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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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Thu
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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Thu
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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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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