UCISD security hire has background in law enforcement, education, and TikTok

FREE Gutierrez started new job today

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s new interim executive director of safety and security and interim chief of police already has thousands of fans cheering him on – at least on his TikTok feed. Joshua Gutierrez, who previously worked at East Central and La Vernia ISDs in safety and security roles, officially started with UCISD on Thursday, Nov. 17. His office […]

Linda K. Newman

Linda “Kathy” Kathleen Newman, 68, of Junction, Texas, passed from this life on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 in Fredericksburg. She was born on Feb. 8, 1954, in Kerrville, Texas to William and Joyce Jenkins Phillips. Kathy graduated from Camp Wood High School and attended college where she studied to become a licensed vocational nurse and dental technician. She married David […]

SWTJC basketball classic set Dec. 1-3

Competition in the 62nd-annual Southwest Texas Junior College Invitational high school basketball tournament is scheduled for Dec. 1-3. Play in SWTJC’s La Forge Hall Gym will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 with a girls’ game between the Leakey Eagles and the Sabinal Lady Jackets. Following that contest, the first boys’ game of the tourney, set for 10 a.m., […]

Oxford HS shooting survivor Zoe Touray hosting Uvalde day

Event set at 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Willie De Leon Civic Center  Zoe Touray, an 18-year-old survivor of the November of 2021 Oxford High School shooting in Michigan, hopes to create community among other youth survivors of school-based gun violence, and she will host a family fun day in Uvalde on Nov. 19. Her first project aims to […]

Pargas knew children needed saving

Lt. Mariano Pargas, the acting chief of the Uvalde Police Department the day of the Robb Elementary shooting, will no longer serve on the force, following the release of a phone call showing he knew that “eight to nine” victims were still alive inside two interconnected classrooms.  Pargas called dispatch directly after hearing a radio transmission at the scene that […]

Teresa D. Maldonado

Teresa Diaz Maldonado, 93, of Uvalde died on Nov. 9, 2022, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A Mass will be celebrated Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation took place Nov. 16 from 1-9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a rosary was recited at 7 p.m.  She was […]

Sabinal plays Falls City Friday in Area playoff

Two of the top Class 2A Division II football teams in Region 4 will do battle tomorrow night at Jourdanton as the Sabinal Yellowjackets will take on the Falls City Beavers. Kick-off time is set for 7 p.m. in Indians Stadium. Last Thursday night at Natalia, the Yellowjackets upped their season record to 11-0 as they downed the Pettus War […]

Book signing set at El Progreso Memorial Library

Eight writers whose works include fiction, non-fiction, self help and children’s books, will be at El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main, today, Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m for a book signing. Featured children’s authors include Holli Fry of Uvalde, Peg Sundberg of Mountain Home, and Michael Earney of Utopia; non-fiction presenters include Raymond Carter and […]