2020-04-19

Letters to the editor

Closure complaint I love Uvalde! I am a Winter Texan and have been coming here from North Dakota and Minnesota for 17 years (seven years in an RV parked at Quail Springs and 10 years on the permanent side of Quail Springs. I have been a widow for nine years, but still continue to come to this wonderful city. I […]

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Help available for thousands unemployed across Texas, U.S.

Julye Keeble Staff writer As of April, approximately 761,262 Texans have filed for unemployment insurance, which is almost 9 percent higher than the approximately 700,000 who filed all of last year. This mirrors the national scale, as in the United States more than 17 million people applied for unemployment insurance in the last three weeks of March through the beginning […]

Approximately one-quarter of local households have responded to Census

As of Friday, approximately 24.9 percent of households in Uvalde County have responded to the 2020 census online, by mail, or by phone, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Overall in the state of Texas, approximately 45.1 percent of households have responded. Uvalde County residents should have received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March […]

COVID-19 cases grow in neighboring counties

Julye Keeble Staff writer Both Zavala County and La Salle County have reported their first case of COVID-19, and the La Pryor Independent School District has ceased all operations, including meal service, due to exposure from the Zavala County patient. Medina County now has 15 reported cases of coronavirus, while Uvalde County has not reported a new case since April […]

Governor: School’s out

Some retailers may open Friday Melissa Federspill Staff writer Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday issued an executive order that closes school campuses through the end of the school year while also loosening restrictions on retail business, medical treatments, and state parks in an effort to take steps towards reopening the Texas economy. The order includes private schools, colleges and […]

UHS seniors lauded on Fourth Street fence

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Ceremonies and celebrations go hand in hand when you’re a senior in high school. It’s a kind of right of passage, and this year with the COVID-19 pandemic putting all festivities on hold, things are a bit lackluster. For Azanette Padilla, aunt to Uvalde High School senior Makayla Padilla, she felt she needed to do something […]

One room school house ‘upgraded’ with technology

This is a perspective of a teaching and coaching family with three kids still in school, and how we have handled sheltering in place and distance in learning in our family. We are thankful to our superintendent and principals at Sabinal Independent School District for our initial response to the schools being shut down. Most of my students have overcome […]