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Bond revocation hearing set for Vielma

Capital murder suspect Sabrina Vielma is expected in court tomorrow for a bond revocation. The proceeding is set at 1 p.m. at the Uvalde County Justice Center, located west of Uvalde off Highway 90.

Vielma was indicted in 2013 on charges of capital murder for the December 2011 death of her 4-yearold son Davaughn Rodriguez. Since then, Vielma has been arrested twice on unrelated charges.

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Sun
11
Jun

Fire marshal investigating blaze that destroyed home

City of Uvalde fire marshal Juan Hernandez is investigating the devastating structure fire that occurred Wednesday afternoon. The blaze destroyed a two-story house on County Road 201, three miles off Hacienda Road and approximately 9 miles from downtown Uvalde.

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Thu
08
Jun

Motorcyclist rear-ends SUV

Marco Hinojosa, 23, of Uvalde, was taken by Uvalde EMS to University Hospital in San Antonio on Sunday after the 2013 Honda motorcycle he was operating struck a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Hilda Ayala.

Hilda, 60, was traveling with Veronica Gonzales, 42, when the accident occurred in the 1200 block of North Getty Street. Both vehicles were traveling south on the roadway.

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Thu
08
Jun

UCISD distributes diplomas to 333 students

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

A lifetime of memories culminated Saturday, June 3, when according to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District deputy superintendent Hal Harrell 333 Uvalde High School students received diplomas.

It may not be the most prestigious accomplishment in their lifetime, but it will be the most cherished.

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Thu
08
Jun

Fowl play

Catarino J. Aleman, 44, of Uvalde, and Santiago Rodriguez, 55, of Hondo, were arrested Saturday for cockfighting, a blood sport between two cocks.

Uvalde Police were dispatched to 329 S. Evans St. at approximately 6:29 p.m., after receiving a tip regarding possible cockfighting underway at the location. Neither Aleman or Rodriguez reside at the residence. Several spectators were also present, and charges against those individuals are pending further investigation.

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Thu
08
Jun

Nominations sought for Best of County

Nominations for superlative people in select categories are currently being sought for the Best of Uvalde County 2017 competition sponsored by the Uvalde Leader-News.

Please submit your suggestions for the best people to be voted on in the following service-related positions: Best Real Estate Agent, Best Individual Customer Service, Best Salesman, Best Waitress/Waiter, Best Beautician, Best Business Customer Service and Best Cook.

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Thu
08
Jun

Weekend rain brings YTD total to 11.73 inches

Uvalde received .56 inches of rain when an upper-level disturbance moved through the area over the weekend. The rainfall brings the year-to-date total to 11.73 inches.

The Uvalde Research Weather Station, monitored by the Uvalde AgriLife Research Center, collected .14 on Friday; .25, Saturday; and .17, Monday.

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Thu
08
Jun

Batesville judge dies from gunshot wound to chest

Zavala County Justice of the Peace Dagoberto Correa, 52, was pronounced dead at Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning. The apparent cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest.

Law enforcement was dispatched to Correa’s Batesville residence at approximately 12:15 a.m. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, preliminary information indicates that Correa, was fatally shot once in the chest.

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Thu
08
Jun

Prince is HSU pet of the week

Prince, a chihuahua mix, is seeking a home. The approximately 1-year-old dog is part of the Humane Society of Uvalde’s rescue program.

“He is a very sweet and gentle boy. Prince does wonderful with other dogs and loves people,” said Heather Stunkel, a member of HSU’s adoption committee.

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Thu
08
Jun

Honduran man escapes custody, is captured

A 21-year-old Honduran man was taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents and Zavala County Sheriff’s Office deputies just before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was apprehended near the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 57 after escaping custody.

The man escaped from a private transportation company vehicle as he was being transferred from Uvalde to Del Rio following his apprehension by Uvalde agents. Agents and deputies searched for the man for roughly two hours before he was apprehended. He faces charges of escape and resisting arrest. He also faces a federal charge of reentry after deportation.

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