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Senior starts each day caring for five hungry, loud pigs

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Uvalde High School senior Andrew Maldonado starts his day by taking care of five pigs, which he says may seem quite extreme for people who have not participated in a stock show. “Feeding...

UCISD trustees OK raise, contract extension for Harrell

Melissa Federspill Staff writer After conferring in closed session for two hours on Monday evening, the governing board of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District approved a two-year contract extension and $165,000 salary for superintendent Hal Harrell....

Winter Texans flock here to avoid frigid temps at home

Jennifer Fry Staff writer If the hot, dry summers are a draw to the area for avid pilots, Uvalde’s mild winters are a pull for a different set of tourists. Winter Texans as they are known, this...

Rain settles dust, buoys spirits

Julye Keeble Staff writer Though the first Uvalde rainfall of 2020 on Jan. 10 disappointed at a mere 0.11 inches, more much-needed precipitation began falling last Thursday and was still coming down as of Friday...

Gun, drugs recovered on Getty

Five arrested Sunday night Julye Keeble Staff writer Four men and one juvenile were arrested Sunday night after an incident that started on Brazos Street led to a fugitive carrying a stolen gun running through the...

Search still ongoing for local oncologist

Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s search for a medical oncologist remains ongoing, hospital CEO Tom Nordwick told Uvalde County Commissioners Jerry Bates and Ronald Garza, and county judge Bill Mitchell on Monday. Commissioners Mariano...

UCISD police chief resigns

Flores was hired in 2018 Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief of police Leo Flores has resigned from his position, according to Superintendent Hal Harrell. “The position for Uvalde CISD Chief of Police has been posted...

Cassin named firefighter of year at UVFD event

Mayor lauds Howards, more for longevity Julye Keeble Staff writer Though he was home with pneumonia, Will Cassin was named Firefighter of the Year for 2019 at the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department annual banquet. Cassin, a...

UCISD police chief Flores resigns

Flores was hired in 2018 Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief of police Leo Flores has resigned from his position, according to Superintendent Hal Harrell. “The position for Uvalde CISD Chief of Police has been posted...

SWTJC offering aviation mechanics

Southwest Texas Junior College is now offering classes in general and airframe training, following approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. According to Johnny Guzman, dean of the school of applied sciences, the college received official...