Do you have vital hope?

Hope is not only vital in times of crisis, but also in our everyday life. It is necessary to keep us moving forward in any situation. Many of the challenges we often face in life need the anchor of hope. I’ve found I have needed hope to help me in business, relationships, health or finances. The Bible has much to […]

Tennis kicks off busy month of sports camps

Tennis will kick off  a busy month of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District sponsored youth sports camps. The tennis camp begins tomorrow at Uvalde High School’s Terri Rambie Tennis Complex. After a break for July Fourth Tuesday, the camp will resume Wednesday and will end Friday. The camp will run daily from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The camp is […]

Uvaldean dies, four others injured in crash

Javier Garza, 23, of Uvalde died and four other Uvalde residents were injured June 28 in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 83 South, about one mile south of the Evans Street intersection. According to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Garza was headed north in a grey Chevrolet Silverado truck at a high rate of […]

Mother, daughter earn college degrees together

Uvalde mother-daughter duo Patricia Treviño and Daniella Reyna both earned college degrees this spring, an accomplishment they didn’t set out to do together but instead occurred by happenstance. Reyna earned a bachelor’s degree, while her mother earned a master’s. “I actually happened to receive my bachelor’s degree five months prior to my oldest daughter receiving her bachelor’s,” Treviño recalled when […]

UHS athletic secretary Cardenas retires

Athletic secretary Annette Cardenas is no longer with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Cardenas’ last official day of employment was last Friday. Earlier this year, she announced that she would be retiring following 34 years with the district. “I had been thinking about for awhile and just came to the conclusion that the timing was right to retire,” said […]

Remember When? 10 years ago: Harrell named assistant superintendent

10 years ago Thursday, June 27, 2013 Election changes – Elections for mayor and Uvalde City Council are again scheduled to occur in May after a short-lived decision to have municipal voting coincide with state and national elections. In December 2012, council chose to move municipal elections from May to November in hopes of gaining a greater turnout of voters. […]

Letters to the Editor

Memorial plans   It’s now been 1 year, 1 month, 3 days and several hours and many minutes since May 24, 2022. When at approximately 11:33 a.m. began the tragic killing of 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary and traumatized a school campus of over 600 students, teachers and other support staff. The ripple effect of that trauma […]

Teens charged with aggravated robbery

Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ismael Catarino Melendez, 17, along with an unnamed male minor, age 14, on June 28 for aggravated robbery, allegedly involving a necklace, and deadly conduct. Both suspects are Uvalde residents and were in possession of weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, 9 MM handgun, and a silencer. Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco said the teens […]

Billy J. James

Billy Joe James, 87, of Uvalde, died June 24, 2023, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 26, 1935, in Bryan County, Oklahoma, to Leona (Laxton) and Charles Luther James. He married Nancy Jo Hopkins in Achille, Oklahoma, on July 18, 1959.  He is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Charles James and wife, Michelle, and Russell Paul James […]

Joanne Perez 

Joanne Perez, 65, of Uvalde died on June 6, 2023, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation is set July 3 from 5-9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a funeral service is set there on July 4 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born April 2, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, to Dolores […]