Coyotes wind up regular-season basketball

Tuesday night, the Uvalde Coyotes will wind up their regular-season schedule when they host the Somerset Bulldogs in District 29-4A basketball. Tripleheader action between the Coyotes and Somerset in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will begin with a 5 p.m. freshman game. Preceding the 7:30 p.m. varsity game will be a junior varsity contest set to start at 6:15 […]

Ricardo G. Navejar

Ricardo G. Navejar, 68, of Elmendorf, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 31, 2023, surrounded by his children and family at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation is scheduled Feb. 13 from 2-8 p.m. at Castle Ridge Mortuary, 8008 W. Military Dr. in San Antonio, where a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated […]

UVFD mascot Martinez healthy, happy to serve

Jaxson Martinez was named the 2023 mascot at the annual Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department banquet held Jan. 19, and his family members said they have been waiting for this day since he overcame a deadly cancer diagnosis when he was a toddler. Jaxson is taking over from outgoing mascot Grant Williams, and he and other former mascots assisted master of […]

Jean D. Welch

Alva Jean Dornbusch Welch lost her battle with cancer and passed to her heavenly reward on Feb. 5, 2023. She left this life surrounded by family and loved ones. Jean was born on Oct. 16, 1935, to Alvin and Elsie (Schroeder) Dornbusch. She grew up on the family farm in Knippa and graduated from Knippa High School in 1953. She […]

Former JP McIntosh gives retirement a second try

Bobby McIntosh recently retired after four terms in office as a Uvalde County Justice of the Peace, and the Sabinal business owner said he plans to spend more time with family, fishing, and golfing. He owns and operates a car wash in Sabinal, where he lives with his wife and high school sweetheart, Pam. He said he learned a lot […]

State’s two NFL teams offer little to cheer about

We all know that Texas is the best state in the union when it comes to high school football. Regardless of what our neighbors in California, Florida, and Ohio might say, there is no better state for high school football than Texas. Look on most any collegiate football roster and you will likely find at least one player who played […]

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Couple’s home destroyed in fire

City of Uvalde fire marshal Juan “Tati” Hernandez said a fire that destroyed a travel trailer an older couple was residing in was likely started by a space heater in the early morning hours of Feb. 9. Though the couple, whom Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mario Rangel estimated to be in their 60-70s, was not injured, they could not […]

Robb stain not going away for McCraw

The failed police response to Robb Elementary on May 24 is writ large in the history of Texas law enforcement. No lesser authority than the state’s highest ranking lawman made sure of that outcome. Two days after the shooting, Steve McCraw labeled it an “abject failure.” He was absolutely correct but far afield in laying blame almost entirely on local […]

Powerlifters win in Natalia competition

Six Uvalde High School powerlifters medaled in their respective weight divisions of the Natalia High School boys powerlifting meet held last Wednesday. Aaron Graves won first place in the 275-pound weight class. Adriel Gonzalez claimed runner-up honors in the super heavyweight division. Cade Smith and Andre Aguirre each claimed third-place medals. Smith placed third in the 198-pound class, while Aguirre […]