The United States Postal Service has increased the price of a first-class mail stamp by three cents. Beginning Sunday, to mail a letter the cost will be 49 cents. The increase of the firstclass mail stamp and other rates are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the postal service, according to a press release from the U.S Postal Service.
Well, we asked for them and you, the readers, gave them to us: dozens and dozens of pictures of people reading the Uvalde Leader-News in interesting locales all over the globe. When the word first went out last year that we were holding a contest that would award cash prizes to the best vacation photos featuring the newspaper, entries slowly but surely trickled in. However, over the next few months that trickle became a steady flow and then turned into a minor deluge.
The 2014 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show is just around the corner and over 200 youngsters from Uvalde County are performing last minute preparations before it is time to check in on Thursday and Friday mornings. Baylee Grissom, 8; Hannah Smith, 11; McCoy Smith, 8; and Haley Jacobs, 14, are just a handful of students who have an interest in animals. They also just happen to be homeschooled.
If everything goes according to a plan that Jeff Cottrill, superintendent of Knippa Independent School District, has been working on for three years, students who graduate from Knippa High School could be graduating with an associate degree from Southwest Texas Junior College. College trustees approved a memorandum of understanding with Knippa ISD to partner with them in the endeavor.
“There is blood everywhere. Help me. They’re dead,” read a text sent by a distraught mother to her husband. That text, which later proved to be false, landed her in jail. Misty Zdonkewicez, 24, of 804 Airline Drive, Apt. 3, was arrested by the Uvalde Police Department for making a false report.
A 16-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed himself at the scene of a one-vehicle crash he perpetrated after leading local law enforcement on a high speed chase from a checkpoint several miles west of Uvalde to near Sabinal, where he crashed.
Diane Causey of Utopia reads the Uvalde Leader-News in a sea of 60,000 strong at the Future Farmers of America national convention held in October in Louisville, Ky. The picture is a submission to the Uvalde Leader-News photo contest. The deadline to enter the contest was Dec. 31, and winners will be announced Sunday.
Caitlin Williams, former Sabinal correspondent for the Uvalde Leader-News and current junior at Angelo State University, is now pursuing her career choice in journalism by producing for KSAN News, which is an NBC affiliate under Nexstar broadcasting in San Angelo. Williams, a 2012 graduate of Sabinal High School now attending Angelo State University, is currently producer of the 5 p.m. news and assists the weekday anchor produce the 6 p.m. news.
Texas Highway Patrol Sergeant Arlene Hernandez, who is in charge of the Uvalde DPS office, spoke to El Progreso Club members on Thursday about recent changes to Texas laws and women in uniform. Hernandez, who is originally from Crystal City, has been with the Texas Department of Public Safety for nearly 16 years. She has been with the Uvalde department since 2012.