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Despite new dissent, council OKs storage units

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A zone change for the purpose of building several storage units at an existing 260 N. Grove St. facility caused concerns for several Uvalde residents; however, despite their opposition, city council approved the change from industrial to business. The request by applicant David Willis was approved April 24 during a Uvalde City Council meeting.
 
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Over 5,000 lose power

It was not the beginning of a zombie apocalypse but a rather unfortunate incident involving a bird that left thousands of Uvalde County residents without electricity for several hours. At approximately 5:24 p.m. on Thursday, an outage at an electrical substation in Uvalde left 5,200 customers without electricity.
 
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Top 10 students juggle many school activities

Nataly Castañon Hernandez was named Uvalde High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian in the school’s annual awards ceremony April 23. Salutatorian is Sarah Elise Vasquez. The remaining top 10 graduates, in order of rank, include Teresa Aviles, Alessandra Ortiz, Hughie Kellner, Lea Nell Christine Dungo, Jacqueline Cantu, A.J. Hernandez, Madelynn Ann Mize and Gabriela Belen Gonzalez.
 
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Park fee plans on hold

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
What is a considered a large party? What is considered a small party? In which of those categories does a birthday party fall? These were questions posed by Uvalde City Councilmen when they met Thursday to consider implementing a fee structure for events at the Uvalde Memorial and El Jardin de los Heroes parks.
 
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Don versus John: Candidates sound off

Mayoral candidates and local businessmen Don McLaughlin Jr. and Henry John Yeackle IV sat down Monday to lay out their thoughts on issues important to voters, as raised in questions submitted by Leader-News readers. The candidates were given 20 questions one week ahead of time, and those initial questions were pared down to 10. No subject raised by the public was omitted; most of the questions were similar in nature, so some were combined for brevity.
 
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Uvalde volunteer firefighter scrapes

A Uvalde volunteer firefighter scrapes at the charred roof of a storage building that caught fire Tuesday evening.
 
Wed
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Bill Surber reads the Uvalde Leader-News on the beach of the Paradisus Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in October 2013.
 
Wed
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Vandals attack school

Local vandals have struck again, and this time they left their mark on a Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District campus. Twelve windows were broken at Robb Elementary over the Easter holiday weekend, and a vehicle parked near the campus was also damaged.
 
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Rattlers lurking around

The summer season is fast approaching and rattlesnakes, known to make appearances during the drier and warmer months, are on the move. The Texas Parks and Wildlife website lists several ways to avoid rattlesnakes and what to do if an individual is bitten.
 
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Uvalde volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a car burning

Uvalde volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a car burning Thursday evening on Benson Road, two miles west of North Grove Street. According to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke, the cause of the fire was not known as of Friday morning.
 

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