Alejandro Torres Jr.

Alejandro Torres Jr. 36, of San Antonio died April 20, 2022, at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston. A visitation will begin on Tuesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  […]

Letters to the Editor

Hope for animals Happy Place Animal Rescue launched a new website to bring attention and support to the countless animals that lack love and hope in their lives.  Happy Place Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization based in Leakey that rescues and rehabilitates animals. Animals that are neglected, abandoned, and hungry need a place to be happy. No animal should […]

Dirksen: Nothing is too great for God

“Through this belief you may have life in his name.” Readings: Acts 5:12-16, Ps 118, Rev 1:9-19, Jn 20:19-31. Happy Easter! Today is Divine Mercy Sunday and the eighth day of Easter. It’s this eighth day after the Resurrection that Jesus appeared to the Apostles and told Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand […]

50 Years Ago: Horseshoe tournament takes center stage

10 years ago Thursday, April 19, 2012  Manager evaluates first year of Main Street Project – Starting out as Main Street Uvalde manager, Olga Charles was excited about the prospect of revitalizing the city’s downtown district. Today, just over a year later, she is pleased with what has been accomplished. “I just knew this is my community,” Charles said Thursday […]

Carolyn V. McKee

Carolyn Vickery Biediger Barnes McKee, 79, passed away quickly on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, which is fitting since Easter caps Holy Week, when we celebrate Christ’s life, death, resurrection and our salvation in Christ. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde, Texas. All are welcome. Your presence is a […]

Sabinal ISD proposes $4.5 million bond

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

After approving a $6.9 million bond in 2021 for a new event center at Sabinal Independent School District, voters are tasked on May 7 with a second $4.5 million bond for the project, as a historic 31-percent increase in property values is in the pipeline. Uvalde County Appraisal District chief appraiser Roberto Valdez said appraisal notices will be mailed April […]

City recycling program to accept plastics

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

After more than two years on hiatus, the  city of Uvalde Recycling Center will begin accepting plastic bottles and jugs tomorrow, and those who have been waiting for this moment might use their accumulated plastic to obtain a free recycling bin. In partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and Coca Cola Southwest Beverages, the first 50 people who bring 20 recyclable […]

Lobos qualify many athletes for regional track

James Volz
Sports Editor

Last Wednesday was a great day for the Uvalde Lobos in Area track-and-field competition in Uvalde’s Honey Bowl. Besides collecting a lot of medals and recording a lot of points, the Lobos qualified several athletes for the Class 4A Region IV track meet. “Our girls all competed well. I am really proud of their effort against the best athletes from […]

Coyotes host Carrizo Springs in baseball

The Uvalde Coyotes play their final home baseball game of the regular season Tuesday when they host the Carrizo Springs Wildcats. Action at Marvin Kolinek Field is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. The game Tuesday will mark the third baseball meeting of the season between the Coyotes and the Wildcats. Back in late March, the Coyotes topped the Wildcats, […]

Perez seeks District 1 city council seat

Santa Roque Perez has announced her bid for election as the District 1 representative on the Uvalde City Council. “I was born and raised in Uvalde, I am a long-time resident of Uvalde,” Perez said. “I have considerable communication and business skills due to the fact that I’ve worked for the past 30 years in retail and property management and […]