Fireworks, parades and shows highlight July 4 activities

Melissa Federspill Staff Writer Break out the red, white and blue – a slew of events are set Thursday to celebrate Independence Day complete with fireworks, parades, family fun, and performances by the Sahawe Dancers. Firecracker Fest will take place at the Uvalde County Fairplex, with activities such as water slides, family game areas, a hot dog eating contest, bike […]

Big Uvalde golf tourney begins Friday

Late entries are being accepted for play in the 72nd annual Uvalde Fourth of July Golf Tournament. This year’s big golfing event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday out at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. The entry fee for the three-day tourney is $175 per person. For more information about entering this year’s tournament, call 830-278-6155. There will be a tourney […]

Two livestock deaths blamed on anthrax

Two of 18 recent animal deaths in Uvalde County have been blamed on naturally-occurring anthrax, with the others suspected as being anthrax related. Lara Anton, press officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said the cases were in multiple locations and that the 16 other animal deaths have not been tested for anthrax. Anton said the cases were […]

City approves $23,000 for mapping software

Kimberly Rubio Assistant Editor Uvalde City Council on Tuesday, June 25 voted in favor of installing four vent wells at the city landfill at a cost of $30,000 to combat higher than permitted levels of methane gas. According to public works director Juan Zamora, the landfill is recording readings of 10-12 percent methane gas, while the United State Environmental Protection […]

Fan Drive is slated this weekend

There will be a fan drive this Sunday, July 7 at 444 W. Main St. The event will begin at noon and conclude at 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public, but donations of box fans are requested. Fans will be distributed to Uvalde residents in need of fans to stay cool this summer. Entry fee for the car […]

Stuff the Bus drop-off sites accepting supplies

Drop-off locations have been confirmed for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s 2019 Stuff the Bus school supply drive, which stated on Monday, July 1. The Stuff the Bus campaign aims to rally community support by collecting various types of school supplies, which are in turn donated to needy families in the district. The campaign will run the entire month […]