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23
Aug
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Be wary of school traffic

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
As parents and children prepare for the first day of school, Uvalde Police Department officers want to remind drivers to follow all school zone traffic laws including staying off cell phones.
 
Wed
20
Aug
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Post-storm fires destroy two homes

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
When Gilberto Solis’ mobile home burned down Tuesday morning, the fire robbed the ranch worker of his home and 32 years of memories. “It’s hard. It was my home, where I was raised,” said Solis’ daughter, Jeannette Solis. Firefighter Jimmy Dalrymple said the cause of the fire is still unknown, but Jeannette Solis and her family thinks electrical wiring could be to blame.

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Wed
20
Aug
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Debt OK’d

With one person accounting for nine signatures, a petition to block the borrowing of $10 million to fund street repairs was unsuccessful with only 451– 29 short of the needed 480 – signatures. The announcement was made on Monday at noon in Council Chambers at City Hall. Last week, petition creator John Yeackle presented 591 unverified signatures to city staff.

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Wed
20
Aug
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UCISD meets standards

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Morales Junior High School received two academic distinctions while other campuses in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District need improvement, according to the 2014 Texas Education Agency accountability ratings. This time last year, Morales Junior High School was a struggling campus in need of improvement, which is the situation this year for Batesville Elementary, Robb Elementary, Anthon Elementary, and Dalton Early Childhood Center.

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Wed
20
Aug
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AirLIFE staff gives local agencies top marks

Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Uvalde EMS were each recognized by San Antonio AirLIFE for demonstrating excellence in emergency healthcare. The announcements came during AirLIFE’s annual Leaders in Emergency Care dinner when over 100 attendees representing various agencies were present at the San Antonio Zoo. The dinner is held in conjunction with AirLIFE’s Emergency Care Conference.

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Sat
16
Aug
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HCA announces winners of photography contest

A desolate tree beautifully framed by a sunset and clouds, an old railroad bridge by starlight, a Texas-sized colorful bug, a cabin framed by a double rainbow – these describe the images chosen as winners in the 2014 Hill Country Alliance (HCA) photography contest. These photos and more will be spotlighted in the 2015 HCA calendar, expected to go on sale in September on HCA’s website.
 
Sat
16
Aug
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How safe is that meal?

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Restaurants and other food establishments are evaluated every one to two years, depending on individual risk ratings. In Uvalde County, two individuals are responsible for evaluating eateries to ensure proper handling of food. Rick Coggins is the county health inspector who oversees all out-of-city-limit food inspections. Ruth Murray with the Texas Department of State Health Services covers inspections within city limits.
 
Sat
16
Aug
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Lawsuit filed against judicial center

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
A lawsuit filed July 28 in the 38th Judicial District Clerk’s office alleges sexual harassment of and discrimination toward a former employee of the 38th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department. Plaintiff Rosa I. Candelaria claims, through the suit filed by attorney Jose Salayandia of the Quinonez and Salayandia Law Firm, that her cooperation in a sexual discrimination/harassment suit filed against then-director Dale Gear by another employee, Roxanne Jarman, is one of two things that led Gear to allegedly treat her poorly.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Passenger charged after crash

A 17-year-old woman was arrested and charged with deadly conduct on Monday morning after she caused a one-vehicle accident that sent another young woman to the hospital. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of North Milam Street, on the overpass, at approximately 10:10 a.m.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Health center association honors Gallego

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
He doesn’t have a cape, but that doesn’t make Congressman Pete Gallego any less of hero to the National Association of Community Health Centers. Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, chief executive officer of Community Health Development Inc., presented Gallego with the Distinguished Community Health Defender Award on Monday during a luncheon held in the congressman’s honor.
 

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