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Methamphetamine: It’s in the dictionary

Methamphetamine and other contraband was discovered in a locked safe disguised as a dictionary when Deputy Marco Gonzalez conducted a traffic stop Tuesday in Knippa. Gonzalez, employed
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Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation

Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation member Little Nasty Boy (left) rushes to interfere in a match between Little Show (above) and Mike Hawk (below, face obscured). The match was held Friday night at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex, with an estimated 800- plus crowd watching
 
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Woman hits boyfriend four times with car

Uvalde Police arrested a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday after video footage captured her striking her boyfriend multiple times with a vehicle as he held their 11-month-old child in his arms.
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Carla Campbell

First responders secure Carla Campbell onto a stretcher after she drove a Nissan Altima through the glass facade of the General Nutrition Center store, which is located at 3250 E. Main St. The one-vehicle accident occurred Friday afternoon. Campbell was taken by ambulance to Uvalde Memorial Hospital while firefighters dislodged the car from inside the store.

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WWII veteran escapes blaze

by Kimberly Rubio

Staff writer
A smoke detector likely saved a local World War II veteran’s life on Thursday afternoon as the highpitched beeps woke the napping man, alerting him to a fire beginning in the attic of his home. The fire broke out around 12:40 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Brook Street. “I went to take a nap in my bedroom and no sooner had I fallen asleep when the smoke alarms went off,” said homeowner Robert Ballard. “I came out and the smoke was just pouring out of the vents.”

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Substitute teacher admits to sexual relationship with student

After admitting to having a sexual relationship with a student, a Uvalde High School substitute teacher has been relieved of his employment with the school district and arrested on multiple charges. John Rodriguez, 24, of 1510 Garner Field Road, Apt. 108, was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on a warrant for sexual assault of a child. Additional charges are pending.

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Castro knocks out extra weight in boxing ring

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

After several attempts at traditional gyms, Uvalde native Stephanie Castro decided to take her battle with weight loss to the boxing ring. In a nine-month period, she lost more than 70 pounds.

Castro joined the Tree City Boxing Club, located at 329 E. Garden St., in June of 2014.

“I didn’t want to live the way I was living anymore. I was always tired and with the risks associated with being overweight, like diabetes and heart issues, I realized I didn’t want my kids to have to worry about my health either,” Castro said.

Castro said her lifestyle change began with cleaning up her eating habits.

“There was no more soda, bread, rice and pasta,” Castro explained. “Just clean eating.”

Castro said she makes the decision to eat healthy every day.

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UPD chief Herrera proud of progress

It has been one year since Eric Herrera was sworn in as chief of police for the Uvalde Police Department and he says he couldn’t be prouder of his officers andthe direction the department is heading.“During the first six to eight months that I was on the job I was mainly just evaluating the department... It has only been within the last three to four months that I started to do some pro-active things within the department,” Herrera said.

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Uvalde firefighters work

Uvalde firefighters work to extinguish a fire that started in the attic of a Dunbar Lane home. Homeowner Jama Brown believes the Wednesday morning fire was caused by electrical issues. Please see Page 3 for more information

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changes Sunday

Daylight-saving time will officially clock in at 2 a.m. Sunday. The old adage “spring forward, fall back” applies to the semi-annual time change from Central Standard Time that takes effect the second Sunday in March. Residents who do not want to stay up until the time change takes effect at 2 a.m. Sunday might want to set their clocks forward one hour before retiring Saturday night.

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