Staff members of many businesses and offices will be home for Christmas this year. The Uvalde Leader-News office will be closed tomorrow. The Uvalde County Courthouse, Uvalde City Hall and other county and city offices will also be closed tomorrow. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Dustin, a 35-pound retriever mix who is about 2 years old, is waiting for a home from his spot on the Humane Society of Uvalde’s rescue row. He was rescued from the city of Uvalde’s animal control facility in October.
Mike Jackson, formerly of Uvalde, recently graduated from the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy. The commencement ceremony was held Tuesday in Spring. Jackson resides in Harris County with his wife, Frankie, and two children.
The city of Uvalde held its annual Christmas banquet for employees Saturday night at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. During the event, Juan A. Martinez, a lieutenant with the Uvalde Police Department, was honored for 20 years of service to the city.
Visitors to Uvalde Memorial Park may have noticed a two-month restroom closure, but as of last week the recently-renovated restrooms are once again open to the public. The city of Uvalde spent $20,000 to update restrooms. Upgrades include new stalls, urinals, toilets and sinks. The restrooms also received new paint and lighting.
While the winter months are typically regarded as cheerful times because of the holiday season, cold weather can be difficult on individuals and families who are struggling financially. Country Gardens and Seed employees and volunteers have channeled the gift-giving spirit for 17 years through the Santa’s Elves program.
For the third year in a row, Anthon Elementary is the first-place winner of Texas Home Furnishings sixth-annual Trim-a-Tree contest. Nearly 6,000 cans – 5,924 to be exact – of food were generated by local nonprofit organizations and will be donated to the Uvalde Food Pantry.