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Three escape from county jail Monday morning

Voters decide: Martinez, Fowler and Rutledge win UCISD election; Flores gains council position – A 10-year veteran of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees was voted out of office Saturday when school and municipal elections were conducted. Allen Mize, board chairman, was the only incumbent among five candidates for three trustee positions that will be filled by Maria Elena Munoz Martinez, who received 837 votes; Robert Cole Fowler with 717; and Brent Edwin Rutledge, 690. Mize received 396 votes, coming in fourth in a race decided by 9.75 percent of registered voters. Luz Cuevas was fifth with 261 votes. … In the city of Uvalde, where voters in District 2 chose a new council representative, John H. Flores edged out J. Steven McNew, 123 votes to 112. Flores said he is looking forward to being a part of the future growth in Uvalde, and he hopes to tackle issues such as city streets and betterment of youth while in office.
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Tuesday is final day for say in primary runoff election

JP race on Democratic Party ticket is only local level race on primary runoff ballot. Tuesday is election day for the primary runoff, and local voters in Precincts 10 and 13 will have a final chance to determine if incumbent Roland Sanchez or challenger Ernesto “Neto” Luna is the Democratic candidate for Uvalde County Justice of the Peace Precinct 6.
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Youth Rodeo Club elects officers

New officers and directors have been selected by the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club for the 2022 season. Last Tuesday at the Uvalde County Fairplex Events Center, the UYRC held an organizational meeting for the season. Kevin Mello was elected as the new president of the rodeo club. Justin Speer is...
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Fernandez, Fowler take on president, VP roles on UCISD board

The first order of business for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s board of trustees when they met Monday was acknowledging the results of the May 7 election and electing trustees to serve as board president, vice president and secretary. Two east zone trustees were elected in the May 7...
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Good Eggs seek Honey Queen

The Uvalde County Honey Queen pageant is being reinstated as part of this year’s Honey Festival, and while organizers in partnership with the Uvalde Good Eggs are asking local young women to enter the competition, the Good Eggs are also asking the community to dig into their memory banks for any Honey Queen history that might be filed away.
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South Texas Blood bank needs donors

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is in urgent need of blood donors, particularly those with Type O blood, and will be hosting two upcoming blood drives in Uvalde County. They will be offering $10 gift cards to those who donate blood at the events. Area hospitals continue to...
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MAY 1-31 Registration is open for El Progreso Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program, which kicks-off on June 1. Participants earn prizes for reading books and logging their progress. FMI, 830-278-2017. THURSDAY, MAY 19. The Uvalde County Historical Commission will host Bill Dillard, a descendant of early settlers to the...
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Round two: Early voting for run-off election begins Monday

Some voters will have the opportunity to choose a Democratic candidate for Uvalde County Justice of the Peace Precinct 6, and voters from both parties may cast ballots in several statewide races, when early voting for the primary run-off election begins tomorrow. Early voting will be held from 9 a.m....
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Exemptions cloud UCAD meeting agenda

The Uvalde County Appraisal District needs assistance uncovering unqualified and unclaimed property tax exemptions, chief appraiser Roberto Valdez told the board of directors on April 18. Valdez said exemption audits are normally conducted through the law firm Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott, with the last one being about two...
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Feds upping pay for Uvalde County cells, transportation

Uvalde County Commissioners have approved a new contract with the U.S. Marshals Service, raising the stipend for housing federal inmates at the Uvalde County Jail by more than $16 per person, and adding payment for transportation costs. The hourly transportation rate set by the contract is $26.50, and includes medical...
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Lawman Arredondo joining city council

Results of the May 7 municipal election show city of Uvalde voters overwhelmingly chose to move future municipal elections to November and elected lawman Pete Arredondo and incumbent Everardo “Lalo” Zamora to council positions. There were 182 total votes cast in the four-man race for the District 3...
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Francisco R. Cimental

Francisco “Frank” Revilla Cimental, 84, of Gonzales, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 4, 2022, in Gonzales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1938 in McQueeney to Apolinar (Revilla) and Cleofas Cimental. He grew up in Kingsbury and graduated from Prairie Lee High School. He served in the...
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Hector E. Castro

Hector Eduardo Castro, 42, of Uvalde died May 6, 2022, at his residence. Visitation began yesterday and will continue today from noon to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m. and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. A Mass of...
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USBP agent arrested on charges of allegedly assaulting a juvenile

Texas Rangers arrested U.S. Border Patrol agent Gustavo Sanchez, 45, last week on charges of allegedly assaulting and mistreating a juvenile on Oct. 4, 2021, in Uvalde County. The arrest came after a 38th Judicial District grand jury indicted the Del Rio Sector agent in April. Sanchez, a San Antonio...
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Cactus Jack Foundation hosts first bull riding event

Calculation for success: School district ups the ante to add science, math teachers – Step increases for all Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District personnel and additional stipends for math and science teachers were approved for the 2012-2013 school year Monday night when the board of trustees met in special session. Board member Willie Edwards asked, “Are we locked in to this?” Superintendent Rick Loesch replied, “If we can do better we will.” Math and science teachers will get a boost in pay. The board approved a $5,000 stipend contingent upon completion of the yearly contract. “It most likely would be a one time payment in June,” stated Loesch. Currently math teachers receive a $1,000 stipend so their increase would be $4,000.
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Burn ban banished

Due to two thunderstorms that brought rain – and some flooding – throughout the county the previous night, on Thursday morning Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell rescinded the county-wide burn ban. The ban had been in effect since Feb. 28, and it was the only 90-day burn ban...
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Top 30-4A, 29-4A teams clash

The baseball teams in District 30-4A and District 29-4A were to vie in bi-district playoff competition this weekend. Series openers were scheduled to get underway Friday included Uvalde and Pleasanton, Devine at Crystal City, Somerset at Pearsall, and Hondo at Carrizo Springs. Games two and game three, if needed, were to feature Pleasanton at Uvalde, Crystal City at Devine, Pearsall at Somerset, and Carrizo Springs at Devine yesterday.
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Election day is Saturday for city, school

Saturday is election day, with county officials running election polls for two proposed state constitutional amendments, and choices of candidates for the school board and Uvalde City Council. Local municipalities are also holding separate elections in Camp Wood, for city council and mayor, and in Sabinal for school board trustees...
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Strong to severe storms today

Heavy storms moving east along Highway 90 are in western Uvalde County. They have a history of large hail and very strong winds. A watch was issued to include counties east of these storms including Bexar should they hold together long enough to bring hail and strong winds to Bexar County. They'd arrive in Bexar County before 11pm.
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Eight seconds to glory

Cactus Jack bull riders will give ‘cowboy nod’ tonight. A weekend of Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association bull riding kicks-off tonight at the Uvalde County Fairplex, courtesy of the Cactus Jack Foundation. Tonight’s event begins at 7 p.m., and features award-winning youth riders in the Mini-Jack competition, including 12-year-old...
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