Texas A&M grad delights family with degree

Melissa Federspill Staff writer For 22-year-old Dominik Valdez, son of Veronica and Julio Valdez of Uvalde, the story of his recent graduation from Texas A&M University, starts with his accomplishment that neither parent nor their parents before them were able to achieve. He’s a first generation college graduate, first to attend college on a large campus, first to live in […]

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Carnes talks food supply on Fox News

Julye Keeble Staff writer Former Uvalde mayor and owner of Winter Garden Produce, J Allen Carnes appeared Wednesday morning via video conference on a Fox News broadcast to discuss a $19 billon COVID-19 farm subsidy initiative instituted by President Donald Trump. Asked about farming operations during the pandemic, Carnes said it had been difficult. “Back in late March when it […]

Grads cruise away

Seniors exude school pride despite modified farewell Melissa Federspill Staff writer Graduation for the class of 2020 rolled through Uvalde High School’s parking lot on Friday, as the first-ever drive-through ceremony commemorated the achievements of 304 Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District graduates. Diplomas were conferred by Uvalde High School Principal Miguel Castillo, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell, […]

Five UPD officers benched

Shift partners sidelined due to possible exposure Julye Keeble Staff writer Coronavirus cases have been mounting in neighboring counties, and last week found five Uvalde Police Department officers in quarantine as they awaited test results. UPD Chief Daniel Rodriguez noted that the quarantine was being enacted as a precaution and there were no positive test results as of Thursday in […]

Sgt. McNair: A life and love cut short by world war

Allene Mandry Contributing writer It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the war to end all wars came to an end, but it was one month too late for 22-year-old Concan native Benjamin Franklin “Jake” McNair whose life was cut short in Lorraine, France, in October of 1918. There, on the […]

Uvalde Youth Rodeo season begins June 30

The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club will begin its 2020 summer rodeo season on June 30 in the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. That night, the UYRC will conduct a practice-night competition. Under the original season schedule, the season was set to begin on June 2, but the schedule was revised because of the COVID-19 health crisis, dates for the […]

Sacrifice not to be forgotten

Not all of the deaths have resulted from overt acts of heroism, but each and every man or woman who has given his life while in service to our nation deserves our lasting gratitude. That is the purpose of tomorrow’s Memorial Day holiday: to reflect on the fact that the price of freedom is not a single installment but a […]