Classical Academy Addie Langham As the students of Uvalde Classical Academy enter the final quarter of their school year, the number of events, competitions, field trips, and classwork completed before May 26 is exciting. Earlier this month, senior Anna Cate Walker, and her brother, sophomore Westin Walker, became TAPPS state tennis qualifiers.  On Friday, April 1, the Grammar and Logic […]

UHS girls finish a close third in district track

James Volz
Sports Editor

Four points separated the top three-finishing teams in the girls’ varsity division of the District 30-4A track-and-field meet. The Uvalde Lobos rolled up 150 points in the team points standings to claim third place. After totaling only 38 points in the field events and the 3,200-meter run staged Tuesday in the Honey Bowl, Coach Libby Gonzales’ Lobos came back to […]

New lawsuit targets management of Briscoe Ranch Inc.

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

The daughter of the late Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and her family have filed a lawsuit in district court against her brother, Chip Briscoe III, alleging he is withholding access to about $237 million in Briscoe Ranch Inc. funds, and denying them access to the property. Cele Carpenter and her husband, John, of Dallas County, as well as her three […]

Billy H. Wagner

Billy H. Wagner, 89, of Uvalde, Texas, died peacefully at his residence on April 9, 2022. He was born on Dec. 15, 1932, in Rochester, New York, to Anne Elizabeth Backus and William Conrad Wagner.  Billy married the love of his life, Alberta Jean Shannon, on Sept. 20, 1955, in Seguin, Texas, and was blessed with four children, seven grandchildren, […]

SWTJC to host city council, school board candidates

There will be a candidate forum Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Tate Auditorium on the campus of Southwest Texas Junior College for the upcoming May 7 election. Voters will have an opportunity to hear from candidates in both the Uvalde City Council and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees races.  The forum will consist of three parts: […]

Jesse J. Salazar

Isaiah 49:16: Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Jesse John Salazar, beloved brother, father, uncle and grandfather of Austin, Texas, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at the age of 55. He was born in Uvalde, Texas on April 5, 1967, to Juan […]

Lawman seeks city council seat

Pete Arredondo, a Uvalde High School class of 1990 graduate who presently serves as chief of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department, says he is ready to serve District 3 on the Uvalde City Council. He has been going door-to-door in council District 3, listening to concerns and taking notes. “The feedback has been positive, and the ideas […]

Coyotes begin the second half of district baseball

Tuesday at Pearsall, the Uvalde Coyotes will begin the second round of District 30-4A competition. They will face the Pearsall Mavericks in a district rematch, beginning at 7 p.m. Going into the second half of district action, the Coyotes are locked in a three-way tie with Pearsall and Crystal City for first place in the district. All three baseball teams […]

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Resurrection: A promise, hope and call to believe in life

I am always a bit relieved when our gospel reading for Easter is from St. Luke (24:1-12). He is the only one of the gospel writers to say that the women’s news of Jesus’ being raised sounded to the apostles like “an idle tale.” I like that. I like that the apostles thought this was just “an idle tale.” I […]