Flores vacates UCAD board after recall


Javier Flores, who was serving as president of the Uvalde County Appraisal District board of directors has left his post after enough votes were cast in favor of a recall.

Flores, who resides in Batesville, which is located in Zavala County, violated a rule that maintains directors must live within the boundaries of the appraisal district they serve. The boundaries of an appraisal district are the same as the county’s boundaries, according to the state comptroller’s website.

UCAD chief appraiser Roberto Valdez said that Flores was officially removed on Aug. 29 and was duly notified of the recall election results. 

Valdez said the position has be declared vacant and UCAD is now accepting nominations from the five taxing entities involved in the recall.

The taxing entities involved in the recall include the county of Uvalde, Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Knippa ISD, and Nueces Canyon CISD. 

In July, the junior college initiated the process of recalling Flores from the appraisal district’s board of directors, and it formally withdrew its 48 votes for Flores in August. 

On Aug. 14, Uvalde County commissioners withdrew their 331 votes for Flores. 

Knippa ISD also pulled its 50 votes on Aug. 17. Nueces Canyon CISD, which cast 28 votes for Flores, took no action when it considered the recall on Aug. 28. 

UCISD voted not to recall its 212 votes during its Aug. 28 meeting.

Leakey ISD, Sabinal ISD, Utopia ISD, the city of Sabinal, and the city of Uvalde did not cast votes for Flores in the most recent UCAD trustee election, thus did not take part in the recall.

Flores served on the UCAD board since 2012. He is also a Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustee, a post he has held since 2010.

The UCAD board of directors will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 5:45 p.m. in the  board room at 209 N. High St.