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Fleeing fugitives foiled

Manhunt causes partial lockdowns Uvalde High School and Morales Junior High were placed on a partial lockdown Friday morning after several immigrants evaded United States Border Patrol Agents in the 300 block of East Nopal...

City debates $20K park and rec idea

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The $20,000 price tag to hire a consultant to prepare a parks and recreation plan earned ire from one city councilman but support from the mayor Tuesday when the topic was considered...

Arson charge in Grove fire

Bicylist allegedly uses stolen gas to start rental home blaze Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde Police arrested 38-year-old Juan Ramon Garza on arson charges last Friday after a house fire on South Grove Street. Garza’s bond was set...

Amongst fee increases, SWTJC still affordable

Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, the cost of attending Southwest Texas Junior College will be slightly higher. The board of trustees approved increases of the general use fee, technology fee, and commencement fee during...

Man, dog escape home fire

Sunny, a yellow labrador, is credited with waking his sleeping owner and alerting the 75-year-old man to a developing house fire. The duo made it safely out of the home and walked to a neighbor’s...

Local non-profits seeking big paydays

Several local non-profit organizations will be participating in the annual Big Give on Thursday, aiming to rouse community support into fundraising results. The Big Give is 24 hours of online giving, taking place from midnight...

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...