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Lost and found

The power of technology was shown Monday, when Uvalde Police located machinery, reported stolen in San Antonio, on San Jacinto Street. Police were in the area because GPS technology indidcated the equipment was in Uvalde. Detectives are still investigating the case, and no one has been arrested.
 
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Gone fishing: Garner State Park lures visitors with trout release

Rainbow trout Family Fishing will continue through March at Garner State Park, where a total of 2,200 catchable Rainbow trout will be released into the Frio River. The first release was scheduled Monday, and the second release is set for Jan. 22, 2014, as part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) annual trout stocking program.
 
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Blue Santa armed with 600 gifts

Many children in Uvalde County are sure to have a merry Christmas this year as over 600 gifts were donated to youngsters in need thanks to the Uvalde Police Department, Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office and Sabinal Police Department. This holiday season, the departments each organized Operation Blue Santa to supply toys.
 
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Runaway teen is home

The search for a missing Leakey teen ended Sunday when she was found in Concan. Prior to Sunday, Mearrett “Parker”Afton Thomas, 15, was last seen by her mother on Dec. 7. Suspicions – on the part of law enforcement – that the teen had run away were confirmed when Mearrett’s mother, Amber Thomas, received a phone call from her daughter.
 
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Menagerie threatens Santa’s flight plan

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
Santa might do well to take the next few days to work out a peace agreement among members of the animal kingdom, because packing up the wish lists compiled by area children could otherwise prove to be problematic. Some of the requests are simple enough – puppies and kittens would probably make the trip from the North Pole to Uvalde County peaceably, but throw in the crocodile, tiger, snake, turkeys, pig, pony, turtle, giant bull, monkey, rabbits, fish, octps (octopus?), birds, bear and hamsters requested and it’s a sleigh-wreck waiting to happen.

 

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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Uvalde Garden Club president Ann Fleming, Green Thumb Garden Club president Sylvia Lent and Texas Garden Clubs trustee Ruby Brigman (left to right) read the Uvalde Leader-News while attending the Texas Garden Clubs convention in Houston.
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Influenza on rise

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
With the number of flulike cases on the rise, perhaps folks should scratch the expensive gifts and start asking Santa for a flu vaccine – there are 19 confirmed cases of flu in Uvalde. According to a news release from the Texas Department of State Health Services, “The level of flu-like illness is currently classified as ‘high’ in Texas, and medical providers are seeing an increase in flu in multiple parts of the state.”
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UPD: It’s not business as usual

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
In addition to the search for a new chief of police, the Uvalde Police Department has hired five new police officers and promoted nine others from within the department. Interim chief of police Max Westbrook left the department Friday, fulfilling his original contract with the city. A new chief could be selected as early as tomorrow, when Uvalde City Council will meet at noon for a discussion at City Hall.
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USO sets table for elderly, less fortunate

The Uvalde Service Organization, USO, is once again planning its annual appreciation dinner for the elderly and less fortunate in the community. This year marks the 26th year the organization has hosted the dinner and dance.
 
 
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Fake pest control worker nabbed after burglary

A man posing as a service worker who burglarized a home was pursued by the homeowner from Uvalde to Concan before
the suspect was arrested by law enforcement.
 
 
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