Hundreds of hamburgers, funnel cakes and candy apples have been rolling down the assembly lines fashioned by Uvalde High School theatre students hoping to generate enough cash to fund a trip to New York this year.
So far, according to teacher Tifani Pust, students have about $11,000 in the coffer, but the entire trip – which is set to include 37 students – is expected to cost about $55,204. The projected cost for each student is $1,492, and Pust’s goal is to have each student contribute $500 and have fundraising cover the remaining $36,704. Students will still be responsible for their own lunches.
Despite living apart, three area residents have diligently kept their marriage vows of supporting their beloved in sickness and health. Their Valentine’s Day, which is Tuesday, will be spent at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where their spouses live due to dementia, a brain tumor or heart troubles.
Uvalde natives Maria Mancha Ruiz and Ascencion “Chicho” Ruiz have been married for 60 years. Longtime La Pryor resident Eva Lopez and her husband, Tirso, have been married 31 years; and former Ohio residents Barbara and John Wooddell married 28 years ago.
Local and area individuals who sponsor Uvalde Leader-News’ Newspapers in Education program don’t just bring newspapers into the classroom, they also provide students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.
Last week, 32 Uvalde High School students and eight Sacred Heart Catholic School students journeyed to Austin to tour the Texas State Capitol, which houses the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. There, students met with State Rep. Tracy O. King and Senator Carlos Uresti.
Justin Ronald Lewis, 27, of Uvalde, was arrested Thursday after allegedly striking his brother multiple times in the face before kicking a Uvalde Police Department officer.
Lewis, who resides at 125 W. Mill St., was arrested on charges of assaulting a public servant and assault causing bodily injury. Lewis was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Zavala County, where he is charged with possessing less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew rescued a lost 2-year-old child, near Rocksprings last week.
The child went missing from his home around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Local law enforcement and U.S. Border Patrol agents began searching the immediate area but were unable to locate the child. The Air and Marine Operations Del Rio unit was notified and an aerial search of the area was conducted.
Acquiring new electronic voting equipment, consolidating voting locations, and a proposal to renovate the former jail to become a voting site are all topics Uvalde County Commissioners are scheduled to consider when they meet Monday at 10 a.m. in the third floor courtroom at the county courthouse.
Law enforcement officials, parents, school employees and passersby gather on County Road 319 outside of Sabinal after a backhoe operator clipped the right fender of a Sabinal Independent School District bus, which had several pre-K students on board. The collision occurred just before noon on Tuesday. No injuries were reported.
For the last five years, Larri Wright and Jana and Luke Fry have been sponsoring two seniors in Uganda, Africa. Last month, they along with the Fry’s three children traveled to the area to meet face to face with the women they sponsor.
Accompanying their parents were Shandaniah Fry, 13, Felicity Fry, 12, and Texas Fry, 7. Shandani and Felicity are the daughters of Holly Yaklin and Jenna and Luke Fry. Texas Fry is the daughter of Jana and Luke Fry.