Football goes into summer mode

With off-season work and testing pretty much done, the Uvalde Coyotes head into the summer mode of operations. Football practice for the Coyotes will begin on July 31. Between now and then, the focus for the Coyotes will be 7-on-7 football and the summer strength and conditioning program.  “We have had a great off-season of football workouts. Our kids are […]

Collegiate awards presented at UHS sports award ceremony

Former Uvalde High School track standout Michael Derek Sandoval II announced the new Collegiate Athletic Award – and its inaugural 10 winners – last Wednesday, May 3, during the UHS Sports Award Ceremony. “The idea for this award is that many Uvalde High School athletes go on to play sports in college while they pursue a degree,” Sandoval said. “Going […]

Three Utopia track athletes qualify for state

Success abounds at Utopia High School as three students, Jace Bennett, Nicole Duke, and Meagan Cole, emerged from the regional track meet as state qualifiers.  Jace Bennett vaulted 12 feet, 6 inches, to place second in the pole vault. Nicole Duke placed third in the shot put with her throw of 34 feet, 2 inches, and Meagan Cole finished third […]

Knippa spotlight shines on Rodriguez

Knippa Independent School District’s senior spotlight shines on Madison Rodriguez this week. She enrolled in KISD in third grade. She has enjoyed spending time with her fellow classmates during her 10 years as a Rockcrusher. Rodriguez believes she will miss her friends most after graduation. Her fondest memories were hanging out with her best friends in class. Rodriguez’s funniest experiences […]

Hernandez nears end of contract

Veteran lawman who has spent time as interim chief of UCISD and Uvalde police departments has been on paid leave for a full seven months today. The Uvalde school district is letting police lieutenant Mike Hernandez’s employment contract quietly run out as he enters his eighth month of paid leave. Hernandez, who is paid approximately $343 per day, is the […]

Senior continues hair donation tradition

Many graduating senior girls like to keep their long hair to show well under a graduation cap. But one Uvalde High School senior recently cut off her long tresses from hip length to shoulder length, just two months ahead of graduation. And she did it as part of a long-standing tradition. Michelle Hernandez cut her hair as a donation to […]

Ten years ago: County cashes in on federal prisoners

10 years ago Thursday, May 2, 2013 Work continues on Border Patrol hangar – The city of Uvalde has entered a $240,914 contract with Frontera Construction of Del Rio to carry out the third phase of remodeling at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol hangar at Garner Field Airport. The contract was awarded Tuesday, April 23, at a regular meeting […]

Texas House trying to close ‘dead suspect loophole’

The Texas House of Representatives took a step closer to closing the “dead suspect loophole” last week, but it may not help Uvalde families, community members and the city of Uvalde, who are seeking access to information about the Robb Elementary School shooting. The city has been embroiled in a lawsuit against 38th Judicial District Attorney Christina Mitchell since Dec. […]

Pastor’s Column: Conversations with God

My first memories of praying as a little girl were when I was 5-6 years old. I had memorized a prayer my parents taught me and prayed with them before I went to bed. The little prayer I prayed was, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before […]

Booster club raises money to benefit athletes

The Uvalde Athletic Booster Club enjoyed a successful season of raising money to benefit Uvalde High School athletes for the 2022-23 school year. They raised a total of $51,500 that has benefitted 17 different high school sports. The booster club also raised $14,000 to be used for scholarships. All the money raised has come through club memberships, concession and merchandise […]