Three Uvalde High School seniors have been named as candidates to be crowned homecoming queen during halftime of this year's homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 31. Queen candidates for Homecoming 2014 are Juanita Aguilar, Iesha Ferguson and Alexandra Nevarez. Please see next Sunday's edition of the Uvalde Leader-News to see which of these candidates receives the crown.
A 21-year-old city of Uvalde employee was killed Thursday after he was struck by a hit-andrun driver while repairing a water leak in the 500 block of Old Carrizo Road. According to the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, city employee and Uvalde resident Adrian Vega was inside a trench when he was struck by a 2007 Ford Taurus, driven by Manuel De La Garza, 34, also of Uvalde.
The oldest and largest drug-prevention campaign in the country, Red Ribbon Week, is just around the corner. This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated from Thursday through Oct. 31. According to www.drugfreetexas.org, the week is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent killed in 1985 by drug traffickers.
Those lapses in memory or “senior moments” as they are often referred to may not actually be related to age at all. In a lesson titled “Am I losing my mind?” Lesa Parry, Wesley Nurse, and Molly Flores, AgriLife extension agent, spoke to a group of 15 area residents about how the type of learner a person is can affect memory retention. The pair also discussed other memory-related topics.
Results from the second-annual UCISD Spanish Spelling Bee are in, after dozens of third- through seventhgrade students competed for the chance to represent Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District at the regional level.
Groups seeking an e-mailed roster detailing the names and addresses of county residents who vote during the early voting period, which begins Monday, will need to pay $18 per day requested. The fee was approved unanimously on Tuesday by Uvalde County Commissioners, who met for a 10 a.m. meeting at the courthouse.
Each year it is important to stay healthy and take health precautions as fall arrives and brings with it the dreaded flu season. This fall, however, the flu is not the only virus around; Enterovirus D68 and Ebola have also made an arrival. In September, Uvalde Memorial Hospital saw a total of four flu cases, with only one person affected being admitted. Those numbers are expected to increase over the coming months.
A motion by defense counsel to dismiss the capital murder case against Cel’ves Nel Cook was rejected Thursday when 38th Judicial District Court Judge Camile DuBose heard arguments from the prosecution and defense.
Sharpen those knives, grab your gourd of choice and get to slicing, because the Uvalde Leader- News is holding its first-ever pumpkin carving contest. To enter, send in a photo of the carver with their creepy, cute or clever creation by noon on Oct. 28. Once judged by newspaper staff, the winner’s picture, along with his or her pumpkin, will appear on the front page of the Oct. 30 edition of the Leader-News – just in time for Halloween.