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Thu
25
May

Don’t try this

Anthon Elementary students react as Gary Scurage, owner of Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont, uses a live, unrestricted alligator to show that an alligator can only lower its bottom jaw, cannot see in front of itself and utilizes its tail as a weapon. The school’s Parent Teacher Organization provided an educational program Friday for students on snakes and alligators.

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Thu
25
May

Disc golfers brave weather for Mayhem at Memorial

Intermittent rain and humid, gloomy conditions failed to deter 30 disc golfers from participating in the Mayhem at Memorial disc golf tournament, which was held Saturday at the Uvalde Memorial Park.

The Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned tournament was hosted by the Uvalde Disc Golf Association.

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Thu
25
May

County reverses road vote

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

After Uvalde County Commissioners reversed a September of 2016 decision to abandon County Road 429D, Lena “Marina” Garcia said she had every right to continue denying her neighbor access to the easement.

The action took place Monday during a 10 a.m. meeting on the third floor of the Uvalde County Courthouse.

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Thu
25
May

Buy Big Game Awards tickets by tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Texas Big Game Awards ceremony, which is set Saturday, June 10 in Uvalde. Tickets will not be available at the door.

The awards will be given for regions 4 and 8. Preceding the June 10 event will be a Friday night social on June 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hangar 6 Air Cafe at Garner Field Airport.

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Thu
25
May

King talks suicide, depression

By LANE RIGGS

The Healthy Minds Matter Conference was the first of its kind in offering the community a resource fair on depression and suicide, but its overwhelming success means it probably will not be the last.

The conference held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the civic center was hosted by Uvalde Memorial Hospital and featured Frank King, a former writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. King was the keynote speaker because of his lifetime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide.

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Thu
25
May

Water-logged weekend brings year’s rainfall to 10.81 inches

An upper-level disturbance that remained stationary over Uvalde County on Saturday and Sunday deposited 2.81 inches of rain over the two-day period. Additional rainfall on Monday and Tuesday brought the year-to date total to 10.81 inches.

The Uvalde Research Weather Station, monitored by the Uvalde AgriLife Research Center, collected 1.02 inches of rain on Saturday; 1.78 inches, Sunday; .27, Monday; and .03, Tuesday. Both Craig Garnett, who resides on South Getty Street, and the Uvalde Leader-News office in downtown Uvalde, 110 N. East St., collected 3 inches.

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Thu
25
May

Students helping peers resolve conflicts

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Peer mediation is one of the disciplinary measures being utilized at Flores Middle School. According to Nikki Rodriguez, campus facilitator, the program has been effective in resolving student conflicts.

Rodriguez and UCISD family specialist Barbara Chase, with 16 sixth-graders and eight seventh-graders, underwent training provided by Paxunited National Mediation Center back in January.

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Thu
25
May

Uvalde peace officers

Uvalde peace officers (left to right) Marco Gonzales, Leo Flores and Gilbert Valdez lead a group of law enforcement officers as they escort the Flame of Hope through Uvalde. The torch was due in Arlington for the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games, which starts today and will continue through Sunday. Various agencies participated in the transfer of the torch from Brackettville to Arlington, including law enforcement officers, medics, city representatives and other community residents.

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Thu
25
May

Humane Society of Uvalde

Humane Society of Uvalde program director Diana San Miguel (center) accepts approximately $700 worth of donations from Uvalde Memorial Hospital staff members. HSU, which seeks to re-home animals rescued from the city of Uvalde animal control facility, was the recipient of UMH’s National Hospital Week-observance donation this year.

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Sun
21
May

Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters

Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters prepare to douse a car that ignited five miles west of town on U.S Highway 90. According to the fire department, the vehicle occupants were not injured, but the car was completely destroyed. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon.

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