Grass fire shuts down highway

The outside westbound lane of U.S. Highway 90, one mile east of Hacienda Road/Farm-to-Market Road 2369, was shut down Wednesday afternoon as Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a small grass fire near railroad tracks. A parked Union Pacific train was on the tracks. Union Pacific crews were also dispatched to the area. “A Union Pacific train was stopped…after an off-duty […]

Tax rolls now up to $1.7 billion

Increase equates to $106.3M Melissa Federspill Staff Writer According to the 2019 certified tax rolls published by the Uvalde County Appraisal District, Uvalde County’s total freeze-adjusted taxable value spiked to $1.7 billion, marking a $106.3 million increase over last year’s certified rolls. With the release of the new values, the 13 taxing entities in the district now have a better […]

Motorcyclist injured in crash

On Aug. 3, a motorcyclist sustained minor injuries after driving off U.S. Highway 83 South near the first entrance of the Uvalde Estates to avoid collision with a 2002 Silverado towing a trailer. The incident was reported at 9:48 a.m., and the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating. According to the preliminary investigation, the Silverado was traveling east on […]