It was just another day at work Thursday when Joe Hargrove took a few moments to allow the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and many friends and customers to honor him and Southwest Livestock Exchange’s 50th Anniversary.
It was a sale day, and there was work to be done.
Fifty years ago, Hargrove had a vision, and on Saturday, Feb. 25, 1967, he and his two brothers, Darrell and Neil, held the first auction of the Southwest Livestock Exchange, Inc. at the location on Highway 55 northwest of Uvalde.
Cactus Jack Foundation directors present a $3,000 check to Sabinal Independent School District Superintendent Richard Grill to be used for incentives for students in Sabinal ISD’s Positive Behavior Intervention Program, which encourages students who exhibit good citizenship, good attendance and good grades.
A Uvalde resident’s alleged plan to dump synthetic marijuana out of the window of his pickup truck backfired when the wind blew the substance back into his vehicle.
Ephraim Diaz, 29, of 1210 N. High St., was arrested by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of tampering with evidence, possessing less than 2 ounces of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A and fleeing from an officer.
Teams are needed for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Uvalde County. This year, the event is set from 7 p.m. on April 21 through 7 a.m. on April 22 at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
Relay For Life is a community event that honors cancer survivors, cancer patients and caregivers. It is a fun-filled evening event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money for the fight against cancer.
A parent and two Dalton Early Childhood Center students check out one of many science fair projects on display in the campus cafeteria. First-, second- and third-place awards were presented to pre-K and kindergarten classes on Tuesday night during an awards ceremony.
When the Uvalde Police Department named Cpl. Ramon Morin officer of the year last week, they also recognized a supervisor, detective, dispatcher and staff member for exemplary service throughout 2016.
Morin, who is originally from Eagle Pass, graduated from the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy in the spring of 2012. He was hired by UPD in October of 2012. Last year, he was promoted to a corporal position.