Kelsey returns to Briscoe-Garner museum

Uvaldean Kaitlin Kelsey is saying hello again to the Briscoe-Garner museum, returning as the museum’s site manager after a six-year hiatus. Her first day back was Jan. 4. “I am happy to be back and for the opportunity to focus on community engagement through various programming initiatives,” Kelsey said. “We would like to increase events and activities for children, bring […]

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Knippa approves defender program

Knippa Independent School District is the third Uvalde County school district where staff members may be armed, as on March 9 the district’s board of trustees unanimously approved implementing a defender program. Superintendent Benny Hernández said individuals must complete some requirements before taking part. “There is still work ahead for the district before this program comes to a realization,” Hernández […]

Arredondo contesting UCISD’s request

Former school district police chief Pete Arredondo is protesting the district’s request for a new hearing regarding his general discharge status. Arredondo filed the response on March 14, but filing contents are not available to the public. It is labeled “Petitioner’s Response to Respondent’s Motion for Rehearing.” Arredondo is the petitioner, and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is the […]

Cazares receives LULAC award

Javier Cazares, whose 9-year-old daughter Jacklyn “Jackie” J. Cazares, died as a result of the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary, is a 2023 League of United Latin American Citizens National Service Award honoree. Cazares is a 1997 graduate of Uvalde High School and military veteran.  Following the tragedy, he ran as a write-in candidate for Uvalde County Commissioner […]

Memorial roping event with dance set in April

The first-annual Makenna Elrod Seiler Memorial Roping and Scholarship Presentation, a two-day event which includes a barbecue cook-off and dance, is slated April 14-15 at the Uvalde County Fairplex.  Other activities include a corn hole tournament, kids dummy roping and a silent auction.  Dickie Kaiser and Brushy Creek will provide live music during a dance set April 15 from 8 […]

Review plans for new school Tuesday

The community is invited to a sneak peek of the interior materials for Uvalde’s new elementary school on Tuesday, March 21 during a presentation by the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation. The meeting will be held at the Herby Ham Activity Center with the community preview beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. presentation. The Uvalde CISD Moving […]

Uvaldeans place fourth in track relays

The Uvalde Coyotes and the Uvalde Lobos placed fourth in the team standings of the Pearsall Relays held March 11. The Coyotes totaled 95 points in the boys division and the Lobos racked up 88 points in the girls division. Jack Collins won first in both the 800-meter dash and the 1,600-meter run. His times were 1:59.95 and 4:38.69. Jeyden […]

Coyotes, Lobos play Owls

Uvalde High School soccer teams will complete their District 28-4A schedule with make-up action against the Hondo Owls tomorrow. At 5 p.m., the Coyotes will play the Owls, while the Lobos will take on the Owls at 7 p.m. The Lobos and the Coyotes were originally scheduled to host Hondo on March 10, but because of a shortage of soccer […]

Letters to the Editor

Stop changing clocks Thank you for the editorial in Sunday’s paper titled “Tinkering with Clock Is Wasting Our Time.” I have been writing letters to state senators and representatives for about 30 years about the semi-annual time change, trying to get it stopped.  In this day and age when you can order whatever you need, or want, online and have […]