First Presbyterian Church of Uvalde has found a new permanent pastor, the Rev. David Coello, formerly of Brooklyn, New York. Uvalde will be his second call; Coello began his ministry in the Rio Grande Valley.
An 11-year-old boy drowned Sunday on the Frio River at the Utopia Crossing bridge, just north of Garner State Park. According to a working report by Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden Rachel Kellner, Utopia EMS first responded to the call for assistance.
Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Marshals forced their way into a home east of Knippa on Sunday to apprehend a man who allegedly assaulted and threatened a woman identified as his girlfriend. Rolando Miguel Galindo, 30, was wanted on a State of Texas warrant for parole
The overall number of votes changed but the spread between the candidates did not, with incumbent Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke still declared the winner of the 2016 local Democratic Party primary runoff election.
The recount, held Thursday at the Uvalde County Courthouse, was attended by the candidates and three supporters each, who were permitted to oversee recount operations at three tables.
According to the unofficial results from the recount, Mendeke received 1,416 votes to challenger Armando Garcia’s 1,391 votes.
The canvass to certify the votes will take place tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom.
The recount, conducted at the county courthouse, began at 9 a.m. and ended at about 2:30 p.m., according to Rogelio Muñoz, chairman for the Uvalde County Democratic Party. The group did not leave for lunch.
“We just kept working until it was done,” Muñoz said.