Though the recent rains have been wonderful for the area, one downside is a potential explosion in mosquito populations. Since the insects require pools of standing water to hatch their young, steady showers make for perfect breeding grounds.
Uvalde High School was recently named a topperforming Teens in the Driver Seat school, receiving third-place out of 74 participating campuses in the state. In addition, Uvalde Police Detective Shayne Gilland, who spearheaded the Teens in the Driver Seat program in Uvalde, received a Spon-Star award for his efforts.
Uvalde Police Department Detective Donald Page (right) and Officer Greg Villa look for evidence inside a wrecked Chevrolet pickup truck. The driver was hospitalized and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia Thursday after colliding with a trailer attached to another vehicle on Hacienda Road.
Everyone knows a hero. You might call him grandpa or abuelo, or dad, or maybe he – or she – is a neighbor instead of a relative. Maybe he was drafted into the armed forces, or maybe he heard the call of duty and enlisted. Maybe he was killed defending his country or maybe he came home with scars – some visible, others hidden inside.
Longtime city of Uvalde employee Juan Zamorahas been promoted to the position of director of public works. The announcement was made Tuesday. Zamora will fill the position left vacant following the resignationof Joe Jarosek in April.Jarosek was recently hired as city manager in Vernon.
The 13th-annual Utopia Ranch Rodeo, set this Sunday, is a different kind of rodeo where cowboys never quit and he excitement is contagious. Starting at 7 p.m. onSunday at the Utopia Park Arena, 10 of the top area ranches will send their best cowboys to compete in branding, wild cow milking, penning and mugging, and bronc riding.
Forty fifth-grade students at Sabinal Elementary School graduated from the Drug Abuse ResistanceEducation program on Tuesday. Students received certificates from DARE Deputy Robert Gutierrez of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office. During the ceremony, Gutierrez recognized Paul Hernandez for writing an exemplary essay that incorporated elements of DARE programcontent.
Uvalde volunteer firefighter Gene Ayala ventured into 7-foot flooding waters on Sunday morning to rescue a woman whose vehicle was swept away at a river crossing. The incident occurredabout 12 miles out of Uvalde on Farm-to-Market Road 428.
A Thursday night storm dropped a deluge on Uvalde County causing flooding, numerous road closures and delayed school start times. According to Meteorologist eve Smart with the National Weather Station, a potent upperlevel disturbance was responsible for the heavy rainfall.