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Relay for Life is tomorrow at fairplex

The 2017 Relay for Life of Uvalde County will be held tomorrow at the Uvalde County Fairplex. It will start at 7 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. on Saturday. The official event page shows that 20 teams and 156 participants have raised $14,186 so far. As of Monday, the top individual participants were Andrea Perez, raising $238; and Josie Morales, $130. Top teams included La Esperanza de Uvalde – City of Uvalde, $1,970; Jesse’s Angels, $1,480; and Team Jaxson, $862.

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Thu
20
Apr

CHDI attains rare designation

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Community Health Development, Inc., recently achieved Gold Advocacy Center of Excellence status. The center is the first in the state of Texas to reach gold status, and one of only nine gold-level centers in the United States. The designation, given by the National Association of Community Health Centers, is reached by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to advocacy. Centers can achieve this by including operationalizing advocacy practices and creating supporting infrastructure.

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Thu
20
Apr

Two queen candidates headline Cinco de Mayo celebration

The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration organized by the American Legion Post 479 will be held May 5-6 at the Jardin de Los Heroes Park on West Main Street. The event is free to the public. Musical entertainment will be provided by Victor Medina on Friday and Saturday.

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Thu
20
Apr

Wrongful death suit filed against Jack, Joseph Young

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Although he has not been criminally charged, a wrongful death suit has been filed against Jack D. Young – the driver of the 2006 Dodge Dually pickup truck that collided headon with the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels bus – and his father, the owner of the pickup. The lawsuit was filed Monday in the 38th Judicial District Court by Ross Allen, the son of Howard Bryan Allen, one of the 13 senior members killed in the fatal March 29 wreck.

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Thu
20
Apr

Pursuit: One motorcyclist arrested, second hospitalized

A motorcycle pursuit that reached speeds of up to 130 mph on Sunday night sent one motorcyclist to the hospital and another to the Uvalde County Jail. Dexter Douglas, 26, of 1202 Evans Road, Apt. 1121, San Antonio, was arrested by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of resisting arrest, search or transport and by the Sabinal Police Department for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. He is also being charged with reckless driving.

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Sun
16
Apr

First United Methodist Church parishioners

First United Methodist Church parishioners celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry by traveling up Oak and High streets. Palm Sunday participants waved palm branches and shouted “Hosanna” as J.J. Suarez (portraying Jesus) on Dusty the donkey led the group to the church’s sanctuary. Wes Faust (far right, leading the donkey) portrayed a disciple. Church pastor Steve Peyton is also pictured.

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Sun
16
Apr

Rocksprings’ monster tornado

By CRAIG GARNETT

It was a typical spring evening in the far reaches of the Texas Hill Country until alarm began to spread over an evil-looking cloud boiling above the Edwards Plateau. Sometime near sunset, on April 12, 1927, an F5 tornado, packing 200 mph winds, slammed into Rockprings, wiping away 235 of the town’s 247 buildings as though toppling a house of cards.

By the time the sun rose the next morning, the magnitude of the destruction came into full focus.

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Sun
16
Apr

Briscoe Ranch cook-off wins $5K grant

Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cook-off at the Crossroads is the recipient of a $5,000 Smokin’ with Smithfield program grant. The program is designed to provide money to deepen the prize pool for cook teams, as well as provide event support to sanctioned barbecue competitions across the United States.

Funds generated from the annual Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cook-off at the Crossroads go toward scholarships for Southwest Texas Junior College students across the junior college’s 11-county service area.

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Sun
16
Apr

Uvalde rainfall totals .6 inches

Uvalde received .6 inches of rain when an upper-level disturbance moved through the area on Thursday. The precipitation brought the year-to-date rainfall total to 6.82 inches. Rain was expected to continue throughout the weekend.

The 113-year-average for Uvalde is 4.86 inches. In Batesville, John Simpson measured .20 inches.

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16
Apr

Sisters devote decades to UCISD careers

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Seldom do four sisters choose the same vocation. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is fortunate that the Balderas sisters of Batesville made such a choice.

These four siblings have a combined 128 years of experience with the district.

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