Churches halt services to comply with social distancing

Area churches are suspending worship services during the COVID-19 pandemic, following the executive order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday which orders every person in Texas to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. Some churches are offering either livestream, pre-recorded video, or other online worship services, including St. Philip’s Episcopal, First United Methodist, First […]

Lillian M. Herrington

Lillian M. Herrington Lillian May Elisk Herrington, 87, of Uvalde died on March 17, 2020, at her residence in Uvalde. A celebration of life will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Herrington was born on May 20, 1932, in Kingsville to Marie Anna (Laza) and Charles A. Elsik. After graduating from Henrietta M. King High School, […]

Editorial: COVID-19 will not defeat us

It will take more than a virus to defeat Americans, but for the time being it certainly feels as though we are under brutal assault by an alien army that cannot be seen and is detected only through rigorous testing. We are being pummeled by a disease for which there is no known cure and, as in war, the outcome […]

A ground hog day that keeps getting worse

Talk about waking up each morning in an ever-more-frightening world. That is where we are, as while we sleep COVID-19 drills deeper into our lives and psyche. Each day brings a new litany of infections and spiraling death rates. And apparently we are in the very earliest stages of this unprecedented pandemic. Ten days ago there were seven cases in […]

Letter to the editor: The Undertaker

The Undertaker The problem has been solved, said the mayor of Uvalde, and some of the city council agreed. “We have done a piss-poor job of maintaining our parks, but the person responsible is now gone.” However, the person being blamed had been gone for 10 months when this meeting was held last year. It does not take much to […]

UIL sports suspended until March 31

Tomorrow begins the second week of a suspension of sports activities made by the University Interscholastic League. On March 13, the UIL announced a two-week ban on activities because of the COVID-19 virus health threat. Under the original suspension period was to last until March 29. But on Thursday, the UIL extended the suspension period to May 4. The UIL […]

Lobos pull out of Hays meet

The Uvalde Lobos were scheduled to compete in the Buda Hayes High School Invitational track-and-field meet on March 13. But because of the health threat posed by the COVID-19 virus, the Uvalde High School girls withdrew from the meet. “For the sake of the health of our athletes, we decided that it was best for us not to attend the […]

Little League sets May starting date

Uvalde Little League has revised its schedule for the start of the 2020 youth baseball and softball season. The Little League season will not get underway until May 11. League officials had revised its original schedule to a new starting date of April 1, but because of the COVID-19 virus health threat, the date was changed to May 11. No […]

UMH conducting COVID-19 testing

As of Friday, two of three tests returned as negative 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 his symptoms have subsided. Hospital CEO Tom Nordwick sat down Wednesday with Uvalde Mayor Don […]

Woman arrested in brother’s shooting death

Petra Ramona Fera, 57, of San Antonio was arrested Thursday at 2:25 a.m. and charged with the murder of her brother, Jose Angel Guevara of La Pryor. The incident began Wednesday, March 18 at approximately 10:30 p.m. when deputies with the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Guevara’s residence, 1925 U.S. Highway 57 in La Pryor, in reference to […]