FCC to require 10-digit dialing

Changes to be implemented by July of 2022 Texans with phone numbers in the 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915 and 940 area codes should get in the habit of dialing 10-digits – area code plus telephone number – for all local calls. On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission issued Order FCC 20-100 approving 988 as the three-digit […]

Cummings, ASU teammates win national title

The Angelo State University cheer team, including Aftyn Cummings of Uvalde, brought home a host of trophies, including one national title, from the College Classic National Invitational cheer competition held April 10-11 in Orlando, Florida. ASU’s 25-member co-ed cheer team entered two show cheer routines and competed in stunt group and mascot contests. Overcoming a last-minute injury, ASU won first […]

City sets special election in July

Uvalde voters residing within the boundaries of District 2 will have an opportunity this summer to choose a new city council representative. At the Tuesday night meeting Uvalde City Council members voted to approve a July 24 special election to fill the District 2 council position. The post was previously held by John H. Flores Jr., who died in March […]

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David J. Hogan

David J. Hogan David Jerome Hogan, 77, of Uvalde, Texas, passed away very peacefully May 1, 2021, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde after a long and hard-fought battle. There will be a memorial in Iowa at a later date. David was born to John and Virginia (Power) Hogan, July 23, 1943, in Manchester, Iowa. He was united […]

Area school districts outline relief funding goals

Just as the 2020-21 school year is nearing the finish line, marking the end of a rugged year plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts in Texas finally received some good news: federal relief funding for public education, which had been held up by the state, would soon start flowing. For the districts in the Uvalde area, there is about […]

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Mary Spires

Mary Spires Mary ‘Marie’ Spires, 98, of Georgetown, formerly of Uvalde, died May 2, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Nov. 12, 1922, in Williamson County, to […]

$6.9M Sabinal school center a go

With approximately 70-percent of voters favoring a $6.9 million bond issue for Sabinal Independent School District, a new event center for the district is on the horizon. Per the unofficial results, 122 voters supported the measure, while 53 voted against the bond. As part of the bond issue, the district will build an event center that will double as a […]

Coyotes begin bi-district series here tomorrow

Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field will be the site for the baseball bi-district playoff series opener between the Uvalde Coyotes and the Somerset Bulldogs tomorrow. Action in the contest is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m. The second game of the series will be played at Somerset beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. If needed, game three of the best-of-three playoff […]