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Students, staff to square off in basketball

The Uvalde High School junior varsity and freshman basketball teams will take on campus police, coaches and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in hopes of collecting toys and clothing to donate to children in...

Best cooks flocking to Uvalde

More than 140 teams registered Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Each of the Top 10 cooks in the International Barbecue Cookers Association standings will be in Uvalde this week when the South Texas CattleWomen group introduces the 11th-annual Briscoe Ranch...

Parade downtown with Santa

Reindeer, snow slide among attractions Tomorrow, Christmas at the Crossroads will be held downtown from 6-10 p.m. It will consist of the lighted Christmas parade put on by Newspapers in Education beginning at 6:30 p.m. Organized...

Manslaughter plea nets Vara 10 years in state prison

Jesus Noel Vara, 39, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the case of 35-year-old Miguel Arredondo’s death and a separate drug charge. Vara received 10 years...

Fall 2018 breaking wet, cold records

Craig Garnett Publisher It has been a fall to remember on at least two fronts – rainfall and temperatures. Total rainfall of 18.31 inches for September, October and November (thus far) has washed away the previous...

Batesville School granting child’s dream for education

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s Batesville campus has announced that it will be sponsoring a young girl from Kenya this year. Through the sponsorship, 8-year-old Teresiah Wanja will be able to attend...

Harrell in, officially

Trustees set three-year contract with $152K salary Meghann Garcia Managing editor It took Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District trustees seven minutes in closed session to decide that lone finalist Hal Harrell is the best pick to lead...

Pool of UCAD volunteers thinned by term limits

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Term limits, eligibility requirements, and a willingness to serve are factors affecting Uvalde County Appraisal District’s appraisal review board composition, which was discussed Tuesday evening when UCAD directors approved two renewed appointments....

NTSB issues preliminary report on helicopter crash

The preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board on the Nov. 4 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of a newlywed couple and the pilot offered little insight into what might have caused...

Fallen servicemen remembered in Veterans Day ceremony

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The city and county of Uvalde observed Veterans Day this week with separate ceremonies held Sunday and Monday. Veterans Day, which was originally known as Armistice Day, is observed annually on Nov. 11....