The crescent moon as pictured through a 6-inch homemade reflector telescope. The photo was taken Jan. 30 when the moon and the planets Venus and Mars made for striking combination after sunset, according to amateur astronomer and Leader-News advertising executive Michael Robinson.
Challenge completed. For the past month, El Progreso Memorial Library staff and board members have been raising funds to meet a challenge from a contributor who offered up to $50,000 in a matching gift; the $451 that arrived in the day’s mail on Friday lifted the fundraising total to $73,415 – excluding the $50,000 gift.
A 30-year-old San Antonio man was arrested Friday after two Eagle Pass residents, who were passing through Uvalde, spotted him driving a Ford F-250 diesel truck they recognized as stolen from Eagle Pass.
The incident occurred just before 11 p.m. when Uvalde Police Department officers Jose Rodriguez and Leeann Cantu were flagged down by a motorist in the 200 block of North Getty Street.
In 2005, longtime Uvaldean Dr. John Barnes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. As his condition has worsened, Barnes is seeking donations that will allow him to attend a stem cell therapy program in San Diego, California.
Multiple sclerosis damages and disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of symptoms including physical, mental and psychiatric problems.
Symptoms can either occur in isolated attacks or attacks that build up over time. Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely.
The 2017 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show and Sale wrapped up last Saturday at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. While most results were included in Sunday’s edition of the Leader-News, judging results for horses and farm projects, as well as showmanship awards and livestock judging, were not available until after the newspaper was printed.
Texas Hill Country River Region’s 2017 budget was accepted by Uvalde County Commissioners during the regular meeting held Jan. 23. The budget projects income and expenses of $713,482.
The agency is tasked with promoting tourism to Uvalde County and, more specifically, the river region, where lodging owners are assessed a 4 percent tax on overnight stays. That money is remitted to the county, which allocates 74 percent to Texas Hill Country River Region and retains 26 percent. Most of the county’s portion is allocated for river cleanup activities.
Texas Hill Country River Region executive director Annabell McNew gave commissioners an overview of plans, which include expanded efforts to keep the area free of litter.