Sid W. Richardson Foundation donates $100K for new school

To date, the UCISD Moving Forward Foundation fundraised 75 percent of its $60 million goal, per its website. The Fort Worth-based Sid W. Richardson Foundation is giving $100,000 to the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation, the non-profit fundraising for the new school to replace Robb Elementary. “We are humbled by the gift from The Sid W. Richardson Foundation. It is […]

Thompson is tops at nationals

Knippa grad is shooting sports champ

Knippa High School graduate Kennedy Thompson is the 2023 National Champion High Overall Individual Shotgun Shooter and the first female ever to capture the title.  Thompson competed in Grand Island, Nebraska from June 25-30 as part of the Texas 4-H shotgun team, who also brought home the national championship. “The Texas team consists of four shooters picked on skill, character, […]

SRSU announces Thurmond scholarship

Thurmond family endows $125,000 fund, university still accepting donations

Sul Ross State University is accepting donations for an what is presently a $125,000 endowed scholarship fund created in memory of Nancy Gregorcyk Thurmond, who died on Feb. 10, 2023, after a year-long battle with breast cancer. Her family asked that the endowment be used preferably for working parents who live in Uvalde and are pursuing their studies while supporting […]

UCISD removes ban for Martinez

Facing threatened civil rights litigation, Uvalde school district officials lifted all sanctions against parent Adam Martinez whom they barred from school board meetings for at least one year beginning in February. “The district did not wish to engage in legal action, which would require staff time and taxpayer resources in a frivolous suit,” said Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of […]

Olivers bringing gun violence awareness tour here

Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose 17-year-old son Joaquin “Guac” Oliver was killed on Valentine’s Day 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, will be in Uvalde on July 11, as part of a nationwide gun violence prevention and awareness tour. They will be at Jardín de los Héroes park, located at the intersection of West Main and South […]

Remember When? 50 years ago: UMH gets helipad

10 years ago Thursday, July 4, 2013 Federal jury convicts Uvaldeans – In Del Rio, three Texas Syndicate members from Uvalde face up to life in federal prison after a federal jury convicted them on Monday night of various violations of federal racketeering offenses committed in Uvalde, San Antonio and the surrounding areas. United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that […]

Jacqueline S. Chism

Jacqueline Sue Chism, 76, of Utopia died on June 24, 2023, at Waterside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Century in Kerrville.     She was born on March 29, 1947, in San Antonio to Ada Lee (Boultinghouse) and Mahlon Chism.   She is survived by her daughter, Caryn Jones and husband, Hubert, of Florida; son, Jeffrey Moore and wife, Robin, of […]

Bass club schedules next fishing tournament

The Uvalde Bass Club’s  next fishing tournament is scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday at Falcon Lake. Mark Leinweber and Brian Langner were the first-place winners of the UBC’s June tournament. They won top honors in the competition staged last June 10 and 11 at Amistad Lake. Leinweber placed first in the June 10 competition. He caught three bass that […]

Coyotes are three weeks away from football practice

Three weeks from tomorrow, the Uvalde Coyotes will kick off their fall football workouts. Formal workouts for Coach Wade Miller’s Coyotes will begin begin on July 31 at the Uvalde High School sports practice complex. The Coyotes completed their summer 7-on-7 football schedule on June 27 at Hondo. They recorded victories over the Bandera Bulldogs and the Hondo Owls. With […]

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