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Trial set for juvenile accused of shooting Uvalde boxer

Two weeks in June have been blocked off on the 38th Judicial District Court calendar for the capital murder trial of the juvenile accused of killing 24-year-old boxer John Van Meter. The trial has experienced numerous delays – some due to the COVID-19 pandemic – with more than four trial...
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Ernesto De Leon Jr.

Ernesto De Leon Jr., 55, of Uvalde died on May 14, 2022, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 26, 1966, in Uvalde to Stella (Maldonado) and Ernesto De Leon Sr. He graduated Poudre High School in Ft. Collins, Colorado, in 1984. He ventured into the world of management....
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Armando Ybarra

Armando Ybarra, 65, of Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 10, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on Feb. 3, 1957, in Uvalde, as the middle child of Amelia Ybarra. In 1975 his first child was born, son Armando T. Ybarra...
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Defeating obstacles

From a young age, Uvalde High School senior Jo Ann Gonzalez Navarro was forced to overcome and move past life’s challenges. Now that she’s had a successful high school career and is headed off to college, she wants to inspire those in tough situations to keep pushing forward.
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Richard D. Contreras

Richard D. Contreras, 63, of Uvalde died May 15, 2022, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Sept. 9, 1958, in Uvalde to Josefa (Diaz) and Julian Contreras Sr. He married Rachel Sanchez on July 4, 1987, in Uvalde. Contreras worked in the education field for more...
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Football practice begins Aug. 1

The Uvalde Coyotes will kick off their 2022 football season with the first day of pre-season practice on Aug. 1. Coach Wade Miller’s Coyotes will practice in helmets, shirts, and shorts for the first two days of practice. They will don shoulder pads on Aug. 3 and then go...
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Seven educators earn ‘My Teacher Rocks’ honors

The ninth-annual My Teacher Rocks award ceremony with a theme of “Our Teachers Are Out of this World,” was held Friday, April 29 at First State Bank of Uvalde. Deyanira Salazar, owner of Math Rocks, hosted the event. She said this year she received a record number of nominations, and 30 teachers were selected by area students as worthy of honors.
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Fugitives captured after escaping rehabilitation center, police say

UVALDE, Texas – Police say that two men were arrested after escaping from the rehabilitation center. They have been on the run for several weeks. The Police Department in Uvalde says that both Justin Hill and Ricky Arellano were caught by the US Marshals with the help of the DEA and Medina County Sheriff's Office.
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Firefighters work quickly to put out fast moving fire

CRYSTAL CITY, Texas – Multiple fire agencies worked together to extinguish a heavy fire that was quickly spreading to nearby mobile homes. The incident happened at 1:39 p.m. on Wednesday at Crystal City. Upon arrival, The Dimmit County Rescue along with the Crystal City VFD began extinguishing a vacant...
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A new champagne bar set to start serving bubbly next month in Crystal City

A new champagne bar, market, and restaurant is finally set to serve bubbly early next month in Crystal City. Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique is aiming for a Thursday, May 5 opening at the corner of 23rd Street S. and Fern Street in Crystal City, owners Zena Polin and Meshelle Armstrong announced via a press release.
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​NLRB to certify first unionized climbing gym at Movement Crystal City

Workers at Movement in Crystal City are one step closer to becoming the first unionized rock climbing gym in the US. Workers voted for a union in November 2021, but Movement filed objections, claiming that organizers interfered with the fairness of the election. After the National Labor Relations Board overturned all three charges, the company declined to appeal the ruling, and the NLRB will certify the vote. "We're excited to give the workers at Crystal City a seat at the table,” said organizer Sylvain La.
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McNiel, Meyer win bass tourney

Clarence McNiel and Matt Meyer were the first-place winners in the Uvalde Bass Club’s March fishing tournament held at Choke Canyon Reservoir. McNiel placed first on March 19 with his catch of three fish at a total weight of 10.91 pounds. Meyer finished a close second with a catch...
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Uvalde caviar may soon replace honey for bragging rights

If an initiative launched at the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery spawns the success imagined by marine biologist Thomas Miller, the world may soon look to Southwest Texas for world-class caviar. For those who are not familiar with caviar, it is basically fish eggs, but not just any fish. It takes...
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Baxter’s dog featured in new book

Dick Baxter, who served as the late Uvalde native Dale Evans’ Hollywood manager for 26 years, is delighted to have his late dog, Cheyenne, featured in a recently published book. “Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond – Wagging Tails Telling Tales!” by Tricia Spencer features...
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Treviño lifting tomorrow at state meet

Uvalde High School’s Andriah Treviño will compete in the state powerlifting meet at Corpus Christi tomorrow. The action in the American Bank Center arena will get underway at 1 p.m. Treviño gained a berth in the state meet in the superheavy weight after finishing first in regional lifting...
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Los Slow Cookers win Freedom Fest cook-off

Several Uvalde-based teams were among the 66 who competed in the Freedom Fest 2022 barbecue cook-off, and Los Slow Cookers of Uvalde won the championship prize. Team Chupacabra, Jackie and Tim Milligan, won reserve champion honors at the event, held March 4-5 at the Frio Country Resort in Concan. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Uvalde Morale Welfare and Rec, a volunteer group organized by local U.S. Border Patrol agents. The organization annually awards numerous youth scholarships.
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Powerlifters earn high marks at regional meet

Uvalde High School’s Andriah Treviño and Sam Quiroz placed first and third, respectively, in the superheavy weight division of the regional powerlifting meet. The lifting competition was staged at Edinburg Ogden Arena. Treviño totaled 1,025 pounds for top honors. She lifted 425 pounds in the squat, 205...
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