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09
Feb
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Free toilets a flush away

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Allie Anderson, conservation coordinator for the city of Uvalde.
 
The city of Uvalde has received funding from the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) to conduct a water conservation program and will make 3,000 ultra high-efficiency Caroma brand toilets available for city water customers. Customers will be able to replace up to two pre-1992 high-water use toilets through the program. The new Caroma toilets have two levels of flush and average about 0.9 gallons of water per flush – that’s compared to the 3.5 to 5.6 gallons per flush of old fixtures. Despite their efficiency, the Caroma toilets have been very successful in performance competitions worldwide.
 
Thu
06
Feb
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Greatest generation’s legacy honored

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
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.
 
Thu
06
Feb
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Ybarra joins favorite team at Super Bowl

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
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.
 
Thu
06
Feb
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Susan Conley reads the Uvalde Leader-News in front of the Mayflower II in Plymouth, Mass., at Plymouth Harbor.
 
Thu
06
Feb
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Trustees give Ball a boost

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.
 
Sun
02
Feb
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Make a difference: Students sign on for mentors

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
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.
 
Sun
02
Feb
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

George Goodson checks out the Uvalde Leader-News after landing at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
 
Sun
02
Feb
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Building permits add $51,040 to city coffer

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.
 
Sun
02
Feb
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It pays to be early

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
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.
 
Wed
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$427,780 a livestock sale record

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
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.
 

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