Battle over tax rate continues

Water district settles on rollback rate Meghann Garcia Managing editor Conflict of interest allegations and the legality of voting on a topic not listed as an action item on the agenda were debated Tuesday, when Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District directors rejected two proposals before giving tentative and divided approval to the tax rollback rate. According to the Uvalde […]

Cotton harvesting snagged by rain

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Area cotton growers are anticipating reduced lint yield and decreased fiber quality as a result of excess rainfall this month. Additional rainfall, which is expected this weekend, could further harm the crop that is waiting to be harvested. In Uvalde, the crop is typically harvested in September. The average price received by farmers for cotton during […]

Coyotes play at Alamo Heights

Tomorrow night, the Uvalde Coyotes will travel to San Antonio for District 14-5A Division II football competition against the Alamo Heights Mules. Kick-off time for the game in Harry B. Orem Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Coach Mike Norment’s Mules, 3-1 for the season, have posted non-district football victories over New Braunfels, 34-24, and San Antonio East Central, 48-27, […]

Jayvee teams vie here tonight

The Uvalde Coyotes will play the Alamo Heights Mules in a pair of sub-varsity football games scheduled for tonight. In the Honey Bowl, the Coyotes will play the Mules in a junior varsity contest, while the freshman teams will battle at San Antonio. Both games are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Uvalde’s junior varsity, 2-1 for the season, has […]

Yellowjackets prepare for homecoming festivities

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Excitement is mounting in preparation for Sabinal Independent School District’s homecoming festivities, which will take place today through Saturday. Seniors Sarah Alejandro, Julissa Reyes and Gloria Romero will compete for the title of homecoming queen, to be named during halftime of tomorrow’s football game. Planned events include a community-wide pep rally and bonfire today, beginning at […]

James W. Gilmore

James W. Gilmore James William Gilmore, 52, of Grand Prairie died on Sept. 21, 2018, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington. He was born on July 16, 1966, in Grand Prairie to Abelina (Martinez) and Donald W. Gilmore. Gilmore is survived by his mother, of Grand Prairie; two sisters, Eloisa Inez Gilmore and Ernestine Benita Gilmore, both of Grand Prairie; […]

William M. Mitchell

William M. Mitchell William Meade (Bill) Mitchell, 89, of Rocksprings, Texas was called home on September 18, 2018, to be with his Lord and savior. He was born on September 3, 1929, in San Antonio, Texas while his parents were on a visit to see Daddy Frank Onderdonk. They returned home to Marfa, Texas where they resided at the family […]

Estanislao S. Torres

Estanislao S. Torres Sgt. Maj. Estanislao “Tanis” Salgado Torres,  U.S. Army, ret., 91, of Salinas, California, formerly of Uvalde, died  on Aug. 12, 2018, in Salinas, California. He was born on Feb. 15, 1927, in Knippa to Candelaria (Salgado) and Leocadio Flores Torres. Torres attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salinas, California, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, […]

Irene H. Torres

Irene H. Torres Irene H. Torres, 66, of Batesville died on Sept. 20, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on June 30, 1952, in Brownfield to Modesta Vasquez and Willie Herrera. She was preceded in death by her parents. Torres is survived by an aunt who raised her, Jesusa Vasquez-Servoss of Batesville; three daughters, Norma Torres and husband, Paul, […]

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