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UCISD sidelines Arredondo

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Pete Arredondo, the embattled chief of police for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, was placed on administrative last week, per a UCISD press release issued shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. While the school district did not say whether Arredondo would be paid while on leave, and specified there would be no further comment, administrative leave is typically defined as a […]

Victims’ funds could be distributed in November

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Families of victims in the Robb Elementary School shooting may receive pooled funds around Thanksgiving, according to Robb School Memorial Fund steering committee chairman Mickey Gerdes. Being transparent in their process and open to community input is paramount, he said, adding that the draft protocol is expected to be available to the public this week, and they are actively soliciting […]

Memorial benches coming to Texas from Georgia, with love

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

About 1,100 miles from Uvalde, in the four stoplight town of Eastman, Georgia, there is a small group of creative people working around the clock to handcraft memorial benches for every victim of the May 24 tragedy at Robb Elementary School. Sean Peacock, who describes Georgia as hot and humid but where everything is sweeter, including the watermelon and corn, […]

Pennsylvania bakers sending thousands of cookies

A group with ties to Monongahela, Pennsylvania, located about 17 miles southeast of Pittsburg, will be in Uvalde June 26-27 to give away thousands of cookies, stuffed animals, handwritten notes and 150 copies of the book “Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss.” The group will set up in the banquet hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Sunday […]

‘Cowboy’ consoles community

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

The cowboy, as he is known, came to Uvalde shortly after learning about the May 24 tragedy at Robb Elementary, to lend an ear to those in need. He was here about 22 days before leaving on June 20, sitting outdoors day and night, exposed to the elements at the corner of Main and Grove streets.  His given name is […]

Eight locals to help decide course of $13M distribution

Ten people, including eight local residents, have been named to the steering committee that will oversee distribution of what is so far more than $13 million collected for victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting on May 24, 2022. The steering committee’s first working session took place Wednesday, June 22. Members plan to receive public input via town hall […]

City rejects Arredondo’s request for council leave

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Uvalde City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a leave of absence to newly-elected District 3 councilman Pete Arredondo. In a meeting held at the Willie De Leon Civic Center instead of city hall, due to public interest, Councilman Ernest W. “Chip” King III made the motion to deny the leave, and Councilman Everardo “Lalo” Zamora offered the second.  […]

UCISD fields outrage

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees did not levy disciplinary action against school police chief Pete Arredondo or act on school safety initiatives Monday despite hearing nearly 45 minutes of scathing testimony from people who lost children and parents in the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of marketing and communications for UCISD, […]

McCraw: Delay put officers’ lives before children

Craig Garnett
Editor/Publisher

The 77-minute delay in entering the Robb classrooms where 19 students and two teachers were murdered on May 24 represented a textbook example of command breakdown, according to testimony delivered Tuesday by state police director Steven McCraw. “We have compelling evidence that the law enforcement response to the attack at Robb Elementary was an abject failure and antithetical to everything […]

All-Stars win district baseball championship

James Volz
Sports Editor

The Uvalde All-Stars are the Little League District 21 Junior Division baseball champions. They completed their sweep of the district title Monday night with a 14-4 victory over the Jourdanton All-Stars at Marvin Kolinek Field. Down 4-0 early on, the young Uvaldeans rallied to score four runs in their half of the second inning. With two outs, Cameron Santos ripped […]


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