2020-10-25

Parade waylaid by virus

The year 2020 has served up a litany of things gone missing. Missing time with friends and family, missing cultural productions, missing fundraisers, missing sporting events, missing church services and even missing funerals. And now we are forced to add to the list Uvalde’s most entertaining and hair-raising event of all: The 52nd–annual Kiwanis Halloween parade and carnival has been […]

Letters to the editor 102520

Voting process This is the first letter-to-the-editor I have ever written. I’m writing it because I just want to say thanks to the Uvalde County election officials for their work on this year’s General Election. My wife and I voted on the second day of early voting. Since we are both in high-risk groups for serious problems should we contract […]

Utopia closes school, Uvalde logs new cases

There has been COVID-19 positivity affecting two area school districts this week, including Utopia and Uvalde, with each district enacting different containment protocols. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Flores Elementary on Wednesday. The staff member and classroom teachers deemed close contact have been quarantined, officials said, following advisement from […]

Gerald Radicke

Gerald “Jerry” Radicke, 73, of Knippa died on Oct. 20, 2020, at her residence in Knippa. A celebration of life will be held on Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. at Knippa Independent School District. Purple may be worn in her honor and face masks will be required. Radicke was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Kenedy to Gladys Irene Radicke. Radicke […]

Classifieds 102520

Ramiro T. Cano

Ramiro Trevino Cano, 78, of Uvalde died on Oct. 15, 2020, in Kerrville. Cano was born in Kosciusko to Narcissa (Trevino) and Ramon Cano Sr. on Oct. 24, 1941. He married Emma Perez on Mar. 9, 1963, in Uvalde, and they were married for 57 years. He graduated high school in Uvalde. He was a graduate of Sul Ross State […]

Amy V. Rios

Amy Vasquez Rios, 52, of Uvalde died on Oct. 13, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Rios was born in Lubbock on Dec. 16, 1967, to Elisa Ramon and Ventura Vasquez. She is survived by son, Leonardo Rios of Uvalde; brother, Jesse Vasquez of Uvalde; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents; son, Esvardo Rios […]

Wedding: Solis, Ovalle

Jeannette Velasquez Solis and Carlos Joseph Ovalle, both of Uvalde, were married at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2020, with the Rev. Eduardo Morales of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating the double-ring ceremony. The bride’s father, Gilberto Solis, presented her at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The church was decorated by the groom’s aunt, Zulema Porras, the bride’s parents bought from […]

New hospital facility taking shape

There has been a lot of activity at the construction site for the new Uvalde Memorial Hospital since July, when the final steel beam of the building’s frame was set into place. This month, crews have completed the roof and are working to finish roof detail work, said Karla Radicke, marketing manager for Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Other ongoing work includes […]

Agnes E. Buchanan

Agnes Elizabeth Buchanan “Beth” passed away the morning of Oct. 19, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital in Uvalde, Texas, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 80 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, “Buck,” who passed in 2014. Beth was born in Uvalde, Texas, on Feb. 29, 1940, to Walter and Gladys […]