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Beer, wine election set Nov. 7

Utopia- and Concan-area voters will have the opportunity in the November general election to approve or deny an option to legalize the sale of beer and wine in Justice of the Peace Pct. 3.

The Uvalde County Elections Administrator received and forwarded to Uvalde County Commissioners a petition issued Jan. 17, 2017, containing well over 200 signatures primarily from residents of Utopia, Concan and Rio Frio.

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‘Big Give’ groups hoping for payoff

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor
Today, several area organizations are hoping locals log on TheBigGiveSA.org and make a secure contribution to one or more participating groups. The 24-hour event allows nonprofit organizations to encourage donors to give big and support their causes throughout the local community.

More than 600 organizations have signed up to participate in the Big Give S.A. 2017, including Uvalde County’s El Progreso Memorial Library, Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, Community Health Development Inc., Keep Utopia Beautiful and Humane Society of Uvalde.

El Progreso Memorial Library is adding a little fun to the day by hosting a fundraising fiesta at the library, located at 301 W. Main St., from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At 5:45 p.m., permanent tiles honoring several agencies and individuals will be unveiled in the library foyer.

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No bull: Cactus Jack plans big show

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor
The sixth-annual Cactus Jack bull riding competition kicks off today, Thursday, May 4, at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex with American freestyle bullfighting.

Not to be confused with Professional Bull Riders bullfighters or rodeo clowns, whose job is to protect a rider from a bucking bull, freestyle fighting is a 40-second competition in which the bullfighter is judged on how well he maneuvers around a fighting bull while attempting death-defying feats such as jumping over the bull.

Twenty bullfighters will compete today at 7 p.m. The top four competitors will compete once more on Friday and the top two from that competition will move on to the finals, set Saturday.

Bull riding competition will take place Friday and Saturday. The event is sanctioned by the Professional Bull Riders and riders will vie for more than $40,000 in added prizes.

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Project Graduation set June 3

By ELOY BARRERA AND KATRINA CASTILLO

Prom and graduation night are infamous for teen injuries and fatalities and often dominate media coverage of those events.

Uvalde High School student council president Allison Dungo, with senior support and the cooperation of many first responders, produced a mock accident to remind her peers of prom night dangers.

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Firefighters douse vehicle fire

Uvalde Volunteer Firefighters responded to five calls, including a vehicle on fire, over the past several weeks.

On Monday, at 8:17 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 123 E. Mesquite St., for a report of illegal burning. The fire was extinguished without incident and the home owner was cited.

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City fence restrictions remain in place

Following a brief discussion regarding residential fence height restrictions, Uvalde City Council members decided against directing staff to bring the item back as an action item. The city’s current ordinance limiting privacy fence height to 6 feet still stands.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin and Councilman Rogelio Muñoz were absent from the Tuesday night meeting, which was held in council chambers at city hall.

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Top 10 Uvalde grads killin’ it

Kimberly Michelle Medina and Allison Renee Dungo lead Uvalde High School's class of 2017 as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Other top 10 graduates, all with a GPA over 100, in order of rank include Clara Justine Encinia, Gabriela R. Flores, Alexsander Rodriguez, Kaela Madison Maldonado, Maria “Ale” Garza, Mabel Elaine Fowler, Lyndon Benedict Lopez Diongzon and Larissa Rodriguez.

 

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Relay for Life generates $21K

Twenty teams and 156 participants raised $20,945 for the American Cancer Society during Uvalde’s Relay for Life, which was held Friday. The total may increase over the next weeks as teams submit their final fundraising tallies.

The celebration of life took place at the Uvalde County Fairplex from 7 p.m. on Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday.

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Agri-Women hosting state banquet here

There are only a few tickets left for the Texas Agri- Women’s first Banquet in the Field fundraiser, which will be held Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Uvalde County. The meal will be prepared chuckwagon style by Gateway Cattle Company.

Tickets are $150 for a couple. Call Merlynn Vestuyft, 210 287-5703, or Melody Speer, 830 591- 7727 for tickets. Location for the event is the Archie McFaden Strube Farm at 5113 West Farm to Market Road 2369, or Dunbar Lane.

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UCISD balks on bill for UCAD legal fees

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees tabled an agenda item Monday night concerning payment to the Uvalde County Appraisal District, pertaining to the lawsuit judgement awarded to Barbara Arthur last year.

The decision to table the topic came during UCISD’s regular monthly board of trustees meeting.

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