Coyotes host Del Rio Rams Tuesday night in Kinchlow Gym

The Uvalde Coyotes will be seeking to record their first home victory of the young high school basketball season Tuesday night when they host the Del Rio Rams. Tip-off time for the varsity contest in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Preceding the varsity contest will be a junior varsity game at 5 p.m. UHS’s […]

Pit masters will converge on Uvalde this week

Barbecue teams from across the state will head this way next weekend for the epic barbecue showdown known as the Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cook-off. The two-day state championship event, set Friday and Saturday at the Uvalde County Fairplex, welcomes teams jockeying for a position among the best of the best as they vie for a piece of $26,000 in cash […]

FFA teams perform well at area competition

The Uvalde High School FFA team is on an upward stride, with students headed at state contest and others recently earning top marks at area competition. Those headed to state competition include five first-year UHS FFA students who bested 11 other FFA teams to win the junior agricultural skills contest at area competition.  They were set to compete in the […]

Raley joins Tampa Bay team

The Tampa Bay Rays recently signed Uvalde’s Brooks Raley to a two-year baseball contract. Raley has spent the last two seasons as a relief pitcher for the Houston Astros. In 58 games this past season, Raley posted a 2-3 record with a 4.78 earned run average. He struck out 65 batters, while walking only 16. After signing with Tampa Bay, […]

Beloved, longtime hair salon closes in Utopia

Erma’s Beauty Shop has been a mainstay in the Utopia community for the past 31 years. Erma Schaefer Starr and Rosella Motz have operated the iconic small-town shop to keep all the ladies looking sharp with hair trimmed up and curled.  The standing appointments of the older ladies were pretty much set in stone, and nothing interfered with the Thursday […]

Letters to the Editor

Price of growth I am not at all against growth in Uvalde, but when you start hearing jackhammering at 5 a.m. and cement trucks at 6 a.m. by your home without notification of a new building going up next door to your home then yes at that point I am against growth.  You see our one block of Ruth St. […]

Brotherly love is a gift away

Battered by almost two years of pandemic and a revolving door of political extremism, the season of brotherly love seems like an impossible dream. But the calendar tells us it is here and there is something we can all do to make it come alive: Give to others in a big way. The beauty is that you can give a […]

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UHS wrestlers win 11 of 13 matches

Uvalde High School wrestlers had a successful season debut Wednesday as they won 11 out of their 13 matches in the Buda Johnson meet. “I was proud of our Coyotes and Lobos,” said UHS wrestling coach Michael Liarakos. “For our freshman and for some of our upperclassmen, it was their first victory in high school wrestling competition.” Senior Dom Quiroz […]

Some habits worth rethinking

The young mother was humming Christmas Carols as she busily worked her magic in her culinary workshop. She moved as one on a mission preparing the Christmas ham. According to family tradition, she cut the ham in half, placed it in two identical pans, then lovingly slid them into the oven. As usual she had an audience. Her daughter was […]