UCISD buys seven new vehicles

Purchases will benefit multiple departments Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees approved an estimated $258,047 to update the district’s vehicle fleet, including the purchase of two new 2022 Ford F150 trucks, four 2023 Chevrolet Suburbans, and one 2023 Ford Explorer. The vehicles will be assigned for use in various departments, and many will be purchased from Silsbee Ford […]


It’s a boy!  Kristin and Steve Sandoval of San Antonio announce the birth of their son, Jayden Isaiah Sandoval, on March 4, 2022, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Jayden weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length.  He is welcomed by two brothers, 7-year-old Harley Austin Sandoval and 2-year-old Xavier Jaykob Sandoval. Maternal grandparents […]

Registration deadline today to vote in city, school elections

Today is the last day to register to vote in the May 7 election, which is typically when area cities and school boards elect new members.  Uvalde elections include positions on the Uvalde City Council, including Districts 1 and 3, and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees election where two seats in the East Zone are on […]

Campus PTOs dissolved for district-encompassing group

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

 Instead of a Parent Teacher Organization, also known as PTO, for each individual Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District campus, there is now one district-wide PTO with a governing board that creates budgets, distributes funds, and sets fundraising goals. The change has received the stamp of approval from UCISD and kicked off with the 2021-22 school year, though the reformatting was […]

Coyotes, Lobos prepare for regional golf action

Uvalde High School golfers are preparing for play in the Class 4A Region IV golf tournament set at Victoria’s Colony Creek Golf Course. The boys’ tournament is set for April 18-19, while the girls’ tournament is slated for April 20-21. At the recent District 30-4A tournament, the Uvalde Lobos captured the district girls’ title, while the Uvalde Coyotes took runner-up […]

SWTJC plans outdoor graduation for next month

Graduation for Southwest Texas Junior College will be held on May 13-14 at the Uvalde Honey Bowl, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be postponed until the first weekend of June, SWTJC president Hector Gonzales told the college’s board of trustees on March 24. Gonzales also updated the board on the groundbreaking ceremony for college’s diesel […]

Lobos complete home softball slate tomorrow against Crystal City

Tomorrow night at the Uvalde High School softball field, the Uvalde Lobos will play their final home game of the season. They will host the Crystal City Lady Javelinas in District 30-4A softball competition, beginning at 7 p.m. Coach EJ McNamara’s Lobos, 1-2 in district play and 11-7 for the season, will celebrate both Parents’ Night at UHS Seniors’ Night. […]

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Uvalde High School wins in District 30-4A tennis

James Volz
Sports Editor

Uvalde High School won most of the honors in the District 30-4A tennis tournament last week. The Uvaldeans finished play in the two-day event at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex by taking first place and second place in both boys’ singles and girls’ singles. They captured first place and third place in boys’ doubles, claimed third place in girls’ doubles, […]

Knippa varsity baseball team swings 11-0 against Charlotte

The Knippa varsity baseball team traveled to Charlotte on March 22. Knippa beat Charlotte with a final score of 11-0. Preston Stevens was the starting pitcher striking out six batters and only giving up one hit over the course of four innings. Landon Cox closed out the game on the mound striking out three hitters and did not give up […]