2021-07-29

U.S. Army sergeant seeks help to send rescue dog to Virginia

Uvalde County resident Diana Olvedo-Karau, who created Maddie’s Dog Rescue, is heading up a fundraiser to help a soldier stationed in Carrizo Springs with military border support operations rescue a stray dog he found. Olvedo-Karau said U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Altizer is hoping to send rescued four-month-old canine Vega to his Virginia home to reside with his fiancée, Samantha Stowe. […]

Jose Rene Ruiz Jr.

Jose Rene Ruiz Jr. Jose “Joey” Rene Ruiz Jr., 27, of Uvalde died on July 23, 2021, in Uvalde. He was born in Uvalde on April 11, 1994, to Norma (Patiño) and Jose Rene Ruiz Sr. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 2012 and worked as a manager at the family business, Fresh Start Decorating Center. The family described […]

Victor L. Kelley

Victor L. Kelley Victor Lamar Kelley, 94, of Utopia died on July 22, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. There will be a memorial service today at 11 a.m. at Utopia Baptist Church. He was born on Sept. 5, 1926, in Medina to Clara Stoval and O.H. Kelley. Kelley was the youngest in the family. After graduating from Medina […]

Calendar 072921

THURSDAY, JULY 29 Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of homegrown vegetables, baked goods, and artisan goods offered by area merchants. Monday, Aug. 2 Part 1 of a “Battle of the Badges” blood drive competition between the Uvalde Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, the South Texas […]

Methodist Church members treat law enforcement to lunch

In appreciation of the efforts to maintain public safety, the “Fishers of Men” Sunday school class at First Methodist Church organized a barbecue dinner Saturday, attended by about 200 members of various law enforcement agencies working in Uvalde County. The event was held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. FBC member and city […]

Four competitors win multiple UYRC events

There were four multiple event winners in the final Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club points-night competition of the 2021 summer season staged July 20. McKenzie Speer won three different events, while Liza Elder, Tres Korczynski, and Rankin McMillian each placed first in two events. Those who placed first in one event included Tres Foster, Maura Astling, Kymber Dodson, Raegan Flores, Ella […]

Victoria M. Rodriguez

Victoria Martinez Rodriguez, 82, of Uvalde died July 27, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will begin today at noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and the holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published in a […]

Maria I. Soto

Maria Inez Soto, 46, formerly of Uvalde, died July 21, 2021, in Big Spring. She was born on Aug. 21, 1975, to Irma Montoya and Inez Soto. She is survived by two daughters, Krystal Alexis Fernandez and Chelsea Rechae Fernandez, both of Big Spring; sister, Sylvia Fuentes of Uvalde; five nieces, Carol Torres and husband, Fernando, Erica Brooks and husband, […]

Citywide pursuit produces arrest, two wrecks



An active chase reaching 60 mph speeds and led to two wrecks temporarily brought Main Street to a standstill Tuesday evening, as law enforcement pursued a man through city streets and neighborhoods for approximately half an hour. Carlos Romero, 38, of Uvalde was arrested by Uvalde Police Department on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest and […]

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