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03
May

Library, other non-profits hoping for Big Give coup

 

 

by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

Seven local organizations are hoping residents will open their wallets and empty their pockets for the third-annual Big Give S.A., which for the first time is expanding to include non-profits from Uvalde County.

The Big Give S.A., set for May 3, is part of a nationwide giving movement that brings together community members to support local non-profit organizations. This 24 hours of online giving unites donors with non-profits that make a difference in their community.

More than 1,000 organizations have signed up to participate in the Big Give S.A. 2016, including El Progreso Memorial Library, Community Health Development Inc., Elim Christian Fellowship, Keep Utopia Beautiful, Humane Society of Uvalde, Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, and the Native Plant Society of Texas-Uvalde Chapter.

Sun
01
May

Man’s car troubles multiply when vehicle ignites

The Knippa Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire late Thursday night on U.S Highway 90, four miles east of Knippa. Uvalde and Sabinal fire departments were also dispatched the scene.
 
Sun
01
May
Sun
01
May
Sun
01
May

Bees harrassing city homeowners

Although honeybees are critical to the pollination of food sources, they can become a nuisance to homeowners looking to enjoy the outdoors. In recent weeks, several city residents have phoned the city hall in reference to issues with honeybee hives on their 
Thu
28
Apr

Watson’s farm stores delightful treats

 

by Logan Garnett, general manager

Thu
28
Apr

Three crashes lead to DUI, DWI, theft arrests

Three crashes lead to DUI, DWI, theft arrests 
 
by KIMBERLY RUBIO 
STAFF WRITER 
 
The Uvalde Police Department has worked three vehicle crashes this week that involve drivers suspected of consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel – including one Uvalde County Jail correctional officer.

 

Thu
28
Apr

Taser training

UCSO, jail staff learn stun gun uses, features 
 
More than 30 Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies and correctional officers recently completed a three-hour Taser certification course. The roster of now-certified members of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office includes Robert Gutierrez, Gilbert Valdez, Ruben Nolasco, Fred Suarez, Marco Gonzales, Raymond Rodriguez, Gilbert Ibarra,

 

Sun
24
Apr

Burglar thwarted by armed man

 

by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer

The armed owner of DGJ Transport Inc. foiled an attempted burglary early Thursday morning, but was shocked to discover the offender was a former employee.

Howard R. Beatty Jr., 48, was arrested by Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of burglary of a building; evading arrest or detention with a vehicle; resisting arrest, search or transport; and criminal mischief. He was also apprehended on a Guadalupe County warrant for criminal mischief, valued between $2,500 and $30,000.

The incident occurred at around 2:45 a.m. when deputies were dispatched to DGJ Transport Inc. at 1430 Fort Clark Road for a report of a burglary in progress. The owner of the business, Domingo Garza Jr., who also resides on the property, called 911.

Garza fired warning shots, but the disturbance did not deter the burglar.

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