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Capt believes city is missing out on water management funding

Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde businessman Jared Capt on Tuesday presented a proposed water management plan to city council that could save the city $145,000 this year, but entails close management of the city water supply. The...

City scrutinizing park upkeep

Council debates Memorial Park condition, stench Julye Keeble Staff writer A spirited discussion regarding park maintenance and how to combat the stench of the Leona River was initiated by Councilman Stephen Balke at the Tuesday meeting of...

Police seeking burglary suspect with pectoral tattoo

Uvalde Police Department officers are in search of a man with short black hair and an angel-wing tattoo on his left pectoral suspected in a burglary and theft at a local business. On Sunday morning,...

Expo draws crowd of hundreds

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Several hundred people were in attendance at Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s sixth-annual Women’s Health Expo held Tuesday evening at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, which featured a physician question-and-answer panel composed of...

Toeing the line

Probation violations can land offenders in county jail Julye Keeble Staff writer More than a quarter of 20 probationers were found to be in violation of probation terms recently when law enforcement officials conducted a series...

CHDI has new chief dental officer

Melissa Federspill Staff writer A self-described “doer,” Community Health Development Inc.’s new chief dental officer Kristine Hynes says her favorite part about her new position is that she gets to interact with people from different disciplines. “I...

UCAD: Tax rates set for 2019

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Budgeting season is wrapping up, and all taxing entities in Uvalde County have set their tax rate for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Of the taxing entities, only the county of Uvalde, Uvalde County...

Volunteers needed to help repair woman’s home

Julye Keeble Staff writer Volunteers with good hearts and skilled hands are being sought to help with small repairs and home improvement projects to benefit 81-year-old Uvalde resident Rosa Schulz. As of Tuesday afternoon, $3,100 in...

Pipeline talk stirs aquifer worry

Julye Keeble Staff writer Two proposed pipelines – one for water and the other for oil – could impact Uvalde County residents if plans come to fruition. The first item is a proposed 83-mile pipeline intended...

Oleander farm blossoms into record book

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Nestled in the vast fields of D’Hanis, where the Hill Country on the horizon creates a transcendental landscape, is the world’s largest oleander farm. It’s 200-plus acres of farmland of which an...