Lucy Olvedo reads the Uvalde Leader-News during her vacation trip to Cancun, Mexico from Sept. 3-7. Olvedo, her husband Richard, and his daughter Heather visited the Mayan Ruins in Tulum and later visited Xel-Há. The site of Xel-Há is located south of Playa del Carmen, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The board of directors of Uvalde Memorial Hospital has announced that Thomas J. Nordwick will join the hospital as chief executive officer on Jan. 27, 2014. Nordwick was unanimously selected by the Uvalde County Hospital Authority board of directors following interviews that took place in November.
By the time Milton Woolf docked at Pearl Harbor as a young sailor in 1943, the damage wrought by the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, had been largely repaired, but much work still lay ahead for the U.S. military. Woolf, a long-time Uvalde electrician who is now retired at 88, was destined to learn the trade that would carry him through life during on-the-job training in places like the Philippines, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Billy Welch reads the Uvalde Leader-News in front of Big Bend National Park. Welch planned on camping in the park, but the government shutdown (Oct. 1-16, 2013) caused the park to close shortly before he arrived. The park closing didn’t keep him from relaxing on his trip.
First United Methodist Church of Uvalde youth have started a special mission project called “Bags of Blessings.” These bags are filled with non-perishable foods that can be kept in people’s vehicles. The idea is that when the driver sees someone hungry during their travels, they can pass the bag out their car window to the person in need.
The holiday season is a cheerful time intended for celebration, but it can be an especially difficult time of the year for victims of violent crime and their families. That is why 38th Judicial District Crime Victim Advocate Dalia Arteaga has made it her mission to offer support for victims of violent crime and victims’ families by holding the first Tree of Angels ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
On the last day of regular classes before the final examination, Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy cadets participated in doppler and stalker radar training around town. Robert Armstrong, academy instructor, took Frank Picazo, age 21 from Crystal City, and Christina Flores, age 30 from Eagle Pass, on a ride-along where they got some practical training in radar operation.
In an effort to beat the holiday rush, Santa Claus hopes to receive letters from area children by Friday. The generous benefactor recently announced his intentions to go digital this year and asked that teachers and parents submit wish lists via e-mail, as long as the children’s spelling remains in original form.