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Veterans’ memorial motorcyclists due here Tuesday

A large number of motorcycle riders are expected to arrive in Uvalde on Tuesday morning as part of the 2017 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway Motorcycle Run.

U.S. Highway 83 in Texas has been officially designated as the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Each year a group of motorcycle riders travel the highway from Perryton in North Texas to Brownsville in South Texas as a way of honoring and welcoming home the Vietnam Veterans from Texas.

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AirLIFE commends Utopia EMS

By DIANE CAUSEY

Utopia Emergency Medical Service crew members saved the lives of two men following cardiac arrest in recent weeks. The AirLIFE medical flight helicopter personnel attended the regular monthly training at the local EMS office on March 6 to celebrate the efficiency, competence and outstanding service of the Utopia crew.

Jesse Pfieffer, Debbie Goodner, Patti McCaleb, Shelby Gobert and John Garofano were recognized for their fast response and appropriate care techniques that saved the life of George Larue on Feb. 14 and were presented the Wings Award by Lee Fernandez of San Antonio AirLIFE. Steven Olinick and Shawn Russell, AirLIFE medics who made the emergency flight, also commented on the professional manner and expertise in which the Utopia crew handled the situation.

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12
Mar

Trial in child’s death to begin in October

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Although Severo Cuellar allegedly inflicted the massive internal injuries that led to the 2015 death of 2-year-old Ismael Gonzalez, he is facing charges of injury to a child, rather than murder.

Both charges are firstdegree felonies, punishable by five years to life in prison, but according to 38th Judicial District Attorney Daniel Kindred, it is easier for the prosecution to prove injury to a child.

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12
Mar

American Legion Post 479 members

American Legion Post 479 members Arnold Padilla (back, far right) and Lalo Zamora (front, far right) hand over various checks totaling $1,050 to (left to right) four representatives of Southwest Texas Junior College’s humanities project ($300), Uvalde High School senior Cheyenne Sendejo ($500), and a representative of Uvalde Memorial Hospital ($250).

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Banquet in the Field set April 29

The Texas Agri-Women organization will be hosting a Banquet in the Field fundraiser on Saturday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at McFadin Strube Farm, located at 5113 West Farm to Market Road 2369 in Uvalde.

Sponsorships are available at three levels, varying from a $500 Cows and Plows Sponsorship, to a $1,000 Tractors and Trailers sponsorship, and culminating with a $2,000 Farmers and Ranchers sponsorship level.

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Local residents proud of college-bound grandchildren

Uvalde residents Imelda and Abel Jaimes have much to be proud of these days as two of their grandchildren are college bound this year with their grandson headed to the University of Nebraska where he will play football for a full scholarship.

With a background in choir and theatre arts, Miranda Martinez of Del Rio plans to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in vocal performance while Brenden Jaimes of Austin is committed to attend the University of Nebraska and play for the Cornhuskers on a full scholarship.

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Thu
09
Mar

2002 Lincoln LS lodged into a tree

Uvalde Police Department Officer Leeann Cantu (right) shines light on a 2002 Lincoln LS lodged into a tree in the 700 block of East Nopal Street, as a Uvalde EMS medic assists the passenger, 17-year-old Brianna Solis (obscured, on stretcher). Solis was transported to Uvalde Memorial Hospital following the Sunday night collision.

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09
Mar

UCISD offering free college

Applications are being sought for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s Early College High School that will begin with the 2017-2018 school year.

Students who are currently in the eighth-grade are eligible to enter the program. Tonight’s meeting – the third scheduled this year – is for parents whose child will be a freshmen at Uvalde High School next school year. The 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the John H. Harrell Auditorium on the Uvalde High School campus.

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09
Mar

Police seeking hit-and-run driver

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

She’s accused of slashing a tire as retribution for someone stealing her sweater, but 22-year-old Arlene Blanco ended up in the hospital instead of jail after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking away from the freshly-punctured tire.

The incident occurred Saturday at The Huddle, 226 N. Getty St., where, according to police, Blanco says someone stole her sweater.

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09
Mar

UCISD teacher Sinclair finalist for excellence in teaching award

Tammie Sinclair, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s secondary school teacher of the year, is a finalist for the 2016-2017 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award. She is one of 19 exceptional teachers in the San Antonio area chosen as distinguished educators.

Sinclair, a 2001 graduate of Uvalde High School, is in her sixth year of employment in the UCISD. The Morales Junior High School special education teacher for the last two years, Sinclair was chosen as a finalist for her commitment and passion to education.

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