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Sun
12
Feb

Man arrested on warrant for sexual assault

12:45 P.M. – Joseph Garcia, 25, of 1903 Nopal St., Carrizo Springs, was arrested by Sabinal Police Department on a warrant for sexual assault.

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Thu
09
Feb

Law enforcement officials

Law enforcement officials, parents, school employees and passersby gather on County Road 319 outside of Sabinal after a backhoe operator clipped the right fender of a Sabinal Independent School District bus, which had several pre-K students on board. The collision occurred just before noon on Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

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Thu
09
Feb

Destination: East Africa

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

For the last five years, Larri Wright and Jana and Luke Fry have been sponsoring two seniors in Uganda, Africa. Last month, they along with the Fry’s three children traveled to the area to meet face to face with the women they sponsor.

Accompanying their parents were Shandaniah Fry, 13, Felicity Fry, 12, and Texas Fry, 7. Shandani and Felicity are the daughters of Holly Yaklin and Jenna and Luke Fry. Texas Fry is the daughter of Jana and Luke Fry.

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Thu
09
Feb

Licea has big plans for future

Adrianna Licea is a vibrant 18-year-old senior at Uvalde High School and cadet in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Master Chief Cal Lambert relies on her to implement the Afterschool Centers on Education citizenship development program at Robb Elementary.

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Thu
09
Feb

UHS students mentor fourth-graders

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

The 21st Century Community Learning Center’s program is now known as the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE).

The purpose of the program is intended to improve students’ academic performance, attendance, behavior, promotion rates and graduation rates.

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Thu
09
Feb

Mendoza busted for convenience store burglary

Albert Mendoza was arrested early Wednesday on burglary charges after Uvalde Police Department officers discovered him walking three blocks from the store he allegedly looted.

The incident occurred at 1:41 a.m., when Uvalde Police were notified of a burglary alarm at 401 S. Getty St., Five Points Market.

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Thu
09
Feb

Box promotes leadership at chamber awards banquet

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Southwest Texas Junior College department of management coordinator and Professor Wilford Box served as the guest speaker for the 97th-annual Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce banquet and awards ceremony, where he spoke about business management and leadership as well as military and national security.

The theme for the event, which took place Friday night at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, was “The Heart of Business.”

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Thu
09
Feb

Nueces Canyon Elementary School

Nueces Canyon Elementary School’s young Panthers smile happily during a 100th day of school celebration. The 100th day of the 2016-2017 school year was Feb. 2.

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Thu
09
Feb

NCCISD celebrates Mary Chavez Day

By KRISTI POWERS

Mary Chavez was celebrated at Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District on Friday, Feb. 3. Mary has been accepted to Lone Star College in Tomball. She plans to major in nursing. Chavez is the daughter of Teresa Wright and Joe Chavez.

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Sun
05
Feb

Carpenter, Sosa are top Uvaldeans

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Wade Carpenter was named Uvaldean of the year and Eunice Sosa was recognized as Volunteer of the Year during the 97th annual Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce banquet and awards dinner, which was held Friday night at the Willie De Leon Civic Center.
 
“A leader has many attributes: engaged, a good listener, sympathy, awareness, persuasion...” said Jan Elliott, who introduced Carpenter. The pair previously hosted a morning radio show on KVOU. “The Uvaldean of the Year was born, reared and spent most of their life in Uvalde. Our honoree is invested here and has since their teen years. unselfishly contributed The love and devotion time and talent to Uvalde they have for their hometown is unquestionable.”
 

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