Shannon Miller had an important message to attendees at the Women’s Health Expo held last Tuesday – to take control of their own health.
She challenged each and every person to come up with specific ways in which to do that.
“Make that doctor’s appointment,” Miller said. “Get another hour of sleep tonight. On my orders. Tell your boss, ‘Shannon told me to.’ Get the clothes off the treadmill; it is not a place to hang laundry.”
She talked about how it is important to have events like the Women’s Health Expo, organized by Uvalde Memorial Hospital with help from First State Bank. As an ovarian cancer survivor – she successfully had a baseball-sized tumor removed before experiencing nine weeks of chemotherapy – she uses her fame as an Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast to talk about cancer awareness around the nation.
Students at Anthon Elementary examine different bridges erected by their peers. The science project aimed to teach students about how different materials are used to create and give stability to a large structure such as a bridge. Because students did such a good job, bridges were put on display in the cafeteria on last Tuesday.
Whether or not representatives from OCI Solar were misleading when selling the idea of a solar farm to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees was the topic of discussion Monday night.
Trustees felt many statements made to generate approval for a tax abatement agreement (Application for Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property, Texas Tax Code Chapter 313) have not been upheld.
By the end of the meeting, talk to turned to the feasibility of possibly ending that agreement.
The discussion began during an item of information regarding the district’s tax collections and property appraisals.
Early voting is underway to decide the outcome of seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Balloting began Monday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center and will continue today, tomorrow, Saturday, and Monday through Friday of next week.
Two men were hospitalized on Tuesday morning following an altercation that involved a claw hammer and large wooden broom handle. The incident occurred at approximately 11:51 a.m. when Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to South Texas Aggregates, a quarry
Uvalde County Jail sergeant Wade Anson Sims, 28, found himself on the wrong side of a jail cell Friday night when he was arrested for allegedly engaging in improper sexual contact with a female inmate.
Sims was arrested by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of violating the civil rights of a person in custody/improper sexual activity with a person in custody.
The offense is a state jail felony.
According to Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brandon McCutchen, an inmate brought the alleged misconduct to the attention of jail administrator Matthew Mitton on Friday at approximately 10 a.m.
Sheriff Charles Mendeke called in the Texas Rangers to review the claims. Ranger Wayne Matthews started an investigation.
Sims’s employment with the department was terminated immediately, and within 10 hours of the initial claim he was booked into the jail.