More than 100 motorcycle riders pulled into Uvalde on Tuesday morning as part of the 2014 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway Motorcycle Run. U.S. Highway 83 in Texas has been officially designated as the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, and each year a group of motorcycle riders travel the highway from Perryton, in North Texas, to Brownsville, in South Texas, as a way of honoring Vietnam veterans from Texas.
City Council is putting a stop to mobile vending in the city of Uvalde – in a way. The city fathers voted Tuesday evening to approve an ordinance regulating itinerant vendors and eliminating door-todoor sales. The ordinance does not apply to mobile food vendors who stop their vehicle on a public street at the request of a customer, as long as the transaction takes less than 15 minutes.
Uvalde Junior High School and Uvalde High School’s new gym, auditorium and old gym, as well as the West Garden building, will each be renamed. They will be named after Genoveva Morales, the Rev. Harvey Kinchlow, John Harrell, Oscar H. Cruz and Praxedis Mata Torres, respectively. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has decided to honor these individuals who exemplify the core values of compassion, dedication, excellence, integrity, respect and responsibility by naming district buildings in their honor.
Although he has been on board for only one week, Uvalde Police Chief Eric Herrera has used that time to evaluate the department and set a variety of goals that he believes, once reached, will bring a positive change in the community. Herrera, who came to the department from Pecos, where he was employed as a sheriff’s deputy for Reeves County, has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Jennifer Durán, Uvalde High School Journalism instructor.
Uvalde High School seniors Sarah Vasquez and Ramiro Rubio received notice March 5 that a video project they produced was one of 97 honorable mention student videos recognized in a C-SPAN television competition. A total of 2,355 videos were submitted in the competition, with only 150 receiving recognition.
A Uvalde teen was arrested Sunday after she cut another teenaged girl and slit a teen boy’s throat, but she claims she acted in self defense. Onisha Balderas, 18, was arrested by Uvalde police on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to Lt. Mike Hernandez, police were notified of the situation after they were flagged down by a group of young men near the 800 block of East Main Street.
Bryan Mills takes a short break in the one hour of daylight at -10 degrees Fahrenheit to quickly read the Uvalde Leader-News at the Nabors Alaska Drilling Rig 19AC, located eight miles offshore on Oooguruk Island in the Arctic Ocean. Mills has worked as a rig electrician for over seven years.
The Uvalde County Clerk’s race on the Democratic ballot featured an upset Tuesday night when Donna M. Williams came out 124 votes ahead of incumbent Ramona “Mona” Esquivel Hobbs. Williams, who had 1,095 votes to Hobbs’ 971, will face Republican candidate Joyce Altgelt in the November general election. Altgelt was not opposed in the Republican Party, and she received 960 votes.
Two Uvalde natives competed on a statewide scale Tuesday night, vying for the Republican Party nomination for state agriculture commissioner and state comptroller, and while Mayor J Allen Carnes came up short, Harvey Hilderbran may have a shot at a runoff. Final numbers were not available yesterday afternoon, but with 99.95 percent of returns totaled, current state representative Harvey Hilderbran remained in the running for a possible primary runoff. Glenn Hegar, who garnered 610,493 votes, held 49.99 percent of the total vote. Hilderbran received 317,703 votes.