New facility could contract with VA Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor While local nursing homes don’t accept Veterans Affairs benefits at present, a proposed third Medicaid certified nursing home would likely offer the more than 2,000 veterans in the community access to local long-term skilled nursing care.
Charley Robinson Staff writer John Walts semi-retired 10 years ago but now is officially calling it quits, after 34 years in public school education. The Utopia Independent School District superintendent is expected to walk away from the position he has held since 2003 at the end of May. The district has already named the lone finalist to fill the position […]
Two of the top baseball teams in District 29-5A will battle Tuesday night when the Uvalde Coyotes host the San Antonio McCollum Cowboys. Action at Marvin Kolinek Field will get underway at 7 p.m. Tuesday’s game will be the second district meeting of the season between the Coyotes and the Cowboys. Earlier this month at San Antonio, the Coyotes handed […]
Thursday at Floresville, the Uvalde Lobos rolled up 40 team points in the District 29-5A/30-5A Area track-and-field meet and qualified several athletes for regional competition. Their 40 points netted Coach Libby Guzman’s Lobos a ninth-place finish in the team standings. Corpus Christi Carroll won the team title with 91.5 points, while Gregory-Portland took second place with 71 points. Several UHS […]
Jennifer Fry Staff writer Described by the writer of the script as “quirky” and “whimsical,” the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House Youth Group’s production of “Catskin” will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the opera house. Similar to a one-act gig, the play has a 30-40-minute run time. The event is free and open to the public; donations are […]
Tomasa S. Briones Tomasa S. Briones, 81, of Uvalde died on April 17, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on Dec. 31, 1936, in Mexico to Cristiana Zamora and Elias Samaniego. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Gregorio Rios Briones, and her parents. Briones is survived by four daughters, Bert Noonan of San Antonio, […]
Margaret J. Robuck Margaret Joan Robuck was born on Aug. 6, 1935, in Sabinal, Texas, to Gladys and John Roberts. She passed away on April 1, 2018, in Plano, Texas at the age of 82 years old. Joan grew up in Sabinal as an only child. She attended Sabinal High School, where she was voted “Most Attractive” and “Most Popular” […]