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UCISD OKs $1.7M for wages

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The board of trustees of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District agreed on $1.7 million in compensation increases, including benefits, for teachers and staff on Monday evening during the district’s third budget workshop. The...

Scammers target local businesses

Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce was recently notified by First State Bank of Uvalde and Southern Commodities regarding a scam against area businesses. Hometown Productions/Universal Ad Com/UAC, has an address of 2921 Avenue E. East...

Salazar presents Singapore math concepts in San Antonio

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Local educator and Math Rocks proprietor Deyanira Salazar gave a presentation on July 11 at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching in San Antonio over the importance of Singapore mathematics,...

Medina Electric’s Operation Round Up benefits Uvalde resident

Uvalde resident Jesus Ibarra benefited from a grant provided through Medina Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up program, which aims to help community members in need with donations throughout the year. In June, Ibarra received $500...

Angermiller lauded for war service

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Hondo National Bank senior vice president and Uvalde regional president Roy Angermiller, was lauded July 18 by the Quilts of Honor- Texas chapter for his two years of service in the U.S....

Powerlifter Reading attends Battles Won Academy in D.C.

In May, Knippa High School powerlifter Tressa Reading was named a Semper-Fidelis All-American. Recipients of this honor received an all-expenses paid trip to attend a four-day Battles Won Academy, held in Washington, D.C. Each All-American...

County nixes burning activities after Concan fire

Kimberly Rubio Assistant Editor A controlled burn destroyed roughly 30 acres of land last Wednesday at Brushy Creek, four miles south of the intersection of Highway 83 and 127. As a result, a 90-day burn ban...

UMH laboratory earns Gold Seal of Approval

The following was submitted by Sammi Vonderschmidt, marketing coordinator for Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Uvalde Memorial Hospital's laboratory department has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous...

American Legion awards $7K in scholarships

Tomas Valle American Legion Post 479 and Auxiliary Unit 479 recently awarded $7,500 in scholarships to six class of 2019 high school seniors in Uvalde County. Post 479 distributed $1,500 scholarships to Mercedes Francisca Alejandro...

Pursued driver nearly strikes deputy

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke said his office is pursuing charges against a United States citizen who, while evading arrest with two immigrants, nearly struck a UCSO deputy at the side...