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12-year-old found with unloaded BB gun at school

A 12-year-old Flores Middle School student brought an unloaded BB gun to campus in hopes of trading the weapon for a fidget spinner, a popular toy.

The incident was reported May 12 at approximately 11:07 a.m. when vice principal Bryan Hernandez phoned Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District school resource officer Charles Moreno.

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SWART wins $200K for veterans’ transportation

Southwest Area Regional Transit District will receive $200,000 through the the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

The one-year grant, which will begin in July, was given for SWART to provide specialized services for veterans and their dependents.

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May

Treviño, teammates develop life-saving ColdClot

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Uvalde High School class of 2013 graduate Jose “J.T.” Treviño is one of six University of Texas at San Antonio students who developed ColdClot, a super-absorbent gauze that, when used in conjunction with a tourniquet, prevents external hemorrhaging.

The group of college students captured the top prize at the UTSA Student Technology Venture Competition last month. The win earned them $53,000 to jump-start their company.

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May

UCISD employees say district jobs are favorable

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Each year, the Texas Association of School Boards human resource services conducts a survey of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District employees.

The purpose of the survey is to access employee attitudes and level of satisfaction with their jobs and work conditions. Survey information may be used by district leaders to understand how respondents perceive specific issues.

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May

Road issues on county agenda

When Uvalde County Commissioners meet tomorrow, they will again consider a request for a right-of-way variance for the Cottages at Frio Canyon, a planned public improvement district.

Two weeks ago, when commissioners met on May 8, project engineers appealed to commissioners to allow for a rightof- way that measures 40 feet wide instead of the 50 feet required.

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May

Lancair move complete

After weeks of traversing the Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal and the Gulf of Mexico, Lancair International’s manufacturing assets have arrived at their new home, Garner Field Airport. Inventory was previously located in a production facility in Cebu, Philippines.

Lancair’s new headquarters comprises nearly 88,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangar and office space.

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Thu
18
May

Mission excavation project begins Saturday

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

An 18th-century Spanish settlement in Real County, Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz, is about to get some needed attention as plans for preserving the historic site are underway.

Prompted by the efforts of the Nueces Canyon Mission Restoration Organization and the local community, interest in the site was renewed and a plan to revitalize the mission was formulated.

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Thu
18
May

School district votes to stiff UCAD

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

One month did not change the outcome of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s decision regarding payment to the Uvalde County Appraisal District. The board voted 4-3 Monday night to reject making the $25,512 prorated payment to UCAD.

At the April board meeting, trustees tabled the issue. This month, it came to a vote with board member Willie Edwards making the motion to approve the UCAD request. Javier Flores, who is a UCISD trustee and also on the UCAD board of directors, seconded the motion.

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May

Teen stabs father of ex-girlfriend, flees on Mother’s Day

Rigoberto De Luna IV, 39, was stabbed twice, once behind his left ear and once on his torso, in the front yard of his North Grove Street home. The attack was allegedly perpetrated by his daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Camilo Cortez, 19, fled the area leaving behind the knife allegedly used during the attack. Cortez, who was previously issued a criminal trespass warning for the address, later turned himself in to police. He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and taken to the Uvalde County Jail.

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May

Father, daughter graduate with college degrees

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Saturday was a big day for Knippa Independent School District senior Kloe Martinez. Not only did she receive an Associate of Arts degree from Southwest Texas Junior College, just days before collecting her high school diploma, her father – Uvalde Police Department Lt. Jerry Martinez – graduated from Tarleton University with a bachelor’s degree.

Jerry Martinez is a 1986 graduate of Uvalde High School. Kloe transferred to Knippa ISD prior to the start of her eighthgrade school year and has remained with the district ever since.

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