Diaz siblings donate business profits

The Diaz siblings, with Roscoe, 10, as majority owner, assisted by sisters Piper, 9, and Quinn, 8, donated $300 of their lemonade stand profits to local animal rescue Flights to Furever on June 26. The Diaz siblings operated the lemonade stand from June 21-23, as the daytime temperatures inched up to 110 degrees, serving hundreds of customers from their home […]

Three All-Star teams lose in sectional play

  Three Uvalde Little League All-Star teams lost in sectional tournament competition during the Fourth of July weekend. In 9- to 11-year-olds sectional softball, the Helotes All-Stars won two out of three tourney games against Uvalde All-Stars to win the sectional title. Last Sunday at McAllister Park, Helotes outscored the Uvalde All-Stars in a 16-13 contest. Monday, the Uvalde girls […]

Day advocates for diabetes research

Uvalde resident and Type 1 diabetic, Addison Day, will be in Washington, D.C., July 9-11 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress.  Day who was diagnosed at the age of 10, was one of 160 children that were selected for participation from a pool of 800 applicants across the United States.  During her time in D.C she will have […]

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Thursday, July 6 The community farmers market will be held at Herby Ham Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of goods from area merchants. The market takes place each Thursday. American Legion Post 479 and its ladies auxiliary Unit 479 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 583 W. Main in Uvalde. […]

Kessler lauded for 50 years on UMH board

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Uvalde Memorial Hospital representatives, including members of the board of directors and hospital staff, gathered June 29 with local dignitaries to fête Uvalde County Hospital Authority past president Bill Kessler Jr. for 50 years of service on the hospital board. “It’s really been a pleasure and an honor representing the hospital. It’s a public service. I’ve […]

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UCISD youth sports camps set next week

Baseball, softball, and boys basketball will be the featured sports for youth camps sponsored by the Uvalde CISD next week. The baseball camp is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at Marvin Kolinek Field. Camp will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Uvalde High School head baseball coach Sart Perez III, members of his high school staff, and high school student […]

Firefighters rescue man who had seizure in silo


Julye Keeble  Staff writer Ernest Martinez Jr. is out of the hospital and recovering after a seizure led to him collapsing July 3 inside a grain silo on South Grove Street. Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department spent about an hour removing a ground-level panel to rescue the 39-year-old Uvalde man. His mother, Pat Martinez, said she remembers putting on her hazard […]

Laura Jones Scholarship Fund awards $15K

The Laura Jones Scholarship Fund committee recently awarded $15,000 in scholarship money to six students and three other memorial scholarship funds. Three Uvalde High School graduates – who all intend to study nursing – received $2,000 each. They include Valerie Ayala, who will be attending Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi; Victoria Flores, who will be attending Texas State University […]