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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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Thu
02
Mar

Texas Farm Credit recognizes AgStudent of the Month

The Uvalde branch of Texas Farm Credit has announced Knippa High School senior Blair Hesse as its AgStudent of the Month for February. Hesse was presented with a certificate and gift card by branch manager Jess Yeaman.

Hesse is the daughter of Kim and Harper Hesse of Uvalde.

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Sun
26
Feb

Auction barn opened 50 years ago

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

It was just another day at work Thursday when Joe Hargrove took a few moments to allow the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and many friends and customers to honor him and Southwest Livestock Exchange’s 50th Anniversary.

It was a sale day, and there was work to be done.

Fifty years ago, Hargrove had a vision, and on Saturday, Feb. 25, 1967, he and his two brothers, Darrell and Neil, held the first auction of the Southwest Livestock Exchange, Inc. at the location on Highway 55 northwest of Uvalde.

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Sun
26
Feb

Puccini Lane will be closed this week

Puccini Lane from Garner Field Road to Marsh Lane will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for street repairs. Residents are asked to use alternate routes to access hospital services.

According to LeeAnn Ortiz, city of Uvalde public works coordinator, city workers will be applying a thin overlay to the roadway.

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Sun
26
Feb

UHS students can receive free degree

Parents of children who will be freshmen at Uvalde High School next fall may want to check out the available opportunity for an early college start.

Two meetings are scheduled this week, one on Tuesday and the other Thursday, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the John H. Harrell Auditorium.

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Sun
26
Feb

Cactus Jack Foundation directors present a $3,000 check

Cactus Jack Foundation directors present a $3,000 check to Sabinal Independent School District Superintendent Richard Grill to be used for incentives for students in Sabinal ISD’s Positive Behavior Intervention Program, which encourages students who exhibit good citizenship, good attendance and good grades.

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Sun
26
Feb

Man jailed after allegedly tossing synthetic pot

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

A Uvalde resident’s alleged plan to dump synthetic marijuana out of the window of his pickup truck backfired when the wind blew the substance back into his vehicle.

Ephraim Diaz, 29, of 1210 N. High St., was arrested by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of tampering with evidence, possessing less than 2 ounces of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A and fleeing from an officer.

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Sun
26
Feb

Relay for Life teams needed

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. It is a fun-filled evening event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

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