The holidays are a time for giving, and while Uvalde Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop welcomes donations of used items, household trash should remain the responsibility of the city’s sanitation department. Uvalde Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, which is located at 124 S. Getty St., is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Uvalde County Clerk Donna Williams and her staff are seeking donations of new or gentlyused winter coats, which will be donated to local children in need. Tomorrow is the last day to donate. Coats should be dropped off at the courthouse, which is located at 100 N. Getty St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 830-278-6614.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer Holly and Drew Rylander are the proud parents of four sons, three of whom are their biological children and reside in Uvalde. The fourth, a 10-year-old boy named Bao, currently resides in China.
During the summer, the Rylanders hosted Bao through the Children of All Nations program. In June, Bao – along with 20 other orphans – traveled to the United States, staying with a host family for a month before returning to their orphanage.
“I learned about the program in February,” Holly Rylander said. “The program sends children to families all over the United States and then after a month the family can decide to either advocate to find the child a family or adopt them.”
According to Holly, the program focuses on children that are hard to place, usually older children, some with medical conditions.
The Newspapers in Education downtown Christmas parade held Dec. 2 was a great success despite the rain, said NIE coordinator Olga Charles. The parade was held in tandem with the city of Uvalde’s Christmas at the Crossroads in downtown Uvalde. The evening parade and community event was at the mercy of the rainfall, but the only
Although murals painted by local artists are displayed throughout town, area game wardens assure residents that deer carcasses with fluorescent markings are not part of an art movement. Those markings are merely a sign that a sample has been pulled from the carcass to be tested for Chronic Wasting Disease.
The 13th-annual HUGS, Helping Uvalde’s Grieving Survivors, candle-lighting ceremony is slated today. The event, which is held in remembrance of children who have died, will be held in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom at Southwest Texas Junior College.
Uvalde Police Department Sgt. Julian Arredondo leads a handcuffed Miguel Angel Aguirre toward a patrol vehicle, which later transferred him to the Uvalde County Jail. Aguirre was involved in a three-vehicle wreck on Thursday night. While at the scene, responding officers discovered Aguirre had a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.