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Judicial district caseload growing

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor When 38th Judicial District Judge Camile DuBose and Attorney Daniel Kindred took office in 2009 the pair was tasked with prosecuting fewer than 738 newly-filed felony cases. Last year, the yearly number...

Concan visitor injured in 200-foot plunge in ATV

Thomas Garcia of Woodsboro sustained serious head injuries early Friday morning after the ATV he was traveling in rolled more than 200 feet downhill in Concan. According to Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office investigator Mike Villarreal,...

Round two: Jury to be selected

More than 1,000 potential jurors have been summoned to appear in district court Thursday when the state makes a second attempt at jury selection in the capital murder case against Sabrina Vielma. Vielma faces...

Council relaxes tree chopping rules

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The city of Uvalde on Tuesday voted to relax ordinances regulating the removal of heritage trees and the sale of farm products within city limits including eggs, chickens and rabbits. The city defines...

Army buddies reunited after 62 years apart

Charley Robinson Staff writer A friendship that started back in 1953 in Straubing, Germany, was revitalized last November when Isabel Contreras of Sabinal visited Josue Cabrera in College Station. They had not seen each other in...

Uvalde High freshman taking science project to state fair

Uvalde High School freshman Ellenore Dorris captured third place in the Alamo Regional Science and Engineer Fair last weekend and is advancing to the Texas Science Fair. Her project, which is titled “Personality Playlist,”...

Free trash disposal oft utilized

More than 100 Uvalde residents take advantage of the city’s free monthly cleanup effort by visiting the city’s roll-off site near Uvalde City Hall or the landfill at 3774 Farm-to-Market Road 481. On the first...

First State Bank promotes four to lead departments

First State Bank of Uvalde chairman Chip Briscoe and president/chief operating  officer Chad Stary have announced the promotions and naming of four senior vice presidents to lead departments within the bank: Janet Foley, mortgage...

Who’s in and who’s out?

Romero wins clerk’s race in Democratic Party primary Meghann Garcia Managing editor Candidate fields are set locally and statewide for the November general election. Uvalde County clerk Donna M. Williams and Commissioner Raul T. Flores did not...

How can we keep students safe?

To tote guns or not? Superintendents agree safety is priority but methods differ Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor At least two area school districts allow teachers and staff to carry weapons on their person as a safety measure...