LCRA, Bandera Electric donate to fire, EMS departments

The Lower Colorado River Authority and Bandera Electric Cooperative presented a combined $41,000 in grants to the Concan Volunteer Fire Department and Sabinal Emergency Medical Services as part of its Community Development Partnership Program. The $21,120 grant given to the Concan Volunteer Fire Department will offset the purchase of a new emergency vehicle to transport patients across rugged terrain.  Dick […]

Thomas H. Winkle

Thomas Henry Winkle passed away on Nov. 20, 2021, at the age of 91. He had a heavenly reunion with his sister Rita Deligiannis, daughter Dawn Winkle, grandsons Taylor and Thomas Nunley, and great grandson William “Willis” Huddleston.  He was born on Oct. 18, 1930, in Mineola, TX, to Burnett and Anne Winkle. Tom graduated from Gilmer High School in […]

DPS increases patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to make safety an integral part of their Thanksgiving travel plans and to celebrate the holiday responsibly.  DPS troopers and other law enforcement agencies will increase enforcement efforts starting yesterday through Sunday. They will be on the lookout for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other motorists who are endangering […]

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Estela Saiz

Estela Saiz, 74, of Uvalde died on Nov. 18, 2021, at her residence. She was born on March 27, 1947, in Uvalde to Angelina Ortiz and Martin C. Saiz. She is survived by sister, Esther Saiz of Uvalde; brother, Martin Saiz Jr. of Uvalde; five nieces, Michelle Saiz, Joanne Espinoza, Zarina Saiz, Tanya Saiz, and Kelly Amber Solis; four nephews, […]

Christmas early at UMH

Briscoe’s family gives $1.5 million in mother’s honor

Uvalde Memorial Hospital has received a $1.5 million donation, the largest single contribution to date, to be used for the MRI scanner in the imaging center as part of its new facility slated for completion in early 2022. Cele Briscoe Carpenter’s children, Benjamin Carpenter, Austin Carpenter, and Bonnie Carpenter Acker, made the donation in her honor as part of the […]

UCISD’s career prep program flourishing

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

For the 2021-22 school year, approximately 85 percent of students at Uvalde High School are being served by the Career and Technical Education program, which seeks to prepare students to enter the workplace or achieve post-secondary education. “We are really growing and expanding,” said Carol Brewer, college, career and military readiness advisor when speaking to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s […]

UHS builders rehabbing park structures

Almost a decade after the Uvalde High School construction trades class built park benches and playground equipment at Esperanza Park, another group of UHS student tradesmen are refurbishing items there, as part of an ongoing volunteer project to spiff up city parks. City of Uvalde Parks and Recreation director Rob Fowler said the students, led by instructor Albert Nevarez, plan […]