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Oct
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Inspect the Pizzas

Jennifer Castro, Colin Martin, Kaitlyn Esparza, and Troy Stone (left to right) inspect the pizzas they prepared on Wednesday as part of UCISD's roving chef program.
 
Wed
15
Oct
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Fee for voting info approved

MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Groups seeking an e-mailed roster detailing the names and addresses of county residents who vote during the early voting period, which begins Monday, will need to pay $18 per day requested. The fee was approved unanimously on Tuesday by Uvalde County Commissioners, who met for a 10 a.m. meeting at the courthouse.
 
Wed
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Oct
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Viruses spark health warnings

Each year it is important to stay healthy and take health precautions as fall arrives and brings with it the dreaded flu season. This fall, however, the flu is not the only virus around; Enterovirus D68 and Ebola have also made an arrival. In September, Uvalde Memorial Hospital saw a total of four flu cases, with only one person affected being admitted. Those numbers are expected to increase over the coming months.
 
Sat
11
Oct
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Rejected: No case dismissal for Cook

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
A motion by defense counsel to dismiss the capital murder case against Cel’ves Nel Cook was rejected Thursday when 38th Judicial District Court Judge Camile DuBose heard arguments from the prosecution and defense.
 
Sat
11
Oct
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Newspaper hosts carving contest

Sharpen those knives, grab your gourd of choice and get to slicing, because the Uvalde Leader- News is holding its first-ever pumpkin carving contest. To enter, send in a photo of the carver with their creepy, cute or clever creation by noon on Oct. 28. Once judged by newspaper staff, the winner’s picture, along with his or her pumpkin, will appear on the front page of the Oct. 30 edition of the Leader-News – just in time for Halloween.
 
Wed
08
Oct
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Driver smashes into cemetery

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Two Uvalde men were arrested Friday night after leading police on a pursuit through the Old Uvalde City Cemetery, causing significant damage and narrowly missing a head-on collision with a patrol unit. The driver, C.J. Sandoval Martinez, 23, of 534 Brice Lane, was arrested for aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, criminal mischief with damages totaling between $1,500 and $20,000, driving while intoxicated, possessing less than or equal to 2 ounces of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, and violating probation or parole.
 
Wed
08
Oct
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Young reporters eager for stories in Batesville

by KIM EAGLE
 
Batesville School students are showcasing the value of print as they work three days a week after school to publish a school newspaper – The Bobcat News. In an age where information is readily available and most children are experts when it comes to navigating computers, tablets and smart phones, these students are finding the value in what some would say is old-fashioned information distribution.
 
Wed
08
Oct
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What should you do if a fire starts?

by KIM EAGLE
 
Uvalde students were treated to fire safety tips this week as volunteer firefighters made the rounds and extinguished any chance that students won’t know what to do if a fire engulfs their home or school.
 
Wed
08
Oct
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Hundreds gather for National Night Out

Local and area residents celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, when events were held in Uvalde and Sabinal. The event, which was held to bring awareness about various law enforcement agencies, was deemed a success by organizers, which included the Uvalde Police Department, Sabinal Police Department, and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Sat
04
Oct
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Pedal-powered patrol?

No, the sheriff’s department isn’t going green in its patrol efforts. Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke (center) and his deputies (left to right) Robert Gutierrez, Brandon McCutchen, Max Dorflinger and Marco Gonzales display some of the bicycles that will be given away via drawings during National Night Out, which is slated Tuesday. The bicycles are five of 25 donated by local businesses.
 

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