Shear madness?

Cosmetologists decry effort to nix training, licensing requirements Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Do you want untrained stylists anywhere near your hair with scissors? If not, local cosmetologists are asking residents to rally against proposed bills that call for deregulation and delicensing in the cosmetology industry Southwest Texas Junior College cosmetology program coordinator Vanessa Briones encourages local cosmetologists, barbers, and concerned […]

‘Blue water’ veterans could benefit from new act

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Topics discussed Wednesday during a veterans’ town hall meeting included updates to the Department of Veterans Affairs procedure for providing footwear to veteran beneficiaries and the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which extends Agent Orange-related disability compensation and VA-paid health care to an estimated 90,000 veterans who weren’t previously eligible. The meeting took […]

Rodriguez tops 1,000 points plateau

Upon further review, Uvalde High School senior Alyssa Rodriguez did top the 1,000-point plateau for points scored during her high school basketball playing career. At the final game of the 2018-19 season on Feb. 5, it was announced that Rodriguez had finished her UHS basketball playing career with 990 points. Rodriguez was the individual scoring leader for the Uvalde Lobos […]

Uvalde, Eagle Pass Winn vie in district softball Tuesday

Though it is early in the 16-game District 28-5A softball race, the Uvalde Lobos will play a big game Tuesday when they host the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. The varsity game is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest. Both the Lobos and the Lady Mavericks advanced to the […]

Spotlight to shine on Uvalde Idol this week

The following information was submitted by John Juhasz, organizer of the Uvalde Idol series. The 10th-annual Uvalde Idol singing competition will be held at the Uvalde Grand Opera House at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the opera house box office for $10. The competition will feature contestants from the Uvalde area, to include Makai Ortiz, Robert Benavidez, […]

Spate of events planned at activity center

Melissa Federspill Staff writer As the flowers are blossoming and the grass is greening, the March calendar at the Herby Ham Activity Center is full of entertaining, energizing and blissful events to usher in the season. On March 15, the community is invited to dance into spring with the Jack Clarkson Band 1950s tribute concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring […]

Salvador Gonzalez

Salvador Gonzalez Dr. Salvador Gonzalez, 85, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly of La Pryor, died on Feb. 26, 2019, in Oklahoma. 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 tomorrow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor, followed by interment at […]

Tom E. McCullough

Tom E. McCullough Tom Earl McCullough, 51, of Uvalde died on Feb. 26, 2019, at his residence. He was born on May 25, 1967, in Falfurrias to Betty (Boles) and Ernest McCullough. He was a life-long resident of Uvalde. The family says he was a kind man, quick to help anyone in need. He loved practical jokes and had an […]

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