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18
Jun

Utopia youth win state rodeos

By DIANE CAUSEY

Utopia is proud to claim the Texas State High School Rodeo champion saddle bronc rider and the junior high reserve champion barrel racer for 2017.

Will Pollock, son of Tori and Johnny Pollock, earned the saddle bronc title last week in Abilene winning three buckles, a beautiful saddle and numerous other prizes. He will now represent Texas at the National Finals High School Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, during the week of July 17. This rodeo, billed as the world’s largest rodeo, features contestants from across America who have qualified through their state competitions.

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Sun
18
Jun

Junior high will take seventh-graders

Changes are taking place during the summer in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District as the seventh-grade teachers and support staff make the transition from Flores Middle School to Morales Junior High School.

Morales Junior High will be home to seventhand eighth-graders when school starts in August.

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Sun
18
Jun

Resource fair proffered 30 booths

By LANE RIGGS

Team Uvalde’s community resource fair held June 13 was attended by crowds of people milling from booth to booth and learning more about local organizations.

Though Team Uvalde has been in the community since the 1980s, this is only the second time the organization has hosted an event to introduce the community to other programs that provide help in medical and dental care, nutritional support, housing assistance, fitness, child care, and veterans’ benefits.

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Sun
18
Jun

University United Methodist Church

University United Methodist Church of San Antonio’s youth group members paint the Uvalde Sports Complex concession stand to benefit Uvalde Little League. The volunteer group worked at the site on Monday.

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Sun
18
Jun

Budget, new iPads on UCISD trustees’ agenda

Two of the standard free admission to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board meetings are scheduled for Monday evening at the Uvalde High School Library.

A special meeting will be held first, beginning at 6 p.m. The only item on the agenda is information on the proposed 2017-2018 budget.

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Sun
18
Jun

Zika informational meeting set tomorrow

Community health workers and health educators are invited to attend a Zika informational meeting titled “fight the bite,” which is set tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Dry Frio Room at the Uvalde County Stardust Pavilion at the Fairplex. Information to be presented includes how Zika spreads, symptoms of Zika, prevention of Zika, and an overview of other diseases transmitted by mosquitos. Attendees will receive six continuing education units from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Thu
15
Jun

UHS football coach Griffin out

By CHARLEY ROBINSON AND JAMES VOLZ

With 53 days left until the start of pre-season football workouts, the Uvalde Coyotes are without a head football coach.

Gary Griffin, who has served in that position at Uvalde High School since late November 2011, was officially hired as the new head football coach at Brackettville High School Monday night. While UCISD said Tuesday Griffin’s resignation is effective immediately, his letter of resignation, which was submitted Wednesday, reflects a date of June 30.

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Thu
15
Jun

Police investigating child’s hanging death

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Carlos Antonio Garcia Jr., 12, was found dead Saturday morning in his Farrar Street home. According to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of death is asphyxia by hanging.

Uvalde Police Department officers were dispatched to the residence Saturday morning for a report of an unresponsive 12-year-old male.

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Thu
15
Jun

Uvalde’s second-annual community resource fair

Two visitors at Team Uvalde’s second-annual community resource fair peruse a booth showcasing St. Philip’s Episcopal Church offerings. The fair was held Tuesday at Herby Ham Activity Center, where multiple community organizations representing a variety of resources were on hand to distribute information.

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Thu
15
Jun

Murder trial won’t be held in Uvalde

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Capital murder suspect Sabrina Vielma nodded affirmatively in court Monday as Judge Stephen Ables, 216th Judicial District Judge, announced it was time to set a trial date in the nearly six year-long case. Scheduled to begin in January 2018, now the question is where the trial will take place.

Ables granted the defense’s motion for a change of venue, but while the defense was in favor of setting the trial in Real County, Ables and the prosecutor preferred Medina County.

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