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Sun
13
Nov

Assault and lockdown

One Uvalde Police Department officer was punched while another sustained minor injuries after a man suspected of being intoxicated allegedly pushed an idling motorcycle toward her, causing it to fall on the officer’s leg. The incident occurred at approximately 2:33 a.m. behind apartments located in the 300 block of North Wood Street, where Uvalde Police were dispatched in response to an intoxicated individual.

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Sun
13
Nov

American Legion Post 479

Veterans converse during a free luncheon at the American Legion Post 479 at 583 W. Main St. The event, held Wednesday so as not to interfere with any other Veterans Day observations, was hosted by the Uvalde H-E-B Store.

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Sun
13
Nov

Uvalde Good Eggs will perform skit Dec. 3

Uvalde Good Eggs will present “Christmas at the Blinkin’ Light” at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House for one night only, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. A common theme in the Good Eggs holiday performances have a disaster that the citizens of Prickly Pear Flats have to overcome. This year, there will be a disaster at the blinkin’ light and nobody can get back to town; they’re stranded at the intersection of the fictional town of Huajillo Springs in the hill country.

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Sun
13
Nov

Thousands of children need families

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Patricia Larzelere of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

On Nov. 28 at the Medina County Courthouse, 15 children are being adopted in a ceremony that includes individuals from Uvalde County. This comes as more than 6,000 Texas children and teens are waiting for adoption. Many ask themselves, “Why not me? Why can’t I have a family?” Last year, more Texas children than ever before (5,672) got the answer they were looking for when they were adopted into their own forever family last year.

Thu
10
Nov

Chamber rounds up $38K

The Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce raised $38,000 for annual operating expenses at the 35th-annual Hunter’s Roundup. According to Olivia Rish, executive director, nearly 4,500 people were in attendance during the Friday night event, which took place 5 p.m to 11 p.m. at the Uvalde County Stardust Pavilion at the Fairplex.

Thu
10
Nov

Legion ceremony set tomorrow at Fairplex

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring all military veterans. It was originally observed to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War I when major hostilities of that war were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. American Legion Post 26 and the Ladies Auxiliary Unit will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex.

Thu
10
Nov

Tomorrow is opportunity to salute veterans

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

From model to bookkeeper for the U.S. Marines Corps to operator of the Two Oaks Cafe in Uvalde, Marge Motes has lived nothing short of an extraordinary life. Motes, who is originally from Hammond, Indiana, grew up the oldest of six children.

Thu
10
Nov

Record-breaking turnout recorded

By MEGHANN GARCIA

As they have consistently done for the last 48 years, Uvalde County voters supported the Republican Party’s candidate for president, with 4,828 of registered voters choosing Donald J. Trump for president over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 3,863 votes. Trump captured 53.93 percent of Uvalde County votes to Clinton’s 43.15 percent. This year, Uvalde County had a record-breaking voter turnout, with 9,095 of the 16,611 registered voters casting a ballot for a turnout of 54.75 percent.

Thu
10
Nov

Verstuyft wins tax assessor seat

By MEGHANN GARCIA

For Uvalde County tax assessor/collector, Republican Rita Cordova Verstuyft won with 4,576 votes over Democrat Diana Uriegas Flores, who had 4,330. The margin of victory was 246. Verstuyft will replace longtime tax assessor/collector Maggie Del Toro, who lost to Flores in the Democratic Party primary held March 1.

Thu
10
Nov

Operation Christmas Child is underway

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Local and area residents have the opportunity to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that provides gifts to children who are living in the midst of poverty, war, disease or natural disaster. Prospective donors should begin with finding a standard-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If desired, donors may wrap the box and lid separately in Christmas wrapping paper. The box should be wrapped separately so that it may be opened.

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