2018-10-07

Students learn connection between NASA and volcanoes

Twenty-eight eager students spent Saturday, Sept. 22 at El Progreso Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. learning about the connection between NASA and volcanoes. At what was dubbed “NASA Empowerment Day 2,” Math Rocks! tutoring service owner Deyanira Salazar taught the students, who ranged in age from second- to fifth-grade, all about volcanoes. “You don’t really think about […]

Louis E. Capt

Louis E. Capt Louis Earle Capt of Uvalde, Texas, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2018, at the age of 85, surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 14, 1932, in Uvalde, Texas, to Donie Oakley Sisk and Emmett Eugene Capt Sr. Having been co-captain of his state semi-final football team, he graduated from high school in 1950 […]

Tomas G. Cruz

Tomas G. Cruz Tomas G. Cruz, 89, of Uvalde died on Oct. 2, 2018, 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 on Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  He was born on […]

John V. McClure

John V. McClure John Vernon McClure, 79, of Knippa died on Oct. 3, 2018, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on May 10, 1939, in Uvalde to Bessie Rose (Pinkston) and Cecil Moses McClure. He married Patty Quillan on July 22, 1959, in Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. He married Wanda Stanley on May 23, 1979, in Uvalde. […]

Anne L. McWhorter

Anne L. McWhorter Anne Louise McWhorter, 80, of San Antonio, died on Sept. 25, 2018, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease in San Antonio. She was born on Sept. 2, 1938, in Harlingen, to Mary Ann (Hanford) and Virgil “Burt” Hack. She was the eldest of six siblings. At the time of her death, she was a resident under the care […]

UHS wins district championship

Uvalde High School nailed down its seventh consecutive district tennis team title Wednesday. The Uvaldeans whipped the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks, 18-1, in a dual-team match at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex to make it a clean sweep against District 28-5A opponents. With the win, UHS head tennis coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos completed district play with a perfect […]

UHS runners compete in district meet

The District 28-5A cross-country meet is scheduled for Thursday at Castroville’s Medina Valley High School. At 9 a.m., the girls’ varsity race will begin, while the boys’ varsity race is set to start at 9:30 a.m. The girls’ junior varsity race is scheduled for 10 a.m. and the boys’ junior varsity race will get going at 10:30 p.m. Coach Libby […]

Citizens learn about border security

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Armed with notebooks, nearly 20 individuals turned out Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the inaugural citizen’s academy held at the Uvalde Border Patrol Station. Participants had to be at least 21 years old to enroll in the academy, and able to pass a background check. The class, taught from 6-9 p.m., was the first of eight sessions […]

Women’s Health Expo set Tuesday

Jennifer Fry Staff writer No one is prepared when tragedy strikes – certainly not a 26-year-old tourist to Boston hoping to cheer on a friend at a marathon run on April 15, 2013. Rebekah Gregory, survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, is set to speak at Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Expo, scheduled Tuesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center […]

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