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Firemen, friends climb for 9/11 fallen

Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gene Ayala and assistant chief Todd Dorris were in San Antonio Wednesday to climb more than 110 stories of stairs in memory of firefighters who lost...

Two wounded in shooting released from hospital

Two people – a man and a woman – who were wounded in a shooting just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 2 have both been released from  a San Antonio Hospital. Christy Alvarez, 21,...

Ground breaks on $62K amphitheater project

Julye Keeble Staff writer After the Rotary Club of Uvalde raised more than $62,000, the Memorial Park Amphitheater project is finally becoming a reality. Four tiers of seating providing space for 200 people and a...

Driver slams into deputy

Ruiz OK after multi-vehicle collision Julye Keeble Staff writer Edwards County Sheriff Deputy and Uvalde resident Adrian Ruiz was injured in a crash Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. approximately three miles out of Rocksprings on Highway 377...

UMH receives $75K grant for cardiac lab

Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s cardiopulmonary department received a $75,000 Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program grant to purchase a GE Healthcare Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise Testing V6.7 and MUSE V9 ATO Model. The new cardiac...

One dead, two others wounded in shooting

A suspect has been charged with murder and aggravated assault after a shooting early Monday that left one man dead. Juan Jose Armendariz Jr., 27, who later turned himself in to police, was charged with...

Water district considering tax increase

Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District directors are proposing a 2019 tax rate increase of four one-hundredths of a penny, which represents a 3.28 percent hike from 1.22 cents to 1.26 cents per $100...

City proposes tax increase

Uptick of 2.69 cents would generate extra $220K Julye Keeble Staff Writer In an effort to keep up with a recent trend of rising expenses, Uvalde City Council has proposed a tax rate increase of 2.69 cents...

Amphitheater dreams taking center stage at Memorial Park

Seating for 200 people included in initial project Julye Keeble Staff writer Fundraising for the Rotary Club of Uvalde’s long-time planned Memorial Park Amphitheater project has been successful, and construction is scheduled to begin by the...

Kinney County deputy dies on job

Kinney County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Luis Blancarte, 46, suffered a fatal heart attack Friday while on duty. He began to feel unwell in the 100-degree heat as he was directing traffic at the scene...