Garcia, Mireles recognized on fallen educators’ monument

On Friday, Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, the two Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District fourth-grade co-teachers who died on May 24 when a gunman opened fire in their Robb Elementary School classroom, were honored in a ceremony memorializing fallen educators. The ceremony was held at the National Memorial to Fallen Educators, located at Emporia State University in Kansas. Their names […]

Free Sahawe summer shows set for July

The Sahawe Dancers’ 62nd-annual summer shows, which will celebrate 72 years of group activities, will be provided free of charge this year. The summer ceremonials are usually a fundraiser for the group, dubbed Uvalde’s Goodwill Ambassadors, and proceeds help fund trips to other events and historical sites.  This year, the youth members are waiving admission costs in honor of the […]

Can’t wait 6 months for Robb answers

Our community is in turmoil, needing to heal but wanting desperately to know why law enforcement waited in a hallway at Robb Elementary for over an hour before rescuing a wounded teacher and her students. We need answers now. Not at the end of the year, which is the time frame put forth by the 38th Judicial District Attorney’s office. […]

Letters to the Editor

Weeping for you Uvalde, Just North Of La Pryor. John 16:33 NLT. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. City of some of my very first dreams and memories City of my sibling’s birth […]

Area ranch donates to SoulShine Industries

Trey Ganem, owner of SoulShine Industries, the company that created 19 custom caskets for the victims of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary, said owners of a local ranch in Kinney County have covered his costs. He said the donors do not wish to be publicly identified. In an interview with CNN, Ganem said he was contacted by the […]

Killeen woman crafts memorial piece for Uvalde

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Author and artist Vickie Valladares of Killeen said it was partially the memory of the pain of her own losses that inspired her to create “It’s Beautiful Here,” a painting in memory of the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting. The approximately 60- by 40-inch painting depicts a view from the back of the 19 students, and two teachers, […]

Several locations hosting blood drives

Applebees will host a blood drive on June 26 for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center and, as an incentive, they are offering donors a certificate for a free appetizer or dessert. The bloodmobile is set to be parked at the restaurant, 3060 E. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “There were a lot of donors who […]

Sports camps this week

Basketball and wrestling will be the featured sports for youth camps offered this week by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. From Tuesday through Thursday, a girls basketball camp will be staged in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. The camp, for Uvalde girls who are incoming fourth-graders up to incoming six-graders, will run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on each of […]

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UCISD receiving $1.5M federal grant

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the district’s immediate needs following the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary. The grant funding, from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Project SERV, or School Emergency Response to Violence, may be used for activities that help restore a sense of […]