Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters help with traffic control and cleanup on East Hacienda Street after a commercial tractor-trailer, carrying pipes, flipped over on Friday afternoon. The driver was not injured.
Burglaries in Uvalde have doubled over the past 30 days compared to previous months, and police say over half of the crimes are related. A total of 50 burglaries were reported to the department between Feb. 14 and March 14. That number includes burglaries of 24 motor vehicles, 20 businesses and six homes.
Over the last week, Uvalde Police have received multiple reports of telephone scams in the area, resulting in the loss of $3,266. Lt. Mariano Pargas said the department has investigated five reports of telephone scams over the past seven days. “Scammers are hitting the Uvalde area, and I want to let the public know to be careful,” Pargas said.
Two children were airlifted Thursday morning to University Hospital in San Antonio following a one-vehicle rollover. The accident occurred on Farm-to-Market Road 481, approximately 10 miles southwest of Uvalde.
The Uvalde Coyotes will travel to Floresville Tuesday to take on the Floresville Tigers in District 29-4A baseball competition. Play will get under way at 6:30 p.m. Coach Jason Pfluger’s Tigers, 2-1 in district and 8-5 for the season, will come into action Tuesday following a 13-5 road win over the San Antonio Memorial Minutemen Thursday afternoon.
The Uvalde Lobos will face their longest District 29-4A softball road trip of the season Tuesday night when they travel to Floresville to take on the Floresville Jaguars. Action will get under way at 7:15 p.m. Coach Rebecca Clements’ Jaguars, 3-1 in district and 9-9 for the season, trounced the San Antonio Memorial Lady Minutemen, 17-0, in district action Thursday. Floresville’s only district loss, thus far, has been a 3-2 loss to San Antonio McCollum.
James Ortiz has been named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Coach of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. He is on his fifth season as head coach for mens’s cross-country and track and field programs at Colby Community College in Kansas. In 2002 Ortiz graduated from Uvalde High School, where he enjoyed a successful cross-country career.
A Uvalde man with a warrant out for his arrest is on the loose after evading arrest twice in one night – once during a high-speed pursuit and again, hours later, on foot. Gerardo Alvarez, 30, first got away from police when his car passenger threw himself out of the moving vehicle. According to Lt. Mike Hernandez, Officer Gregory Villa pulled over to assist the passenger.
Mary Bales holds the Uvalde Leader-News while perched on “The Ledge” on the Skydeck of the Willis Tower. The glass bay, located on the 103rd floor, provides an unobstructed view of Chicago through the windows and glass floor – 1,353 feet straight down. Greg and Mary Bales visited the 110-story Chicago icon while visiting their daughter, Amy, and new son-in-law, Marco Noetzli.