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Proposed UCISD budget is $47.9M

Charley Robinson Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief financial officer Moises Santiago presented a proposed 2017-2018 budget of $47,945,804 during a special session Monday night prior to the regular board meeting. The current 2016-2017 revised...

Pottery, animal parts unearthed in Camp Wood archeology dig

Lane Riggs Staff Writer The past is being told through chips of broken pottery and the remaining walls of the Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz. While standing in the holes they have created over...

UCAD fails 29 of 80 measures

Charley Robinson Staff writer Uvalde County Appraisal District chief appraiser Roberto Valdez presented UCAD directors on Tuesday with an update on the 2016 tax year collections, result of the Methods and Assistance Program review, and 2017...

Hernandez opens home to grandchild after son’s death

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor David Hernandez has been a volunteer coach with Uvalde Little League since 1984, well before his own children were involved in the sport. Since becoming a father in 1985, Hernandez has used...

Police investigating child’s hanging death

Kimberly Rubio Assistant Editor Carlos Antonio Garcia Jr., 12, was found dead Saturday morning in his Farrar Street home. According to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of death is asphyxia by hanging. Uvalde Police...

UHS football coach Griffin out

Charley Robinson and James Volz Staff writers With 53 days left until the start of pre-season football workouts, the Uvalde Coyotes are without a head football coach. Gary Griffin, who has served in that position at Uvalde...

Murder trial won’t be held in Uvalde

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Capital murder suspect Sabrina Vielma nodded affirmatively in court Monday as Judge Stephen Ables, 216th Judicial District Judge, announced it was time to set a trial date in the nearly six year-long...

Deputy nabs naked, machete-wielding man near Garner Park

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Early Thursday morning, a Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a rest area near Concan where a naked man was reportedly wielding a machete. When the deputy arrived, however, the...

Don’t text and drive

A statewide ban on texting while driving will go into effect Sept. 1. According to the ban, under HB 62, a driver may not read, write or send an electronic message while operating a motor...

Fowl play

Catarino J. Aleman, 44, of Uvalde, and Santiago Rodriguez, 55, of Hondo, were arrested Saturday for cockfighting, a blood sport between two cocks. Uvalde Police were dispatched to 329 S. Evans St. at approximately 6:29...