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Local Incident Highlights Broader Border Security and Environmental Challenges
In the quiet expanse of Zavala County, Texas, a recent traffic stop became a focal point in the broader narrative of border security and rural law enforcement challenges. While carrying out their duties as part of Operation Lone Star, a Zavala County deputy intercepted a gray Dodge pickup truck for a traffic violation on US Highway 57. A routine check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen from San Antonio, and the driver, Simon Garcia, was found in possession of syringes and drug paraphernalia. Garcia was taken into custody, highlighting the diligent work of local officers within the high-stakes enforcement environment at the border.
Self-proclaimed ex of Robb Elementary shooter accused of making continuous threats to Uvalde community
The self-proclaimed ex-girlfriend of the Robb Elementary mass shooter has been arrested after allegedly making continuous threats to the Uvalde community.
Judge orders DPS to release Uvalde records
A judge has ordered DPS to release records related to the Uvalde school shooting. FOX 7's Mike Warren speaks with Texas Tribune reporter Zach Despart about the ruling.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest, Rebuilding Efforts, and Court Order Highlight Uvalde's Safety Concerns
This week in Uvalde, Texas, several incidents have occurred that have raised concerns for the safety of the community. These incidents include the arrest of a teenager who repeatedly threatened the victims and the community affected by the Uvalde mass shooting, the ongoing efforts of a family to rebuild their lives after losing loved ones in the shooting, and a court order for the release of law enforcement records related to the school shooting. These incidents highlight the ongoing impact of the tragedy and the need for continued vigilance in ensuring the safety of the community.
Uvalde family works to rebuild their community as they also try to rebuild themselves
When a gunman killed 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary in May 2022, the lives of their families were changed forever. But there’s also the parents whose children survived the shooting and have to live with the aftermath. Zayon Martinez was only eight years old when a...
Stolen vehicle chase ends with suspect apprehended near elementary school
CRYSTAL CITY, Texas - A stolen car chase led to a suspect fleeing and police searching the neighborhood to later arrest the man responsible. A Zavala County Sheriff’s Deputy assisted the Department of Public Safety (DPS) with a vehicle traffic stop regarding a stolen vehicle out of San Antonio on Wednesday.
Crystal City's Annual Spinach Festival: A Celebration of Green Gold and Community Spirit
Every November, the streets of Crystal City, Texas, come alive with the verdant hues of its signature crop during the Annual Spinach Festival. This multi-day event, which originated in 1936 and found new life in 1982, celebrates Crystal City's storied past as the 'Spinach Capital of the World'. The festival offers a rich tapestry of activities, including music concerts, a parade, and the crowning of the Spinach Festival Queen, all set against a backdrop of agricultural pride.
DHS Secretary, Border Patrol chief to visit Uvalde
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas today is to travel to the South Texas town of Uvalde with the head of the U.S. Border Patrol, DHS officials said.
Reckless driving leads to unexpected human smuggling bust in Crystal City
CRYSTAL CITY, Texas - Zavala County Sheriff's detained four illegal migrants and arrested one man in an alleged human smuggling bust on Tuesday. Authorities said early Tuesday morning, deputies pulled over a grey Nissan Rogue for reckless driving on US Highway 83 north of Crystal City. Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy allegedly noticed movement from the trunk.
Texas senator calls for transparency in Uvalde school shooting case following court ruling
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez issued a statement today in response to a court ruling that requires the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to release documents related to the Uvalde school shooting. The final judgment has been issued in the Uvalde records lawsuit that orders DPS...
Fatal early-morning crash near Sinton could have been result of driver falling asleep at the wheel, DPS says
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man died after drifting into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane of State Hwy. 188 on Monday morning. Texas Department of Public Safety Public Information Sgt. Harold "Rob" Mallory said Joaquin Puente was driving a 2001 Buick Century in the highway's eastbound lane at approximately 6:36 a.m. when his car began to drift into the oncoming lane.
Knippa, Texas: The Town with a Geologic Heart
Nestled atop a rocky hill in Uvalde County, Knippa, Texas, stands proudly as a town with a geologic identity deeply etched into its soul, rightfully earning its nickname 'The Rock.' This term of endearment goes beyond a simple moniker; it encapsulates the town's history, culture, and community spirit, all firmly rooted in the rugged Trap Rock formations that surround it. Founded in 1887 and shaped by the notable trap rock quarry operations, Knippa's economy and culture have been intrinsically linked to the igneous rocks that have supported its industry since the early 20th century.
La Pryor: A Testament to Texas's Agricultural Heritage and Resilience
Nestled in the heart of Zavala County, La Pryor's agricultural legacy is steeped in the pioneering spirit of Col. Isaac 'Ike' T. Pryor. Since the 1880s, this town has been synonymous with high-quality produce, particularly watermelons and cantaloupes. With fertile land and a favorable climate, La Pryor has become a vibrant gathering place each summer, drawing in locals and tourists alike to enjoy the luscious fruits that have become a symbol of Texan summers.
Batesville: A Pioneer Settlement and Historical Keystone of Zavala County, Texas
In the heart of Zavala County, Texas, lies Batesville, one of the oldest towns in the area with roots stretching back to the late 19th century. Originally named 'Bate's Station' in honor of its founder, W. H. Bates—a prominent rancher and surveyor—the town embodies the pioneering spirit of Texas. Batesville's early adoption of an irrigation system, thanks to the vision of Bates, transformed the arid terrain into profitable farmland, marking the beginning of its rich agricultural legacy.
Today the gas price is close to $2.47 in Uvalde as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Crystal City, Texas: A Verdant Celebration as the Spinach Capital of the World
In the heart of Zavala County lies a small town with a leafy green legacy: Crystal City, Texas, the self-proclaimed 'Spinach Capital of the World.' Renowned for its agricultural heritage, the city's love for the nutritious vegetable is best embodied in its annual Spinach Festival, a tradition that has captivated both residents and visitors since its inception in 1936. The festival, which resumed in 1982 after a brief hiatus, features a festive parade, live music, and a unique spinach cook-off, making it a highlight in the community calendar every second weekend of November.
LADY AGGIES MOVE TO 5-1
Left: Amina Bermea makes a pass in Poteet’s 47-35 win over La Pryor Tuesday night. Right: Jazlyn Jiminez attempts a shot over a La Pryor defender. The Lady Aggies moved to 5-1 and are currently on a three-game win streak.
New Latin restaurant Surreal set to open Friday in Crystal City
After a 2-year wait, the much anticipated Latin American restaurant Surreal in Crystal City is “tentatively” scheduled to open this Friday, according to a restaurant spokesperson. While a firm opening date is not confirmed, the spokesperson told ARLnow everything is ready and they are “just waiting for one...
Savor the Flavors: 3 Must-Try Traditional American Cuisines in Uvalde
In this article, we explore three traditional American cuisines found in Uvalde. Have you had the chance to savor any of these dishes yet? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below!
The Rise and Fall of Big Wells: A Tale of a Texas Railroad Ghost Town
Amidst the vast landscape of Dimmit County, Texas, the ghost town of Big Wells serves as a stark symbol of the rise and fall of early American railroad towns. Established at the turn of the 20th century, Big Wells thrived as a railroad hub after the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf railroad, known as 'The Sausage,' steamed into existence in 1910. The town's name, a nod to the artesian wells shooting water skywards, epitomized the community's initial success. By 1915, it boasted a burgeoning population of 800, complete with schools, a newspaper, and a three-story high school, emblematic of its growth and prosperity.