Lobos seek a path to the finish line

The District 28-5A track-and-field meet was originally scheduled for last Wednesday and Thursday. But because of the University Interscholastic League’s suspension of sports activities caused by the COVID-19 virus health threat, the two-day district track meet was canceled. Prior to the stoppage of competition on March 16, the Uvalde Lobos had experienced a successful track-and-field season. “We were doing really […]

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Public health doc answers popular queries

On March 27, the city and county of Uvalde appointed Dr. Jared Reading, a diagnostic radiology specialist at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, local health authority. He contributed the following list of questions and answers . I have received many questions concerning the COVID-19 in Uvalde. I want to address some of those here: 1. Can you please advise whether anyone who […]

Maskateers aim to protect health care workers

Julye Keeble Staff writer A group of volunteers calling themselves Masketeers banded together and provided approximately 400 masks over the course of two weeks to local health facilities to protect doctors, nurses and medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group crafted the homemade masks, which though they are not considered personal protective equipment may be […]

Former Uvaldean’s husband aboard Navy ship stricken with hundreds of COVID -19 cases

Melissa Federspill Staff writer In early March, Kayla Lyn Gant spoke with her husband, 2nd Class Petty Officer Charles Leake, who is aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, and learned that he would be disembarking in Vietnam. She expressed worry about the COVID-19 global health emergency. “I expressed my concerns to my husband, and he did not seem […]

Fifth confirmed case is caregiver

Doctor: Children have likely contracted virus Julye Keeble Staff writer A fifth case of COVID-19 has been identified in Uvalde, and the affected person resides with another patient who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. “This person has been home caring for one of our earlier cases,” said Dr. Jared Reading with the Uvalde Health Authority. Reading said several children within […]

NFL adds two teams to post-season playoff format

Because of the coronavirus, there has not been much going on in the world of sports at any level from high school up to the professional ranks. But there was one bit of big sports news this past week. Last Tuesday, National Football League owners voted to expand the playoffs to a field of 14 teams. Since 1990, the NFL […]

Uvaldeans join new district for soccer competition next year

The Uvalde Coyotes and the Uvalde Lobos will play in new soccer districts for the 2021 season. This past week, the University Interscholastic League released the new districts for soccer. The new district for UHS boys soccer, 27-4A, will include La Vernia, Pleasanton, Poteet, San Antonio Fox Tech, and Somerset. For the UHS girls, their new District 27-4A includes those […]

Editorial: It’s time for us to stay put

As much as it flies in the face of our freedom to go and come as we please, the COVID-19 pandemic has a more urgent message: The more we interact, even maintaining the 6-foot rule, the more likely the virus will continue its deadly march. Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued what sounded like a shelter-in-place order, but he gave […]