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City salaries increasing 9 percent

Starting pay for a Uvalde police officer will increase 9 percent in the coming fiscal year as part of a city-wide pay increase. Effective Oct. 1, the starting pay for a patrol officer in the Uvalde Police Department will raise from about $47,600 per year to $51,896. After the first six months of employment, an officer’s pay will raise to […]

Bates plans retirement from longtime county post

Uvalde County Precinct 3 Commissioner Jerry W. Bates, a burly, laconic man, tends to be loyal in his pursuits.  He has been married to his wife, Betty Jo, for about 54 years, operated an air conditioning business in Concan for nearly 30, and recently announced he will not seek reelection next year, bringing an end to what will be a […]

Utopia ISD asking for $58 million

Utopia Independent School District will ask its voters to consider a $58 million bond package to build a new school and build and renovate other infrastructure when they go to the polls Nov. 7.  If approved, the bond would be used to address a series of capital projects, such as security upgrades and construction of new district facilities, according to […]

UCAD in hot seat with state comptroller

The Texas State Comptroller’s Office is set to review the Uvalde County Appraisal District after the results of the 2022 property value study showed that, for the third year in a row, Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District evaluations fell short. The PVS results triggered a potential funding loss for the school district and require a targeted methods and program […]

UPD assistant chief attends federal training

Sofi Zeman
Staff Writer

Homer Delgado, assistant chief of the Uvalde Police Department, recently engaged in federal training on how to respond to various hazards, such as active shooters, riots, terrorists and nuclear incidents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency invited Delgado and covered costs for the training, entitled “Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for all Hazards” and held Sept. 5-9 in Alabama […]

Martinez seeks mayor’s seat

Educator Veronica Martinez announced earlier this month she is a candidate for Uvalde mayor in the Nov. 7 special election. She said, if elected, she would like to see more unity in the community and foster better communication from citizens to local leaders, particularly when expressing their needs. This is not the Dalton Elementary School art teacher’s first run for […]

Sabinal seniors rally to procure, install flagpole

A group of senior citizens in Sabinal generated about $4,000 through fundraisers and donations to purchase and install a 30-foot flag pole bearing a 5-by-8-foot American flag at the Sabinal Senior Citizen Center, where it is visible from U.S. Highway 90. The Dixie Flag and Banner Company of San Antonio installed the pole on Sept. 19. “We wanted to honor […]

School board OKs two more days off

Uvalde school district trustees unanimously approved Sept. 18 a resolution that gives interim superintendent Gary Patterson authority to add two leave days for staff mental health. According to the resolution, mental health days expire at the end of the 2023-24 school year and can’t be carried over. Patterson asked that staff members avoid using these leave days during the month […]

Father Eddy earns high honor

The Rev. Eduardo Morales, known to many as “Father Eddy,” and formerly the priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, is the recipient of the 2023 Surgeon General’s Medallion Award for Health, the highest honor the U.S. Surgeon General can present to civilians.  Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy honored Morales and five other awardees on Sept. 18 at the Kennedy Center […]

UCISD: Arredondo ruling should come within 60 days

A ruling on the discharge status of former UCISD police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo will come within the next 60 days, Uvalde school district spokesperson Anne Marie Espinoza said Tuesday, Sept. 19. Counsel representing the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and Arredondo presented arguments during a closed hearing scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon to review Arredondo’s discharge from the […]

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