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28
Aug
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Laura Cooper greets a student

Flores Middle School principal Laura Cooper greets a student and returns a cone to the sidewalk, also on Monday. The student asked where she could safely tie up her bike.
 
Thu
28
Aug
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Search for city manager underway

Pending execution of a negotiated contract, Uvalde City Council approved using a management-replacement service to install an interim city manager and start the process to find a permanent city manager. Texas First Group, owned by Don Davis and Kerry Sweatt, is in the business of streamlining city management hiring. Council acted Tuesday night after reconvening from closed session at City Hall.
 
Thu
28
Aug
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Labor Day weekend full of activity

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
Tonight there will be a special sneak peek into the carnival at the Uvalde County Fairplex, where tomorrow the three-day Palomino Fest and Pro Rodeo officially starts. Please see Page 4 for more information about musical entertainment scheduled tomorrow through Sunday.
 
Sat
23
Aug
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Gathering the troops

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Local police are proving that they not only back each other up while patrolling the streets of Uvalde but also in all aspects of life as they rally together to support a detective who is battling cancer. Det. Donald Page, an eight-year veteran of the Uvalde Police Department, thought he had the flu when he was admitted to Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Aug. 14.
 
Sat
23
Aug
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‘I need good teachers’

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Joaquin Garcia let every Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District teacher know exactly what he expects of his education as he continues his long journey to graduation. It will be a long journey not because he is struggling or has a learning disability, but because he will enter first grade tomorrow.
 
Sat
23
Aug
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Concan farm wins H-E-B contest

Not all extracts are the same, and Concan’s own Nanette Watson of Frio Farm proves that with her grand prize win at H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest competition. Watson was recently named a finalist in the contest, but last week she bested several other Texas businesses to claim $25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick.
 
Sat
23
Aug
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Be wary of school traffic

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
As parents and children prepare for the first day of school, Uvalde Police Department officers want to remind drivers to follow all school zone traffic laws including staying off cell phones.
 
Wed
20
Aug
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Post-storm fires destroy two homes

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
When Gilberto Solis’ mobile home burned down Tuesday morning, the fire robbed the ranch worker of his home and 32 years of memories. “It’s hard. It was my home, where I was raised,” said Solis’ daughter, Jeannette Solis. Firefighter Jimmy Dalrymple said the cause of the fire is still unknown, but Jeannette Solis and her family thinks electrical wiring could be to blame.

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Wed
20
Aug
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Debt OK’d

With one person accounting for nine signatures, a petition to block the borrowing of $10 million to fund street repairs was unsuccessful with only 451– 29 short of the needed 480 – signatures. The announcement was made on Monday at noon in Council Chambers at City Hall. Last week, petition creator John Yeackle presented 591 unverified signatures to city staff.

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Wed
20
Aug
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UCISD meets standards

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Morales Junior High School received two academic distinctions while other campuses in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District need improvement, according to the 2014 Texas Education Agency accountability ratings. This time last year, Morales Junior High School was a struggling campus in need of improvement, which is the situation this year for Batesville Elementary, Robb Elementary, Anthon Elementary, and Dalton Early Childhood Center.

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