Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees were presented Wednesday with three budget options, all of which called for more expenditures than revenue, for the 2014-2015 school year. The budget workshop was held at 6 p.m. in the Uvalde High School library. The final budget was approved unanimously, with Maria Martinez absent, during a special meeting that followed the workshop.
Nine policemen were present Tuesday night when Uvalde City Council took a second look at proposed changes to an employee handbook that would have implemented fees for off-duty employees who take home unmarked vehicles. Ultimately, council approved the employee handbook with two modifications. Changes include removing an item that would have prohibited city employees from seeking elected office and opting against charging fees for off-duty employees who take home vehicles.
Pending execution of a negotiated contract, Uvalde City Council approved using a management-replacement service to install an interim city manager and start the process to find a permanent city manager. Texas First Group, owned by Don Davis and Kerry Sweatt, is in the business of streamlining city management hiring. Council acted Tuesday night after reconvening from closed session at City Hall.
Tonight there will be a special sneak peek into the carnival at the Uvalde County Fairplex, where tomorrow the three-day Palomino Fest and Pro Rodeo officially starts. Please see Page 4 for more information about musical entertainment scheduled tomorrow through Sunday.
Local police are proving that they not only back each other up while patrolling the streets of Uvalde but also in all aspects of life as they rally together to support a detective who is battling cancer. Det. Donald Page, an eight-year veteran of the Uvalde Police Department, thought he had the flu when he was admitted to Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Aug. 14.
Joaquin Garcia let every Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District teacher know exactly what he expects of his education as he continues his long journey to graduation. It will be a long journey not because he is struggling or has a learning disability, but because he will enter first grade tomorrow.
Not all extracts are the same, and Concan’s own Nanette Watson of Frio Farm proves that with her grand prize win at H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest competition. Watson was recently named a finalist in the contest, but last week she bested several other Texas businesses to claim $25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick.