Maggie L. Newman

Maggie Lee Davis Newman, 87, of Castroville, formerly of Uvalde and Knippa, died on March 18, 2022, at Changing Seasons Assisted Living in Castroville. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Leakey Floral Cemetery. She will be interred with the cremains of her husband, Charlie, who died on Aug. 9, 2020, and wanted to be interred […]

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UCAD plans 20-percent appraisal hike amid soaring sale values

Uvalde County homeowners can expect to see, on average, about a 20-percent increase in their home values this year, according to projections by Uvalde County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Roberto Valdez. He said the forecast was determined through this year’s reappraisal program, which included 19,000 properties countywide. UCAD is still finalizing appraisals and the target mail-out date is April 29. […]

Coyotes, Fredericksburg vie here Saturday afternoon

The Uvalde Coyotes will host the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies in baseball action Saturday afternoon. Play at Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. Fredericksburg will enter play Saturday coming off back-to-back wins over San Antonio Christian, 8-7 in nine innings, and New Braunfels, 16-5, in a six-innings contest that ended by way of the 10-run […]

Ascension D. Ruiz

Ascension De Leon Ruiz, 86, of Uvalde died on Jan. 21, 2022, at Methodist Metropolitan Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on May 30, 1935, in Uvalde County to Juanita (De Leon) and Carlos V. Ruiz. He worked in the maintenance department at what is now Continental Tire for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, […]

Traffic stop nets 48 people packed in truck

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Uvalde Police Department stopped an 18-wheeler that contained 48 people, believed to have entered the U.S. illegally, yesterday morning around the same time a San-Antonio bound transit bus left Uvalde with immigrants released by the U.S. Border Patrol. This was the second 18-wheeler involved in human smuggling that area law enforcement officers stopped in a week, with another found last […]

Treviño earns second in state powerlifting

Andriah Treviño won runner-up honors in the Texas High School Powerlifting state meet held last Friday and Saturday in Corpus Christi’s American Bank Center arena. Competing in the super heavyweight division of the meet, the Uvalde High School junior lifted a total of 1,055 pounds, including 465 pounds in the squat, 210 pounds in the bench press, and 380 pounds […]