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Superintendent will miss students, Uvalde

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Jeanette Ball will miss the students of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and the community she has called home for the last five years, but she is confident the programs initiated...

Ball plans departure for Judson

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will need to find itself a new superintendent come the fall semester. Wednesday night Judson Independent School District in San Antonio named UCISD Superintendent Jeanette Ball the...

Property values cause ire

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Lively discussion about recently increased property valuations filled the room Tuesday as the Uvalde County Appraisal District’s directors’ monthly meeting got underway. Soon after the call to order at 5:19 p.m., the...

Snakes on the plain

Vipers, coral snakes lurking locally Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Summer temperatures are here and rattlesnakes, known to make appearances during the drier and warmer months, are on the move. While no bites have been reported so far...

Crash landing

Pilot airlifted with burns, injuries after engine fire Sandia-area pilot Carl Walker was airlifted to San Antonio Military Medical Center Thursday after he crash landed his Beechcraft Bonanza on the Annandale Ranch after  reporting an...

Man kicks UPD officers after wreck

Two Uvalde Police Department officers were greeted with kicks to the face and knee Tuesday night as they attempted to detain 24-year-old Anthony Xavier Gonzales after he fled the scene of a two-vehicle crash. Gonzales,...

Fire destroys train trestle in Sabinal

Several area firefighters required on-scene medical assistance for heat exhaustion and dehydration Friday following three hours battling a large train trestle fire on County Road 319, just east of Ranchero Creek in Sabinal. None...

Briseño sentenced for murder, robbery

Sentences will run concurrently Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Thirty-eighth Judicial District Judge Camile DuBose on Friday sentenced 26-year-old Brando Miguel-Santa-Maria Briseño to 25 years in prison for the 2017 murder of 35-year-old Francisco Javier Puente Jr. Briseño was...

How happy are UCISD employees?

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Of the 683 respondents of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District employment survey, 97 percent say they enjoy their jobs, though only 50 percent believe their pay is fair. Janelle Gillory, Texas...

Utopia Ranch Rodeo

Hattie Barham The Utopia-based Young Guns participate in mugging and penning during the annual Utopia Ranch Rodeo held at the park arena. The event was staged May 27, and participants included (left to right) Slade...