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Sun
22
Jan

Uvalde sanitation department flush sewer lines

Employees with the city of Uvalde sanitation department flush sewer lines on West Main Street during a demonstration of the newly-purchased sewer truck. The $345,000 purchase was approved by council on Jan. 10, and the truck arrived in Uvalde on Wednesday.

Sun
22
Jan

Stock show starts Thursday

The Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show and Sale will kick off Thursday at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex, where 217 youngsters will be showing off 634 exhibits. Activities begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday with the arrival of market swine and will wrap up Saturday with the premium auction at 1 p.m.

SALE

Last year, buyers spent a record-breaking $492,607 during the premium auction and commercial heifer sale. Much of the increase in sales can be attributed to the commercial heifer sale which brought in $104,800 in its inaugural year.

Sun
22
Jan

Flores Middle School students training to be peer mediators

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

With the introduction of social media, young adults are more susceptible than ever to miscommunication that often leads to on-campus disputes. In hopes of resolving issues among pupils, Flores Middle School will now offer peer-to-peer mediation. Last week, 16 sixthgraders, eight seventhgraders, and family specialists Barbara Chase and Nikki Rodriguez underwent training provided by Paxunited National Mediation Center.

Sun
22
Jan

Payments down on 2016 taxes

By MEGHANN GARCIA

When Uvalde County Appraisal District directors met Tuesday, new chairman Blaine Bennett asked chief appraiser Roberto Valdez if he was concerned that only 44.27 percent of the property tax levy had been collected for 2016. The question came after Valdez presented a comparison of tax collections between October and January for tax years 2010 through 2016.

Sun
22
Jan

UCISD thanks trustees for service

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Past and present Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees came together on Friday when the district hosted a “Because of You” breakfast to recognize volunteers who have given their time to improve the local school system. The breakfast was held at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at Central Office, 1000 N. Getty. January is designated as school board recognition month in Texas.

Sun
22
Jan

Commissioners to consider public improvement district

Tomorrow when they meet at 10 a.m. in the third-floor courtroom, Uvalde County Commissioners will consider a resolution of support for the creation of the Cottages at Frio Canyon public improvement district. The district would encompass the Cottages at Frio Canyon, a 126-unit, 28-acre family vacation community to be located off Highway 127 just east of Concan. There would be a community pool, pavilion, laundry room and other shared areas.

Thu
19
Jan

Pickup, house burn

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Thu
19
Jan

UCAD woes continue

By MEGHANN GARCIA

Thu
19
Jan

Inauguration bound

By MEGHANN GARCIA

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