Council butts heads with hotel rep over subdivision request

After a vehement discussion regarding a request to subdivide hotel/motel property located at 920 E. Main St., Uvalde City Council postponed decision on the issue, which was previously rejected by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. During the public hearing portion of Tuesday’s city council meeting, project engineer Ken Dirksen spoke on behalf of property owner Janish Patel of MRKI […]

Over 900 receive first vaccine dose

Another 11 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 920 people in Uvalde County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 11 have been fully vaccinated. They estimate there are about 20,809 people age 16 and over in the county, that being the approximate population to eventually be offered a chance to be vaccinated. Active coronavirus […]

Julia Farris

Julia Farris Julia Farris, of Utopia, was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Boerne, Texas. She was welcomed by her parents, Ernest Richey Kelley and Annie Ruth (Adair) Kelley; and one older brother, Edward Ernest Kelley. She began first grade in Utopia before she was 5 years old because her brother was beginning school and she refused to be left […]

Stock show a go: 230 students set to present 822 projects

The countdown to the Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show has begun, with 11 days before the three-day event kicks off at the Uvalde County Fairplex on Thursday, Jan. 28. This year, 230 students have entered 822 projects, holding steady to last year’s 223 students and 815 projects. Broilers are making a return this year, as is the salsa competition. Both […]

UCISD expects to reopen tomorrow

Campuses remained closed two weeks after winter break

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will resume in-person classes tomorrow, district officials said last Thursday. The return to campus comes after a two-week hiatus of face-to-face instruction following winter break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to plague Uvalde County. According to the Uvalde Health Authority website, there were 278 active cases of COVID-19 in Uvalde County as of […]

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Esther A. Fuentes

Esther A. Fuentes Esther Avannia Fuentes, 41, of Uvalde died on Jan. 12, 2021, at her residence in Uvalde. She was born on Sept. 24, 1979, in Carrizo Springs to Hortencia Vega and Raul Villareal Fuentes. She is survived by four daughters, Anahlie Carolina Rojas, Karina Cruz Rojos, Miah A. Melchor and Catherine Irene Fielder, all of Uvalde; son, Ezekiel […]

Learn from the past as we move forward

Often when I am thinking about writing a new sports column, I will look back to see what subject I wrote about one year before. Approximately one year ago today, the headline for my column was “Elevating our play as we move down in classification.” The focus of the column was to suggest that just because Uvalde High School was […]