Three Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students were taken by EMS to Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning after the school bus they were traveling in was rear-ended by a pickup truck about 7 miles west of Uvalde on U.S. Highway 90. The accident occurred just before 8 a.m.
No city residents were present Tuesday night when Uvalde City Council conducted a final public hearing regarding the 2016-17 municipal property tax rate of 78.40 cents and budget, which includes a 3 percent salary increase for city staff. The 2016-2017 budget reflects a general fund revenue increase of $970,468.
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station have arrested a Mexican national convicted of manslaughter.
On Sept. 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents performing a train check in Uvalde apprehended Jose M. Torres-Hernandez, 58, for being present in the United States illegally.
Torres-Hernandez was then transported to the Uvalde Station for processing in accordance with CBP guidelines. Record checks revealed Torres-Hernandez was convicted of manslaughter in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1994 and was then removed from the country.
Torres-Hernandez is being processed for re-entry after deportation and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
Bull-O-Rama will be returning to Uvalde for the first time in four years on Saturday, Sept. 24. Hosted by the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce, Bull-O-Rama is an event similar to the Cactus Jack Foundation's bull riding event that comes through in the spring, but where Cactus Jack highlights the teachers of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Bull-O-Rama focuses on the children of Uvalde.
Uvalde Police Department Chief Eric Herrera, Lt. Daniel Rodriguez and Sgt. Javier Martinez recently traveled to Georgetown to undergo training on how to properly manage and conduct internal affairs investigations. The class was held Sept. 12-16 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day at the Georgetown Police Department.