There wasn’t a vacant seat in Council Chambers on Tuesday when, during a regular meeting, Uvalde City Council discussed two draft ordinances proposed to regulate truck traffic and parking within the city limits. The proposed truck routes and parking permit plan are being entertained in advance of work beginning on the $9.7 million street improvement project. A second discussion will be held on May 26, also a regular meeting of city council, and a decision is expected to be reached next month.
Deputy Sarah Faith with Uvalde County Sheriff's Office shows students at Dalton Early Childhood Center what a Taser looks like and how it works to take down suspected criminals. The presentation was one of many made by local businesses and law enforcement agencies during Dalton's annual career day.
The long wait is finally over as some of the biggest names in professional bull riding will be in town today and Saturday for the fourth-annual Cactus Jack bull riding competition at Uvalde County Fairplex. The event is sanctioned by the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Velocity Tour and will be live-streamed online for the entire country to see as bull riders vie for over $60,000 in added prizes. Randy Klein, co-founder of Cactus Jack Foundation, expects 15 of the top 20 riders in the world to be in Uvalde for the event. Forty bull riders will compete on each night.
on average, a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 58 hours, but fallen officers are more than a startling statistic. Men and women who die in the line of duty are someone’s child, parent, spouse. They’re also heroes of their communities. On Tuesday, 10 fallen officers who were tasked with policing Uvalde County were honored during the annual Fallen Officers Memorial ceremony held at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
Move over Cleopatra, Elizabeth, and Catherine the Great, there is a new queen in town; her name is Alyandrah Alys Chavez. Alyandrah’s coronation as Cinco de Mayo queen occurred last weekend during festivities held at Jardin de los Heroes Park. She was crowned by Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin in front of hundreds of people who took a break from the Cinco de Mayo fun to watch her moment
Joseph Cantu, a Uvalde High School student, was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to St. Mary’s University for doing exactly what he loves most – playing the bass guitar. The great news came April 25 at the end of the Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert held at St. Mary’s University. A total of 480 students from 32 different bands competed, and only five students were chosen to receive a scholarship. A panel of judges listed the names of their favorite musiciansat the event, and Cantu’s name came up enough to earn him free money for college.
A record number of entries from Uvalde County are expected at the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) event, coming to the SSgt. Willie De Leon Civic Center on June 20. TGBA is a hunter- and landowner-recognition program designed to promote big game hunting in Texas through the promotion of sound habitat and
Tomorrow will be thefirst day on the job for the city’s new finance director, Marty Coursey, who was hired two weeks ago. She was previously employed as the finance director in Fate, which is located in Rockwall County.