To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United States’ victory over Japan in World War II in 1945, a special reception was held at the Uvalde County Courthouse on Wednesday.
All Uvalde County WWII veterans were invited to attend the event, where they had the chance to catch up with old friends and exchange stories from their time in the service.
About two dozen WWII veterans attended the reception.
“We’re here today to honor, thank, and pay tribute to those of you from Uvalde County that were in the service 70 years ago today,” said Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell. “It seems like a long time ago, but I know that to most of you it was just a flash.”
He went on to thank them for their service.
“Each and every one of you has a story,” Mitchell said. “Each and every one of you are vitally important to our country and the successes we have endured throughout the years.
Uvalde Police Department Officer Greg Villa drew his weapon the night of Sept. 1, during a traffic stop, after a woman exited her vehicle wielding a starter pistol.
The incident began in the 500 block of West Main Street where Luis Sambrano, driving a Chevrolet Silverado, failed to signal before switching lanes.
According to the police report, Villa turned on his cruiser’s lights but Sambrano continued to drive. He stopped in the 600 block of Boone Street.
Villa approached the vehicle where he spotted a 24-ounce can of beer in a cup holder.
Villa asked Sambrano and his passenger, Galinda Romo, 31, to step out of the vehicle.
According to police, Romo exited the vehicle holding a silver pistol at her side. Villa immediately drew his duty weapon and called for backup. Romo was asked to set the weapon down, but she did not oblige.
Two men are recovering at a San Antonio hospital after Uvalde Border Patrol Agents pulled them from a burning vehicle.
The pair was involved in a near-fatal one-vehicle rollover early on Aug. 29. The accident occurred on U.S Highway 90, 10 miles west of Uvalde, near the United States Border Patrol checkpoint.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of the Ford E-350 fell asleep at the wheel, veered off the roadway and rolled the vehicle.
A traveling motorist notified agents.
According to a press release from U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio sector, two agents responded to the scene, where a passenger van was turned over on its side with flames coming from the bottom of the vehicle. Two more agents arrived soon after.
School is back in session and there is good news for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District: Enrollment numbers are up for 2015-2016. As of last Friday, total enrollment for the school district was at 4,699 students, up 217 from last year’s Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 4,482.
It is time once again for Palomino Fest, the biggest annual concert series, professional rodeo, and carnival in Uvalde. The event starts today at Uvalde County Fairplex. Palomino Fest features three days of music, four days of carnival fun – including rides, games, food and a petting zoo – a professional rodeo, parade, fitness competition, and trail ride.
Churches, clubs, schools, organizations and others will receive credentials to be used to designate a person as the voting delegate. Forms must be presented at registration, with all forms completed and notarized. These will enable the representatives of each organization to vote and participate in the business of cooperative.