2020-04-02

Reading appointed to unpaid public health supervisory role

Julye Keeble Staff writer Dr. Jared Reading, a diagnostic radiology specialist at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, is the new local health authority for Uvalde and he has created a website reporting testing status for the county. As of Wednesday morning the website shows there have been four cases of COVID-19 identified in Uvalde. Reading, who will oversee pandemic protocols for the […]

Little League schedules tentative start-up date

Because of the health threat caused by the COVID-19 virus, the date for the start of the 2020 Uvalde Little League season has been tentatively set for May 11. “Right now, May 11 is the date we have set, but that all depends on progress being made with the coronavirus health threat,” said J.J. Suarez, president of Uvalde Little League. […]

Four cases and counting

Two COVID-19 cases said to be travel related, others direct contact Julye Keeble Staff writer Yesterday morning the Uvalde Health Authority website reported there are now four identified cases of COVID-19 in Uvalde, with three considered active and one listed as recovered. When the newspaper was printed yesterday, results of several tests were still pending, though the number is ever-changing. […]

Do you have stimulus cash coming?

Julye Keeble Staff writer To help individuals in Uvalde and the nation struggling due to lack of work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Monday that economic impact payments are expected to begin in the next three weeks. Eligible taxpayers with adjusted gross income under $75,000 for individuals and double that for married […]

Schools closed until May 4

Beauty salons also shut down for the month Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order effective today extending school closures through May 4 and outlining protocols for minimizing non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people that are not in the same household. The protective measures are set to expire April 30. The governor’s executive order renews and amends his […]

UCISD rescinds previous decision on dual credit weight

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The board of trustees of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District voted Monday to follow the 2019-20 Uvalde High School student handbook and not allow summer college courses to be counted toward the 2020 class ranking at Uvalde High School. The decision came during a meeting held at Benson Educational Complex. During the past two regular board […]

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Loss of sporting contests results in loss of revenues

This is the third week of the University Interscholastic League’s suspension of sports activities because of the health threat caused by the COVID-19 virus. Under the suspension, all contests, practices, and workouts are suspended until May 4. When activities were halted, Uvalde High School still had home soccer, baseball, and softball competition scheduled. Those games have been canceled. UHS also […]