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Contreras finishes strong fourth at state powerlifting meet

James Volz Sports Editor Avery Contreras placed fourth in the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state championship meet last Saturday at Waco’s Extraco Events Center. Vying in the Class 5A Girls’ 165-pound weight division, Contreras captured...

Bike-riding cops join crime fight

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Come September, Uvalde Police Department officers may be patrolling city streets with a fleet of new wheels – bicycles. Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez recently announced plans to create a part-time bicycle patrol...

Bolstering getaway event set this month

The first-ever local outdoor retreat designed specifically for women by women is scheduled for March 29-31 in Concan. The event, Women Who Wander, is a weekend of guided excursions and classes, such as hiking, kayaking,...

City corrects misleading truck ordinance

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Twelve truck permit holders were in attendance Tuesday night when Uvalde City Council unanimously voted to correct a clerical error that indicated local truckers could not park loaded vehicles on their private...

Uvalde man dies in crash

Driver’s son has fractured ankle Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde resident Timothy C. Walker, 46, was pronounced dead Saturday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 90. Firefighters extricated Walker’s 8-year-old son, who was...

Tennis courts renamed for ‘life coach’ Rambie

Melissa Federspill Staff Writer In an outdoor gathering on a brisk Monday evening, hands were cold but hearts were warm as  students, administration, family and community members congregated for the dedication of the Terri Rambie Tennis...

Fire displaces two sets of tenants

Two cats die in blaze that affects three units A fire that originated near a water heater in a triplex has displaced three families. Although no tenants were injured, two cats died. The fire was reported...

Shear madness?

Cosmetologists decry effort to nix training, licensing requirements Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Do you want untrained stylists anywhere near your hair with scissors? If not, local cosmetologists are asking residents to rally against proposed bills that...

‘Blue water’ veterans could benefit from new act

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Topics discussed Wednesday during a veterans’ town hall meeting included updates to the Department of Veterans Affairs procedure for providing footwear to veteran beneficiaries and the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act...

Day-long party set Saturday

by Melissa Federspill, staff writer On Saturday, a day-long celebration marking Texas’ independence from Mexico will include period demonstrations and exhibits from the 1800s era of Texas, including live performances, a cavalcade, a frontier village...