UCISD public hearing scheduled Aug. 19

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is hosting a public hearing to discuss the 2019-2020 budget and proposed tax rate on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Benson Board Room, 601 Dean Street. mfederspill@ulnnow.com, 830-278-3335. (The story does not continue beyond this line.)

Hurd to speak at CHDI celebration

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd will be in Uvalde today to serve as guest speaker when Community Health Development, Inc. celebrates its board members from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. CHDI chief executive officer Rachel Gonzales-Hanson invites the public to the event, set at 200 S. Evans St. in Uvalde. CHDI board members include chairman Monica Gonzales, vice chairman Reyes Lopez, […]

Weather sensor installed on top of Edwards Furniture

Lane Riggs Staff Writer WOAI-DT, a television station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. in San Antonio, orchestrated the installation of a weather sensor on the top of Edwards Furniture in downtown Uvalde earlier this summer. The sensor works to detect wind speed, the air temperature, rain drops, the speed of drops, and how much rain is falling. Collected information […]

Hernandez, Rodriguez lauded at state event

David Hernandez and Maria Rodriguez, volleyball officials with the Texas Association of Sports Officials, were recognized July 13 at the TASO State Convention at The Woodlands. Hernandez was awarded a plaque for 30 years of officiating and Rodriguez a plaque and watch marking 25 years of service. Both officials work from the South Texas Chapter, based out of Concan. The […]

UCUWCD considers $5K funding request for outreach program

Two retired teachers representing the Nueces River Authority gave Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District directors a crash course in the aquifer- and river-related lessons they present to area schools. The Nueces River Authority representatives Mary Bales and Dee Worley, both retired teachers, attended the UCUWCD meeting held a week ago at First State Bank of Uvalde in an effort […]

Kenya, East Africa shoebox gift recipient to speak in Uvalde

Samaritan’s Purse’s goal to distribute hand-packed shoeboxes full of toys and other necessities to needy children around the world through Operation Christmas Child grew to encompass Kenya native Kululu Atsiaya, who will be at First Baptist Church, 220 N. High St., on Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Atsiaya is touring the Camino Real Area, including eight South Texas counties. He […]

Sabinal, Nueces Canyon seniors earn Lone Star Degrees

Lane Riggs Staff Writer During the Future Farmers of America State Convention, which took place July 15-19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Sabinal High School incoming seniors Angel Hernandez and Maite Sandoval, and Nueces Canyon High School incoming seniors Caiden Childs, Grace Luce and Leslie Taylor received the Lone Star Degree. This is the highest honor students can receive […]