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KFC set for March opening

Kentucky Fried Chicken is tentatively scheduled to open at its 2221 E. Main St. location in early March. Construction crews with Buttry and Brown Development of Plano have been working in the 2000 block of...

Locals feel shutdown effects

Five fish hatchery employees furloughed Jennifer Dong Staff writer Twenty-three days have passed since the start of the partial government shutdown on Dec. 22, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown occurred as a result...

UHS freshmen meet famed trainer

Uvalde High School freshmen Tony and Paul Hernandez of the Tree City Boxing Club recently learned from famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach of the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood. They will be able to...

Farming for beer

Hops set for cultivation outside Uvalde Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Their ultimate goal is to create products that will combat chronic diseases, but first LoneStar Agriculture will tackle a beer hops shortage in the United States by...

Trucker stopped for transporting ‘stolen’ trailer

The driver of a Southwestern Motor Transport 18-wheeler was briefly detained Wednesday night during a traffic stop performed by the Uvalde Police Department because the company had failed to remove the attached trailer from...

UMH aims to support veterans

The following was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications officer for Uvalde Memorial Hospital. It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To...

Principal by day, Spurs shot clock operator by game time

Sean H. Johnston Correspondent Jimmy Gouard has taken the position of interim principal of Sabinal Elementary School. That demanding job is one he tackles with over 16 years of administrative experience, one of which was as...

Year-end fundraising underway for cancer-care transportation

Finding and paying for transportation can be an extreme burden for cancer patients trying to obtain treatment, and for that reason the Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation foundation fundraises year-round to provide an invaluable...

Former UPD officer indicted

Martinez released same day without bail Former Uvalde Police Department patrol officer Laurance Anthony Martinez, 23, was indicted Friday on six counts of sexual assault of a child. He was released that same day on...

St. Philip’s students collect Christmas gifts for needy families

Rather than taking part in a gift exchange, students at St. Philip’s Episcopal School presented two Uvalde families with donations of clothing, blankets, food and toys. “We are hoping to show our children the...