If you noticed a few extra dollars lying around at the end of October, you might have falling gas prices to thank for it. According to AAA, on Nov. 1, the national average price of gas fell below $3 per gallon for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010. These lower prices will help save consumers at least $250 million per day on gasoline compared to early summer when the national average reached $3.68 per gallon.
Though he moved to Uvalde close to seven years ago, Tony Mora does not yet consider himself a proper citizen. “I’ve heard that you have to live here for 10 years before they’ll stamp your passport,” he joked. “So I guess I’ve got a few more to go.”
The El Progreso Memorial Library was a sea of smiling faces Thursday evening as over 100 people showed up to meet Mendell Morgan. Morgan was named the new director of El Progreso Memorial Library in September and officially started his new position last week. An official meet-and-greet was held Thursday at the library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. He wasted no time promoting the “beautiful building” and “wonderful facility” making sure that everyone who walked through the door was told about one of the library’s many, but sometimes unknown, treasures.
Delighted cheers drowned out the murmured conversations shared by election night revelers on Tuesday, as the vote tally posted on the boards outside the Leader-News revealed Democratic candidate Donna Williams as the next Uvalde County clerk. Two Democrats and one Republican emerged triumphant in three Uvalde County races listed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The driver involved in a one-vehicle accident was airlifted Monday to San Antonio with head injuries following a crash that caused his vehicle to burst into flames. Eddie Martz, 62, was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio, where as of yesterday morning he was in stable condition.
Halloween night produced one huge treat for Alexandra Nevarez as she was crowned Uvalde High School’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. Her coronation took place during halftime of a close football game between the Coyotes and Southside Cardinals. She joins a prestigious list of winners past, including 2013 homecoming queen Addison Brewster who was on hand to pass down her tiara.