MacKenzie Scott gives $5 million to Southwest Texas Junior College


Southwest Texas Junior College has received an unrestricted $5 million gift, which will support the college’s mission to enrich lives and advance growth throughout the diverse communities it serves. “This is a transformational gift and the biggest in our history,” said SWTJC President Hector Gonzales. “It will provide us the means to expand our work in serving the students and […]

Martha T. Cantu

Martha T. Cantu Martha Trevino Cantu, 70, of Batesville died June 10, 2021, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on May 8, 1951, in Uvalde, to Isidra Torres and Melchor Trevino. She is survived by two daughters, Ida C. Mercado of Batesville, and LeeAnn Cantu of Uvalde; two sons, Leandro Cantu of Andrews, and Raul Cantu of […]

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17 Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of goods. FRIDAY, JUNE 18 Flights to Furever, which aims to rescue Uvalde dogs from animal control’s death row and send them to new homes in New York state, will host a bake sale from 9 a.m. to […]

Inclusive playground set earmarked for Dalton campus

New inclusive playground equipment is on the way for Dalton Early Childhood Center, as approved by the district’s governing board during their regular meeting on April 21. The playground is set to be installed in July. “We have been wanting to do an accessible playground….and we found a plug- and-play system that will be a portable playground – imagine a […]

Arnulfo Guzman Sr.

Arnulfo Guzman Sr. Arnulfo Guzman Sr., 50, of Sabinal, died June 13, 2021, at the Community Care Center in Hondo. He was born on June 23, 1970, in Burley, Idaho, to Maria Antonia Flores and Antonio Guzman. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lynn D’Spain, of Uvalde; wife, Edna Gallegos Guzman of Sabinal; three sons, Serapio Guzman and […]

Strength and conditioning program ends second week

Uvalde High School and Morales Junior High School athletes will complete the second week of the 2021 summer strength and conditioning program today. “Things have been going well with the program,” said UHS head football coach Wade Miller. “We have about 80 athletes working out in the morning and about 40 athletes taking part in our late afternoon session. “Our […]

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HOTT Days cleanup begins June 27

The Uvalde Ministerial Alliance-organized Helping out the Town Days project, better known as HOTT Days,  will take place June 27 through July 1. This is the seventh time the event has been held in Uvalde, and it will resume this year after a one-year break. Last year’s HOTT Days did not take place due to the the COVID-19 pandemic. During […]

Sweet success

Well-attended Uvalde Honey Festival to be featured on TV

Despite temperatures in the mid-90s and even higher heat indexes, about 1,700 people attended last weekend’s second-annual Uvalde Honey Festival. “Friday was really busy and Saturday was steady all morning,” Main Street manager Susan Rios said of the celebration centered around the downtown plaza. The event included approximately 50 vendors with a range of wares on the plaza square, face […]

Ponish nets 10.65 pound bass in UBC tournament

Howard Ponish caught a 10.65-pound bass in Uvalde Bass Club tournament competition held last Saturday at Lake OH Ivy. Ponish’s bass was the the big bass of the day, and it helped him capture first-place honors. His 10.65-pound bass added to two other bass he caught gave him a 17.81-pound total for the day. Mark D’Spain, who netted the big […]