Past and present Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees came together on Friday when the district hosted a “Because of You” breakfast to recognize volunteers who have given their time to improve the local school system. The breakfast was held at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at Central Office, 1000 N. Getty. January is designated as school board recognition month in Texas.
Tomorrow when they meet at 10 a.m. in the third-floor courtroom, Uvalde County Commissioners will consider a resolution of support for the creation of the Cottages at Frio Canyon public improvement district. The district would encompass the Cottages at Frio Canyon, a 126-unit, 28-acre family vacation community to be located off Highway 127 just east of Concan. There would be a community pool, pavilion, laundry room and other shared areas.
When an upper-level disturbance moved through the area on Sunday night, it brought strong winds that caused a controlled burn to get out of hand. The fire, which was ignited on Saturday in Concan, became unruly Sunday at around 6:30 p.m., and Concan and Reagan Wells fire departments were dispatched to Big Spring Ranch – located 4 miles off County Road 349.
Uvalde County Jail staff booked in 1,981 inmates last year at the 339 King Fisher Lane facility. Those inmates consisted of 1,806 state and county inmates and 175 federal inmates. The facility is paid to house federal inmates; from October 2015 through September 2016, the federal government paid $1,714,569 to the county to house federal prisoners.
Garrison Belle Rutledge of Uvalde graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, during recent commencement exercises. Rutledge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard College of Arts and Sciences. She was also named to the university’s dean’s list for the fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.
The deadline for residents to cast their vote for the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards is nearing. The awards will be handed out at the 97th-annual chamber banquet, slated Feb. 3.
Business of the Year nominees are Wintergarden Produce, St. Henry de Osso, Thompson Helicopters, Mauve Salon and Briscoe-Garner Museum. The selected businesses were chosen from the pool of businesses that were honored with a Business of the Month designation in 2016.
Other awards include Small Business of the Year, Rookie Business of the Year and Best in Customer Service.