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Thu
16
Jan
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Pinned in

Using the Jaws of Life, Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters and Uvalde EMS work to extract a man pinned inside of a dump truck at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Highway 83.

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Sat
11
Jan
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Ignoring cell phone law, school bus is costly

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Texas Highway Patrol Sergeant Arlene Hernandez, who is in charge of the Uvalde DPS office, spoke to El Progreso Club members on Thursday about recent changes to Texas laws and women in uniform. Hernandez, who is originally from Crystal City, has been with the Texas Department of Public Safety for nearly 16 years. She has been with the Uvalde department since 2012.
 
Sat
11
Jan
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Roughing it: Repeat offenders face tough penalty

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Any students who think they are too cool for school are going to have to deal with Christa Dillard and Eddie Ortiz, disciplinarians of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Ortiz is the lead drill instructor for the UCISD Bootcamp, implemented earlier this year by Dillard, Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEP) and Excel Academy principal.
 
Sat
11
Jan
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A look back: UPD saw turnover in 2013

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
The Uvalde Police Department has seen quite a bit of change this past year with the exit of 19 employees, including both the chief of police and assistant chief of police. In August, then-police chief Robert Mac Donald resigned, announcing his second retirement. Following Mac Donald’s resignation, the city of Uvalde hired Max Westbrook of Austin to act as interim chief and head the search for a new chief of police.
 
Sat
11
Jan
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Yeackle plans mayoral run

Henry John Yeackle IV has formally announced his candidacy for mayor of Uvalde. Yeackle is a local businessman and a former Uvalde City Councilman who served two terms from 2004-2010. “I believe I possess the necessary skills and experience to successfully lead the city of Uvalde,” Yeackle said.
 
Thu
09
Jan
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Green Gold agricultural exhibit hits paydirt

by LOGAN GARNETT
 
The Green Gold exhibit currently on display at the Weisman Museum of Southwest Texas is a delightfully rendered affair that should not be missed.
 
Thu
09
Jan
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Cabbage outlook turning heads

Cabbage is an important crop in the South Texas Winter Garden area, and local producers assure that the outlook for 2014 is good. J Allen Carnes, president of Winter Garden Produce, said the cabbage harvest has been great up to this point.
 
Thu
09
Jan
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Garibay didn’t ‘like’ wife’s affair

by LOGAN GARNETT
 
A U.S. Border Patrol agent that allegedly murdered a man after he discovered an online affair between his wife and the victim is now facing charges of murder and assault, according to Medina County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Thu
09
Jan
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Way to London

“We had to go all the way to London to find rain, and boy did we find it,” said Cheryl Lowe, who holds up a copy of the Uvalde Leader-News alongside a member of the Metropolitan Police Services.
 
Sat
04
Jan
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Border agent detained

What the accused’s wife is describing on a social network as a love affair gone awry ended in death when her husband, a U.S. Border Patrol agent, allegedly killed her boyfriend before leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Hondo to Sabinal where he crashed. Adam Garibay, 33, of Corpus Christi, arrived in Medina County early Thursday morning and allegedly killed Keith Martin, according to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke, whose agency assisted other law enforcement agencies at the crash site.
 

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