Uvalde County home sales, prices on rise

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, home sales and prices in Uvalde County are on the rise. There were 202 home sales in 2020, marking a 22.4-percent increase from 2019, when 162 houses sold, according to data from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. The busiest month was October, with 25 sales being logged, followed by July when 23 houses were sold […]

Bill seeks Sul Ross, A&M hookup

Gutierrez files Senate Bill 522 to move Sul Ross from Texas State University System State Senator for District 19 Roland Gutierrez aims to improve Sul Ross State University and it’s Rio Grande College by making them part of the Texas A&M University system. On Monday, Gutierrez filed Senate Bill 522, which would officially move SRSU from the Texas State University […]

It’s a girl! Olivarez

It’s a girl! Suzette Blanco and Raul Olivarez Jr. of Uvalde announce the birth of their daughter, Camila Alysandra Olivarez, on Jan 25, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length. Camila Alysandra is welcomed by one sister, 7-year-old Jaylah N. Galino; and one brother, 16-year-old Jarrett Hernandez.  Maternal grandparents are […]

Coyotes surge to victory over Crystal City

Sparked by four three-point field goals, the Uvalde Coyotes used a third-period scoring surge to subdue the Crystal City Javelinas on the way to recording a 60-47district basketball victory last Friday night. Trailing by a half-time score of 27-22, the Javelinas battled back to tie the score at 27-27 early in the third period. But then, the Coyotes excited their […]

Abel Mojica

Abel Mojica Abel Mojica, a longtime resident of Royse City, Texas, age 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for eternity, on Jan. 26, 2021. He was born on Nov. 1, 1949, in Uvalde, Texas, to Elias Mojica Sr. and Olivia De La Rosa Mojica. Abel grew up in Uvalde, Texas. He was a loyal […]

Pauline F. Gaytan

Pauline F. Gaytan Pauline Fernandez Gaytan, 63, of Uvalde died on Feb. 2, 2021, at her residence in Uvalde. A visitation will be held on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home allows only 50 percent capacity and requires mask coverings to be worn during […]

Lobos soccer kicks off tomorrow at home

The Uvalde Lobos wilmake their District 27-4A home debut tomorrow night when they host the Somerset Lady Bulldogs at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Kick-off time for the match is set for 6:30 p.m. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Lobos, who are 1-0 in district and 5-3 for the season, opened 27-4A soccer play with a convincing 9-0 win over the […]

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Juan B. Camacho Sr.

Juan B. Camacho Sr. Juan Benito Camacho Sr. “Johnny,” 70, of Uvalde died on Jan. 31, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. and yesterday from noon to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. on both days. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at […]

Day school program serves local deaf community

Housed within the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and established in 1970, the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf is a community resource for the hearing impaired and their families. The school currently serves 55 students from eight area school districts, including UCISD, said lead teacher Patricia Treviño. Its programs were instituted by the Texas Education Agency for hearing […]