Pearsall resident Marisa Gonzales, a student at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, and (second from right to far left) Jon Torres, Bethany Nieto, and Israel Enriquez add to an existing mural on the north-side wall of the city of Uvalde swimming pool, which is located in the 300 block of East Nopal Street. Five students were assigned the community project by art professor Abel Ortiz. They started Sunday and completed the project Tuesday.
Despite rumors circulating around town, Uvalde Police Department Chief Eric Herrera said there is no evidence to substantiate allegations of an officer having threatened himself and a Walmart employee last week. The 3100 E. Main St. store was locked down Friday morning for roughly 20 minutes with multiple shoppers inside.
Uvalde Food Pantry board president Travis Kimble said that thanks to the generosity of many, the organization has received the necessary funds to distribute turkeys to 500 local families in need. However, now that residents have reached into their pockets and the turkeys have been purchased, Kimble said he is needing residents to reach into their hearts and volunteer to distribute the turkeys on Saturday from from 9-11 a.m.
Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti and U.S. Congressman Will Hurd made the trip to Uvalde Friday to speak at a Veterans Day ceremony held at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex. The annual observance, organized by American Legion Post 26 and the Ladies Auxiliary Unit, featured performances by the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps, and Morales Junior High and Flores Middle School choirs. Lesley Jones, representing the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recited the pledge of allegiance.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gene Ayala directs traffic following a motor vehicle accident in the 2500 block of East Main Street. Also pictured is Uvalde Police Department Officer Russell Lualemaga (center) and UVFD firefighter Justin Schmidt (right). The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon.
A former substitute teacher for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, who last year admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student, was arrested Saturday on an indictment for engaging in an improper teacher/student relationship and three counts of sexual assault of child. John Derek Rodriguez, 26, of Crystal City, is being held at the Uvalde
For the second consecutive year, the Uvalde Food Pantry will not be handing out holiday meal bags for Thanksgiving, but food pantry volunteers are seeking donations from residents to provide turkeys for families in need.
The longstanding tradition of providing holiday meal bags came to an end last year when former Uvalde Food Pantry board president Tru Hiatt announced that the service was not economically feasible.
This year, board president Travis Kimble hopes to provide a turkey for each family that attends the Nov. 19 distribution.
With an average of 500 families present at each distribution day, roughly $8,000 is needed to ensure a happy holiday for all.
To donate, or for more information, contact Kimble at 361-935-3694.
Through wind, water and waves, Daniel Tristan persevered throughout World War II as a plucky First Class Navy Seaman, helping to command a cargo attack transport vessel through the vast waters of the Pacific Theater. This was in 1943, two years after the United States had pitched in its lot with the other Allied Powers fighting the combined armies of Germany, Japan and Italy. “I did 16 months aboard an AKA – called the USS Towner – and I’m 91 going on 92 so I’m just happy I’m alive,” Tristan said.
Jilana Monsivez smiles as she sits on her great-grandfather’s lap. Local veteran Daniel Treviño attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Dalton Early Childhood Center with his great-granddaughter and great grandson (left) Candilario Castillo.