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Thu
03
Dec

Teen girl hits stepfather with bat in family fight

 
A 14-year-old girl attacked her stepfather with a baseball bat on Nov. 28 after allegedly enduring abuse in a domestic dispute.
 
The incident occurred Saturday at approximately 10:10 p.m., when Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 3189 Farm-to-Market Road 117 where they found 59-year-old Thomas Lee “Bo” Farr.
 
Farr, who was unconscious, was transported to University Hospital in San Antonio, where as of Dec. 2 he was in stable condition.
 
He faces numerous charges, including injury to a child and assault/family violence.
 
According to the sheriff’s department, Farr left the home he shares with four children and his live-in girlfriend around 8 a.m. When he returned hours later, he was allegedly intoxicated and upset over a $2,000-plus veterinary bill.
 
Thu
03
Dec

Oberkrom wins diamond

By KIM EAGLE
 
Thu
03
Dec

Two-vehicle accident

Uvalde Police Department Officer Beco Diaz observes damage to a Ford F-150 after a two-vehicle accident that involved an 18-wheeler. The wreck occurred Friday afternoon in the 3000 block of East Main Street.
 
Wed
02
Dec

Email letters for Santa to Leader-News by next Wednesday

 

For children hoping to get their wish lists into Santa's waiting hands this year, letters to the jolly, red-outfitted elf should be typed and emailed to the Uvalde Leader-News by Wednesday, Dec. 9.

As in the past, the Leader-News will forward the letters to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Copies of letters received by the deadline will be printed Sunday, Dec. 20, in the annual Christmas Greetings section, space permitting.

Letters published in the newspaper will be limited to children in second grade or younger. Teachers who send in letters for their classrooms are reminded to include their name, grade and school.

Newspaper staff members ask that the letters not be edited for spelling, punctuation or grammar. The charm of these letters, according to readers (and Santa), is the originality of each writer's expression, errors and all.

Email letters to mgarcia@ulnnow.com.

Sun
29
Nov

UCSO jails man for child’s injuries

In San Antonio on Nov. 27, a 2-year-old Uvalde boy was on life support, suffering from massive internal injuries that law enforcement believe were inflicted by his mother’s boyfriend, a registered sex offender. 
Severo Rosas Cuellar, 34, of 1071 Homestead Road, Lot 370, was arrested Wednesday night by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of injury to a child. 
Cuellar also had an outstanding warrant for violating probation or parole. He is a parole transfer from Minnesota. Because his victim was an adult, child restrictions were not placed on him, per guidelines set by the state of Texas. 
Uvalde EMS was dispatched to the Uvalde Estates home at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The toddler was unresponsive. 
The suspect’s mother, Guadalupe Cuellar, made the 911 call. The child was taken 
by ambulance to Uvalde Memorial Hospital. From there, he was taken by Uvalde EMS to University Hospital in San Antonio. 
Sun
29
Nov

Trim-a-Tree food drive underway

 
 
Texas Home Furnishings is conducting its fifth-annual Trim-a-Tree for charity food drive.
 
The Christmas-themed contest runs through Dec. 19 and offers cash prizes for winning non-profit groups while collecting non-perishable goods for the Uvalde Food Pantry.
 
Michael Swift, store manager, said employees at Texas Home Furnishing set up numerous Christmas trees in the store, and chose non-profit organizations to participate by decorating one of the trees to their liking.
 
The idea is for community members to come into the store with the canned food they want to donate, and place the goods underneath the tree they like best.
 
Sun
29
Nov

IRS-related scam cropping up again

A national phone scam targeting taxpayers has made its way to Uvalde, with at least three individuals recently receiving the aggressive calls. According to the police department, no one has reported losing money to the scam.
 
Sun
29
Nov

Win prizes for traveling Texas

By KIM EAGLE
 
The Texas Hill Country Trail Passport is available at the Uvalde Convention and Visitors Bureau. The passport highlights 24 historic sites, attractions, or destinations within a 19-county region. Uvalde is one of the towns included in the passport.
 
Thu
26
Nov

What can Hurd do for you?

 
 
 
U.S. Congressman Will Hurd (left) helps UPS delivery driver Michael Contreras (right) deliver a package to a downtown business in Uvalde. The delivery took place Nov. 23 after Hurd met with UPS employees and learned about their job responsibilities.
 
Thu
26
Nov

Third time is the charm as twice-escaped Aguilar caught

 

 

 

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

They say you can run but you can’t hide. On Nov. 24, Ruben “Cabrito” Aguilar’s running streak came to an end when he was apprehended by local law enforcement agencies.

According to Uvalde Police Department Lt. Mike Hernandez, the department received a tip that Aguilar was staying at an otherwise vacant home in the Uvalde Estates.

The information was turned over to the U.S Marshals Service who, with the help of UPD, Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S Border Patrol, arrested Aguilar.

Because Aguilar has a history of fleeing custody, more than 20 law enforcement agents were on the scene.

UCSO Deputy Marco Gonzales, who was first to arrive at Aguilar’s location, rammed the property gate with his vehicle to enter the residence.

Once on the property, he and Sgt. Gilbert Valdez spotted Aguilar attempting to exit the rear entrance of the home.

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