Uvalde Police Department Sgt. Daniel Coronado shines a flashlight on a damaged utility pole following a hit-and-run incident in the 400 block of North High Street. The one-vehicle accident occurred Monday night. Also pictured (facing away) is UPD Officer Anthony Gonzales.
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters responded to four calls, including a gasoline spill, over the past 10 days. On Aug. 14, at 4:08 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to Mr. Cartender’s at 444 W. Main St., for a gasoline spill.
by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer The 20th anniversary of Palomino Fest will take place at the Uvalde County Fairplex during Labor Day weekend. The three-day festival began in 1996, spearheaded by hometown band Los Palominos, which won a Grammy in 1999.
Over the years, the success of the Palomino Fest has culminated into a celebration of southwest Texas heritage. The festival offers live music concerts, a professional rodeo event, a parade, and a carnival. Each year, over 20,000 people – locals and visitors – traverse the gates to take advantage of the long weekend.
Pre-sale weekend mega passes are available at Oasis Outback or online for $15. Mega passes will be good for all three days.
The Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House celebrated its 125th anniversary on Aug. 1. There will be a celebration and old school variety show fundraiser held on Oct. 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. To commemorate the historical building.