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Hospital construction grounds helipad

As construction continues at Uvalde Memorial Hospital to replace the facility’s chillers and generator, progress means slight adjustments to day-to-day activity. One of those adjustments will be the temporary closure of the hospital’s helipad. Since the project began in April, the parking lot located directly off of Garner Field Road has been partially closed, but patient and visitor parking remain unaffected.
 
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School’s out: Safety should be keyword for youngsters

Summer is here and with most children looking to have some fun after a long school year, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension wants to remind them that safety comes first. The agency will be hosting a summer safety seminar on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of the Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
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‘Alice in Wonderland’ coming to Uvalde

With summer vacation now officially here, the Youth Players on the Plaza board is falling fast down the rabbit hole into a new production of “Alice in Wonderland.” According to Jan Elliott, board president, YouPOP is an amazing program that allows the youth of Uvalde to participate in an exciting summer of live theatre. Production dates are scheduled for July 25-27.
 
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Angry insects kill dog, sting Canales Street residents

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A hive of honey bees, believed to be Africanized, created quite the buzz Saturday when they stung multiple people and killed one dog. At approximately 10:29 a.m. on Saturday, Uvalde paramedics and firefighters were dispatched to 105 E. Canales St. where a man had been stung by several bees while mowing the lawn at the vacant residence.
 
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McLaughlin, new council take charge

Over 100 people were in attendance on Tuesday evening when incoming Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. and newly-elected council representatives were sworn into office at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell administered the oath of office to McLaughlin and council representatives Margaret Palermo, District 1; Roy Muñoz, District 3; and Ernest “Chip” King III, District 5.
 
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School is out (for some)

Summer school starts Monday for hundreds of UCISD students. Classes will be held Monday through Friday each week. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will attend summer school at Anthon Elementary from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. First- through fourthgrade students will be housed at Robb Elementary from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
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HCR elects directors, needs new boss

Following their annual meeting on May 17, Hill Country Rivers has elected new members to its board of directors. According to Melissa Bates, board president, Chase Roosa was elected as vice president and Patti Van Pelt was selected as secretary/treasurer. Other board members are Rob Fayle, Tim Hester, Ed Poole and Charlie Reagor.
 
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On your mark, get set, go!

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
They met as strangers, grew as classmates and leave as friends. This is the message of Uvalde High School’s Class of 2014, who officially graduated from high school Friday night. The UHS band played “Pomp and Circumstance” as 229 seniors filed from the field house to their seats on the 50-yard line at the Honey Bowl Stadium at 8 p.m.
 
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Cowboys power through driving rain at Utopia rodeo

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Wanda Waters of the Utopia Ranch Rodeo planning team.
 
For the past 12 years, the citizens of Utopia and surrounding areas have enjoyed an actionpacked ranch rodeo on the Sunday evening of Memorial Day weekend in the Utopia City Park arena. But the 2014 Utopia Ranch Rodeo may be the most memorable one yet.
 
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Starting at the bottom

With hundreds of area graduates taking stock of their high school diplomas and setting out for higher education and/or the workforce, we invited school, city, and county officials to take a look back at their first jobs. Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell worked at a dry cleaner’s, Sheriff Charles Mendeke was a grocerystore bagger, Uvalde school district assistant superintendent Hal Harrell was a maintenance worker and district superintendent Jeanette Ball made and sold sno-cones.
 

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