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New laws in effect

By KIM EAGLE
 
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Man dies avoiding dead deer

Camp Wood resident George Veloz, 23, died Dec. 26, 2015, after allegedly swerving to avoid striking a dead deer on Highway 55 and instead colliding head-on with a fuel truck.

The two-vehicle accident caused a section of the highway, about 20 miles north of Uvalde, to shut down for approximately 11 hours as a hazardous materials team worked to clean-up more than 7,600 gallons of spilled fuel.

The accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A preliminary investigation showed that Veloz was traveling south, toward Uvalde, when he swerved and overcorrected.

The Toyota 4Runner he was driving entered a side-skid into the northbound lane and collided with an oncoming fuel truck, causing that 18-wheeler to roll on its side.

Veloz was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Although Veloz resided in Camp Wood, he was employed with Bush's Chicken in Uvalde.

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Middle school art students write to troops

While many children were preparing for the holidays by dreaming of sugarplums dancing, art students at Flores Middle School were busy creating Christmas cards for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
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Winter winds whip through

It didn’t arrive in time for Christmas, but winter extended its cold claws on Sunday night when temperatures dropped to 36 degrees. That same day, a lowpressure weather system deposited .09 inches of rain in Uvalde, bringing the city’s year-to-date total to 33.90 inches.
 
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Escape: Woman speaks of abuse

 
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer
 
“All it takes is one hard push and you won't be anybody.”
 
That is what Amanda Gonzales's abuser said as he threatened to throw her over a bridge in San Antonio. The incident was just one of many violent acts she endured while in a relationship with a San Antonio man.
 
Gonzales met that 32-year-old online in 2010 when she was 23. Six weeks later, he convinced her to join him in San Antonio. Gonzales said she made the move and – at first – he treated her like a queen.
 
“It was good. We got along great for the first two and half months,” she said.
 
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City looks to fill three vacancies

Joseph Ruelle has resigned from his position as manager of the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. According to city manager Vince DiPiazza, the resignation was a mutual agreement between the city and Ruelle, who was hired in October.
 

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