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21
Feb
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Odd calls dot 911 blotter

by Kimberly Rubio

It wasn’t Friday the Thirteenth, however local and area law enforcement officials responded to a number of bizarre calls on Thursday, including a report of someone dismembering body parts. That incident was reported to Sabinal Police Department and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 4 p.m.

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Wed
18
Feb
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County preserving civil, criminal files

by Kim Eagle
 
District clerk Christina Ovalle updated Uvalde County Commissioners on efforts to digitize old civil and criminal files during a meeting held Monday morning. Her office has 10 books scanned so far and will try to preserve four more before the end of the year. “We have them stored on a CD and on our server,” said Ovalle. “It’s also saved off-site.”

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Wed
18
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Burning West Main house salvaged

The quick response by Uvalde volunteer firefighters likely saved a home in the 500 block of West Main Street after it caught fire late Friday night. Twenty-four firefighters responded to the call at around 11:02 p.m. for a report of smoke in the area.

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Wed
18
Feb
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Students bring toys, hats for Uvalde cancer, hospital patients

by Kimberly Rubio

Wed
18
Feb
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Is Nelson competent to stand trial for murder?

If Thomas Ray Nelson, who was indicted on capital murder charges for the shooting death of his mother-in-law and her friend, is found competent on Monday, the capital murder case against him will go to trial on Tuesday. The competency decision is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Uvalde County Justice Center.

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Fri
13
Feb
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The trailer

The trailer of a vehicle remains lodged against a locomotive after the driver failed in his attempt to beat the train. Also pictured are two Uvalde volunteer firefighters. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon several miles west of Sabinal on U.S Highway 90 and Farm-to-Market Road 2730. Please see Page 3 for the story.

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Fri
13
Feb
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Professional

Professional Disc Golf Association member Fernando Brown (left) and students of Uvalde Area Home School Co-op practice their disc throwing during a teaching seminar led by Brown. The event took place Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.

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Fri
13
Feb
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Toddler’s syndrome brings frequent queries

by Kimberly Rubio
 
“This is how God made him.” That is the response Jennifer Alvarez offers curious children when they question her young son’s appearance. Eighteen-month-old Adam Kenneth Bills is a happy, active toddler who enjoys spending time with his older brothers Anthony and Trey Lopez, ages 7 and 5. But Adam also suffers from Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities.

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Fri
13
Feb
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CHDI faces potential fiscal cliff

by Kim Eagle
 
Community Health Development Inc. in Uvalde is one of 1,300 health centers around the country in danger of having to sharply curtail services – or close – if the U.S. Congress does not extend federal funding due to expire in October. According to a letter sent by community health center officials to congressional leaders, these centers care for more than 22 million patients, including nearly 7 million children and 268,000 veterans.

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Wed
11
Feb
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Normans share 60 years of ‘blessed’ experiences

More than 60 years ago, young serviceman Charles “Buddy” Norman sneaked an engagement ring on the finger of Norma Jean “Jeanie” Buchanan, a Texas Tech co-ed whom he had met only months before.  Jeanie says Buddywas always fiddling with her Uvalde High  School class ring, sowhen he was doing just that one day before a party she didn’t give the action a second thought. When she walked into the house and reached for a serving of justbaked pie, however, one of her girlfriends saw a ring with a much larger stone than the one Jeanie usually wore. “When did you get that?” Jeanie remembers her friend Kay asking.
 

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