Every Uvalde High School student will have an iPad for the 2014-2015 school year, after Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees unanimously approved entering into a $881,428 three-year commitment with Apple Financial Services. The decision came Monday night during a special meeting held in the Uvalde High School library.
While July 4 barbecue enthusiasts may not have noticed much change in their basket-to-bill ratio from last year, or even the year before, non-holiday groceries are costing significantly more. A quick glance at newspaper circular sales for the Fourth of July in 2012, 2013, and 2014 shows that pricing for beef fajitas, beef ribs and wild-caught shrimp has remained the same across all years.
Area youth participating in the Helping Out The Town project this week were given three days to completely transform fixer-upper properties around town at no expense to the owners. One group of students spent Monday to Wednesday at 128 E. Second Alley, stripping old paint, sanding, priming and painting the entire house.
Frank A. Ramsey holds the Uvalde Leader-News while standing in front of a bright red oak tree that is located in his neighborhood at El Norte Circle in Uvalde. Although Ramsey has traveled the world, he chose to take a photo in Uvalde because to him, “There’s no place like home.”
The least expensive option was chosen Monday, when trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District reviewed three salary adjustment possibilities. The chosen option – labeled Option one – has a fiscal impact of $730,000 and will give starting teachers in 2014-2015 a $1,000 salary increase from the $40,000 offered last year. Continuing full-time teachers will see a second-year increase of $1,275.
TGIF is going to take on a whole new meaning tomorrow, as the Fourth of July falls on Friday this year. And with two fireworks displays and a Independence Day Observance, county residents have a lot to rejoice. Tomorrow at City Plaza in downtown Uvalde, Texas State Rep. Tracy O. King will deliver the key-note address as the community observes the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Firefighters (on the ground, left to right) “Mac” McLaughlin and Juan Zamora spray water on the north side of Highway 83 south, charred by a Thursday afternoon fire. Firefighters Nick Ayala and Chris Esparza.
The old adage that if you wait all day for a bus, two will come along at the same time was completely true this week as five of the 38 buses Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District ordered have arrived. Of the five buses, four are propane powered and can be distinguished by the green bird painted on the top side of the bus. The fifth bus, which runs on diesel fuel, can be spotted by its black bird. They will be part of the brand new fleet that will be transporting UCISD students from home to their campus and back beginning this fall. The fleet is air-conditioned and includes seat belts, cameras, and improved communication capabilities.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department members (background) discuss how a two-car crash happened Tuesday morning in the 2200 block of East Main Street. The accident involved a gray car (pictured) and a white pickup truck.
The staff of Herby Ham Activity Center will be holding an open house Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The official ribbon cutting will begin at 2 p.m. followed by refreshments and entertainment for the entire family, at 248 Farm-to-