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HSU volunteer has can-do attitude

by LOGAN GARNETT

Perhaps you’ve seen them around town: small cans with a slot cut into the top positioned near cash registers at local businesses. The label on the outside reads “Humane Society of Uvalde” but it’s what’s on the inside that really counts.

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Council: Texting ban on hold

by KIMBERLY RUBIO

Uvalde City Council voted Tuesday to hold off until January the adoption of an ordinance that would ban texting while driving within the city.

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Congressman-elect visits

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Customer having ‘bad day’ assaults Pizza Hut cook

A Pizza Hut cook got more than he probably bargained for on Tuesday when he was assaulted by a customer. Leonel Escalante, 18, of 670 S. Hoyt Avenue, La Pryor, was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on charges of assault causing bodily injury after a 9:45 p.m. incident at the restaurant, which is located at 502 E. Main St.
 
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Door-to-door sales resurrected

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Knock, knock – salesmen are once again allowed to sell door-to-door in Uvalde. In March, city council voted to eliminate door-todoor sales in Uvalde, but on Tuesday evening council approved an ordinance regulating itinerant vendors and reinstating the use of door-to-door sales in Uvalde.
 
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UCISD manuevers for savings

by KIM EAGLE
 
With some “creative funding” decisions and construction window shifts, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District could benefit financially up to the tune of $121,000 in E-Rate Program reimbursements. This can be achieved by postponing upcoming technology renovation projects at Benson Elementary and Flores Middle School. The district can also reuse some tech upgrades done last year to Uvalde High School and Morales Junior High School to save even more money and allow for more upgrades at other campuses.
 
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Murder victims had it coming, Nelson says

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
It’s been two years since Thomas Ray Nelson was arrested for the shooting death of his motherin- law and her friend, but Nelson said there are two sides to every story – and his account is filled with tales straight out of a made-for-television drama.
 
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Smallwood finds birth mother 68 years later

by MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Sammye Smallwood was an only child for the first 60-plus years of her life, but in the span of three days in August her family tree blossomed to include a dozen brothers and sisters. After the only parents she knew died over 30 years ago, Smallwood’s aunt confirmed what she almost always believed to be true – Clara and Roland Blair, while wonderful people who devoted their lives to her, were not her biological parents.
 
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Neill: From janitor’s closet to VP’s office

Warren D. Neill is proof that hard work and loyalty pay off. Over the past 50 years he has worked as a janitor, filer, and teller, eventually working his way up to vice president of First State Bank Uvalde. Neill started out at FSB as a filer in a room “no bigger than the smallest bathroom you can imagine” on Nov. 23, 1964. The bank wasn’t even in its current location on East Nopal. It was downtown where the El Progreso Memorial Library once stood.
 
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Major accident leaves one dead

by KIMBERLY RUBIO

The charred remains of two 18-wheelers and a cargo truck caused a section of U.S Highway 90 East to shut down for over five hours on Wednesday morning following the fatal three-vehicle accident that left the road littered with debris. The wreck, which occurred 6 miles east of Uvalde, left one man dead and another hospitalized.

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