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Thu
09
Mar

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Tri-County Court Appointed Special Advocates for children of Medina, Real and Uvalde counties will host a Child Abuse Prevention Month festival, free to the public, at Uvalde Memorial Park on April 4.

The event is set from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

While there will be a variety of booths lined up to present activities and prizes for children, items will not be sold.

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Thu
09
Mar

Stargazers hosting poster contest

In observance of spring Astronomy Day, set this year on April 29, the Uvalde Historical Commission Inc. and Fort Inge Stargazers are hosting a poster contest featuring cash prizes and the chance to win an 8-inch Orion telescope, binoculars, or other gifts.

Contest entry forms, rules and other details are available at El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St.

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Thu
09
Mar

Orange is HSU pet of the week

Orange, a 2-year-old cat, is seeking a forever home for the second time. After being adopted as a kitten, he was recently returned to the Humane Society of Uvalde because his owner is moving.

“Orange is not handling the stress of being in a shelter environment well since his return,” said Heather Stunkel, member of the Humane Society of Uvalde’s adoption committee. “We are sure he is very confused.

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Thu
02
Mar

Student detained for starting fire at school

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

A 12-year-old Flores Middle School student was detained by Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District school resource officers on Monday after lighting a fire in a campus restroom. The female student, who was released to her parents, is being charged with arson, a third-degree felony.

The incident occurred on the second floor of the Leona Building, which is located on the north side of the campus.

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Thu
02
Mar

A 2005 Ford Expedition remains lodged

A 2005 Ford Expedition remains lodged in a U.S. Highway 90 street sign as the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado that struck the SUV remains damaged in the intersection of Ham Lane and East Main Street.

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Thu
02
Mar

Road dispute dominates meeting

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

When Lena “Marina” Garcia went before Uvalde County Commissioners in September of 2016 to have County Road 429D abandoned, her reasoning was to prevent the public from accessing her private property. On Monday, however, commissioners heard from nearby property owner Julia Rodriguez who said Garcia has been attempting to prevent her from accessing the road, which is her sole access to Highway 83.

A third neighbor resides directly behind Rodriguez, while a fourth resides adjacent to Garcia’s property.

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Thu
02
Mar

Teams needed for Uvalde Relay for Life

Teams are needed for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Uvalde County. This year, the event is set from 7 p.m. on April 21 through 7 a.m. on April 22 at the Uvalde County Fairplex.

Relay For Life is a community event that honors cancer survivors, cancer patients and caregivers.

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Thu
02
Mar

Young scholars bound for state science fair

Three Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students are on their way to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair after regional competition last weekend in San Antonio.

Makenzie Mortensen of Flores Middle School captured first place in the behavior and social-B category with her project, “In The Eye of the Beholder.” She also received a nomination for the Broadcom Masters.

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Thu
02
Mar

Incoming freshmen eligible to enroll in Early College program

Early College High Schools are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours. Early College High Schools provide dual credit at no cost to students, offering rigorous instruction and accelerated courses.

Incoming freshmen students at Uvalde High School for the school year 2017-2018 are eligible to enroll in the Early College program.

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Thu
02
Mar

FSB Financial Literacy Essay contest open to students

The third-annual financial literacy essay contest conducted by First State Bank of Uvalde is open to students in sixth through ninth grades. 

The essay contest subject this year is: “Explain at least three differences between ‘needs’ versus ‘wants’ when dealing with your money.”

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