Editorial: Best gift this year is health

Health might easily be taken for granted until confronting something like this year’s pandemic. For 10 months we have watched COVID-19 sicken and kill more than 310,000 Americans. Thousands of others have recovered but many, known as long haulers, continue to deal with symptoms ranging from cough to low grade fever and especially depression. Given that history it makes sense […]


Anthon Nora Pollard ‘Twas the last day of school before the Christmas break, and and all through the school the students were squirming and eager to leave. Lessons were planned with diligence and care in hopes that the students would be still in their chair. A party was planned, but COVID-19 stepped in and dashed all the parties for this […]

Doc: Avoid COVID-19 holiday surge

With the number of active COVID-19 cases in Uvalde County at over 100 cases, Uvalde Health Authority official Dr. Jared Reading is asking area residents to exercise caution during the holidays to protect their health. “Fifty percent of all transmission happens without symptoms present in the person spreading the virus. That is why the virus has been so hard to […]

Longtime educator Sosa loses battle with illness

Ismael Sosa Jr., a man who spent his lifetime fighting for a college education for students in Southwest Texas, lost a different fight last week when he died at the age of 75 from complications caused by multiple health issues. Sosa spent his entire 45-year career in education on the campus of Southwest Texas Junior College. Recruited in 1968 to […]

Arredondo, Samarripa win bass tourney

Pete Arredondo and Philip Samarripa were the first-place winners in the Uvalde Bass Club’s December fishing tournament. Arredondo placed first on Dec. 5 with his three fish that weighed a total of 8.46 pounds. Samarripa, who caught the big bass of the day, a 6.30 pounder, finished second with two fish at a total weight of 7.61 pounds. Ricky Villareal […]

Private School News 122020

Uvalde Classical Larri Ann Wright On Dec. 11, Uvalde Classical Academy students presented their annual Christmas program, an adaptation of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” titled “How Jesus Saved the Grinch,” a message written by Addie Langham about the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus. By the story’s end, that old Grinch, played by sophomore Fletcher Sample, invited Jesus into […]

UHS, Bandera girls battle in basketball

One week from Tuesday, the Uvalde Lobos will play the Bandera Lady Bulldogs here in basketball competition. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for noon in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. The Bandera girls are off to a 7-2 start this basketball season. They have racked up wins over Dilley, Pleasanton, Llano, San Antonio Fox Tech, Floresville, […]

Classifieds 122020

Big lunchtime meals whet appetite for long naps

Most every day is Sunday dinner at The Place. It is truly a luxury for us to be able to have the main meal of the day at lunchtime. It’s even better when we have time for a nap afterwards. Now that I am officially retired, I tackle some chores in the morning and then await my wife, who is […]

UHS tops Beeville in sub-varsity basketball

The Uvalde Coyotes topped the Beeville Jones Trojans in a pair of high school sub-varsity basketball games played Dec. 11. Uvalde High School’s freshmen edged the Trojans, 34-33, while the UHS junior varsity blitzed the Beeville junior varsity in a 54-28 rout. Ruly Sanchez brought Uvalde fans in Harvey Kinchlow Gym to their feet as he nailed a buzzer beater […]