Two hundred and forty-one dogs and 312 cats were euthanized at the city of Uvalde animal control facility in 2015. The euthanized animals represent nearly half of the 1,302 animals handled last year by animal control officers Pete Alvarez and Sammy Ibarra.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all age groups and the second leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds in America and in recent weeks at least three young men with Uvalde ties have taken their own lives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, there were 41,149 suicides in the United States – a number that is equal to the rate of one suicide every 13 minutes. Also in 2013, an estimated 9.3 million adults reported having suicidal thoughts.
The percentage of adults having serious thoughts about suicide was highest among 18- to 25-year-olds, followed by adults aged 26-49, then by adults aged 50 or older.
That same year, an estimated 2.7 million people made a plan about how they would attempt suicide and 3.1 million adults aged 18 or older attempted suicide. Among these adults who attempted suicide, 1.1 million also reported making suicidal plans.
The cab of an 18-wheeler remains on top of a second rig after the drivers collided on U.S Highway 90, approximately 10 miles west of Uvalde. The incident occurred early Thursday morning. Both drivers were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio.
by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Two candidates engaged in contested races were absent from the candidate forum held Feb. 18 at the Uvalde County Fairplex, but the others had a lot to say about how they would perform in the coveted offices.
More than 80 spectators were present for the event, which was also presented in a live-streamed video by the Uvalde Leader-News for Internet users. The full-length video can be found on the Uvalde Leader-News website.
On the local level, the only contested races are on the Democratic Party ticket. They include Uvalde County Sheriff, for which the race has three candidates; Uvalde County Tax Assessor/Collector, two candidates; Constable, Pct. 1, two candidates; and Constable, Pct. 4, two candidates.