City of Uvalde employee Jesus Moreno hangs lights on the Uvalde Leader-News building, 110 N. East St. The Christmas décor was hung Thursday morning. City workers are in the process of installing lights throughout the downtown area.
Sentencing is scheduled Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. for Joshua David Luna, 25, of Uvalde, who last year was arrested on numerous counts of sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14, possessing child pornography, and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14. Luna faces up to 40 years in prison plus a $5,000 fine. The hearing will be held at the Uvalde County Justice Center and Jail.
Volunteers with Luv Ya Uvalde and Team FOCUS in Sabinal are gearing up for this week’s Thanksgiving luncheons, slated Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. In Uvalde, the 33rdannual Luv Ya Uvalde Thanksgiving luncheon will be held Wednesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
U.S. Border Patrol agents and two Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended a male subject who is believed to have been smuggling undocumented immigrants. Travis Dean Preston, 48, of Corpus Christi, was arrested by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.
Throughout the area, offices, businesses and banking institutions will close their doors Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Others will be closed additional days as well. City offices in Uvalde and surrounding communities are scheduled to be closed Thursday and Friday. County offices will not be conducting any business on those days either.
Members of American Legion Post 479 donate $500 to Luv Ya Uvalde organizers to help provide the annual Thanksgiving luncheon for Uvalde residents. The check was handed over last Thursday, and the 33rd-annual event is slated Wednesday.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were dispatched 16 times over the last three weeks. On Wednesday at 2:23 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 125 Zaragosa St. for an electrical wire that was reportedly emanating smoke. There was no fire and firefighters were back at the station at 2:46 p.m.
Pearsall resident Marisa Gonzales, a student at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, and (second from right to far left) Jon Torres, Bethany Nieto, and Israel Enriquez add to an existing mural on the north-side wall of the city of Uvalde swimming pool, which is located in the 300 block of East Nopal Street. Five students were assigned the community project by art professor Abel Ortiz. They started Sunday and completed the project Tuesday.