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Fall 2018 breaking wet, cold records

Craig Garnett Publisher It has been a fall to remember on at least two fronts – rainfall and temperatures. Total rainfall of 18.31 inches for September, October and November (thus far) has washed away the previous...

Batesville School granting child’s dream for education

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s Batesville campus has announced that it will be sponsoring a young girl from Kenya this year. Through the sponsorship, 8-year-old Teresiah Wanja will be able to attend...

Harrell in, officially

Trustees set three-year contract with $152K salary Meghann Garcia Managing editor It took Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees seven minutes in closed session to decide that lone finalist Hal Harrell is the best pick to lead...

Pool of UCAD volunteers thinned by term limits

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Term limits, eligibility requirements, and a willingness to serve are factors affecting Uvalde County Appraisal District’s appraisal review board composition, which was discussed Tuesday evening when UCAD directors approved two renewed appointments....

NTSB issues preliminary report on helicopter crash

The preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board on the Nov. 4 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of a newlywed couple and the pilot offered little insight into what might have caused...

Fallen servicemen remembered in Veterans Day ceremony

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The city and county of Uvalde observed Veterans Day this week with separate ceremonies held Sunday and Monday. Veterans Day, which was originally known as Armistice Day, is observed annually on Nov. 11....

Utopia’s World War I sacrifices poignant

Diane Causey Correspondent Cold and scared amid freezing conditions on the front lines of World War I in Champagne, France, two young men from the Sabinal Canyon died during their first day of battle in World...

Two of three local incumbents win

Garza is new county commissioner Meghann Garcia Managing editor For the first time in eight years, there will be a new face on the Uvalde County Commissioners Court come next January. After besting incumbent Commissioner Raul Flores...

Defense: Overmedication, trauma to blame for fatal crash

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Whether a Concan-area crash that killed 13 senior members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels was the result of poor decisions or caused by an overly medicated victim of childhood...

Uvalde native posthumously awarded Bronze Star Medal

Former war prisoner was killed in action Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde native Santiago “Jimmy” Hernandez-Esparza was killed in action in Belgium on Dec. 23, 1944, just two months after he escaped captivity as a prisoner of...