Ramey returns to UHS basketball

Billy Ramey is the new boys head basketball coach at Uvalde High School. While Ramey is the new head coach, he is not new to Uvalde. Ramey returns to the position at UHS that he held from 2006-08. After nearly 10 years of coaching at other places, Ramey comes back to where he had his first experience as a head […]

Big golf tournament scheduled July 1-3

Entries are being accepted for play in the 70th-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament. This year’s event is scheduled for July 1-3 at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. The entry fee for the tourney is $175 per golfer. Deadline for entry is 4:30 p.m. on June 27. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners in each of […]

Students raise money through church for Heifer International

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Heifer International has one goal: to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. In the same vein of this goal, Uvalde 4-H students partnered with First United Methodist Church of Uvalde to raise $5,000, which Heifer International  then matched with $5,000, raising the grand total to $10,000. The […]

Matilde Diaz

Matilde Diaz Matilde Diaz, 97, of Uvalde died on June 6, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again yesterday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel. A complete obituary […]

Juan F. Garza

Juan F. Garza Juan Flores Garza, 99, of Fairhope, Alabama, died on May 20, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Benedict Church, located at 2339 York St. in Blue Island, Illinois. Immediately following the service, at 4:30 p.m. there will be a time of visitation for family and friends. […]

Jose N. Flores

Jose N. Flores Jose Noel Flores, 57, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on June 3, 2017, at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of San Antonio. A visitation will be held today from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Uvalde Cemetery. He was born on […]

Siria Z. Ruiz

Siria Z. Ruiz Siria Z. Ruiz, 82, of Uvalde died on June 2, 2017, at the St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on July 9, 1934, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, to Luciana Mora and Felix Zavala. She married Geromino Ruiz on Jan. 8, 1950, in San Isidro. Ruiz is survived by two daughters, Dora Villanueva […]

Fowl play

Catarino J. Aleman, 44, of Uvalde, and Santiago Rodriguez, 55, of Hondo, were arrested Saturday for cockfighting, a blood sport between two cocks. Uvalde Police were dispatched to 329 S. Evans St. at approximately 6:29 p.m., after receiving a tip regarding possible cockfighting underway at the location. Neither Aleman or Rodriguez reside at the residence. Several spectators were also present, […]

UCISD distributes diplomas to 333 students

Charley Robinson Staff writer A lifetime of memories culminated Saturday, June 3, when according to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District deputy superintendent Hal Harrell 333 Uvalde High School students received diplomas. It may not be the most prestigious accomplishment in their lifetime, but it will be the most cherished. After all, it is the first big step in becoming an […]

Motorcyclist rear-ends SUV

Marco Hinojosa, 23, of Uvalde, was taken by Uvalde EMS to University Hospital in San Antonio on Sunday after the 2013 Honda motorcycle he was operating struck a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Hilda Ayala. Hilda, 60, was traveling with Veronica Gonzales, 42, when the accident occurred in the 1200 block of North Getty Street. Both vehicles were traveling south […]