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Fireworks, parades and shows highlight July 4 activities

Melissa Federspill Staff Writer Break out the red, white and blue - a slew of events are set Thursday to celebrate Independence Day complete with fireworks, parades, family fun, and performances by the Sahawe Dancers. Firecracker Fest...

How much can county spend?

High-dollar requests kick off first two budget workshops Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Fairplex manager Wendy Speer, Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke and elections administrator Melissa Jones lobbed significant funding increase requests to Uvalde County Commissioners...

González has been working at White House

Physician assistant is granddaughter of Uvalde residents Lane Riggs Staff Writer U.S. Army Major Andrea González, granddaughter of Uvalde residents Andrea T. and Jesse R. Moreno, has worked at the White House as a physician assistant...

Veterans health care waiting period reduced

Kimberly Rubio Assistant Editor As of June 6, Uvalde County's 1,134 veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs program are allowed to visit non-VA health care providers in their community using VA coverage. "It's new but...

Will new law help college credit transfer problems?

Melissa Federspill Staff Writer Senate Bill 25, signed into law by Governor Abbott two weeks ago, addresses the transfer-ability of credit hours obtained at community and junior colleges in Texas, an issue that has been plaguing...

Lions Club installs new officers

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Elsa Crawford, who is moving from Uvalde, was named Lion of the Year while her fellow Uvalde Noon Lions Club members Steve Balke, Vic Hilderbran and Cindy Bermea received the president's award...

Ramos wins five gold medals

Uvalde Police Department patrol officer Bruce Ramos earned five gold medals and two silver medals last week at the Texas Police Games in Abilene. The 2019 games were hosted June 16-22 by the Abilene Police...

Migrants to pay own bus fares

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde City Council and Uvalde County Commissioners voted this week to hold migrants responsible for their transportation from Uvalde to San Antonio. With this change, migrants will be responsible for paying the...

Hang-gliders flying border to border

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Larry Bunner of Byron, Illinois, and four other hang-glider pilots are attempting to fly 1,600-plus miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. The flight started on Sunday, touched...

Fatal wreck in Kinney County

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor One person has died and six others have been arrested in connection with a human smuggling case that ended in a crash in Kinney County. The incident occurred Friday at...