A former substitute teacher for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, who last year admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student, was arrested Saturday on an indictment for engaging in an improper teacher/student relationship and three counts of sexual assault of child. John Derek Rodriguez, 26, of Crystal City, is being held at the Uvalde
For the second consecutive year, the Uvalde Food Pantry will not be handing out holiday meal bags for Thanksgiving, but food pantry volunteers are seeking donations from residents to provide turkeys for families in need.
The longstanding tradition of providing holiday meal bags came to an end last year when former Uvalde Food Pantry board president Tru Hiatt announced that the service was not economically feasible.
This year, board president Travis Kimble hopes to provide a turkey for each family that attends the Nov. 19 distribution.
With an average of 500 families present at each distribution day, roughly $8,000 is needed to ensure a happy holiday for all.
To donate, or for more information, contact Kimble at 361-935-3694.
Through wind, water and waves, Daniel Tristan persevered throughout World War II as a plucky First Class Navy Seaman, helping to command a cargo attack transport vessel through the vast waters of the Pacific Theater. This was in 1943, two years after the United States had pitched in its lot with the other Allied Powers fighting the combined armies of Germany, Japan and Italy. “I did 16 months aboard an AKA – called the USS Towner – and I’m 91 going on 92 so I’m just happy I’m alive,” Tristan said.
Jilana Monsivez smiles as she sits on her great-grandfather’s lap. Local veteran Daniel Treviño attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Dalton Early Childhood Center with his great-granddaughter and great grandson (left) Candilario Castillo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.