Lobos lose 34-25 decision against Del Rio Queens

The Uvalde Lobos lost a close basketball contest last Friday after battling the Del Rio Queens to a 17-17 tie in the first half. The Queens outscored the Lobos, 17-8, in the second half. The Lobos wound up losing a 34-25 decision in a game that was close most of the way. “We started off great, but as the game […]

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Kessler fêted after 50 years as practicing attorney

Longtime Uvalde attorney Bill Kessler Jr. was greeted Monday morning with a surprise party in the McNelly Room at First State Bank, where family, friends and clients gathered to wish him well for 50 years of law practice. “This means a lot,” Kessler told the crowd. “I don’t deserve it. Fifty years goes by just like that, so enjoy every […]

Uvalde remains in Class 4A, other schools reclassified

As anticipated, Uvalde High School will remain in Class 4A. Under the cut-off numbers released recently by the University Interscholastic League, Uvalde High School will stay in Class 4A Division I for football and will stay in Class 4A for all other sports. The new classification cut-off numbers for Class 4A Division I football are from 880 students up to […]

Cooks, cornhole fans bring heat to annual cook-off

Approximately 123 barbecue teams convened in competition last weekend at the 13th-annual Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cook-off at the Crossroads, but only one left with the grand champion title.  The top honors went to Paul Whitaker of Scooter’s BBQ in Midland. Whitaker earned a total of $2,775 for his barbecue skills, which included a fourth-place win for pork; fifth place, brisket; […]

Off to the races: Primary field set

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Candidate filing for the March primary election ended Monday, and both the Republican and Democratic Party primaries feature contested races for county offices. For Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Sabinal, both Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Casburn and sales agent Monica Saiz-Martinez have filed on the Republican ballot.  Republican incumbent Bobby McIntosh, who has served four terms since January of […]

Bryan D. Keeling

Bryan Douglas Keeling, 56, of Vanderpool, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2021, in San Antonio, after suffering irreparable damage to his heart and lungs after an incident with an Aoudad.  He was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Harry Lee Keeling and Elva Alta (Reed) Keeling on June 3, 1965. He married Debbie (Thompson) Keeling on July […]

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Frances L. Whiteaker

Frances Lavanza Howerton Whiteaker, 89, of Uvalde, died on Nov. 29, 2021, at her residence.  She was born on Aug. 3, 1932, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Fleta Bell (Burfield) and Will Brown Howerton. She graduated from high school in Uvalde in May of 1951 and married Johnney J. Whiteaker on June 2, 1951. She lived in Alpine, and also worked […]

Uvalde, Pleasanton vie in basketball tomorrow

James Volz
Sports Editor

Uvalde and Pleasanton will do battle in high school basketball competition tomorrow when the Lobos host the Eagles at Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. The hoops tripleheader will feature a freshman game at 5 p.m., a junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m., and a varsity game at 7:45 p.m. At Pleasanton, the Coyotes will take on the Eagles in […]