Council cuts CVB funding, 3-1

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

With two council members out, and over vociferous objections from Ernest W. “Chip” King III, Uvalde City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night to award the contract for managing the city’s hotel occupancy tax to the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce through Sept. 30, 2023. The contract was previously managed by the Uvalde Convention and Visitors Bureau, which also oversaw management […]

Feds upping pay for Uvalde County cells, transportation

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Uvalde County Commissioners have approved a new contract with the U.S. Marshals Service, raising the stipend for housing federal inmates at the Uvalde County Jail by more than $16 per person, and adding payment for transportation costs. The hourly transportation rate set by the contract is $26.50, and includes medical needs, jail-to-jail, and transportation to U.S. courthouses. “I’m happy to […]

Gentry A. Rigby Jr.

SHINER: Gentry Adkins Rigby Jr., age 91, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. He was born October 31, 1930, in Crowley, Louisiana to Gentry Adkins Rigby Sr and Esther Amanda Hundley Rigby. Gentry owned and operated his own business in Dayton, Texas involving air conditioning and refrigeration. He served four years in the United States Navy in Korea. After moving […]

Hondo to play Calallen in softball

Only one Class 4A softball team from the area advanced to the third round of the playoffs. The Hondo Owls swept a pair of Area round series wins over the La Feria Lions, 5-2 last Friday at Hondo, and then 11-5 in action last Saturday at La Feria. With the win, the Owls now will play the Corpus Christi Calallen […]

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Uvalde youth tennis camp begins May 31

The first of two Uvalde summer youth tennis camps is scheduled for May 31 to June 3 for children 4 years old through incoming ninth-graders. Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex.  Cost for the camp is $60 per camper. Tennis camp will be taught by Uvalde High School head […]

Challenger Suarez ousts incumbent Gonzalez in UCISD race

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Challenger JJ Suarez generated the most votes Saturday and was joined by incumbent Anabel Rocha White in securing a seat on the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees, besting three other candidates, including another incumbent. Suarez received 406 votes, and White, who has been on the board since 2017, received 282 votes.  Incumbent Elissa Gonzalez received 169 votes; […]

Reid earns high marks at state

Uvalde High School junior Kylee Reid brought home two medals from the state academic University Interscholastic League competition held Friday at the University of Texas in Austin.  She placed third in ready writing and sixth in the journalism editorial writing event.  Reid tested her way successfully through district and regional events, qualifying to test at state in three events.  She […]

Guided nature walks at Devils Sinkhole Saturday

Volunteers with the Devil’s Sinkhole Society are holding two free guided nature walks on Saturday, May 14. The first begins at 10 a.m. and the second begins at 1 p.m. Participants will meet at the Rocksprings Visitors Center, 101 N. Sweeten St., located  on the town square.  They will watch a video, and then drive their personal vehicles to the […]

Hector E. Castro

Hector Eduardo Castro, 42, of Uvalde died May 6, 2022, at his residence. Visitation began yesterday and will continue today from noon to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m. and will be recited again today at 7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at […]