Abel Jaimes

Abel Jaimes Abel Jaimes, 76, of Uvalde died on March 22, 2021, surrounded by his family at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A period of visitation will take place Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. […]

Raises of 2-3% kick in soon for city staff

Due to a healthier city of Uvalde budget, boosted by an increase in sales tax revenue combined with over $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance grants, Uvalde City Council has approved a wage increase for city employees. The cost-of-living adjustment, approved Tuesday, will be 3 percent for employees earning $40,000 or less annually and 2 percent for those earning over $40,000. City […]

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What’s next in rush to go paperless?

If you’re reading this article and sipping your Sunday morning coffee, congratulations! You are not only keeping a local business alive, but you are preserving a way of life. We older folks remember how much our parents looked forward to the newspaper; we kids didn’t dare touch it until our parents had read it. As a youngster in Uvalde in […]

Dual language enrollment surges

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s new dual-language academy, set to open in August, is well on its way, as district officials are reporting high enrollment numbers, positive staffing solutions, and a chance to obtain $900,000 in grant funding from the Texas Education Agency. The new campus, which will serve pre-K through sixth-graders, will be housed at what is currently Anthon […]

Lobos win district golf title, Coyotes take second

The Uvalde Lobos are the District 30-4A golf champions. They put together a two-day tournament total of 772 strokes to take top team honors in action at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. “It was a good two days of solid golf for our Lobos golf team,” said Uvalde High School head golf coach Roy Torres. “I was excited for girls. Last […]

Juanita R. Briseño

Juanita R. Briseño Juanita Ramos Briseño, 88, of Uvalde died on March 23, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 2 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born […]

Uvalde City Councilman Flores dies

District 2 City Councilman John H. Flores Jr., who had served on the city council since his election in May of 2012, died Thursday in San Antonio. City manager Vince DiPiazza said that council will likely set a date for a special election to fill the remaining three years of Flores term. “It is my privilege to have known John […]

Good ideas don’t come from people who all think alike

The 2017 Charlottesville rally brought the Proud Boys onto the national scene. The Proud Boys have described themselves as Western chauvinists. Their slogan? “The West is the best!” In other words, far from apologizing for western European heritage, people should celebrate the culture that has given the world its great flowering of science and technology. I have the old Great […]

Coyotes lose in bi-district soccer action

The Uvalde Coyotes ended their 2021 high school soccer season on Thursday with a 11-1 bi-district loss to the Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs at Port Lavaca. “We knew going into the match that it was going to be tough because we were playing the District 29-4A champions. Calhoun has a great team,” said Uvalde High School head coach George Menchaca. […]