by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Anyone not yet registered to vote must do so by Tuesday, Oct. 11, to have a say in choosing the next U.S. president or to vote for another candidate for office at the local, state or national level.
Prospective registrants should register to vote by visiting Uvalde County voter registrar Maggie Del Toro at the Uvalde County Courthouse in downtown Uvalde or go online to votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/.
Voter eligibility includes being a United States citizen, resident of the county where the application is submitted, and reaching the age of 18 prior to election day. Felons who have not completed sentences, probation or parole are ineligible to vote as is anyone who has been declared in court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer After nearly 3 years in solitary confinement, Cel’ves Cook – who was indicted on capital murder charges for the 2011 death of 4-year-old Davaughn Rodriguez – has been released from the Uvalde County Jail on a $500,000 personal recognizance bond.
Cook’s Sept. 23 release is part of a pre-trial release program.
According to documents filed in the 38th Judicial District Clerk’s Office, several restrictions have been put in place including the following: Cook is to maintain regular visits with a doctor to treat an unspecified medical condition, call the Adult Supervision Office of the 38th Judicial District once per week, attend court as scheduled and bring his cell phone for inspection by a member of the adult supervision office, and allow a supervision officer to search his home upon request.
Multiple Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters surround a truck and car involved in a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Getty and Studer streets. The collision occurred Thursday just before noon.
Animal excrement in city-owned parks, particularly at the Memorial and De Leon parks, was a topic of discussion Sept. 27 when Uvalde City Council members met for a regularly scheduled meeting at city hall.
Councilman Steve Balke said he has received multiple complaints from city residents regarding animal excrement at the East Main and Silvestre Street parks.
As a solution, Susan Anderson, director of community planning, suggested placing signage at the parks reminding owners to clean up after their animals.
Council members also suggested placing plastic bags and waste buckets near the signage.
The signs were priced at $170 a sign and plastic bags would run .20 cents each.
A 16-year-old Uvalde boy is being held at the Kerr County Detention Center in Kerrville after leading Uvalde Police on a 20-minute vehicle pursuit, while a 23-year-old New Braunfels resident spent two days in the Medina County Jail after leading multiple agencies on a high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 90.