Officials: Cover face in public

City, council leaders suggest wearing masks for prevention Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. and Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell are requesting that people wear masks inside places of business or in other public situations where multiple people may be present to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The request, issued last Friday via a press […]

Espinoza, Dockal top class of 2020

On Monday evening, prior to the onset of the regular board meeting of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, trustees recognized the top 10 graduates of the class of 2020. The Uvalde High School students with the highest grade point average include, in order from highest to lowest, valedictorian Kathleen Espinoza with a GPA of 106.8 and salutatorian Shyann Dockal with […]

Gagliardi raising chickens, more

Melissa Federspill Staff writer With nearly 500 breeds of chicken worldwide, all of different shapes, sizes and markings, they can be elegant, frilly, fluffy and ornate. And those characteristics that make them interesting to look at, says Jbird’s Poultry Palace owner Janice Gagliardi, is part of what makes raising chickens fun. Gagliardi started raising chickens about five years ago, and […]

UCISD giving teachers $100 to cover costs

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Teachers at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will be receiving a one-time $100 stipend to cover unexpected costs as they work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as home internet and cellular phone use, as approved by the district’s governing board during the regular meeting held Monday evening. The total cost to the district will […]

UHS spring sports season is over

James Volz Sports editor Uvalde High School’s spring sports, including baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and track-and-field, are done. Last Friday, the University Interscholastic League announced that the suspension of activities will encompass the remainder of the school year. On March 16, the UIL suspended play because of the COVID-19 health threat. The UIL’s decision to cancel the remainder of the […]

Sabinal High graduate Torres joins UTPB coaching staff

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin women’s basketball program has announced the hiring of Sabinal High School class of 2012 graduate Ericka Torres as assistant coach. She was a previously a student assistant under UTPB head coach Rae Boothe at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and later became a full-time assistant. Prior to UTPB, Torres was a police […]

Funeral services change during pandemic

Visitors limited, services can be live-streamed online The traditional way in which families and friends gather to mourn the passing of a loved one has been uprooted during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving funeral homes to find alternatives to larger in-person services.  At Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary and Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, both in Uvalde, directors are turning to technology as a way […]

James A. Brewster

James A. Brewster James Arthur Brewster, of Uvalde, Texas, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on April 19th, 2020, at the age of 87. James was born on Oct. 4, 1932, in Phelps County, Missouri. James is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Lela Brewster; their daughter Beverly Fabian and husband, Gary, of Kingsland; […]

Wanda Clayton

Wanda Clayton Wanda Clayton, 96, of Uvalde died on April 13, 2020, at Veranda Senior Living in Uvalde. Clayton was born Wanda Ferrel Iden in Winters on July 9, 1923, to Nora (Wilkerson) and James A. Iden. Later, the family moved to Dawson County where Clayton graduated from Ackerly High School in 1941. She met and married Clyde Winans in […]

Sandra V. Garcia

Sandra V. Garcia Sandra Verdusco Garcia, 57, of Uvalde died on April 16, 2020, in Uvalde. Garcia was born on May 5, 1962, to Belia (Torralva) and Alfredo Verdusco Sr. She is survived by son, Juan Garcia Jr. and wife, Kristina, of Uvalde; three brothers, Richard Diaz and wife, Irene, Alfredo Verdusco Jr. and wife, Rosemary, and Arnold Verdusco, all […]