A firearms trafficker, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of aiding and abetting the unlawful manufacturing of firearms, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. That announcement was made last week by U.S.
The city of Uvalde has hired Mario A. Morales as conservation coordinator. Morales, who joined the city staff last week, is responsible for increasing water-conservation awareness among city residents.
So far this year, local law enforcement officials have made 96 misdemeanor and felony arrests for drunken driving.
According to the Texas Penal Code, a person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. The offense is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a minimum term of 72 hours in confinement.
If a drunk driver is found in possession of an open container of alcohol, the misdemeanor is punishable by up to six days in jail.
If the driver’s blood alcohol concentration level is 0.15 or more at the time an analysis of a breath or blood specimen is taken, the offense increases to a Class A misdemeanor.
If the suspect has two or more prior offenses, has a child under the age of 15 traveling with them or commits intoxicated assault or intoxicated manslaughter, the offense increases to a state jail felony.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United States’ victory over Japan in World War II in 1945, a special reception was held at the Uvalde County Courthouse on Wednesday.
All Uvalde County WWII veterans were invited to attend the event, where they had the chance to catch up with old friends and exchange stories from their time in the service.
About two dozen WWII veterans attended the reception.
“We’re here today to honor, thank, and pay tribute to those of you from Uvalde County that were in the service 70 years ago today,” said Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell. “It seems like a long time ago, but I know that to most of you it was just a flash.”
He went on to thank them for their service.
“Each and every one of you has a story,” Mitchell said. “Each and every one of you are vitally important to our country and the successes we have endured throughout the years.