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Blood center in dire need of donors

Meghann Garcia Managing editor The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be in Uvalde County four times during the coming weeks to solicit blood donations. The center was down to one day’s worth of blood...

UCISD students may anonymously report problems

STOPit aims to empower students, deter bad behavior Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with...

Young released from jail

Conditions include curfew, GPS tracking After just over two months of incarceration, 20-year-old Jack D. Young was released from the Uvalde County Jail on Friday after posting a $310,000 bond. His pre-trial restrictions mandate a...

Heroes among us

Houston flood victim grateful for Uvalde man Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor It didn’t take more than watching The Weather Channel for Russell Furnace of Uvalde to launch a two-man rescue mission. Between last Sunday and Wednesday Furnace and...

CHDI earns national nod

Clinic recognized for patient-centered care Community Health Development Inc. in Uvalde has received recognition as a patient-centered medical home from the National Committee on Quality Assurance. “As an organization, one of our strategic goals was to...

Palomino Fest tops weekend calendar

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The 21st-annual Palomino Fest will take place next weekend at the Uvalde County Fairplex. In addition to Uvalde’s own Grammy-winning Los Palominos, there will be a community parade, professional rodeo, carnival...

Hometown heroes come in all forms

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor From elderly residents on fixed incomes to children with no more than a piggy bank to their name, Uvaldeans have come together to ensure Hurricane Harvey evacuees are at home in Tree...

City opens doors to hurricane evacuees

City officials on Friday opened shelters to coastal residents fleeing the wrath of a strengthening Hurricane Harvey. Doors at the Willie De Leon Civic Center were opened at 2 p.m. and were scheduled to remain...

Hanson retiring after 50 years of firefighting

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor After more than 50 years with the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department, veteran firefighter Jimmy Hanson is hanging up his gear for retirement. Although he will remain active with the department as an...

Gomez hit road for total eclipse

Kimberly Rubio Staff writer Uvalde resident Arnold Gomez made a spur-of-the-moment decision to travel to Wyoming to view the total eclipse, which occurred last Monday. He traveled more than 17 hours to reach his destination, but...