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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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May

Former Jay Leno writer to visit

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor
Frank King, a former writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has battled depression and suicidal thoughts for decades. King will speak Tuesday, May 23, in Uvalde about his experience with mental illness.

The Uvalde Memorial Hospital-organized event is set from 5-7 p.m. at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. King will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Other topics to be discussed include anxiety and substance abuse.

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, King now resides in Springfield, Oregon. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Bachelor of Science in labor management relations.

For the first six years following college, King worked in the insurance sales business, while also attending amateur night at local clubs to perfect his comedy routine.

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May

12-year-old found with unloaded BB gun at school

A 12-year-old Flores Middle School student brought an unloaded BB gun to campus in hopes of trading the weapon for a fidget spinner, a popular toy.

The incident was reported May 12 at approximately 11:07 a.m. when vice principal Bryan Hernandez phoned Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District school resource officer Charles Moreno.

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May

SWART wins $200K for veterans’ transportation

Southwest Area Regional Transit District will receive $200,000 through the the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

The one-year grant, which will begin in July, was given for SWART to provide specialized services for veterans and their dependents.

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May

Treviño, teammates develop life-saving ColdClot

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Uvalde High School class of 2013 graduate Jose “J.T.” Treviño is one of six University of Texas at San Antonio students who developed ColdClot, a super-absorbent gauze that, when used in conjunction with a tourniquet, prevents external hemorrhaging.

The group of college students captured the top prize at the UTSA Student Technology Venture Competition last month. The win earned them $53,000 to jump-start their company.

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May

UCISD employees say district jobs are favorable

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Each year, the Texas Association of School Boards human resource services conducts a survey of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District employees.

The purpose of the survey is to access employee attitudes and level of satisfaction with their jobs and work conditions. Survey information may be used by district leaders to understand how respondents perceive specific issues.

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May

Road issues on county agenda

When Uvalde County Commissioners meet tomorrow, they will again consider a request for a right-of-way variance for the Cottages at Frio Canyon, a planned public improvement district.

Two weeks ago, when commissioners met on May 8, project engineers appealed to commissioners to allow for a rightof- way that measures 40 feet wide instead of the 50 feet required.

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May

Lancair move complete

After weeks of traversing the Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal and the Gulf of Mexico, Lancair International’s manufacturing assets have arrived at their new home, Garner Field Airport. Inventory was previously located in a production facility in Cebu, Philippines.

Lancair’s new headquarters comprises nearly 88,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangar and office space.

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18
May

Mission excavation project begins Saturday

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

An 18th-century Spanish settlement in Real County, Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz, is about to get some needed attention as plans for preserving the historic site are underway.

Prompted by the efforts of the Nueces Canyon Mission Restoration Organization and the local community, interest in the site was renewed and a plan to revitalize the mission was formulated.

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18
May

School district votes to stiff UCAD

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

One month did not change the outcome of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s decision regarding payment to the Uvalde County Appraisal District. The board voted 4-3 Monday night to reject making the $25,512 prorated payment to UCAD.

At the April board meeting, trustees tabled the issue. This month, it came to a vote with board member Willie Edwards making the motion to approve the UCAD request. Javier Flores, who is a UCISD trustee and also on the UCAD board of directors, seconded the motion.

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