Sabinal resident and alleged Mexican Mafia member Jose “Shorty” Vasquez Jr., remains in federal custody after his Sept. 15 arrest in Sabinal on a warrant for violating probation or parole for possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. The arrest took place after several hours of law enforcement surveillance.
At the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s regular board meeting held Monday at the Morales Junior High library, Uvalde High School athletic director Gary Griffin presented student participation numbers for the athletic department for the 2016-2017 school year.
The Uvalde Leader-News is seeking wildlife photography and hunting story contest entries.
Winners in both categories will be featured in the Hunter’s Journal magazine scheduled for publication in late October.
Photographs can be submitted in digital or print format. They must be original and can be either color or black and white.
Stories submitted for the annual hunting story contest are always well received, probably because they are usually real incidents that happened to real people while enjoying the great outdoors.
Prizes for winning entries in both categories are $50 for first place; $30 for second; and $20 for third.
Stories should be typewritten and not more than 750 words in length. Stories and photographs can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Hunting Story/Photo Contest, The Uvalde Leader-News, P.O. Box 740, Uvalde, TX 78802.
(This story originally appeared in the Sept. 18 edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.)
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer Modella “Dell” Shelton will turn 100 on Sept. 29 and while she says times have definitely changed from when she was growing up, some things remain the same including her love for gardening, cats and lipstick.
Shelton was born in Wellington, Texas, in 1916 to Pearl and Leslie King. She is one of seven siblings, all of whom she has outlived.
“I had four brothers and two sisters. All my immediate family have passed,” Shelton said. “I was number three and I’m the last one.”
When she was 3 years old, Shelton’s family moved to southeastern Colorado.
“We lived there until I was 16, then we moved to the mountains, northwest Colorado,” Shelton said.
An average of 451 individuals, representing households with an average size of three, receive assistance from the Uvalde Food Pantry on a monthly basis. The figures are a dramatic increase from the reported 200 families serviced in April 2007, when the pantry first opened its doors.
Uvalde, Knippa, and Sabinal school districts met standards as set by the Texas Education Agency, but the Utopia school district requires improvement. TEA scores school districts across the state to determine how campuses are performing academically.