The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office secondannual Santa Patrol toy drive saw more than 200 children’s toys collected. The event is organized by the sheriff ’s office in conjunction with the U.S Marshals Service, U.S Border Patrol, Sabinal Police Department and Pepsi Cola Bottling. Itis geared toward supplying toys for children in need.
For children hoping to get their wish lists in Santa’s waiting hands, letters should be forwarded to the Leader- News by tomorrow. As in the past, the Uvalde Leader-News will forward the letters to the North Pole in time for Christmas. Copies of letters received by the deadline will be printed Thursday, Dec. 25, in the annual Christmas Greeting Section, space permitting.
Sandra Collier said she could have never imagined the events that would unfold following her appearance as an audience member on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in November, but it is something she will never forget.
Perhaps you’ve seen them around town: small cans with a slot cut into the top positioned near cash registers at local businesses. The label on the outside reads “Humane Society of Uvalde” but it’s what’s on the inside that really counts.
A Pizza Hut cook got more than he probably bargained for on Tuesday when he was assaulted by a customer. Leonel Escalante, 18, of 670 S. Hoyt Avenue, La Pryor, was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on charges of assault causing bodily injury after a 9:45 p.m. incident at the restaurant, which is located at 502 E. Main St.
Knock, knock – salesmen are once again allowed to sell door-to-door in Uvalde. In March, city council voted to eliminate door-todoor sales in Uvalde, but on Tuesday evening council approved an ordinance regulating itinerant vendors and reinstating the use of door-to-door sales in Uvalde.
With some “creative funding” decisions and construction window shifts, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District could benefit financially up to the tune of $121,000 in E-Rate Program reimbursements. This can be achieved by postponing upcoming technology renovation projects at Benson Elementary and Flores Middle School. The district can also reuse some tech upgrades done last year to Uvalde High School and Morales Junior High School to save even more money and allow for more upgrades at other campuses.
It’s been two years since Thomas Ray Nelson was arrested for the shooting death of his motherin- law and her friend, but Nelson said there are two sides to every story – and his account is filled with tales straight out of a made-for-television drama.