by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer Uvalde High School’s homecoming will take place Friday, Sept. 9, when the Uvalde High School Coyotes football team takes on the Carrizo Springs Wildcats.
The homecoming parade will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Students on floats are allowed to throw candy this year, but children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Parade grand marshall is Carlos Fernandez. He’s a UHS graduate of the class of 1992, and served on the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District school board from 2007 until 2016.
Line-up for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Willie De Leon Civic Center.
Homecoming practice will take place after the parade and bonfire, with an estimated time of about 8:30 p.m.
Coach Eric Mahler, 2017 class sponsor, is still looking for cardboard boxes to build the bonfire. If anyone wants to donate, contact Mahler at 210-373-6749.
Parade marshal Ernest Servantes, celebrity pitmaster and Uvalde native, waves to the crowd from the First State Bank of Uvalde float on which he was joined by Uvalde High School mariachi musicians and ballet folklórico dancers.
Immunizing consumers against fraud, scams, and identity theft is the goal of a presentation set today at noon at the Uvalde Country Club. For the combined service clubs' meeting, the Uvalde Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis club members will hear a presentation by Sandy Sullivan,
A status hearing is scheduled for one week from tomorrow in the capital murder case against Sabrina Vielma. Vielma is set to stand trial for the 2011 death of her 4-yearold son Davaughn Rodriguez in January of 2017. 38th Judicial District Judge Camile DuBose will oversee the case, for which the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.
by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer With the start of a new school year, most campuses focus on the students’ potential and what positives the year can bring. However, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 30 percent of college students feel so depressed that they can’t function.
Uvalde Police Department reported that officers are dispatched to 10-15 phone calls about suicidal threats per year and respond to four to five suicides per year.
Even though Uvalde’s suicide statistics aren’t as prominent as more populated communities – San Antonio reported 174 official suicides in 2013 – mental illness is a serious, but often taboo, subject to talk about.
Erin Hernandez of Elite Counseling in Uvalde addressed that while there is a stigma behind mental illness, there shouldn’t be.