Diane M. Flores

Diane M. Flores Diane Martinez Flores, 56, of Uvalde died on Aug. 14, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on Aug. 12, 1962, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Erlinda Cano Cardona and Antonio Martinez. She married Ricardo V. Flores Jr. on Dec. 20, 1986, in Uvalde. Flores was an employee of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for more than […]

Kenneth C. Roberts Sr.

Kenneth Carl Roberts Sr., 81, of Knippa died of lung cancer on July 15, 2018, at his residence. He was born on March 26, 1937, in Chandler, Arizona, to Amanda (Bailey) and Carl Roberts. He served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. During his time in the service he participated in military wrestling and boxing programs. […]

Seven decades past: Hollywood comes to Uvalde

“Well, if we hurry, maybe we can catch up with them.” Lou Fohn, in first grade at the time, still remembers his exact lines from the movie “The Kidnappers Foil,” a movie starring the youth of Uvalde. Fohn recalls, “The main plot involved the kidnapping of a young girl whom I remember as being Sally Surber.” Sally played the part […]

Coyotes prep for season opener

The Uvalde Coyotes will top off the final week of pre-season football workouts this week with a scrimmage against the Honda Owls Thursday. Varsity action at Hondo’s Barry Field will begin at 6:30 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m., the freshman team and the junior varsity team will scrimmage. For Coach R.T. Gonzales’ Coyotes, the scrimmage will be a dress rehearsal […]

Volunteers sought for run

Adult volunteers are being sought to help with the running of the 2018 Uvalde High School Invitational cross-country meet scheduled for next Saturday. Anyone who would like to help with the meet should contact UHS head cross-country coach Libby Guzman at 830-261-0001. Joining UHS runners for the cross-country meet here next Saturday will be runners representing Bandera, Carrizo Springs, Crystal […]

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SWTJC debates tax increase

College president says nixed building upgrades are needed Jennifer Fry Staff writer Increasing the tax rate was debated Thursday when the Southwest Texas Junior College board of directors weighed several options. Though trustees could not take action on the tax rate, pending upcoming public hearings, they weighed in on the matter through lively discussion. College president Hector Gonzales suggested the […]

Sabinal resident recalls war injuries

by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Carlos Tovar was listening to a friend plan a trip to Hawaii to see his pregnant wife when the world blew up. Or at least that is how it seemed. Fifty-two years ago, Tovar and his fellow soldiers of the 17th Calvary of the 173rd Airborne Division fell victim to a road mine in Vietnam. […]

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