in on Thursday and Friday mornings. Baylee Grissom, 8; Hannah Smith, 11; McCoy Smith, 8; and Haley Jacobs, 14, are just a handful of students who have an interest in animals. They also just happen to be homeschooled.
If everything goes according to a plan that Jeff Cottrill, superintendent of Knippa Independent School District, has been working on for three years, students who graduate from Knippa High School could be graduating with an associate degree from Southwest Texas Junior College. College trustees approved a memorandum of understanding with Knippa ISD to partner with them in the endeavor.
“There is blood everywhere. Help me. They’re dead,” read a text sent by a distraught mother to her husband. That text, which later proved to be false, landed her in jail. Misty Zdonkewicez, 24, of 804 Airline Drive, Apt. 3, was arrested by the Uvalde Police Department for making a false report.
A 16-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed himself at the scene of a one-vehicle crash he perpetrated after leading local law enforcement on a high speed chase from a checkpoint several miles west of Uvalde to near Sabinal, where he crashed.