County has rescue funds in bank

Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell said $2,597,063 from the 2021 American Rescue Plan is now in the county’s bank account, with the second half expected sometime next year. Plans are being made regarding how best to work the money, which comes with some restrictions, into the county budget. “We’re currently receiving the criteria, and we are reviewing the criteria, set […]

Pastor’s Column: Marsh: Where are you? Thoughts on Genesis 3:8-15

About a week and a half ago I was sitting at the kitchen counter with my wife, Cyndy, supper was cooking, and we were talking. Somewhere in our conversation she asked, “Where are you?” She could see that I was sitting no more than three feet from her. But that’s not what she was asking about. I had slipped away […]

Thayer completes Honduran assignment

After spending a year stationed at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras as part of Joint Task Force-Bravo and receiving numerous medals for his service, Uvalde native and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Peter Thayer is preparing for his next assignment in Wiesbaden, Germany. Thayer is expected to leave Soto Cano by the end of June. He will return to Ft. […]

Editorial: Virus is on the run but still lingering

Tomorrow the Texas National Guard will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. We strongly urge anyone who has not taken the jab to pop in for a quick shot that could help ensure not only their health but that of friends and family members. Cases of COVID-19 are clearly on the decline in […]

Main Street Uvalde earns accreditation

Main Street Uvalde manager Susan Rios has announced that, for the fourth year in a row, the program has been designated as an accredited Main Street program, an achievement accomplished via meeting rigorous performance standards. The Uvalde program recently celebrated a decade of local operation. “That is something I worked very hard on accomplishing,” Rios said. She noted that there […]

Border crisis is real for Texas ranchers

If you’ve stayed up to date on national news in recent months you’ve likely seen and heard about the border crisis. Stories on the politics of border security and immigration, and even debate on whether a crisis exists are commonplace. Unfortunately, what you probably haven’t seen are the day-to-day challenges faced by ranchers and property owners in South Texas amid […]

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 The Chicks Eating out group will meet for a Dutch-treat lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Broadway 830, 100 E. Main St. All ladies welcome to attend. THURSDAY, JUNE 24 Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of vegetables, and baked goods.

Soccer camp set July 12-16

City of Uvalde parks and recreation director Rob Fowler has announced a summer soccer camp set for June held by Tree City Youth Soccer League in partnership with Challenger Sports. The camp proposes to teach soccer practices from around the world and offer players technical skill development. The camp will be held from July 12-16 at the Uvalde Soccer Fields, […]

SWTJC’S Lawson ropes calf in 1.6 seconds

With a swift 1.6-second roping run, Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo athlete Taylor Lawson set a Ford Wyoming Center arena record Wednesday during round three of breakaway roping at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Twenty years ago, Tarleton State athlete Jill Childers had a time of 1.8 seconds in her second round. Lawson, originally of New Waverly, […]

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