Editorial: Hemp or pot; devil is in details

The recent enactment of a bill legalizing hemp and hemp-derived products has underscored the old adage about the devil being in the details. The purpose of House Bill 1325, which was sponsored by state Rep. Tracy O. King of Uvalde, was to open the door for Texas farmers to produce a new cash crop. We endorsed King’s legislation and continue […]

Grilling whets appetite for quiet contemplation

For some folks, grilling is a social activity. They rule at the center of their designer outdoor kitchen, flipping expensive steaks on a propane stove and telling jokes with equal aplomb to a starry-eyed crowd of grill groupies. Then there are others, like me, who consider barbecuing to be a solitary occupation far removed from the madding crowd. Only wooden […]

Group recalls Uvalde cave adventures

The year was 1943, and the U. S. was at war. In hopes of helping the war effort, two eighth-grade students from West Main ventured over to South High Street to retrieve aluminum cans from the depths of Cargile Cave. Those two brave little girls, now 88 and 90, were Jane Alexander Knapik and Gladys Ham Davidson. Knapik recalls, “I […]

Stephen C. Hoag Jr.

Stephen C. Hoag Jr. Stephen Calvin Hoag Jr., 69, longtime resident of Waco, passed away on June 15, 2019. He suffered a sudden cardiac event while visiting at his daughter’s home in Arlington. Mr. Hoag was born on Dec. 23, 1949, in Uvalde, Texas, to Steve and Betty Hoag. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1967 and attended Southwest […]

Coyotes face tough football slate

Formidable schedule set for 2019 The Uvalde Coyotes will face a tough schedule of opponents for the 2019 Texas high school football season. Seven of their 10 regular-season opponents are favored to advance to post-season play. Last season, two of Uvalde’s three pre-district opponents, the Eagle Pass Eagles and the Southwest Dragons earned a post-season playoff berth. Southwest won the […]

Entry deadline set for Honey Capital tennis

July 24 is the deadline for entries in the 2019 Uvalde Honey Capital Open tennis tournament. The tourney is scheduled for July 27-29 at Uvalde High School’s Terri Rambie Tennis Complex. This year’s event features a variety of divisions for boys, girls, men, and women in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Entry fee for the tennis tourney is $15 per […]

Los Slow Cookers grand champs again

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Uvalde’s Los Slow Cookers BBQ Team won the grand championship at the Shiner Half Moon Holidays barbecue cook-off with their third-place brisket, third-place ribs and 11th-place chicken. It’s the second time Los Slow Cookers – Luis Fernandez and Wade Carpenter – have won grand champion honors this year. The event, hosted by the Shiner Chamber of […]

Budget requests slashed

Commissioners say no to increases for sheriff, library, fairplex and more Melissa Federspill Staff writer The Uvalde County budget is getting closer to being balanced after a workshop held Tuesday evening, when commissioners removed several budget requests in an effort to shrink the gap between projected expenses and revenue in the general fund and road and bridge fund. All other […]

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