UPD hunting man accused of armed robbery

Uvalde Police Department officers are seeking a local man who robbed a teenager at gunpoint Sunday before fleeing to Uvalde Estates, firing off gunshots as he was chased by the victim and his grandmother and, eventually, police officers. Though officers stopped the getaway vehicle in the area of Windmill Road after it turned off Homestead Road, the suspect had fled […]

Sabinal PD delivers 50 gifts to area children

Sabinal Police Department conducted their Blue Santa toy delivery program on Dec. 17, ferrying wrapped gifts to 50 children in the Sabinal area. SPD administrator Sarah Martinez said applications were accepted from Nov. 29 through Dec. 10, and gifts were purchased and wrapped from Dec. 13-16. “The Sabinal Fire Department drove Blue Santa around in the back of the fire […]

Juan L. Luna Sr.

Juan Luera Luna Sr., 79, of Batesville died on Dec. 18, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1942, in Raymondville, to Joaquina Luera and Gilberto Luna. The family moved to Batesville when he was a child. He married Eugenia Canales on Feb. 7, 1965, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Batesville. Their 56-year marriage produced […]


Calladonia A. Kay

Calladonia Anderson Kay, 78, of Sabinal died on Dec. 17, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on Sept. 14, 1943, in San Antonio to Fidelia Cantu and Oscar Anderson. She married Norbert Kay Sr. on Nov. 13, 1965, in San Antonio.  She is survived by her son, Norbert Kay Jr. of Sabinal. She was preceded in […]

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Uvalde, Utopia communities memorialize veterans

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Volunteers in Uvalde, Utopia, and Vanderpool braved the torrential rainfall that brought cooler temperatures to the region Saturday morning to lay hundreds of wreaths on the gravesites of local veterans in remembrance of their sacrifice. The wreath-laying ceremony was part of the nationwide observance of Wreaths Across America, which is held annually in December. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit […]

Coyotes prep for Wimberley tourney

The Uvalde Coyotes will play in the Wimberley HoopsFest basketball tournament competition scheduled for Dec. 28-30. The Uvaldeans will begin the tourney with pool play against the Lampasas Badgers and the Austin Northeast Raiders. Other schools vying in the Wimberley tourney will include Stockdale, Canyon Lake, Luling, Georgetown East View, Boerne Geneva, Hondo, San Antonio Great Hearts Northern Oaks, San […]

It’s a boy!

Zara and Cameron Maxwell of Knippa announce the birth of their son, Dominic Ryan-Michael Maxwell, on Dec. 7, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Dominic weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He is welcomed by one brother, 4-year-old Dorian Maxwell.  Maternal grandparents are Rachel Wilson of Ramona, California, and Ryan Wilson of Deerfield, Ohio. Paternal grandparents […]

Umpires needed for 2022 high school baseball season

The Brush Country chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials is seeking umpires for the 2022 high school season. Those who would like more information on how to become a high school baseball umpire may contact Brush Country chapter president Robert Redding at 830-278-0772. Certified umpires are paid a set fee for each game they work and they receive […]