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Sun
07
May

Memorial will honor fallen lawmen

Federal and local law enforcement officials who have died in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Uvalde County will be remembered Friday during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex.

The event is being organized by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sun
07
May

$12.6K funneled to nonprofits

Uvalde County nonprofits garnered $12,618 of the $4,675,818 given Thursday by 31,400 individual donations participating in the 2017 Big Give S.A.

The 24-hour event allowed nonprofit organizations to encourage donors to give big and support their causes throughout the local community.

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Sun
07
May

Grant brings $309,760 to SWTJC for medic training

Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde has been awarded a $309,760 grant to purchase and install equipment to provide 150 students with emergency medical technician and paramedic training.

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 26 grants totaling $5 million to public community and technical colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting highdemand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texas grant program.

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Sun
07
May

Young tells NTSB he was looking at cell phone

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Jack Dillon Young said he was checking his phone when his 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck collided head-on with a First Baptist Church of New Braunfels bus, according to a report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The NTSB subpoenaed Young’s cell phone records and will be reviewing the records in coming weeks.

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Fri
05
May

UCAD suing attorney for negligence

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

The Uvalde County Appraisal District has filed a lawsuit in the 126th Judicial District, located in Travis County, against delinquent tax collection attorney Albert M. Walker Jr.

Walker, of The Law Office of Albert M. Walker Jr., is the legal attorney for the UCAD as their collector of delinquent taxes. The suit alleges that Walker was negligent and breached his contract and fiduciary duty.

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Fri
05
May

Cedar paved way for World War I-era railway in Uvalde

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Nothing lasts forever, and some things are gone before they really get started.

That’s pretty much the story of the 20-year history of the Uvalde and Northern Railway. This was a short 37 miles of track that stretched from North Uvalde to the town of Camp Wood.

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Fri
05
May

Batesville man Galindo found

He showed up unharmed at his sister’s house in Uvalde last week, and no arrests have been made in connection with his Jan. 17 disappearance. This is the only information available to the newspaper regarding 27-year-old Anthony Galindo.

Galindo was reported missing on Jan. 17 after, according to his family, he was picked up from his Batesville residence by a cousin and two unidentified men.

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Fri
05
May

City green lights road equipment purchases

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

The city of Uvalde will spend $642,675 on street equipment to be able to repair roadways in-house and maintain recentlyrepaired streets. Uvalde City Council budgeted the expenditures in 2015 and approved the purchases on Tuesday during a regular meeting.

Equipment to be purchased includes an asphalt distributer, $158,565; power broom, $57,963; haul trailer, $30,500; paving machine, $169,159; motor grader, $217,089; and walk behind concrete saw, $9,399.

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Fri
05
May

Choir to host karaoke, dinner night Wednesday

Uvalde High School’s choirs will host a rock star-themed karaoke and dinner night on Wednesday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 2217 E. Main St.

The entry fee is $20 for dinner and karaoke, or $5 for anyone who wants to skip dinner and only participate in the karaoke portion of the event. The event is set from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Fri
05
May

UCAD allocates payment

Reversal of the Uvalde County Appraisal District delinquent tax suit versus Kenneth W. Arthur, et al, requires that UCAD refund the $160,074 tax that the Arthurs paid under protest.

The court also ruled that UCAD must pay attorney’s fees of $81,000. Therefore $241,074 is due to the Arthurs. The tax refund portion has been divided up between the taxing entities than benefitted from the payment, while attorneys’ fees are divided between all entities for which UCAD collects taxes.

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