Area veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and their local providers may soon reap the benefits of grants awarded to University of Texas Health at San Antonio by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
The agency awarded $10 million in grant funds to assist Texas veterans and their families struggling with mental health issues.
The Uvalde Police Department has arrested two 17-year-old juveniles and detained four younger subjects in connection with recent vehicle burglaries. Police are also investigating a seventh suspect.
Lazarus Alejandro Lara, 17, of 1510 Garner Field Road, Apt. 301, was arrested for burglary of a vehicle and a health and safety violation, while Marc Anthony Olivarez, 17, of 524 Perez St., was arrested for theft of a firearm. Additional charges are pending further investigation.
Uvalde Police Department Lt. Jerry Martinez made an unexpected discovery last week. While cleaning out an unused filing cabinet, he came across a box of police-issued identification cards from past and present officers.
Now, Martinez is hoping to return the identification cards to officers or their family members.
“They date back to the 1950s,” Martinez said. “I thought it would be good to give them back to family or the officer themselves. These officers laid the groundwork for Uvalde and certainly for the Uvalde Police Department.”
Under the watchful eye of Dalton Early Childhood Center kindergarten teacher Delia Guevara, dual-language program student Truett Jenkins reads from his Spanish writing journal during an informational meeting held in the campus library. Also present for the event, held Tuesday evening, were students Jahleela Rubio (left) and Reese Jenkins (right).
The Uvalde Leader-News and Uvalde Country Club are teaming up to host the second-annual bridal gala after more than 60 bride-elects, mothers of teenage girls planning quinceañeras, and mothers-to-be enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres last year during the inaugural event.
Attendees visited the various booths for help and information to plan their weddings, parties and showers.