Maria L. Velasquez

Maria L. Velasquez Maria Lorenza Velasquez, 83, of Uvalde died on March 15, 2020, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. Visitation began Wednesday from noon to 9 p.m. with a rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recitation set at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. […]

Two of three COVID-19 tests in Uvalde negative, so far

by Julye Keeble, staff writer Of three people tested at Uvalde Memorial hospital for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, two test results have returned negative, and though results are being awaited for the third, the patient reported their symptoms have subsided. Hospital CEO Tom Nordwick sat down Wednesday with Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. and Uvalde County Judge William Mitchell to […]

UCISD still closed, employees will be paid

  Students at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will be out of school for at least two more weeks, as discussed at the UCISD board meeting held Wednesday evening. During the meeting, UCISD Superintendent Hal Harrell gave a presentation on all activities the district has launched during the closure of the campuses. He also touched on the measures the district […]

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UHS golf tournaments canceled

Uvalde High School was scheduled to host girls’ and boys’ golf tournaments, but they have been canceled. Tuesday, the UHS Invitational girls tournament was to be staged at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course, while the UHS Invitational boys tourney was set for tomorrow and Saturday. Because of the University Interscholastic League’s suspension of sports events because of the COVID-19 health threat, […]

UIL suspends athletic competition

Last Friday afternoon, the University Interscholastic League issued a statement in which they informed member schools across the state of Texas that all UIL-sanctioned activities would be suspended effective Monday. The original release posted on the UIL website said,“To support the health and safety of our students and communities, we are suspending all UIL-sanctioned contests, rehearsals, practices, and workouts due […]

Howard L. Collins

Howard L. Collins Howard Lynn Collins, 91, of Uvalde died on March 2, 2020, at Southwest Assisted Living in Del Rio. The graveside service scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Uvalde City Cemetery has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. It will not be rescheduled.

Virus spurs local disaster orders

Uvalde city, county governments declare disaster Medina County has first confirmed case of COVID-19 in woman who was recently traveling. See Page 2. Uvalde Memorial Hospital has COVID-19 testing kits UMH as well as local nursing homes and assisted living facilities are restricting visitors. The Uvalde County Jail is closed to visitors. U.S. President Donald J. Trump asks people to […]