Ukraine democracy going up in smoke

The Russian assault on Ukraine reminds us that democracy comes with no guarantees. Ukrainians have lived as an independent nation since the breakup of the former Soviet Union in 1991. The freedoms they have enjoyed after the lifting of the communist yoke are now on the brink of disappearing. That bleak reality is why the tiny nation is fighting tooth […]

Coyotes host TMI

Tuesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the TMI Episcopal Panthers. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. Coach Sart Perez III’s Coyotes, 2-3 for the season, were scheduled to play in tournament competition at Floresville this weekend. The Uvaldeans were open tourney play with Thursday games against the Poteet Aggies, the Floresville Tigers, […]

Flores Elementary students donate pet food to rescue groups

Students at Flores Elementary recently collected 445 cans of pet food as part of a “100 Cans of Kindness” challenge that was initially launched at Dalton Early Childhood Center.  The pledge, which benefitted animal rescue groups Flights to Furever and the Humane Society of Uvalde, was part of a celebration recognizing the completion of 100 days of school on Feb. […]

Letters to the Editor

Vaccine questions  I do not understand why a parent would subject their own child to an experimental injection. An injection with the risks and possible injury both short and long term completely unknown. Why such blind faith in the corrupt three-letter agencies and their mouthpieces?  And now the CDC admits to withholding critical data from the public because it might […]

King downs Coyotes in basketball

The Kinsgville King Brahmas used their superior height and strength to overpower the Uvalde Coyotes as posted a 61-45 win in Class 4A Area basketball playoff competition at Poteet on Feb. 25. Down 15-9 at the end of the first period, the Coyotes battled back to cut the scoring deficit to 27-23 by the end of the first half. But […]

Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez, 75, of Uvalde died on Feb. 10, 2022, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on March 24, 1946, in Carrizo Springs to Julia Guzman and Jesus Ramirez.  She is survived by her husband, Antonio Lopez Jr. of Uvalde; two sons, John G. Lopez of Uvalde and Antonio Lopez-Cochran and husband, Paul Lopez-Cochran, of […]

Learning to cope and even thrive with a teenage girl

When our daughter turned 13, we called her the “hissing viper.” We joked that if you tossed a live rat into her room each morning it paved the way for a happier day. That was 27 years ago. Last week the now grown woman announced that her newly-minted 13-year-old was “impossible.” “I dropped Mary off at school this week and […]

UHS grad turned children’s book author visits educators’ group

The following article was written by Laura Dabney Vanham on behalf of the Delta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma During the February meeting of the Delta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, members were treated to a presentation by author Kyle Wagner.  Delta Beta has historically hosted an annual book review with speakers, frequently from the Uvalde area, sharing […]

Lent is time for renewal, preparation

On this first Sunday in Lent, the question “What is Lent,” seems to me to be a question many people may be asking. So, I will try to shed a little light on the topic. In the historical liturgical tradition of many Christian Churches, Lent serves as a time of preparation in the run-up to Easter and is observed from […]

Hargrove’s auction barn celebrates 45 years

10 years ago Thursday, March 1, 2012  City considers restricting big rigs’ street use – During Tuesday’s Uvalde City Council meeting, Councilman Jesse Rodriguez said he would like to see council find a way to alleviate some of heavy tractor-trailer traffic on city streets. Council agreed that 18-wheelers have been using South Evans Street as a shortcut when drivers should […]