Uvalde residents are invited to buck cancer on Saturday, Nov. 5 during a bull riding event to raise money for Laura Jones, a local mother of two young children who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Gates at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex open at 6 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Children 12 years old or younger get in free.
The city of Uvalde’s monthly clean-up effort will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the public parking lot near City Hall. The recycling center, located in the 100 block of East Garden Street, will be open during those same hours, and the landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The landfill is located at 3774 FM 481.
August rainfall, which totaled about 6.8 inches in Uvalde, delayed local cotton farmers’ harvests this year. Gin manager Cotton Burleson of Leona Valley Gin in Batesville said heavy rains pushed back the start date for harvest a couple weeks.
Earlier this year, Peter Flores announced himself as a candidate for Texas District 19 senator. Flores served as a Texas Game Warden for 27 years following his graduation from Texas A&M University in College Station. His last four years as a game warden took place in the state capitol in Austin, where he was the colonel game warden.
The 48th-annual Kiwanis Club Parade and Carnival will be held Wednesday. In keeping with tradition, the parade will travel south on North Getty Street and east on East Nopal Street. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. It is expected to feature more than 2,000 participants from public, private, and home schools as well as daycare facilities.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Expo will take place Tuesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. The expo will be open from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be 40 vendors in attendance, which range from health care products and services to shopping.