Frank A. Ramsey holds the Uvalde Leader-News while standing in front of a bright red oak tree that is located in his neighborhood at El Norte Circle in Uvalde. Although Ramsey has traveled the world, he chose to take a photo in Uvalde because to him, “There’s no place like home.”
The least expensive option was chosen Monday, when trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District reviewed three salary adjustment possibilities. The chosen option – labeled Option one – has a fiscal impact of $730,000 and will give starting teachers in 2014-2015 a $1,000 salary increase from the $40,000 offered last year. Continuing full-time teachers will see a second-year increase of $1,275.
TGIF is going to take on a whole new meaning tomorrow, as the Fourth of July falls on Friday this year. And with two fireworks displays and a Independence Day Observance, county residents have a lot to rejoice. Tomorrow at City Plaza in downtown Uvalde, Texas State Rep. Tracy O. King will deliver the key-note address as the community observes the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Firefighters (on the ground, left to right) “Mac” McLaughlin and Juan Zamora spray water on the north side of Highway 83 south, charred by a Thursday afternoon fire. Firefighters Nick Ayala and Chris Esparza.
The old adage that if you wait all day for a bus, two will come along at the same time was completely true this week as five of the 38 buses Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District ordered have arrived. Of the five buses, four are propane powered and can be distinguished by the green bird painted on the top side of the bus. The fifth bus, which runs on diesel fuel, can be spotted by its black bird. They will be part of the brand new fleet that will be transporting UCISD students from home to their campus and back beginning this fall. The fleet is air-conditioned and includes seat belts, cameras, and improved communication capabilities.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department members (background) discuss how a two-car crash happened Tuesday morning in the 2200 block of East Main Street. The accident involved a gray car (pictured) and a white pickup truck.
The staff of Herby Ham Activity Center will be holding an open house Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The official ribbon cutting will begin at 2 p.m. followed by refreshments and entertainment for the entire family, at 248 Farm-to-
The preliminary State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness results are in and Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has some successes to celebrate as well as achievement gaps to improve upon. Thomas Treviño, director of secondary curriculum, presented those preliminary STAAR test results to trustees on June 16, noting that some students will be given one more chance to retest later this month.
Fielding complaints about a proposal to enact an ordinance restricting commercial tractortrailer traffic on city streets, Uvalde City Council on Tuesday sought to allay fears. City planner Susan Anderson said input from the trucking industry will be requested before an ordinance is put in place.
While the city of Uvalde received only .43 inches of rain on Thursday night, our neighbors to the west were hit by a deluge that delivered between 10 and 15 inches, causing flash flooding overnight. Richard Smith of Bracketville said, “We had an old molasses tub that collected 15 inches in it. We had lots of rain and lots of livestock lost.”