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Liarakos, Garcia will represent UCISD in state contests From the pool of seven campus teachers of the year, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School district has named Irma Garcia and Michael Liarakos as the district’s top teachers....

El Progreso close to $50K income goal

El Progreso Memorial Library is close to realizing their $50,000 challenge with $45,150 received so far. The deadline to donate is Thursday, Jan. 31. The challenge launched last month when a benefactor offered to match,...

City generates $62K in permit fees

Despite a decrease in the number of building permits issued in 2018 compared to 2017, the city of Uvalde noted an increase in fees, according to data released this week. Susan Anderson, city director...

UCAD collects $20.1M of $41.1M

Collections well above five-year average Current tax year collections by the Uvalde County Appraisal District are slightly lower than they were at this time in 2018 but, coming in at $20.1 million, the income figure...

KFC set for March opening

Kentucky Fried Chicken is tentatively scheduled to open at its 2221 E. Main St. location in early March. Construction crews with Buttry and Brown Development of Plano have been working in the 2000 block of...

Locals feel shutdown effects

Five fish hatchery employees furloughed Jennifer Dong Staff writer Twenty-three days have passed since the start of the partial government shutdown on Dec. 22, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown occurred as a result...

UHS freshmen meet famed trainer

Uvalde High School freshmen Tony and Paul Hernandez of the Tree City Boxing Club recently learned from famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach of the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood. They will be able to...

Farming for beer

Hops set for cultivation outside Uvalde Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Their ultimate goal is to create products that will combat chronic diseases, but first LoneStar Agriculture will tackle a beer hops shortage in the United States by...

Trucker stopped for transporting ‘stolen’ trailer

The driver of a Southwestern Motor Transport 18-wheeler was briefly detained Wednesday night during a traffic stop performed by the Uvalde Police Department because the company had failed to remove the attached trailer from...

UMH aims to support veterans

The following was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications officer for Uvalde Memorial Hospital. It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To...