The preliminary State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness results are in and Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has some successes to celebrate as well as achievement gaps to improve upon. Thomas Treviño, director of secondary curriculum, presented those preliminary STAAR test results to trustees on June 16, noting that some students will be given one more chance to retest later this month.
Fielding complaints about a proposal to enact an ordinance restricting commercial tractortrailer traffic on city streets, Uvalde City Council on Tuesday sought to allay fears. City planner Susan Anderson said input from the trucking industry will be requested before an ordinance is put in place.
While the city of Uvalde received only .43 inches of rain on Thursday night, our neighbors to the west were hit by a deluge that delivered between 10 and 15 inches, causing flash flooding overnight. Richard Smith of Bracketville said, “We had an old molasses tub that collected 15 inches in it. We had lots of rain and lots of livestock lost.”
Sid Clary holds the Uvalde Leader-News while visiting the Eureka building in downtown Melbourne, Australia. Clary was on the observation deck on the 88th floor, which is 925 feet above the ground. The tower is 975 feet tall, and on a windy day it can sway up to six meters due to its flexible design.
Do you know your children? If asked, could you answer simple questions like who their friends are and what they do in their spare time? According to Uvalde Police Detective Juan Martinez, children are often reeled into gang activity while seeking the attention or discipline that they are not receiving at home.
Change is inevitable and in order for any entity to grow, hard decisions must be made and restructuring must be considered. Such is the case with Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, as senior administrative staff has been working diligently since school ended to get current and new staff situated for the 2014-2015 school year.
The supercell storm that slammed into Uvalde last Thursday night raged only about an hour, but it left weeks’ worth of cleanup and repair in its wake. Everything from mangled roofs to downed limbs to snapped power lines were the result of the high winds and hail that ripped through town, but perhaps the most substantial impact from the storm was a two-day power outage that left thousands of residents in the dark and heat.
Unless you’re a student dreading the return to the classroom, pretty much everything seems to slow down in the summer, including pet adoptions. “It’s hot, and people just aren’t coming in as much,” said Diana San Miguel, director of the Humane Society of Uvalde. “So we’re holding what we call our Dog Days of Summer Sale.”
Though a good amount has already been raised, donations are still being sought for the this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show in Uvalde. The show, which is being organized by the Uvalde Leader-News and Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department, had its debut last year and is being held again this July 4 at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
If eight sponsors sign up – to the tune of up to $25,000 each – the new scoreboard going up at the Uvalde Honey Bowl will be paid at no cost to the school district. Hondo National Bank is the first entity in town to officially purchase advertising space on the new scoreboard.