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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Disc golf could tee off – The conversation swung back and forth Tuesday evening when Uvalde City Council talked about the particulars of disc golfing and debated a suitable location for a local course. The issue will be addressed again as an action item when council meets Dec. 11. A public hearing will be held prior to the discussion so that interested residents will have the opportunity to air their opinions and concerns. Britt Whyrick of the Uvalde Disc Golf Association said the proposed location, Cooks Slough Nature Park, had disturbed numerous birding fans, most of whom he believes are not local residents. He referenced letters received by the Uvalde Leader-News and city officials. “Most of the letters came from people in other communities,” Whyrick said, referring to what Mayor J Allen Carnes estimated to be about 45 letters received about the proposed course, with most in opposition citing claims of habitat disruption and a few applauding the effort. Councilmen Rogelio Muñoz and Jesse Rodriguez both requested information on what the opposition is regarding the course, which Whyrick said would require 15 acres out of an approximately 200-acre area. … Carol De Lamadrid asked where the birds that visit the slough would go if the park were to be the site of a disc-golf course. She also said some birds are unique to Uvalde.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
UCISD moves forward with grade realignment plan – Children attending Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District schools are likely to be attending school at a different campus next year following a vote Thursday by trustees. The board members voted unanimously to proceed with the restructuring of the district for the 2013-14 school year at a 6:30 p.m. meeting held in the UCISD Central Office Conference Room. During an Oct. 11 meeting trustees opted for the major restructuring of the school government as a corrective action plan to address the failure of Uvalde Junior High School to meet adequate yearly progress requirement. Then-superintendent Richard Loesch, who has since resigned, informed the board he and campus principals wanted to move forward with the restructuring regardless of the AYP status. Thursday’s vote affirmed that decision.
Two new members to serve on water board – Though the race between current member Shirley Wilde and Cary Spurgeon for a seat on Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District’s…
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