A status hearing is scheduled for one week from tomorrow in the capital murder case against Sabrina Vielma. Vielma is set to stand trial for the 2011 death of her 4-yearold son Davaughn Rodriguez in January of 2017. 38th Judicial District Judge Camile DuBose will oversee the case, for which the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.
by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer With the start of a new school year, most campuses focus on the students’ potential and what positives the year can bring. However, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 30 percent of college students feel so depressed that they can’t function.
Uvalde Police Department reported that officers are dispatched to 10-15 phone calls about suicidal threats per year and respond to four to five suicides per year.
Even though Uvalde’s suicide statistics aren’t as prominent as more populated communities – San Antonio reported 174 official suicides in 2013 – mental illness is a serious, but often taboo, subject to talk about.
Erin Hernandez of Elite Counseling in Uvalde addressed that while there is a stigma behind mental illness, there shouldn’t be.
Jordan Chacon raises his arms while enjoying a carnival ride during the sneakpeek night that kicked off this weekend’s 20th annual Palomino Fest at The Uvalde County Fairplex. Chacon was joined on the ride by his cousin, Zuliet Castro, on Thursday. Palomino Fest ends today.
George and Carolyn Ligocky read up on the news at home while waiting at the burlap-adorned altar erected for their granddaughter’s wedding in Talkeetna, Alaska. Carolyn says the setting was rustic and the groom arrived on his dirt bike. The picture is a submission to the Leader-News photo contest.
He’s hardly Ponce De Leon, doggedly pursuing the legendary and elusive Fountain of Youth, but Dr. Dave Woynarowski has devoted the last few decades of his career to combatting the toll that time increasingly takes on our bodies. “Is it possible to slow the aging process? And, if possible, what works and what doesn’t?” Woynarowski asked Thursday afternoon as guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Uvalde’s weekly lunch meeting.