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Out of sight

by LOGAN GARNETT
 
With a mass shooting in the headlines seemingly every few weeks and the term “stand your ground” gaining more of a foothold in our daily conversations, carrying a weapon on one’s person is becoming an attractive option for those looking to protect themselves and others. Fortunately, for those seeking that added peace of mind, there are reasonable local options for obtaining a concealed handgun permit.
 
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Back the pack with UCISD app

by KIM EAGLE
 
From Sept. 10, 2013, through Sept. 10 of this year, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District smart phone/tablet application, or app, has been downloaded by 1,298 people and updated 1,639 times. Anne Marie Espinoza, director of communications and marketing, said it is the goal of the district to have every parent download the app. She also encourages community members who have an interest in UCISD to also download the app to stay informed about what is going on around town.
 
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Library search ends; Morgan is director

The nine-month search is finally over as Mendell Morgan has been named director of El Progreso Memorial Library.Morgan will officially start his new position in early October. The post of library director has been vacant since former director Susan Anderson left the library to work as the director of planning and development for the city of Uvalde in January of this year.
 
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Disturbance calls

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
With domestic violence making national headlines, local law enforcement officials say it is important to realize that the problem exists here in our small town. Domestic or family violence is an act, carried out by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household, that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, sexual assault or a threat that places the fear of imminent physical harm.
 
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Batesville blaze destroys home

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
There’s nothing left of a Batesville woman’s possessions after a fire on Tuesday afternoon ravaged her home and everything in it, even as firefighters from Uvalde, Batesville, and La Pryor fought to put out the blaze. That makes three area homes destroyed by fire in recent weeks.
 
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Dr. Guerrero takes teaching spot

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Beginning Oct. 1, local pediatrician Dr. Roy Guerrero will be splitting his time between 4,000-plus patients in Uvalde and a new position as assistant professor of pediatrics for Baylor College of Medicine at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. “I will be doing inpatient care, which means any child that is admitted to the hospital will be taken care of by me on the floor, but it is also a teaching hospital, which is why I will be Baylor faculty,” Guerrero said. “I will be teaching residents.
 
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Dr. Andrew Stypko

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Wanted: A few good men, women

by KIM EAGLE
 
The first year of the U Mentoring Program was so successful that, since school started Aug. on 25, eighth-grade students have been out recruiting new mentors to ensure that they can also participate in the program.
 
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Greyhound: Next stop is Uvalde

Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, on Sept. 5 introduced a new route between San Antonio and Del Rio. The new route connects cities in Texas, including Castroville, Hondo, Sabinal, Uvalde and Eagle Pass.
 
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Children thank local heroes

The national celebration of Constitution Week begins Sept. 17, 2014, and on Aug. 21 the observance was proclaimed at a signing headed by Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell in the county courthouse. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of the country’s least-known official observances.
 

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