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Cub Scouts inspire donation

Bear Cub Scout Pack 81, in conjunction with local businesses, recently made a $600 donation to the Uvalde Food Pantry. Cub Scouts contributed $150 while the Uvalde Recycling Center, First State Bank of Uvalde and an anonymous donor each matched the scouts’ donation for a grand total of $600.

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Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters cart away the driver's-side door

Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters (right) cart away the driver's-side door of Stephanie Vigil's 2006 Volkswagen after employing the Jaws of Life to extricate her from the car.

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Do you have an emergency?

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
There are many important components – some visible, others not – of a police agency. Working behind the scenes are dispatchers. On Tuesday, telecommunicators at Uvalde Police Department received a total of 24 emergency calls between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m, including one motor vehicle accident and several hang-up calls from unknown phone numbers.

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Hospital staff believes in giving, saving life

On Friday, July 25, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center honored Uvalde Memorial Hospital employees for being multigallon blood donors. Fourteen employees were in attendance at a special appreciation party. They included Melissa Alejandro, Carolyn Scott, Susan Villasana, Yrma Fuentes, Rose Puente, Bennie Sanchez, Sandy Feller, Sharon Samples, Robert Papayanopolus, Elizabeth Montalvo, Regina Avila, Annabell Valdez, Abby Vela and Charla Carter.

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Olga Cardona Zamora Day

Longtime librarian Olga Zamora embraces her husband after Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell (not pictured) and Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. (not pictured) proclaimed July 30 as Olga Cardona Zamora Day. Surrounded by family, friends, and story-hour attendees, she was honored yesterday for 50 years of service to El Progeso Memorial Library.
 
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Children, adults toil in sun for beautification

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Supporters of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District worked diligently over the past three weeks to make improvements to two elementary campuses. Dalton Early Childhood Center and Anthon Elementary School were given new looks with the help of RKW Irrigation and Landscaping.
 
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Ball’s contract extended

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Jeanette Ball received a new contract and a raise this week. The decision came during a closed-session meeting of UCISD trustees held Monday evening at Central Office. “Trustees unanimously approved extending Dr. Ball’s contract to June 30, 2018, and moved her salary from $150,000 to $157,500,” said Mickey Gerdes, school board president.
 
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River woes

LOGAN GARNETT GENERAL MANAGER.
 
Recent complaints have surfaced regarding the amount of trash being left behind by summer river goers, and one concerned resident went so far as to document the litter she found during a visit to 19 Mile Crossing. “It is disgusting, I mean just absolutely horrible,” said Sabrina Rodriguez, who lives near 19 Mile Crossing, which is just northwest of Uvalde on the Nueces River. “And what’s worse is that people are actually adding to the pile rather than picking it up.”
 
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Locals donate $45,000-plus for skate park

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A round of applause echoed across Uvalde Memorial Park on Thursday night after Continental Tire presented a $20,000 check to the city of Uvalde to go toward the $175,000 skate park project. The check, which was given at the start of the public meeting, was presented by Continental Tire representatives, Christian Brielmaier, Thomas Conklin, Angelo Perez and Annette LeMay.
 
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Woman runs stop sign, causes two-vehicle wreck

Uvalde EMS staff help place Christina Rivera onto a stretcher as a Uvalde Police officer speaks to Omega Delgado following a two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday night. According to a police report, Rivera struck Delgado after running a stop sign at the intersection of East Canales Street and South Camp Street.
 

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