The oldest and largest drug-prevention campaign in the country, Red Ribbon Week, is just around the corner. This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated from Thursday through Oct. 31. According to www.drugfreetexas.org, the week is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent killed in 1985 by drug traffickers.
Those lapses in memory or “senior moments” as they are often referred to may not actually be related to age at all. In a lesson titled “Am I losing my mind?” Lesa Parry, Wesley Nurse, and Molly Flores, AgriLife extension agent, spoke to a group of 15 area residents about how the type of learner a person is can affect memory retention. The pair also discussed other memory-related topics.
Results from the second-annual UCISD Spanish Spelling Bee are in, after dozens of third- through seventhgrade students competed for the chance to represent Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District at the regional level.
Groups seeking an e-mailed roster detailing the names and addresses of county residents who vote during the early voting period, which begins Monday, will need to pay $18 per day requested. The fee was approved unanimously on Tuesday by Uvalde County Commissioners, who met for a 10 a.m. meeting at the courthouse.
Each year it is important to stay healthy and take health precautions as fall arrives and brings with it the dreaded flu season. This fall, however, the flu is not the only virus around; Enterovirus D68 and Ebola have also made an arrival. In September, Uvalde Memorial Hospital saw a total of four flu cases, with only one person affected being admitted. Those numbers are expected to increase over the coming months.
A motion by defense counsel to dismiss the capital murder case against Cel’ves Nel Cook was rejected Thursday when 38th Judicial District Court Judge Camile DuBose heard arguments from the prosecution and defense.
Sharpen those knives, grab your gourd of choice and get to slicing, because the Uvalde Leader- News is holding its first-ever pumpkin carving contest. To enter, send in a photo of the carver with their creepy, cute or clever creation by noon on Oct. 28. Once judged by newspaper staff, the winner’s picture, along with his or her pumpkin, will appear on the front page of the Oct. 30 edition of the Leader-News – just in time for Halloween.
Two Uvalde men were arrested Friday night after leading police on a pursuit through the Old Uvalde City Cemetery, causing significant damage and narrowly missing a head-on collision with a patrol unit. The driver, C.J. Sandoval Martinez, 23, of 534 Brice Lane, was arrested for aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, criminal mischief with damages totaling between $1,500 and $20,000, driving while intoxicated, possessing less than or equal to 2 ounces of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, and violating probation or parole.
Batesville School students are showcasing the value of print as they work three days a week after school to publish a school newspaper – The Bobcat News. In an age where information is readily available and most children are experts when it comes to navigating computers, tablets and smart phones, these students are finding the value in what some would say is old-fashioned information distribution.