Frank L. Ortega

Frank L. Ortega, 83, of Uvalde died on March 8, 2023, at his residence. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14, at 2 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at […]

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DA fights DPS records release

Uvalde district attorney Christina Mitchell said in  an affidavit on March 1 that if Texas Department of Public Safety was to release information from the school shooting to the media, it would damage any potential case she might take to a grand jury. Mitchell has been adamant from the beginning of the DPS investigation into the May 24, 2022, Robb […]

Coyotes, Lobos selected to All-District team

Uvalde High School placed seven boys and four girls on the All-District basketball team. Players selected for the District 29-4A All-District boys team included UHS seniors Joseph Flores, Jacob Dominguez, Daniel Perez, Jarrett Hernandez, Gabriel Larralde, Chance Luevanos, and sophomore James Treviño. Flores was chosen as the district’s offensive most valuable player. Dominguez and Perez joined Flores on the All-District […]

Tinkering with clock is wasting our time

Once again we were expected to move our clocks ahead last night (or this morning) to comply with daylight saving time. If you forgot, you are probably late for something. And if you remembered, congratulations on having been manipulated yet again by a dumb law whose purpose long ago outlived its usefulness. Daylight saving time (DST) was first introduced in […]

Remember When?: Brumfield served in two eras, from the hose cart to motorized pumps

10 years ago Thursday, March 7, 2013 For sale? Maybe: Council will consider sale of cemetery areas marked for landscaping – Citing a need for fairness and an articulated plan, Uvalde City Council tabled consideration last week to allow sale of land designated for landscaping at Hillcrest Cemetery. The topic was tabled to allow city staff to make adjustments to […]

Henry Salas

Henry Salas, 79, of Uvalde died on March 6, 2023, at his home, surrounded by family.  A visitation will be held on Monday, March 13, at 1 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.   A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Salas […]

Firefighters turning up heat on fitness

On Feb. 27, eight firemen from the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department spent their weekly training night sweating – not from flames, but rather from rowing and running at Shotgun CrossFit where music pumped encouragement from multi-colored speakers. The group, aged 25-27, was the first of several to be evaluated in a fitness test, and instructor and firefighter Gene Ayala said, […]

Fish Hatchery asks for input on historic buildings

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service  is proposing to demolish nine historical buildings at the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery “Live-Work” area due to ongoing safety and environmental concerns from the deteriorating conditions of the buildings. The  Uvalde National Fish Hatchery is an approximate 104-acre facility located roughly 3.5 miles southwest of downtown Uvalde. The facility comprises earthen hatchery ponds, […]

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