Submitted by Edgar on September 21, 2014 - 12:01am
The nine-month search is finally over as Mendell Morgan has been named director of El Progreso Memorial Library.Morgan will officially start his new position in early October. The post of library director has been vacant since former director Susan Anderson left the library to work as the director of planning and development for the city of Uvalde in January of this year.
Submitted by Edgar on September 20, 2014 - 11:59pm
by KIMBERLY RUBIO
With domestic violence making national headlines, local law enforcement officials say it is important to realize that the problem exists here in our small town. Domestic or family violence is an act, carried out by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household, that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, sexual assault or a threat that places the fear of imminent physical harm.
There’s nothing left of a Batesville woman’s possessions after a fire on Tuesday afternoon ravaged her home and everything in it, even as firefighters from Uvalde, Batesville, and La Pryor fought to put out the blaze. That makes three area homes destroyed by fire in recent weeks.
Beginning Oct. 1, local pediatrician Dr. Roy Guerrero will be splitting his time between 4,000-plus patients in Uvalde and a new position as assistant professor of pediatrics for Baylor College of Medicine at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. “I will be doing inpatient care, which means any child that is admitted to the hospital will be taken care of by me on the floor, but it is also a teaching hospital, which is why I will be Baylor faculty,” Guerrero said. “I will be teaching residents.
The first year of the U Mentoring Program was so successful that, since school started Aug. on 25, eighth-grade students have been out recruiting new mentors to ensure that they can also participate in the program.
Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, on Sept. 5 introduced a new route between San Antonio and Del Rio. The new route connects cities in Texas, including Castroville, Hondo, Sabinal, Uvalde and Eagle Pass.
The national celebration of Constitution Week begins Sept. 17, 2014, and on Aug. 21 the observance was proclaimed at a signing headed by Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell in the county courthouse. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of the country’s least-known official observances.
A routine traffic stop conducted by a Uvalde County Sheriff’s Deputy on Thursday afternoon led to the discovery of nearly 400 grams of Klimax, or K-2. Anwar Faraz, 32, of 16631 Vance Jackson Road, Apt. 7322, San Antonio, was arrested for the manufacture or delivery of less than or equal to 400 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, which is a first-degree felony.
With all of the red tape out of the way, work has begun on what will be the largest solar farm in Texas – a 2,500-acre expanse filled with 450,000 motorized panels capable of powering tens of thousands of homes. Spearheading the project is OCI Solar, a San Antonio-based energy company that is investing over $250 million to construct the array, which is expected to produce 110 megawatts of power annually. That amount of energy, according to David Pressman, OCI development manager, is enough to power 25,000 homes.