Letters to the Editor

Thank you I just wanted to thank the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for hosting their recent “Heroes” vacation Bible school, held Aug. 1-5 at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. Church members from as far away as New York City gave of their time to serve the community. I am not an Adventist, but their sincere ministry to our children last […]

Utopia School community open house set Aug.15

Utopia School students are being treated to free backpacks and school supplies by the good folks from the Hill Country Samaritans group.  These basic classroom necessities will be available at the Utopia School Open House on Aug. 15 from 5 p.m. till 6:30. There will also be free snow cones and cotton candy for all the young folks, so what […]

Coyotes face Jourdanton Friday in scrimmage

James Volz
Sports Editor

Tomorrow, the Uvalde Coyotes will don pads for the first time in practice this season. The football action at the Uvalde High School practice field will get underway at 6 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m. Besides going to pads, the practices will go from morning practice this past week to afternoons. “We got in a lot of work […]

Randall P. Mumme

It is with profound sadness that the family of Randall Phillip Mumme announce his passing on July 29, 2022, at the age of 73. Randy was born July 6, 1949, to parents, Ted and Velma Mumme. His mother and father preceded him in death.  Randy was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, and friend to many. He enjoyed […]

Registration for men’s softball league extended

Registration for play in the new Uvalde men’s softball league has been extended through Aug. 17. “With only two teams signed up for the league, thus far, I decided to extend the registration period and to begin league play on Aug. 20,” said league organizer Connor Kimball. Teams will include a minimum of 10 players. The registration cost will be […]

Locals asking Oasis Outback to halt some gun sales

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition urging Oasis Outback LLC to halt the sale of any semi-automatic rifles and ammunition after the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting that resulted in 21 deaths. The 18-year-old gunman legally obtained two assault-style rifles, including the Daniel Defense gun he used at the school, by purchasing them and picking them […]

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Pastor’s Column: Discern God’s will through Bible verses

I recently preached on one of my all-time favorite Bible passages, a short and sweet two-verse beauty that has impacted my life greatly over the last 10 years or so. My prayer is that these well-known verses will bring about a wonderful life change for you as well. The passage is Romans 12:1-2. My initial fondness of these verses was most […]

George A. Dawson

George Amos Dawson, 98, of Sabinal died on Aug. 2, 2022, at his home. He was born on July 5, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, to  homemaker Mary Charlotte (Freeman) and dairy farmer-turned-minister Lloyd Dawson. The oldest of five children, he enjoyed a country upbringing. His first jobs were cow milking and helping his father deliver for the family dairy. A […]


MONDAY, Aug. 8 Uvalde High School class of 2024 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Town House Restaurant to discuss membership, magnet fundraiser and other fundraising ideas, and the class photo. Other topics may be discussed. Aug. 8-9 Maricella and Friends, a Dallas-based bilingual act headed by a songwriter, ventriloquist, speaker and writer, will be at El Progreso Memorial Library […]