During a March 29 meeting of Uvalde County Commissioners, Wayne Beyer, of Beyer and Co., presented results of an independent audit of Uvalde County’s 2014-2015 budget. Beyer rendered an unqualified opinion – the best possible outcome – and said the budget is eligible for the CAFR (certificate of achievement for financial reporting) as awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Expounding more on Beyer’s findings, Alice Chapman, county auditor, said that the county has $19,890,00 million in assets, $5,817,000 of which may be used to meet ongoing obligations.
“This is good because, worst case scenario, like we don’t receive any taxes for three months, we have enough cash assets that would take us through that period,” Chapman said. “And that’s a real positive.”
Mighty tugs require a strong group effort by Dalton Early Childhood Center pre-K students engaged in game of tug-of-war during field day. Relay races, hurdles, sprints and obstacle courses made up the events, which took place Friday morning at the 600 N. Fourth Street campus. Hundreds of parents, grandparents and others braved the cool, windy weather to cheer on students.
In advance of the May 24 primary election runoff, polling sites for Uvalde voters have been consolidated so that all city residents of eight city and immediate-area precincts will vote at the Willie De Leon Civic Center on election day. Uvalde County Commissioners approved the change on Monday morning at the request of Rogelio F. Muñoz and Maggie Gunn, who serve as chairmen of the Uvalde County Democratic and Republican parties, respectively.
A 2013 GMC Yukon remains overturned as Uvalde volunteer firefighters and Uvalde Police work the scene of a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Roberts Lane and North Park Street. The accident occurred Monday afternoon. The driver of the 2011 Dodge Charger was taken to Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Local veterans were recognized on Tuesday at the El Progreso Memorial Library during a Vietnam Veterans Day celebration. The event was hosted by El Progreso Memorial Library and coordinated by Uvalde County veteran services officer Everardo “Lalo” Zamora along with leadership from American Legion Post 26, American Legion Post 479, and the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Usually when you hear about old spirits coming into contact with the living, it’s in the form of a ghost story or horror movie and the results are almost always less than pleasant. In this case, however, the spirits in question come in the form of a secret stash of decades-old liquor and, far from harming anyone (outside of a nasty hangover), the long forgotten firewater looks as though it will bring a $10 million windfall to the city of Uvalde.
Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters and Uvalde Police are at the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday night in the 200 block of West Main Street. The driver of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe struck a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 before striking a diesel pump. The driver of the Tahoe was transported to Uvalde Memorial Hospital, after consenting to a blood specimen. She faces charges of driving while intoxicated.
Sue Schwencke-Rankin has been named the director of Herby Ham Activity Center, and she has big plans in store, including social media promotions and events geared toward young adults. Schwencke-Rankin comes to Uvalde from San Antonio, where she worked for various organizations and businesses.