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.
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.
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.
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.
A routine traffic stop conducted by a Uvalde County Sheriff’s Deputy on Thursday afternoon led to the discovery of nearly 400 grams of Klimax, or K-2. Anwar Faraz, 32, of 16631 Vance Jackson Road, Apt. 7322, San Antonio, was arrested for the manufacture or delivery of less than or equal to 400 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, which is a first-degree felony.
With all of the red tape out of the way, work has begun on what will be the largest solar farm in Texas – a 2,500-acre expanse filled with 450,000 motorized panels capable of powering tens of thousands of homes. Spearheading the project is OCI Solar, a San Antonio-based energy company that is investing over $250 million to construct the array, which is expected to produce 110 megawatts of power annually. That amount of energy, according to David Pressman, OCI development manager, is enough to power 25,000 homes.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by staff of the Southwest Texas Junior College public information office.
Southwest Texas Junior College has said goodbye to history professors Harry Lawrence Jr. and Barbara Blair, who each retired before classes started this fall. Lawrence retired in May, ending a 53-year career at SWTJC, while Blair continued through the summer, giving the institution she attended 43 years of service.
History books focus on the big picture: wars, battles won and lost, victors and reconstruction. While presidents and decorated generals are touted, left out of those reviews are most individual members of the armed forces. The American Legion Post 479 and its auxiliary unit want to honor the men and women who served – and those who are serving now – the United States with a brick, emblazoned with the serviceman’s name, rank, and branch of service.
Uvalde City Council has appointed Kerry Sweatt of Leakey as interim city manager. Sweatt holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from West Texas State University in Canyon. He has served as a city manger for over 30 years in various municipalities across Texas. Sweatt is originally from Westbrook, Texas, but he moved to Leakey, where he owned property, when he retired.