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First baby of 2014 arrives

The first baby born in 2014 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital came into the world on Wednesday morning – New Year’s Day – only two weeks and two days later than expected. Kason Maddox May arrived at 7:24 a.m. to parents Jessica Romo and Brandon May of Carrizo Springs. He weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and measured 18 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. David White.
 
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Flu cases spreading

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
There have been 64 new cases of the flu reported from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Uvalde to 83. Those numbers were provided by staff at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Community Health Development Inc. Karla Radicke, communications specialist at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, said the hospital began seeing positive flu results in early November, and has seen 58 cases since Dec. 17. That brings the hospital’s tally to 77 cases.
 
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Buckle up children or pay up

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Beginning this month, drivers who fail to properly restrain children riding in a motor vehicle could face a fine of up to $250 for a first offense. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety website, “a person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than 8 years of age, unless the child is taller than 4 feet, 9 inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system.”
 
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Photo contest ends, winners to be announced

As readers surely have noticed, for the last several months the Uvalde Leader-News has been publishing photos on the front page of folks displaying the newspaper in locations all over the globe – glaciers in Alaska, the Great Wall of China, South American waterfalls, a village in Zimbabwe, and many other great destinations. All told, 90 entries were sent in by noon Tuesday as part of a photo contest that the newspaper is holding. The contest will award cash prizes to the top three pictures.
 
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Furniture store collects nearly 3,000 cans of food

Just shy of 3,000 canned goods were collected this year as part of the Texas Home Furnishings Trim-a-Tree canned food drive, and with a total of 1,253 cans under its tree, Anthon Elementary raised the most for the cause and has been named contest winner. Michael Swift, store manager, said that they are very pleased with the total can count and that the numbers are very similar to what they have collected in the past.
 
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Kitchen lockup

Ever since Uvalde County took over operations for its elderly nutrition program, meals that were once prepared inhouse are now being supplied by the kitchen at the county jail. Since Nov. 1, when the county took over day-to-
day operations from Middle Rio Grande Development Council, around 80 meals are now prepared at the jail and delivered to the centers in Uvalde and Sabinal. The meals, which are lunches, are then either served at the centers or are delivered to eligible homebound seniors.
 
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Local is youngest pianist at major contest

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Thomas Steigerwald plans to make a career out of tickling the ivories, and he is headlining a local recital set Sunday. The recital, which will take place in the Uvalde United Methodist Church sanctuary at 2:30 p.m., precedes his participation in the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. The first half of the recital will be Steigerwald performing solo piano works and the second half will consist of a duet with violinist, and Steigerwald’s fiancée, Shannon Reilly.
 
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Christmas miracle

A family received the ultimate scare on Wednesday morning when a drunk driver crashed into a bedroom where their toddler was sleeping, but in a Christmas miracle the young boy was not injured. According to Lt. Mariano Pargas of the Uvalde Police Department, the incident occurred at 12:34 a.m. when Antonio Hernandez, 31, of 724 Hardin St., ran a stop sign and drove his 1999 Ford Mustang into the home, located at 124 Mayhew St.
 
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Children show giving spirit

KIM EAGLE AND KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITERS.
 
The children at various schools around Uvalde were not channeling the grinch this Christmas, as they gave numerous food items and money to the needy this holiday season.
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St. Philip’s Episcopal School 3K students in Dorothy Jimenez’s class decided to donate their Christmas gift book exchange to the Uvalde Sheriff’s Department. Joy Watkins, principal, said the students, while planning for their Christmas party, talked about children who might not have a book to read. “They thought it would be a good thing to donate their books to those children instead of exchanging books among themselves,” said Watkins. “Deputy Robert Gutierrez came to St. Philip’s and talked to the students and accepted the books on behalf of the Sheriff’s Dept.”
 
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Judy Huebner displays the Uvalde Leader-News in the British Museum, London, beside the Rosetta Stone during a recent trip to the United Kingdom to visit family.
 

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