The Uvalde Service Organization, USO, is once again planning its annual appreciation dinner for the elderly and less fortunate in the community. This year marks the 26th year the organization has hosted the dinner and dance.
“If I have Medicare do I need to sign up for the Affordable Care Act?” and “Can I get insurance if I have diabetes?” were just two of the questions answered during a special forum held Wednesday and hosted by Community Health Development Inc. and Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Entitled the “Health Insurance Information and Enrollment Forum,” the event aimed to answer questions posed during several one-hour sessions at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. The event was organized so members of the community could gather the information they need to sign up for an insurance plan, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Interim chief of police Max Westbrook will read aloud questions, written and presented from the public, to the three finalists for the top job at Uvalde Police Department during a forum set Wednesday at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Uvalde High School auditorium. Attendees will be able to put questions in writing at that time.
In between calls for assaults, burglaries and vehicle crashes, the Uvalde Police Department responds to about 25 civil complaints each month. These cases range from neighbors disputing property lines to separating couples bickering over belongings or children. “We get about 25 calls a month and about half of those are regarding child custody,” Martinez said. “That is probably what we deal with the most.”
Patients who come to Uvalde Memorial Hospital showing signs of a possible stroke will now be met by one of seven neurologists who will conduct their assessment from hundreds of miles away. Uvalde Memorial Hospital is partnering with Methodist Healthcare and the South Texas Tele-Stroke Network to bring advanced medical care to stroke patients in Uvalde.
To some people, the calendar turning to December reminds them that they only have couple of weeks left to shop for Christmas presents, and to others it is a reminder that the Audubon Christmas Bird Count is fast approaching. The 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will run from Saturday to Jan. 5. According to Susan Cooper, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology with Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, the Uvalde count will be on Saturday.