2020-02-20

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Valentine’s to forget

Friends mobilize for woman who lost home to fire Julye Keeble Staff writer When fire struck suddenly on Valentine’s Day in the 200 block of South Bates Street, Uvalde resident Juanita Rodriguez-Bermudez lost her home, but not her spirit. “This was material stuff. It’s my material stuff, but no lives lost,” Rodriguez-Bermudez said of the fire, which destroyed her home, […]

Republican primary candidate dies

Jose E. “Eddie” Obregon, the sole Republican candidate in the March 3 primary election for the office of Uvalde County Constable for Precinct 1, died Wednesday in San Antonio after a heart attack. His name will stay on the ballot for the March primary, and the Republican party may choose to allow write-in candidates or nominate one candidate by executive […]

UHS wrestlers qualify for state

Six Uvalde High School wrestlers have qualified for the state tournament. The University Interscholastic League’s state wrestling tournament is scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday in the Berry Center at Cypress. In UIL Region IV tournament competition at Austin’s Delco Activity Center last weekend, six Uvaldeans qualified for state. Five UHS wrestlers earned a berth in the state tournament, while one […]

Lobos and Coyotes vie in Canyon Lake Relays

Uvalde High School track-and-field teams will vie in the Canyon Lake Relays Saturday. The field events will start at 9 a.m., while the running events will start at 1:30 p.m. UHS will vie in Division I of the meet along with Austin Akins, Hays, Kerrville Tivy, Lockhart, Del Rio, Brandeis, and San Marcos. Coach Libby Guzman’s Lobos opened their track […]

Uvalde High Mariachi Extravaganza set Saturday

For senior Kathleen Espinoza, it is bittersweet to think about Saturday afternoon when the Uvalde High School Mariachi Extravaganza will kick off. The event marks the beginning of the end of her six-year career in Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s mariachi program. Espinoza is a vocalist, and she plays the violin. She says she loves the escape the program provides […]

Frio Family Camp offers weekend adventures

by Julye Keeble, staff writer Registration is open for the Frio Family Camp, an extended weekend of planned family-friendly events to be held from March 6-10 in Concan. Weekend activities include live music, kayaking, fishing, nature walks, archery and rock-painting classes, and an opportunity to ride a mechanical bull. Cost is $50 per adult, $40 for children ages 10 and […]

Mary Hope A. Breaux

Mary Hope A. Breaux Mary Hope Armstrong Breaux, 66, of Odessa died on Jan. 25, 2020, in Odessa. Breaux was born on Oct. 5, 1953, to Marge (Howard) and Bob Armstrong, in Pecos. She moved to Odessa at age 3, where she attended public schools and graduated from Permian High School in 1972. After attending Odessa College, she enrolled in […]

Stephen L. Gibson

Stephen L. Gibson Stephen Lurie Gibson, 63, of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, died on Feb. 11, 2020, in Riberas, Jalisco, Mexico. Gibson was killed in a motorcycle crash when he was hit head-on by an oncoming car. He was born Oct. 5, 1956, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital to Anne (Nordstrand) and Richard Eugene Gibson of Uvalde. He is survived by his […]