Any students who think they are too cool for school are going to have to deal with Christa Dillard and Eddie Ortiz, disciplinarians of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Ortiz is the lead drill instructor for the UCISD Bootcamp, implemented earlier this year by Dillard, Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEP) and Excel Academy principal.
The Uvalde Police Department has seen quite a bit of change this past year with the exit of 19 employees, including both the chief of police and assistant chief of police. In August, then-police chief Robert Mac Donald resigned, announcing his second retirement. Following Mac Donald’s resignation, the city of Uvalde hired Max Westbrook of Austin to act as interim chief and head the search for a new chief of police.
Henry John Yeackle IV has formally announced his candidacy for mayor of Uvalde. Yeackle is a local businessman and a former Uvalde City Councilman who served two terms from 2004-2010. “I believe I possess the necessary skills and experience to successfully lead the city of Uvalde,” Yeackle said.
Cabbage is an important crop in the South Texas Winter Garden area, and local producers assure that the outlook for 2014 is good. J Allen Carnes, president of Winter Garden Produce, said the cabbage harvest has been great up to this point.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent that allegedly murdered a man after he discovered an online affair between his wife and the victim is now facing charges of murder and assault, according to Medina County Sheriff’s Office.
What the accused’s wife is describing on a social network as a love affair gone awry ended in death when her husband, a U.S. Border Patrol agent, allegedly killed her boyfriend before leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Hondo to Sabinal where he crashed. Adam Garibay, 33, of Corpus Christi, arrived in Medina County early Thursday morning and allegedly killed Keith Martin, according to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke, whose agency assisted other law enforcement agencies at the crash site.
The first baby born in 2014 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital came into the world on Wednesday morning – New Year’s Day – only two weeks and two days later than expected. Kason Maddox May arrived at 7:24 a.m. to parents Jessica Romo and Brandon May of Carrizo Springs. He weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and measured 18 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. David White.
There have been 64 new cases of the flu reported from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Uvalde to 83. Those numbers were provided by staff at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Community Health Development Inc. Karla Radicke, communications specialist at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, said the hospital began seeing positive flu results in early November, and has seen 58 cases since Dec. 17. That brings the hospital’s tally to 77 cases.