Santiago O. Contreras

Santiago O. Contreras Santiago Ortiz Contreras, 85, of Sabinal died on Sept. 22, 2021, at his residence. He was born on July 25, 1936, in Sabinal to Concepcion (Ortiz) and Jose Contreras, who had four daughters and seven sons. He married Angelita Muñoz on Feb. 10, 1958, in Sabinal, and over their 63 years of marriage they welcomed two sons […]

Quick-starting Panthers hold off Coyotes, 34-14

The Medina Valley Panthers got off to a quick start in the first half and held off the Uvalde Coyotes in the second half to record a 34-14 football victory Friday night at Castroville. Medina Valley scored on two of their first three offensive possessions, while forcing the Coyotes to three consecutive three-and-out possessions to take a 14-0 lead. On […]

UHS, Zapata vie in sub-varsity football

Uvalde and Zapata will vie in a high school sub-varsity football doubleheader tonight in the Honey Bowl. At 5 p.m., the freshman teams will do battle, while at 6:30 p.m., the junior varsity teams will square off. The Coyotes freshmen, 0-5 for the season, will be seeking their first win. They lost on the road against the Medina Valley Panthers […]

Uvaldeans prepare for post season tennis

Members of the District 29-4A champion Uvalde High School tennis team have a couple of weeks until they will enter post-season playoff action. Between now and then, the Uvaldeans have five dual-team matches remaining on their 2021 team tennis schedule. Saturday at UHS’s Terri Rambie Tennis Complex, the Uvaldeans will host the Laredo LBJ Wolves and Pleasanton Eagles. The LBJ […]

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THURSDAY, SEPT.30 The Rotary Club of Uvalde will meet at noon at the Uvalde Country Club. Lunch is $15. FMI, 830-591-3372. A community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OCT. 1-2 The annual Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Uvalde County Arena at […]

UCISD mum on junior high violence

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has not commented on a violent assault that transpired in the girls’ restroom at Morales Junior High School or bathroom vandalism at Uvalde High School, with both incidents seeming to be part of a growing social media trend. The viral TikTok trend, “Devious Licks,” focuses on the vandalism of school bathrooms and encourages users of […]

Alta S. Day

Alta S. Day Alta Sue Day, 75, of Uvalde died Sept. 21, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wagoner, Oklahoma, on March 15, 1946, to Lovada Nicholas and Alton Tillery. She is survived by two sons, Eugene Day of Porterville, California, and Tracey Day of Pismo, California; four daughters, Shannon McEachern of Porterville, California, Carol Williams of […]

Seller’s market hurts UCAD

Appraisals not on par with sale amounts

As the seller’s market in Uvalde County continues its upward trend, the Uvalde County Appraisal District is running the risk of not meeting the 2022 property value study requirements. UCAD chief appraiser Roberto Valdez issued that warning to the board of directors on Sept. 21, when he also voiced concerns about staff retention. Valdez said July and August new home […]

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Coyotes battle Hawks tomorrow at Zapata

The Uvalde Coyotes will travel to Zapata to battle the Zapata Hawks in football competition tomorrow night. Kick-off time in Hawks Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Coach Joel Lopez’s Hawks, 3-2 for the season, will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses to Laredo Nixon and Carrizo Springs. Prior to those two losses, the Hawks began the season with […]