Anne Marie Espinoza takes a break on her hike on Diamond Head State Monument to catch up on the latest news in Uvalde, while visiting her son stationed at Hawaii Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. The picture is a submission to the Uvalde Leader-News photo contest, which ended Dec. 31, 2013.
The city of Uvalde has the creek but no paddles – yet. That’s because the water supply the city thought they would have by utilizing Buda Well #7, which is located at 137 E. Oak St., will not be in production until mid-December. This leaves the city with a need to lease water rights for the last quarter of the year.
Sure we’re in a pasturescorching, river-evaporating, aquifer-slurping drought, but that doesn’t mean that we have to rely on fresh water for every single one of our needs. Take gray water, for instance. The not-so-cheerily-named, oft-forgotten liquid that is the by-product of our daily activities can be reused and even sold.
The city of Uvalde swimming pool will be temporarily closed due to issues involving the circulation and filtration system. City staff and a team of contractors are working together to complete repairs as quickly as possible. The deficiencies were discovered as pool staff was making preparations for the upcoming swim season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.