2017-07-30

Elia E. Hernandez

Elia E. Hernandez Elia Edna Hernandez, 77, of Uvalde died on July 25, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. She […]

Henry J. Rumfield

Henry J. Rumfield Henry Jackson “Jack” Rumfield, 70, of Carrizo Springs died on July 24, 2017, in Carrizo Springs. A visitation will be held today from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with interment to follow at Batesville Cemetery. He was born on Jan. 23, […]

Plan could save UMH $35K monthly

Renovation, new hospital are options Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Based on an environmental assessment, building a three-story Uvalde Memorial Hospital facility to the south of the current establishment would have little to no adverse impact on the environment. Instead, the new construction would better conserve water and energy resources resulting in a savings of $35,000 in monthly utility bills. The […]

Two UCISD trustees resigning from board

Two Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board trustees have tendered their resignations. At-large member Maria Martinez and East Zone member Willie Edwards await approval action when the board meets tomorrow at 6 p.m. during a special called session. The board will meet in the Central Office conference room, 1000 N. Getty. Subsequent action will require approval of appointment and swearing […]

Utopia senior wins big at national rodeo

Diane Causey Correspondent Will Pollock, senior student at Utopia High School, just returned from the National High School Finals Rodeo held in Gillette, Wyoming, with prizes in tow. Pollock placed third in the first round of the saddle bronc riding with a score of 76, winning a beautiful buckle and a framed plaque. He was bucked off in the second […]

“Boeing-Boeing” celebrates National Soaring Competiton

Lane Riggs Staff Writer The Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House is presenting “Boeing-Boeing” next weekend, just as the  Soaring Society of America’s 18 Meter Nationals get underway. Show times are Friday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The […]

Girl Scout superhero party set Aug. 5

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Finding adult volunteers willing to lead Girl Scout troops is one of the main focuses behind a superhero party slated Saturday, Aug. 5  from 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church’s outreach building. Girls attending will have the opportunity to make superhero masks and create superhero coloring pages. Their parents and other adults who attend […]

Albarado’s big dreams land boxer in hall of fame

Charley Robinson Staff writer Born in Pecos, raised in Uvalde, a young man with humble beginnings etched his name alongside some of boxing’s greatest when he won the Junior Middleweight boxing title on June 4, 1974, in Nihon University Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Oscar “Shotgun” Albarado reached the pinnacle of his profession when he knocked out Koichi Wajima at 1:53 […]

Final youth rodeo points night held last week

The final points-night competition of the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club’s season was held Monday at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Top competitors last Monday included Ava Packouz and Liza Elder with two first-place wins in the 7-and-younger division and 8- to 10-years-old division, respectively; and Haley Jacobs, with three first-place wins in the 15- to 19-years-old division. Barrels 7-and-younger: Ava Packouz, […]

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