Uvalde Police Department officers recovered LSD and less than 2 ounces of marijuana from inside a vehicle after apprehending its 23-year-old operator for reckless driving. The arrest occurred Sunday morning at approximately 1:28 a.m., as Cpl. Ramon Morin was patrolling the 100 block of North Getty Street.
While most parents were settling back into their school routines this week following Christmas break, Marcus Galindo Sr. was boarding a plane to Pennsylvania, where his 7-year-old son is in critical condition at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Marcus Galindo Jr. and his 5-year-old sister, Mariah, each have Krabbe disease, a rare and often fatal degenerative disorder that affects the myelin sheath of the nervous system.
Just as it did a few years ago when the city of Uvalde cut funding, El Progreso Memorial Library will be trying to raise $50,000 for a matching donation. This one will be a little different, however, as instead of trying to match city funds the library has been approached by a prospective donor. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted library director Mendell Morgan with a $50,000 challenge: the potential donor will match up to $50,000 in donations by Jan. 31.
In the digital age, it isn’t uncommon to find children as young as 10 with cell phones, but adult devices come with adult capabilities – including a relatively new phenomenon known as “sexting.” To “sext” is to send someone nude or sexually explicit messages or photographs via text.
Although Uvalde saw a whopping 32.95 inches of rain in 2016, it still fell short of the 33.04 inches received in 2015, according to data compiled by the weather station monitored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Center in Uvalde. In January of 2016, .98 inches fell, while 2.13 inches was recorded the previous year. February had 1.73 inches and .59 fell in 2015.
Preliminary ratings released Friday morning left several local school districts with multiple Fs and few As, but they all have a year to bring up those grades before the Texas Education Agency officially switches from the current accountability system which labels campuses/districts as met standard or improvement required. The preliminary grades cover the same four categories districts are graded on currently. When the new accountability system goes into effect next year, schools will also be graded on a fifth category of student and community engagement.
Visitors to the Uvalde Police Department have probably encountered Martha Nicholas, the friendly face seated behind the window at the entrance of the West Main Street building. Nicholas has served as the department’s records clerk and receptionist since 2013. She previously served as a data entry clerk in San Antonio and, prior to that, a police clerk typist in Hondo.
Just over one-third of the 4,220 citations law enforcement agencies and the city of Uvalde code enforcement office submitted to Uvalde Municipal Court for calendar year 2016 have been resolved. Of the citations – all issued between Jan. 1 and Dec. 29, 2016 – 2,762 are pending.