For the second time this year, the head of the public works department in Sabinal is accused of misap-propriating city-owned property. Rodolfo “Rudy” Tristan’s employment with the city of Sabinal ended Tuesday when he opted to resign. Voting Monday night, Sabinal City Council chose to give Tristan the option of resigning by 5 p.m. Tuesday or have his employment terminated.
At a time when the actions of police officers are under scrutiny, local law enforcement officials are using every resource available to them to document their interactions with the public.
Cameras are installed inside all Uvalde Police Department patrol vehicles and a device to record audio is carried by each officer. The audio and video footage is downloaded and reviewed by lieutenants every other day and stored for at least six months.
A Uvalde man who police believe may be mentally unstable is accused of attacking a man with a shovel while trying to break into a South Bates Street home. The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, when Jose Manuel Luna, 49, of 233 S. Bates St., allegedly broke into an older-model Ford F-250 that was parked at E.T’s Auto Repair shop at 703 W. Main St.
Like it or not, taxes make the world go around. They pay for our roads and schools and, in Uvalde County’s case, the protection of our local aquifers. But with several different entities levying their own specific tax rates, it can become confusing determining just how much is being paid to whom.
The teaching kitchen at Community Health Development Inc. is a happy kitchen once again thanks to a $10,000 donation from Security Service Federal Credit Union Credit union representatives were at the Aug. 28 CHDI board meeting to present a $10,000 check to ensure the program receives funding it needs to stay in operation.
The dust has barely settled after the 18th annual Palomino Fest, but the memories made there by the estimated 20,000 weekend attendees will last a lifetime. Event organizer Wade Carpenter said that the event was a great success and raised a lot of money for Southwest Texas Junior College scholarships.
Cel’ves Nel Cook has requested a bond reduction. He has been incarcerated at the Uvalde County Jail since January, after he was arrested on capital murder charges in connection with the 2011 murder of 4-year-old Davaughn Rodriguez. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 9. In documents filed in the 38th Judicial District clerk’s office in the Uvalde County Courthouse, public defender Keri Mallon claims that Cook is being illegally confined by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office.
Cecilia Ortiz (right) and her mother sign up Thursday morning to donate money to El Progreso Memorial Library. Library supporters are trying to raise up to $50,000 to supplement the agency’s operating budget which was cut by Uvalde City Council.
While many teenagers are still trying to decide on a career, a group of young men and women in Uvalde know what they want and are already on the path toward achieving their goals. Explorer programs advised by the Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office offer students who are interested in a career in law enforcement handson experiences.