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Pizza delivery man found with drugs

When Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Max Dorflinger performed a traffic stop on a Pizza Hut delivery man accused of nearly rear-ending another motorist, the deputy found more than just pizza in his vehicle.

Benjamin Edwin Bliss, 19, of 160 W. Evelyn St., La Pryor, was arrested on charges of possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

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Sun
02
Apr

Uvalde City Council discusses traffic woes

Uvalde City Council on Tuesday voted to decrease the posted speed limit on Brice Lane to 20 mph from 30 mph following complaints by area residents who complained of speeding on the narrow roadway.

After discussing whether or not recentlyerected stop signs on Oppenheimer Street present a traffic hazard, council directed staff to place the topic on the next agenda for consideration.

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Thu
30
Mar

Witness of multi-fatality wreck speaks out

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

The collision that left 13 people dead and two others injured on Wednesday afternoon was one of the most horrific motor vehicle crashes to occur in the area. Witnesses following the 20-year-old driver who is believed to have caused the accident captured the moments leading up to the tragedy on video.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the fatal crash occurred at approximately 12:23 p.m. on U.S. Highway 83 North, just south of Ranch Road 1050 in Uvalde County.

Thu
30
Mar

Former war prisoner celebrates 100th year

When World War II veteran and former prisoner of war Hermenejildo Maldonado turned 100 years old last month, his family was present to wish him a happy birthday.

Maldonado, a resident of La Pryor, joined the United States Army on April 1, 1941. He was wounded and captured on Nov. 28, 1944, in Germany. He was recovered as an allied POW on May 7, 1945, and honorably discharged on Oct. 6, 1945.

Maldonado’s brother, Jose Maldonado, was also deployed to Europe but was killed in action in 1945.

For his military service, Hermenejildo Maldonado received the Bronze Star, POW Medal, Combat Infantry badge and Purple Heart.

When he returned to his hometown following his service, he married his long-time girlfriend Maria Bermea Maldonado. They had four children together: Edna Maldonado, Norma Maldonado, Linda Maldonado (now deceased), and Hermenejildo “Herman” Maldonado Jr.

Maria died in 1969, after 24 years of marriage. Hermenejildo never remarried.

Thu
30
Mar

Giant bee hive found in abandoned silo

An enormous Africanized bee hive was discovered last week in an abandoned grain silo northwest of Uvalde when a group of teenagers stumbled upon it while scouting a location for a deer blind. Two of the boys, Henry Jackson and Branch Delton, both 17, were hospitalized after receiving what the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office characterized as “hundreds of bee stings.”

The colony had infested one silo entirely and was beginning to spill over into a second, according to Sheriff Charles Mendeke, who declined to release the exact location to prevent further injuries.

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Thu
30
Mar

Twelve killed in crash

According to initial reports at the scene, 12 people were killed Wednesday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 83 North, just south of Garner State Park.

A Leakey resident was behind one of the vehicles involved and posted on Facebook that she called law enforcement in Uvalde and Real counties to report reckless driving. Before help arrived, however, the crash happened.

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Thu
30
Mar

Tornado or not, storm brings rain to area

Although some news stations report that the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in western Uvalde County, NWS meteorologist Larry Hopper said they are still investigating. Rain watchers in and around Uvalde, however, reported varying amounts of rain with most surpassing the 1-inch mark.

According to Hopper, the alleged tornado was the result of an upperlevel disturbance that came in from the west late Tuesday night.

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Thu
30
Mar

Taxpayers asked to weigh in on voting machine purchases

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Uvalde County Commissioners on Monday voted to hold off on issuing a notice of intent to join the countywide polling place program, pending feedback from the public on purchasing electronic voting equipment.

The public hearing is slated Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane. The fairplex is located west of Uvalde on Highway 90.

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Thu
30
Mar

Sabinal Wild Hog Fest begins tomorrow

The Sabinal Lions Club’s 26th-annual Wild Hog Festival is set tomorrow through Sunday at Veterans Memorial Live Oak Park in Sabinal. The festival will feature five hog catching sessions, live music, carnival rides, helicopter rides, a mechanical bull, and craft and food vendors.

There will also be a 5-kilometer fun-run/ walk and a 1-mile run for children, games, and other entertainment.

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Thu
30
Mar

Jasso is bus driver of the year

Brenda Jasso has been selected as the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas school bus driver of the year for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

PCAT provides school bus driver training for the district. District winners receive a PCAT bus driver of the year certificate and custom embroidered jacket.

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