“Stop, drop and roll,” is life-saving advice in the event that a person is caught on fire, and while it is good to know what to do once the disaster strikes, one of the best fire safety practices is the first one – prevention. In 2014 alone, three homes have been completely destroyed by fires in the Uvalde area. While some fires are unavoidable, a large percentage of them are preventable, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Three capital murder cases are set to be tried in Uvalde County within the next two years. The cases mark the first tried in Uvalde since 1983, and the first in the city’s history in which the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. Thomas Ray Nelson, who was indicted on capital murder charges for the shooting death of his mother-in-law and her friend, will go on trial this coming January. That proceeding will be followed in 2016 with trials for Sabrina Vielma and Cel’ves Cook.
It's been one week since 2-year-old Jaxson Martinez's parents learned his body was harboring a cancerous tumor, but as they've worked to process that information their friends have been hard at work organizing fundraisers and a blood drive to help the young family.
Members of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department – of which Jaxson's father is a member – will be at the intersection of Main and Getty streets throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday for a fill-the-boot campaign. Any donations given to firefighters will directly benefit the Martinez family.
How Uvalde Memorial Hospital is prepared to operate unaffected in the event of a major disaster – and how community members can plan at home – were focus points of an open house held Monday in observance of National Preparedness month. During the event, Uvalde Memorial Hospital staff demonstrated its decontamination procedure, necessary in the event of a hazardous materials exposure or other natural disaster.
If taken out right away a thorn does not cause a lot of harm, but if left to fester over time it becomes much more painful and harder to remove. The same can be said of grudges, according to the Rev. Tony Gruben, of Baptist Temple Church in Uvalde. “Reconciliation Uvalde” starts today in an effort to introduce the process of healing wounded communities.
The city of Uvalde will conduct a fall cleanup at Hillcrest Cemetery, located at 1300 W. Main St., on Oct. 14-15. All flowers, ornaments, decorations and other items must be removed from each grave no later than Monday, Oct. 13. Cemetery staff will remove and dispose of all items that are not removed by that date.
Submitted by Edgar on September 27, 2014 - 11:01pm
by KIMBERLY RUBIO
Sabrina Vielma, who was indicted for capital murder for the December 2011 death of her 4-year-old son, will likely see her case go to trial in April 2016. The tentative trial date was set after Judge Camile DuBose, who presides over the 38th judicial district, heard positions from the prosecution and defense on motions filed by Vielma’s attorney, Steven Pickell. The hearing was held at the Uvalde County Courthouse.
Submitted by Edgar on September 27, 2014 - 10:59pm
by KIMBERLY RUBIO
When investigating a case, Uvalde police are looking for the who, what, when, where, why and how of a matter, and to answer those questions investigators rely on evidence seized at the scene of a crime. At the Uvalde Police Department, evidence is stored in the evidence room along with found property like money or cell phones.
Submitted by Edgar on September 27, 2014 - 10:58pm
We all know by now that digital advertising is an easy way to put your product out there, but utilizing the Internet to reach potential customers is not always a sure thing unless you have a balanced and perfectly planned approach. After all, getting eyes on something does not necessarily translate into increased business.