UCUWCD bows to protest

Amid pushback, water district nixes increase Meghann Garcia Managing editor The public outcry Thursday over the Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District’s proposed tax rate increase from 1.2 cents to 2 cents per $100 valuation was enough to cause the district’s directors to scrap the proposal in a 3-2 vote, with one abstention and two absences. Directors will meet Tuesday […]

NTSB to give update on deadly Concan crash

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C., where the board will announce an official cause for the March 29, 2017, crash in Concan that killed 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels. The NTSB is an independent U.S. government agency tasked with investigating civil transportation wrecks. […]

Reading places in 2018 American Open Series

Jennifer Fry Staff writer In what has been dubbed the largest Olympic weightlifting competition in history, Tressa Reading, a junior at Knippa High School, earned sixth place in her age and weight division at the 2018 American Open Series 3 held Sept. 13-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of Aug. 16, 1,651 athletes were registered for the competition put on […]

Vincent E. Arnall

Vincent E. Arnall Vincent “Vince” E. Arnall, 43, of San Antonio died of oral cancer eight months after his diagnosis on Sept. 7, 2018, in San Antonio. He was born on Oct. 5, 1974, in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Elda (Elizondo) and Harold Dean Arnall. He graduated from Uvalde High School, and then from Southwest Texas State, now known as […]

Roman Hernandez Sr.

Roman Hernandez Sr. Roman Hernandez Sr., 71, of Batesville died on Sept. 18, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Feb. 28, 1947, in Cotulla to Tomasa (Garza) and Benito Hernandez. He married Luisa Ramos of Batesville on April 10, 1966, in Batesville. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, of Batesville; three daughters, […]

Joan M. Kincaid

Joan M. Kincaid Joan M. Kincaid, 89, of Uvalde died on Sept. 19, 2018, at The Veranda. Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Lonnie Moore will officiate. She was born on Sept. 8, 1929, in Houston to Neva (Waters) and Robert Burrell Miller. She was raised in Houston and graduated from Lamar […]

Sixto Morales Jr.

Sixto Morales Jr. Sixto “Sam” Morales Jr., 64, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Uvalde, died on Sept. 11, 2018, in Corpus Christi. He was born on March 22, 1954, in Uvalde to Mary Alicia (Albarado) and Sixto Morales Sr. He graduated from Uvalde High School, then from Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He was self-employed as a hairstylist for more […]

Larry W. Welch

Larry W. Welch Larry Wayne “Big John” Welch, 81, of Uvalde died on Sept. 13, 2018, in Uvalde. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Sabinal Cemetery, and he will be interred next to his spouse. Immediately following, the family requests guests join them for a lunch to honor his life […]

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