Blood donors eligible for free antibody testing next week

In response to an urgent need to bolster a low blood supply, Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College in Uvalde will host a blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will have donation stations at 2623 Garner Field Road, located by buildings 108 through 111. To thank […]

James E. Willis Jr.

James Errol Willis Jr. “Jim” was born on Sept. 29, 1931, in Beaumont, Texas, the oldest of two sons born to James E. Willis Sr. and Mary Adele Buchanan Willis. He spent his early years in Laredo where he attended elementary school and became fluent in Spanish, a skill that served him well throughout his life. His family moved to […]

Coyotes face Devine in season home opener

The Uvalde Coyotes will make their football season home debut tomorrow, when they face the Devine Warhorses in the Honey Bowl. Kick-off time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. “Our kids are really excited to play their first home game of the season,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “The Honey Bowl is a great place and the […]

‘Metalachi’ event rescheduled for 2021

The Main Street Uvalde program has rescheduled the upcom- ing Metalachi concert to next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve moved the date for our totally awesome Metalachi: The world’s first and only heavy metal Mariachi band/ SURGE concert to Oct. 9, 2021,” said Susan Rios, Main Street Uvalde manager. Local band Surge is slated to be the […]

Paraphernalia ordinance up in smoke?

Uvalde Police Department chief Daniel Rodriguez recommended the Uvalde City Council rescind an ordinance created a decade ago to prohibit the sale of smoking paraphernalia. Rodriguez says police rely upon state statutes rather than restrictions created by the ordinance to enforce the law. The issue first came under discussion last July when Eric Hill, owner of Smoking Hills Tobacco, was […]

Two new COVID-19 deaths make 28

Uvalde Health Authority official Dr. Jared Reading on Monday reported the deaths of two more Uvalde County residents who had been hospitalized for several weeks with COVID-19. According to Reading, one patient was a 70-year-old woman who was morbidly obese and had asthma, heart disease, uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, and had previously had strokes. The woman had […]

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