Maria L. Alvarado

Maria Luisa Pargas Alvarado, 81, of La Pryor died on Dec. 7, 2021, at her residence.  She was born on May 18, 1940, in La Pryor to Locadia (Acuna) and Bernardo Pargas. She married Gilberto Alvarado on Nov. 12, 1957, in La Pryor. She is survived by two daughters, Rosalinda Canales and husband, Alejandro, of Uvalde, and Diana Alvarado of […]

Coyotes basketball team begins long road trip

The Uvalde Coyotes will play the rest of their basketball pre-district schedule on the road. They will vie tomorrow at Boerne and travel to Pleasanton on Friday. Varsity action at Boerne will begin at 6:30 p.m., while the sub-varsity games will start at 5 p.m. Only the varsity will play Friday, and that game is set for a 6 p.m. […]

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 Jose L. Rodriguez

Jose Luis “Shaker” Mosqueda Rodriguez, 68, of Adrian, Michigan, formerly of Uvalde, died on Dec. 5, 2021, at ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Michigan. He was born on March 23, 1953, in Uvalde to Luz (Mosqueda) and Rafael Rodriguez.  He married Brenda Waggoner on March 23, 1986, in Uvalde. Rodriguez retired in 2018 from Plastic Omnium after […]

William D. Herndon

William Don Herndon, 77, of Sabinal died on Dec. 7, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.   Visitation will take place today, from 2-6 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Montell Cemetery. Herndon was born on Dec. 20, 1943, in San Antonio to Lorain (Mayes) and J.B. Herndon.  […]

Special ed levels out at UCISD

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Special education referrals, which soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, are returning to pre-pandemic levels at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. As more dust settles from the COVID-19 disruption, administrators are now evaluating the post-school closure landscape. For the 2021-22 school year, there are approximately 451 special education students, Victor Baron, program director, told the district’s board of trustees on Nov. […]

Jerry L. Knight

Jerry Lee Knight, 79, of Rio Frio, died on Nov. 3, 2021, at his son’s residence in Houston with family members gathered by his bedside. He was born on April 1, 1942, in Bay City to Gladyce (White) and Vaughn Alden Knight. According to the family, he was never far from his father’s side. While a youth, he spent time […]

Downtown vandals get empty Christmas boxes

10 years ago Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 City breaks ground on civic center renovation – The city of Uvalde hosted a groundbreaking Tuesday to mark the start of the $3,797,000 Willie De Leon Civic Center renovation project. … SpawGlass General Contractors Inc. of San Antonio is in charge of the renovation, which will include razing of everything south of the […]

Ruiz: Rejoice in Lord through trust

Rejoicing in the Lord, what does it mean or what does it look like? Is it possible to rejoice in the Lord in today’s troubles? Loved family members lost to COVID-19, loss of jobs, merchandise shortages, economic concerns and social issues – everything around us seems to be falling apart. How can I have a heart of gratitude for the […]