NJROTC event set Thursday

There will be a military inspection ceremony for the Uvalde High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gymnasium. The event is expected to last until 10:30 a.m. Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of marketing and communications for UCISD, said this is a big event for NJROTC students, […]

Commissioners distributing $1.5 million

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Uvalde County employees as well as some local non-profits will soon have several thousand dollars more after county commissioners agreed last Monday to distribute over $1.5 million in coronavirus relief funds. The distribution includes $945,000 to local service organizations, including fire departments, EMS, and libraries, and about $600,000 in recognition pay to eligible county employees. Alice Chapman, county auditor, said […]

CHDI receiving $2.9M grant

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Community Health Development Inc. in Uvalde was recently notified of a $2.9 million federal funding grant, which administrators said is to be used for continuing operations over the next nine months. “CHDI is thankful for the health center program support provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, especially as we continue to care for patients amidst the on-going COVID-19 […]

Katie’s Kitchen Versatile one-pan gnocchi earns five-star review from busy cook

  The first time I tried this recipe for a one-pan creamy gnocchi with sausage was at small group gathering. The woman who brought the dish swore by it because it was a five star recipe and can be made in 30 minutes. Now, I don’t know about you, but that immediately is a must-make dish.  She got the recipe […]

Raymond Martinez Jr

Raymond Martinez Jr., 57, of Uvalde died on Feb. 15, 2022, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 4 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  A complete obituary will appear in […]

Eduardo Arroyos Sr.

Eduardo Arroyos Sr., 62, a longtime resident of Uvalde, died on Feb. 14, 2022, at Dimmit Regional Hospital. He was born on Jan. 16, 1960, in Lubbock to Rosario (Gonzales) and Marcelino M. Arroyos Sr.  Visitation will begin today at 2 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held on […]

Letter to the Editor

Abortion grief It is with profound grief that I consider my response to the recent abortion legislation passed here in Texas by our lawmakers. My heart goes out to the women of Texas, who, after much angst and soul searching have concluded that their present life situation would be best served by having a therapeutic abortion.  I am unable to […]

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Uvalde is a winning name compared with others

Craig Garnett

Our city’s name is unusual and it’s clearly hard for strangers to pronounce but it could be a lot worse. We  could have been stuck with a truly crazy name like Loco, a town in the Texas Panhandle named after the Spanish word for crazy or insane. Loco, which has long been a ghost town, actually got its handle from […]

Outstanding in district award presented to Uvalde Jaycees

10 years ago Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 The buck stops here – With Mayor Cody Smith in opposition, Uvalde City Council approved submission of a $4 million loan application to the United States Department of Agriculture to fund city street repairs. The action occurred Tuesday during a regular meeting of Uvalde City Council. Smith said he was voting no only […]