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.
Two people, a husband and wife duo, were hospitalized following a shooting on Monday afternoon at the couple’s home. The wife will receive mental health treatment after shooting her husband with a revolver.
The city of Uvalde saw a significant increase in fees collected for building permits last year compared to 2014, according to data released this week. Susan Anderson, director of city planning, released the statistics, which show the city collected $64,987 in 2015 compared to $48,803 in 2014.
City residents who have past-due fines or have failed to appear in municipal court for tickets may be arrested in an upcoming warrant roundup unless payment is made. The roundup covers defendants, whether residing in the area or not, who have failed to appear in court and/or pay fines and