Uvalde Police Officer Ramon Rios was arrested Tuesday after the Uvalde County Grand Jury indicted him for sexual assault. Rios, 45, of 305 N. Avenue C, Crystal City, was arrested by Texas Rangers and released the same day on $50,000 bond. Rios has also been relieved of his duties as a Uvalde Police officer, according to a press release from the city of Uvalde.
Holiday Meal Bags to donate food for meals provided by the Uvalde Food Pantry will soon be available at local business and churches, thanks to the efforts of one Uvalde Eagle Scout hopeful who took on the project. The meal program is a traditional event in Uvalde, but this year it was at risk of cancelation due to a lack of volunteers. The annual effort provides a complete Christmas dinner to Uvalde families experiencing economic hardship.
EMS staff and firefighters attend to victims and work to clear the roadway of the cars and debris after three vehicles collided in the 2000 block of East Main Street. The scene unfolded just before noon on Friday where East Main intersects with Raines Lane and Leona Road in front of Forum Theaters.
Ramona “Mona” Esquivel Hobbs has announced her bid for reelection for the position of Uvalde County Clerk. Hobbs began employment in 2008 as the administrator of the Compliance Office for the County Clerk’s Office. She was elected to the position of Uvalde County Clerk in 2011.
Due to recent enrollment increases and subsequent traffic congestion, Uvalde City Council designated the block of Old Carrizo Road in front of Robb Elementary School as a one-way street from 7-8:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. on school days. According to school principal James Butler, drivers (who are not currently required to stop at the intersection of Old Carrizo Road and Geraldine Street) are not complying with requests from the crossing guard and, as a result, endangering students.
Anyone wishing to sell goods or services on cityowned property may soon be required to enter into a licensed agreement with the city. The agreement would be executed between the city and the vendor and would establish guidelines as to what a vendor could do and how they could do it. It would also regulate hours of operation.
Around 300 people turned out Monday morning to honor the county’s veterans and to also dedicate the Veterans’ Memorial Wall at a ceremony held at the Uvalde County Fairplex. The program began with the posting of colors by Uvalde High School NJROTC and was followed by an opening prayer by Sharon Hubble of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Uvalde Police Department is displaying a bit of new décor outside the department building thanks to the joint efforts of Interim Chief of Police Max Westbrook and Lt. John Meyer. The flag, which was first flown last week, was designed by Meyer at the request of Westbrook. It includes the date the department was formed, June 4, 1964; the department logo; and the Latin phrase “Una Stamus,” meaning “We stand together.”
Nearly all – a total of 144 out of 162 – former Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District employees who were owed money by the district responded to a recent mailing to claim a $750 check. On Oct. 3, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District mailed out 162 letters to former UCISD employees to notify them of a one-time offer of $750 to be paid out this month.