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GED plan is win for all parties

The city of Uvalde recently issued a challenge to businesses: increase the number of high school or equivalent diplomas for residents. We believe that’s a long-term challenge everyone should meet, with more than 20 percent of city residents 18 to 24 years old and approximately 30 percent of all city residents estimated to be lacking that level of education. The […]

Life lessons learned from a father’s plight

My dad was the type of patient that doctors don’t want. He was stubborn about his care, and was certain that he knew more about medical needs than the board certified person standing in front of him. He’d been this way as long as I can remember, long before the onset of googling symptoms for medical advice. As a child, […]

Four new Utopia firefighters pass first training round

Julye Keeble Staff writer Four new members of the Utopia Volunteer Fire Department recently attended a week-long training session at College Station, and all four passed the phase I firefighting course. There are a total of five phases necessary to obtain certification for Firefighting 1 and Firefighting 2 levels through the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association. Utopia VFD members […]

Howard L. Collins

Howard L. Collins April 15, 1928 – March 2, 2020 Howard Lynn Collins was born in Dilley, Texas, and moved to Uvalde his freshman year of high school where he met and married the love of his life, Joanne Evans. He was a natural athlete and received a football scholarship to attend college in Abilene. After college, he and Joanne […]

Hugo L. Elizondo

Hugo L. Elizondo Hugo Luna Elizondo, 92, of Concan died on March 12, 2020, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. Visitation began yesterday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 […]

Coyotes trounce Harlan Hawks 11-5

The Uvalde Coyotes scored six runs in the first inning and they went on to record an 11-5 baseball victory over the San Antonio Harlan Hawks last Thursday. Playing before a large Uvalde High School spring break crowd at Marvin Kolinek Field, the Coyotes gave their fans a lot to cheer about early on as they sent 11 batters to […]

Uvaldeans win in tennis competition

The Uvalde High School tennis team wound up the pre-spring break portion of their spring tennis schedule with action in the UHS spring break tournament on March 6. Marilyn Torres and Elizaria Hernandez took third place in girls’ doubles. Joel Zamarripa and Juliana Gutierrez won third place in mixed doubles. Cruz Gonzalez and Starr Bustamante claimed fourth place in mixed […]

Coronavirus spreads fear, closures

Uvalde, Knippa districts cancel classes this week All University Interscholastic League and other extra-curricular activities are canceled SWTJC, Srsu extend spring break, plan online classes The Briscoe-Garner Museum will be closed through April 30 Administrators’ spring break interrupted by state of disaster Melissa Federspill Staff writer Following another week of coronavirus outbreaks across the country, cautionary measures to prevent a […]