UCISD athletic department sets sights on No Pass, No Play improvements

Melissa Federspill Staff Writer Increasing the number of student athletes and decreasing the number of class failures is one of the elements in the district’s No Pass, No Play plan for 2019-2020 school year student athletes, according to athletic director R.T. Gonzales. Gonzales presented the 2018-2019 school year’s No Pass, No Play athletic statistics during the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School […]

UCISD launches sports app

Uvalde Coyote and Lobo fans can now receive real-time sports coverage via a mobile device with the new Uvalde High School sports app. Launched earlier this month, “Uvalde Sports” the app houses game schedules, scoring, customizable game alerts, player rosters, coach contact information, photos, and community news. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District athletic director R.T. Gonzales said the athletic department […]

UCAD mailing out tax notices

Today is deadline for protests Uvalde County Appraisal District recently mailed out approximately 18,500 notices showing proposed 2019 property appraisal values, and property owners have until today at 5 p.m. to file a protest with the Appraisal Review Board. The notice of appraised value is not a tax bill. Actual tax statements will be mailed in October. Under Texas law, […]

Traffic light set to be activated this week

Texas Department of Transportation is waiting to stripe the intersection of East Main Street and Raine Lane/Farm-to-Market Road 3447 before activating newly-erected traffic lights. The stripping crew was expected to complete the project by last Thursday. “We are currently waiting for the contractor’s striping crew to come out and stripe the intersection… Once the striping is done, the electrical contractor […]

Two-story $83.5M facility for UMH

Melissa Federspill Staff Writer In a few weeks, Uvalde Memorial Hospital will break ground on a new $83.5 million facility. The new two-story structure will be approximately 170,000 square feet, with roughly the same number of patient beds as the current hospital, according to UMH chief executive officer Tom Nordwick. Nordwick said that the current hospital was built in the […]

SWTJC’s West finishes second in the nation

Southwest Texas Junior College steer wrestler Tyler West closed out his freshman collegiate rodeo season in grand style. The Mertzon native finished second in the nation and won the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Steer Wrestling Rookie title held two weeks ago in Casper, Wyoming, at the College National Finals Rodeo. “Qualifying for the CNFR as a freshman is a big […]

Main Street district welcomes new businesses downtown

Kimberly Rubio Assistant Editor Much is underway in downtown Uvalde, where construction is ongoing at Benson Guest House and the former Rexall, and new signage advertises public parking lots. In addition, a hair salon, hair removal studio and three real estate agencies have recently decided to join the mix of downtown businesses. Double K Real Estate occupies one unit of […]

Fatal wreck in Kinney County

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor One person has died and six others have been arrested in connection with a human smuggling case that ended in a crash in Kinney County. The incident occurred Friday at 10:45 p.m. on Ranch Road 674 and is one of four human smuggling cases investigated since Thursday. According to the Kinney County Sheriff’s Department, deputies […]