Lobos face Highlands in playoffs

Thursday night at the Uvalde High School softball field, the Uvalde Lobos will take on the San Antonio Highlands Owls in game one of a best-of-three games bi-district softball playoff series. Action is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Game two of the series is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday on field number three of the San Antonio ISD Spring […]

Medina Valley and Southwest vie for top softball seeding

While the post-season playoff series for the Uvalde Lobos is set, the first-place seeding for the playoffs remains to be decided. Following the conclusion of the regular-season district schedule last Thursday, two teams locked in a tie for first place. Tomorrow at San Antonio’s ISD Spring Sports Complex field no. 1, the Medina Valley Panthers, 27-2 for the season, will […]

Editorial: Substitute bill would end costly litigation

A substitute for Texas HB 3656 would put an end to a lawsuit filed by the city of Uvalde, the Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District and other parties against the Edwards Aquifer Authority over the status of base water rights. The compromise bill, hammered out in the House Natural Resources Committee, has won support from key stake holders, which […]

Last Doolittle raider is laid to rest at 103

Taking off from the deck of a pitching aircraft carrier calls for flying skills that few possess, especially when the airplane is a cumbersome bomber that was never designed for such an aerodynamic maneuver. Seventy-seven years ago that minor detail did not deter a pugnacious Lt. Col. by the name of Jimmy Doolittle or his copilot Lt. Richard Eugene Cole […]

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Quilting blocks embody heritage

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Finding a treasure for some may mean striking oil, for others gold; but for local quilter Jennifer Fry, treasure comes in the form of quilting blocks made by her great-grandmother, Lucille Klatt. The quilting blocks were started by Fry’s great-grandmother but were never utilized in a completed quilt. They were misplaced approximately 23 years ago  during […]

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Maria D. Gracia Maria Del Refugio Gracia, 66, of Uvalde died on April 14, 2019, in San Antonio. She was born on April 14, 1953, in Batesville to Maria M. (Gutierrez) and Polo Gracia. She was preceded in death her father, and her sister, Josefa Gracia. Gracia is survived by three sons, San Juan Gracia of West Allis, Wisconsin, Jaime […]

Alfredo G. Sanchez

Alfredo G. Sanchez Alfredo Garza Sanchez, 79, of Batesville died on April 17, 2019, in San Antonio. He was born on Aug. 17, 1939, in Santa Rosa to Juanita (Garza) and Juan Sanchez.  He married Maria Nava on Oct. 15, 1966, in Batesville. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, of Batesville; five daughters, Eloisa Gomez and husband, […]

Waller inducted into TDEM Hall of Fame

Craig Garnett Publisher Charlie Waller of Uvalde was inducted last week in San Antonio into the Texas Department of Emergency Management Hall of Fame for his longtime service to Uvalde County. “The TDEM Hall of Fame award recognizes significant achievements during an individual’s emergency management career, and yours are extensive. You have been nominated by your peers for the award […]