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Continental planning $10 million indoor facility

Continental has announced the investment of approximately $10 million in a new indoor tire test center located in Uvalde at the company’s U.S. proving grounds. The test facility is expected to be fully functional in...

Armed robber nets $293, jail cell

Kimberly Rubio Staff writer Two Uvalde men have been charged with aggravated robbery after they allegedly held a Smoking Hills Tobacco Inc. clerk at gunpoint, with one man firing the gun, before making off with $293....

City approves purchase of sewer truck, police radios

Uvalde City Council approved the purchase of a combination sewer truck for $345,000 and nine hand-held police radios for $36,000 during a regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall. The sewer truck will not replace...

County commissioners approve budget

During the county budget workshops and ensuing budget approval, commissioners allocated $250,000 for the Uvalde County Appraisal District, which collects taxes on the county’s behalf. Through a second-issued budget, compiled because the first was...

King begins new term in Texas House of Representatives

On the first day of Texas’ 85th legislative session, which was Tuesday, State Rep. Tracy O. King, a Uvalde Democrat, was sworn in to continue serving the people of Texas House District 80. “I...

Luna guilty in child porn case

For some, video images of 25-year-old Uvalde resident Joshua David Luna sexually assaulting his then 8-year-old cousin were too graphic to watch. At least three individuals exited the courtroom, where on Friday 38th Judicial...

Vielma arrested for violating pre-trial release

Sabrina Vielma, who was indicted on capital murder charges for the December 2011 death of her 4-year-old son, is once again behind bars. She was picked up Wednesday night on a warrant for violating...

Vote for favorite people, businesses by Jan. 19

The deadline for residents to cast their vote for the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards is nearing. The awards will be handed out at the 97thannual chamber banquet, slated Feb....

Rangel is firefighter of the year

For the second time in recent years Mario Rangel was honored as the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department’s firefighter of the year. Rangel was recognized Thursday night when the department hosted its annual banquet, which...