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UCAD has bad news for UCISD

State, local value gap is still too wide The news coming out of Tuesday’s meeting of Uvalde County Appraisal District directors isn’t good for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. UCAD chief appraiser Roberto Valdez informed...

Sabinal High senior wins first chair at state competition

Sabinal High School senior Nathan Valdez won first-chair honors Feb. 15 for his clarinet performance at the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Competition in San Antonio. All-state is the highest honor a Texas music student...

Knippa edges Leakey for district title

The Knippa Rockcrushers topped the Leakey Eagles in District 31-1A high school boys’ basketball Monday to seize the district championship. The Knippa team has a bye for the first round of playoffs while Leakey will...

How much free use is too much?

City eyes non-profits’ use of civic center by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor After learning 61 of the 79 events held in the Cactus Room at the Willie De Leon Civic Center between July and August of...

CHDI funds secured

Congress OKs two-year deal Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor U.S. Congress on Friday passed a two-year spending deal that includes $7 billion for community health centers and a four-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which will...

Best of show

Bailey Williams Sabinal Junior High School seventh-grader Bailey Williams won best of show in the junior division of the Uvalde County 4-H photography contest with this entry of a farmer stacking hay. Please see Page...

City joins lawsuit versus EAA

The city of Uvalde joined the Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District and George and Carolyn Ligocky in a lawsuit against the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The lawsuit aims to force the EAA to backtrack...

Fry Homes’ 150th build is for brothers’ former principal

Charley Robinson Staff writer Fry Homes, a local building company founded in 1991 by brothers Greg and Mark Fry, is constructing its 150th home. The structure, located at 232 Country Club Lane in the Enclave...

Top Uvaldeans are lifelong volunteers

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor William A. Kessler Jr. has served the community of Uvalde in various capacities, including volunteering 43 years on the Uvalde Memorial Hospital board of directors. On Friday, that generosity earned him a...

Livestock show rings up $615K

This year’s record-breaking sale total at the Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show sale exceeded last year’s income by more than $163,451. Buyers spent $615,069 on 184 projects on Jan. 28 as activities in the...