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Fatal crash driver pleads no contest in Uvalde

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor A visibly shaken Jack Young exited the Uvalde County Justice Center Thursday morning having pleaded no contest to 14 two-count indictments for the Concan-area crash that killed 13 people on...

Utopia students learn math, sewing

Ashley McDonald Utopia High School journalism Having 32 operational sewing machines may not be the norm for many families, but it’s business as usual for the Keeneys. It started with Utopia High School math teacher Jennifer...

UCAD head outlines new appraisal plan

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Uvalde County Appraisal District chief appraiser Roberto Valdez’s preliminary reappraisal plan includes processes for the next three years. Though Valdez called it a tentative plan when he outlined it May 15 to UCAD...

UHS, UT-Austin plan college boost

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District plans to implement a new approach to dual credit via a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin. Dubbed dual enrollment, OnRamps pairs a Uvalde High School...

Six area schools hosting graduation events tomorrow

Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, Nueces Canyon, Brackettville and Leakey high schools will recognize graduating high school seniors in commencement events set tomorrow. Graduation ceremonies for La Pryor and Utopia high schools are set June 1 and...

Bronze medal schools

Sabinal High ranked in top 250 schools in Texas, five others win bragging rights Jennifer Fry Staff writer Public high schools in Knippa, Sabinal, Utopia, La Pryor, Barksdale, and Brackettville have been named six of the best high...

Servantes returns to Chopped

Jennifer Fry Staff writer At 39, Ernest Servantes’ life has come full-circle. At least, that is how he would describe it. In March, Servantes filmed the upcoming season of Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters. The first time...

Bad bulls, big money

Event generates $48K as bull fighters, riders ring up prizes Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Cody Campbell of Summerville, Oregon, won the seventh-annual Cactus Jack Bull Riding event – which raised nearly $48,000 for the Cactus Jack Foundation,...

Special Olympics athletes bring home gold, silver medals

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Six athletes from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District brought home a dozen gold and silver medals from Saturday competition at the Area 20 Special Olympics spring games held at Heroes Stadium in...

City puts off nursing home developers

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Despite a revised resolution – in which developer Jeff Rhodes requested acknowledgement of an application to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission rather than an endorsement of a proposal to build...