Lobos prepare for District 30-4A basketball race

Following a 23-game pre-district basketball schedule, the Uvalde Lobos will take a few weeks off to prepare for the start of their District 30-4A slate. On Jan. 7, the Lobos will open district play at home against the Pearsall Lady Mavericks in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. The varsity contest is set to begin at 7:45 p.m. and will […]

George  T. Cooper Jr.

George Truett Cooper Jr., 71, of Plano, formerly of Uvalde, died Dec. 6 in Plano. He was born on Feb. 21, 1950, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Georgie and George Cooper. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1968. Born into a military family, Cooper attended junior high in Izmir, Turkey. Cooper and his former wife, Ginger Schneider, […]

Ten years ago: Child’s death under investigation

10 years ago Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 Child’s death under investigation – Uvalde Police Department is investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was taken to Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon. Davaughn Jon Rodriguez was wrapped in a blanket and had been dead for several hours when his mother, 28-year-old Sabrina Vielma, took him to the hospital at […]

COVID-19 cases still rising

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

In Uvalde County, active cases of COVID-19 are hovering just under 80 as of Thursday, up by about 10 cases from the 68 seen on Tuesday, but still well below the case load seen at this time last year. It has been just over a year since the first COVID-19 vaccinations began, utilizing the vaccine created by pharmaceutical company Pfizer […]

Coyotes to play Buffaloes at San Antonio

The Uvalde Coyotes will complete the pre-Christmas portion of their basketball schedule Tuesday when they face the Fox Tech Buffaloes at San Antonio.  Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Preceding that game will be a 10 a.m. freshman game and an 11 a.m. junior varsity game between the Coyotes and the Buffaloes. Coach Alex Oyola’s […]

Mary L. Crawford

Mary Lois Crawford, 73 of Rio Frio, died on Dec. 12, 2021, at University Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She was born on Sept. 5, 1948, in Beeville to Ailleen (Krietsch) and Willie G. Bain.  She is survived by son, Steven Crawford and wife, Susana, of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Jennifer […]

DNA: Uncovering, unraveling the past

Now that many of us are in our 70s and 80s, don’t we wish that we had asked more questions of our parents and grandparents when they were alive?  Perhaps, however, they would not have answered those questions or, then again, they may simply have avoided the truth.  Our parents and grandparents weren’t as free with information as people are […]

Ricardo Elizondo

Ricardo “Richard” Elizondo, 53, of Buda, formerly of Concan, died on Dec. 13, 2021, at Seton Hays Medical Center in Kyle.  Visitation will begin tomorrow at noon, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.   A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.   The youngest of eight […]

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Olan vs. UCISD ends for $95K

Documents say settlement is not indication of wrongdoing The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has reached a $95,000 settlement in the lawsuit filed by a former administrator who alleged disability discrimination. The settlement reached with Joseph Olan, former academic dean at Uvalde High School and current principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School, will be paid with $25,000 from the district’s […]