2019-05-12

Editorial: Help mail carriers stamp out hunger

Mail carriers in the city of Uvalde are collecting non-perishable food items in an annual effort known as Stamp Out Hunger. And while yesterday was the official day designated for the food drive that was begun 27 years ago by the National Association of Letter Carriers, we encourage residents to donate today and next week to this important cause. Many […]

Uvalde professor recalls his Abel Prize-winning mentor

Each year since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and medicine. The establishment of a similar prize for mathematics was first proposed in 1899, but the idea remained in limbo until the first Abel Prize was awarded in 2003. Named after the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel, the Abel Prize is the […]

Lobos seek volleyball improvement

Last volleyball season was a transitional year for the Uvalde Lobos. They went into the 2018 season facing lots of changes, including competition in a new, tough district, new players, and the challenge of playing a tough pre-district schedule. Though they competed well in most of their matches, the Lobos finished toward the bottom third of new District 28-5A. In […]

UYRC moves to Tuesdays

The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club will begin its 2019 summer season with a practice night on June 4 at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. For the first time in the long history of UYRC competition, club practice nights and points nights will be held on Tuesdays instead of Mondays this season. “So many youngsters compete in weekend rodeo […]

Good Eggs fête Soliz, Brown at Baubles and Bags

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The impact of the arts on our lives, and the connections made through art in a community – its ability to inspire and remind us that we are all creative beings, was a common thread Thursday at the sixth-annual Baubles and Bags fundraiser luncheon for the Uvalde Good Eggs Enterprises. During the event, which included a […]

Garza wins Cinco de Mayo crown

Emily Grace Garza, 10, daughter of Monica and Joe Martinez of Knippa and Gilbert Garza of Hondo, was crowned the Cinco de Mayo queen on May 3 at the annual festival put on by American Legion Post 479. The event was held at the Jardin de los Heroes Park on West Main St. Garza raised $1,578 for the post. Garza […]

Patricia S. Stockton

Patricia S. Stockton Patricia Sharon George Stockton, 75, of San Antonio died on March 19, 2019, in Pearland. She was born on July 27, 1943, in Uvalde to Vida George Helms. She is survived by her son, David Helms and wife, Thelma, of Boerne;  her sister, Nancye Looper of Pearland; two grandchildren, Amanda Emmot and Zachary Helms; nephew, Kelly Looper; […]

Roberto Treviño

Roberto Treviño Roberto Treviño, 59, of Manassas, Virginia, died on April 19, 2019, in Fairfax, Virginia. He was born on Aug. 15, 1959, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Josefa (Ruiz) and Luis Webber Treviño. He served in the U.S. Army. The family says he was greatly loved. He was preceded in death by his father, and two brothers, Luis Treviño and […]

Three new principals for UCISD

Two elementary schools, Uvalde High changing leaders Uvalde High School, Batesville School and Anthon Elementary will have new principals in the 2019-2020 school year. The announcement came the evening of Monday, May 6 at a special board meeting of the UCISD board of trustees. All board members were present for the meeting. After 37 minutes in closed session, the board […]

Mom of third-ranked graduate reflects on rearing four children

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde High School senior Jennifer Soliz is ranked third in her graduating class. Behind the academically successful 18-year-old is her mother, Martha Soliz. Jennifer, who will be attending Texas State University this fall, is the youngest of four children. Martha’s other children are 26, 25 and 21 years old. On Thursday, as Jennifer was recognized as […]