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Green Thumbs sow downtown beauty

By LANE RIGGS

The Green Thumb Garden Club has been a force in the community since its formation in 1948. However, as the years go by and members leave, the club’s 25 members are sometimes stretched when it comes to carrying out projects.

Ten of the club’s members are responsible for daily watering of the downtown planters.

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High temperatures, water can bring harm to children

By LANE RIGGS

As school lets out for summer and students hop into the pool, there are a few tips to remember to keep your children safe during the long summer days.

Julia Rodriguez, emergency room director at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, said water and heat safety is the focus for young children.

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Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan visitors tour Uvalde AgriLife

By LANE RIGGS

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan residents – visiting Uvalde through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Cochran Fellowship Program – toured the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Uvalde on Thursday to learn more about crops that would suit their dry climates.

The visitors were in Uvalde from Wednesday through Friday to learn about crops and vegetable stresses.

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Utopia man’s death under investigation

Calvin A. Fenske, 58, of Utopia, was found dead on May 9 as a result of a single gunshot wound. The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed whether Fenske’s death is considered suspicious.

The incident is under investigation with evidence pending at the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab in Austin.

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25
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Buchanan promoted to vice president of SWTJC

Connie W. Buchanan was promoted to the vice president of the Southwest Texas Junior College campus in Del Rio during the recent SWTJC Board meeting.

She replaces Derek Sandoval who was appointed vice president of administrative services earlier this year. Sandoval is based in Uvalde.

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South Texas CattleWomen

Jesus Castro (center) and son Elias pose for a picture with South Texas CattleWomen (left to right) Linda Gilleland, Derbigny Clark, Joy Cadena and Jan Elliott after his name was drawn as one of two winners of beef, beef promotional materials, recipes and industry activity books.

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Video surveillance leads deputy to thieves

With grainy video surveillance as a guide, Uvalde County Sheriff ’s Office Deputy Max Dorflinger apprehended two suspects who later admitting to stealing YETI ice chests from three families visiting the Concan area.

All three families are from out of the area but were visiting Concan on June 14. That morning, at approximately 4 a.m., two unidentified men took three coolers, which are valued between $300 and $650 each.

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Thu
22
Jun

Proposed UCISD budget is $47.9M

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief financial officer Moises Santiago presented a proposed 2017-2018 budget of $47,945,804 during a special session Monday night prior to the regular board meeting.

The current 2016-2017 revised budget is $47,224,743, which is $721,061 less than the proposed budget.

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Man jailed for killing neighbor’s pit bull-breed dog

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Uvalde resident Juan Jose Peña, 39, was arrested Monday on charges of disorderly conduct and cruelty to a non-livestock animal after he shot and killed his neighbor’s pit bull breed dog.

While Peña said the dog entered the yard and began barking and growling at him and his wife, police say the dog was shot on the right side of its torso and was not facing the couple.

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Pottery, animal parts unearthed in Camp Wood archeology dig

By LANE RIGGS

The past is being told through chips of broken pottery and the remaining walls of the Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz. While standing in the holes they have created over the last few weeks, archeologists and students worked to tell a story through fragments.

Many Texas residents came to participate in an annual archeological field school at the mission site in Camp Wood the week of June 10-16.

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