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Thu
19
Jan

Pickup, house burn

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Thu
19
Jan

UCAD woes continue

By MEGHANN GARCIA

Thu
19
Jan

Inauguration bound

By MEGHANN GARCIA

Thu
19
Jan

Fire and Rain

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
When an upper-level disturbance moved through the area on Sunday night, it brought strong winds that caused a controlled burn to get out of hand. The fire, which was ignited on Saturday in Concan, became unruly Sunday at around 6:30 p.m., and Concan and Reagan Wells fire departments were dispatched to Big Spring Ranch – located 4 miles off County Road 349.
 
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Thu
19
Jan

Nearly 2,000 inmates booked into jail last year

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Uvalde County Jail staff booked in 1,981 inmates last year at the 339 King Fisher Lane facility. Those inmates consisted of 1,806 state and county inmates and 175 federal inmates. The facility is paid to house federal inmates; from October 2015 through September 2016, the federal government paid $1,714,569 to the county to house federal prisoners.
 
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Thu
19
Jan

Rutledge earns Bachelor of Arts degree

Garrison Belle Rutledge of Uvalde graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, during recent commencement exercises. Rutledge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard College of Arts and Sciences. She was also named to the university’s dean’s list for the fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.
 
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Mon
16
Jan

Vote for favorite people, businesses by Jan. 19

Kimberly Rubio

Staff writer

The deadline for residents to cast their vote for the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards is nearing. The awards will be handed out at the 97th-annual chamber banquet, slated Feb. 3.

Business of the Year nominees are Wintergarden Produce, St. Henry de Osso, Thompson Helicopters, Mauve Salon and Briscoe-Garner Museum. The selected businesses were chosen from the pool of businesses that were honored with a Business of the Month designation in 2016. 

Other awards include Small Business of the Year, Rookie Business of the Year and Best in Customer Service.

Sun
15
Jan

Rangel is firefighter of the year

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

For the second time in recent years Mario Rangel was honored as the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department’s firefighter of the year. Rangel was recognized Thursday night when the department hosted its annual banquet, which was held in honor of the late Warren Fulcher. “The fireman of the year award is for the firefighter that puts the most effort, time and devotion to the fire department. Tonight we are able to present this award to the fireman that has met all those requirements and then some,” said Will Dalrymple.

Sun
15
Jan

Vote for favorite people, businesses by Jan. 19

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

The deadline for residents to cast their vote for the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards is nearing. The awards will be handed out at the 97thannual chamber banquet, slated Feb. 3. Business of the Year nominees are Wintergarden Produce, St. Henry de Osso, Thompson Helicopters, Mauve Salon and Briscoe-Garner Museum. The selected businesses were chosen from the pool of businesses that were honored with a Business of the Month designation in 2016.

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