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Wed
18
Jun
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About $2K needed for fireworks display

Though a good amount has already been raised, donations are still being sought for the this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show in Uvalde. The show, which is being organized by the Uvalde Leader-News and Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department, had its debut last year and is being held again this July 4 at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Lights, scoreboard upgrade Honey Bowl

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
If eight sponsors sign up – to the tune of up to $25,000 each – the new scoreboard going up at the Uvalde Honey Bowl will be paid at no cost to the school district. Hondo National Bank is the first entity in town to officially purchase advertising space on the new scoreboard.
 
Mon
16
Jun
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‘I really thought my heart would explode’

Only a dad could understand the joys of standing outside with his daughter, watching for hours as she waves and says “Look at me,” every time she essentially does anything other than stand there.  Only a father would
watch over her and wave back, saying, “Good job sweetie” and truly believe that what she is doing is a major accomplishment. And to him, it is a major accomplishment, for that is his daughter – a halfgenetic copy of himself – 
and it is human nature for him to love her unconditionally 
 
Mon
16
Jun
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Train, plane overturned by storm

As Union Pacific crews worked to right a train derailment, the roar of chainsaws ripped through the morning on Friday, as people across the county rallied to repair damage wrought by intense winds. Funnel clouds were reported, but officials have not confirmed that a tornado touched down in Uvalde County. While an  official determination was expected late Friday afternoon, broken tree limbs littered streets and yards, from which trampolines
and other play equipment were  displaced
 
Mon
16
Jun
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Judith and Juan Martinez

Judith and Juan Martinez check out the Uvalde Leader-News while standing in Times Square in New York City on Dec. 13. The picture is a submission to the Uvalde Leader-News photo contest, which ended Dec. 31.
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Uvalde Police officers

Uvalde Police officers Felipe Ramon (left) and Anthony Gonzales (right) investigate the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in the 2300 block of E. Main St. The driver of the 2002 Chevrolet S-10 was cited for failing to control speed.
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Anne Marie Espinoza

Anne Marie Espinoza takes a break on her hike on Diamond Head State Monument to catch up on the latest news in Uvalde, while visiting her son stationed at Hawaii Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. The picture is a submission to the Uvalde Leader-News photo contest, which ended Dec. 31, 2013.
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Up a creek: City’s secondary well won’t be ready until December

KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
The city of Uvalde has the creek but no paddles – yet. That’s because the water supply the city thought they would have by utilizing Buda Well #7, which is located at 137 E. Oak St., will not be in production until mid-December. This leaves the city with a need to lease water rights for the last quarter of the year.
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Turn gray water into green grass

LOGAN GARNETT
 
Sure we’re in a pasturescorching, river-evaporating, aquifer-slurping drought, but that doesn’t mean that we have to rely on fresh water for every single one of our needs. Take gray water, for instance. The not-so-cheerily-named, oft-forgotten liquid that is the by-product of our daily activities can be reused and even sold.
 
Sat
07
Jun
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Summer fun delayed

The city of Uvalde swimming pool will be temporarily closed due to issues involving the circulation and filtration system. City staff and a team of contractors are working together to complete repairs as quickly as possible. The deficiencies were discovered as pool staff was making preparations for the upcoming swim season.
 

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