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UCAD troubles continue

Two review deficiencies from 2017 still plaguing district Melissa Federspill Staff writer Continued non-compliance with agricultural exemption requirements has caused the Texas Comptroller to refer the Uvalde County Appraisal District to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. UCAD directors...

School district nurse arrested for inappropriate behavior

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police arrested Morales Junior High School nurse Victoria Placencia, 24, for allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with a Uvalde High School student. Placencia, a registered nurse who resides at 604...

Longtime lawman seeks kidney donor

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Forty years ago, Fred Ratliff put on his first Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office uniform to fulfill a lifelong dream to help his community. Now, after years of battling high blood pressure, he...

UHS band members state bound

Twenty-four Uvalde High School band members will advance to state competition thanks to performances on Feb. 9 at the regional University Interscholastic League Solo and Ensemble contest held in Eagle Pass. In total, 29 band...

Fall election will set mayoral term

Resident decries cost to call election for term-length extension Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde City Council on Tuesday opted to hold a special election, estimated to cost $6,000, in November to amend the city charter so that the mayor...

Perennial sweethearts: Communication, respect provide strong foundation for lasting marriages

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor Both key figures in local government, city manager Vince DiPiazza and county treasurer Joni Deorsam have not only been successful in their careers but also in marriages to their respective...

Good Eggs planning grand celebration

Multiple events dotting Texas Independence Day schedule by Melissa Federspill, staff writer On March 2, Texas is marking 183 years of independence from Mexico, and Uvalde will be celebrating in style. Pioneer style, to be exact....

Was bullet meant for Van Meter?

Victim’s father questions motive Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Two hours before he was shot and killed in the doorway of his home, John Duane Van Meter conversed with his father as the elder Van Meter chopped wood...

Heart rehab

UMH offering cardiac rehabilitation program Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation department and cardiopulmonary department have teamed up to offer cardiac rehabilitation services. Cardiac rehab is a program that uses exercises provided by the rehab department with...

TxDOT installing sidewalks

Statewide project includes Ham Lane in Uvalde, Highway 90 in Sabinal As part of a state-wide curb/ramp installation project, Texas Department of Transportation is working to install sidewalks on Ham Lane, from East Main to...