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Yolanda S. Ybarra

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Yolanda Soliz Ybarra of Sabinal, 81, died on Aug. 9, 2022, at Santa Rosa Hospital Westover Hills in San Antonio. Visitation will begin Aug. 16 at noon, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Aug. 17, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church […]

August overflowing with anything but rain

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

August is a big, bad, beautiful month. The last month of summer almost has to be big, encompassing the last weeks of freedom from school and the inevitable coming-to-grips of yet another year of academic challenges. For the kids, August hops as quick as a flea on some days and slower than a mock turtle on other days. It is […]

Mural project is labor of love

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Jayce Luevanos loved making coffee for his parents and grandparents, and the 10-year-old grins over a steaming mug of his special brew in Austin-based artist Ruben Esquivel’s memorial mural for the Robb Elementary fourth-grader. His mural is one of the 21 portrait murals in the Healing Uvalde mural project spearheaded by Abel Ortiz, local artist and owner of Art Lab […]

Firmer plan nears for $16M fund

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Steering committee chairman Mickey Gerdes said they have finalized the protocol for the “Uvalde Together We Rise Fund,” and those eligible may now receive funding about a week earlier than planned, with a new target distribution date of Nov. 14. Gerdes said committee members created several more sub-tiers in the three original funding categories for those killed, physically wounded, or […]

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By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Houston Astros host Uvaldeans today

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

The Houston Astros will host Uvalde Strong Day today at Minute Maid Park. Many Uvalde residents have been issued free tickets and transportation for today’s game between the Astros and the Oakland Athletics. A pre-game ceremony and ceremonial first pitch will honor Uvalde as the Astros organization shows their support for the community following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School […]

God does not do shame

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Shame on you,” my grandmother said, as she shook her finger at me, with a scowl on her face. I was about 9 years old and those word cut to the core of my being as I stood in her picture-perfect kitchen. I do not remember what I did wrong, but I do remember being confused about even getting in […]

Remember When: Workouts begin for 1972 Coyote grid campaign

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

10 years ago Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 Parade to travel West Main route – The First State Bank of Uvalde Palomino Fest Grand Parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 1,at 10a.m. For the first time, the annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration parade will begin in the 1000 block of West Main St.,just west of the police department. The parade route […]

Taxable value soars by $313M

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Uvalde County’s net taxable value soared by a historic $313.354 million in 2022 for a grand total of $2.409 billion. This is the largest increase on record in the past five years, according to data from the Uvalde County Appraisal District.  This year’s total marks a near 15-percent increase over the 2021 net taxable value of $2.096 billion, according to […]

Julia T. Guzman 

By neil sturdevant | August 14, 2022

Julia Torres Guzman, 89, of Uvalde died on Aug. 10, 2022, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde.  Visitation is scheduled Aug. 15-16 from noon to 9 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. both days, at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home.  A Mass will be celebrated on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and […]