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"Honey Capital Of The World", "Clearly, Texas", "City of Trees"
Pronounced: "You-VAL-dee"Pop (2015): 16,476Elevation: 909 ftArea: 7.6 smCounty: Uvalde (county seat)
Zip Code: 78801, 78802Area Code: 830-271Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: Lat: 29.2° N, Lon: 99.8° W
Location: the most northerly part of South Texas; Just outside and SW the Texas Hill Country;
84 mi SW of San Antonio; 70 mi E of Del Rio
Highways: US-90, US-83; TX-55, FM-117, FM-140Railways: Southern Pacific
Creeks: Rivers: Leona, NuecesLakes:
- City Of Uvalde: 830-278-3315
101 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801, www.uvaldetx.com
Council-Manager form of government
- Uvalde Chamber Of Commerce: 830-278-3361; 300 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801; www.uvalde.org
- Uvalde Convention & Visitors Bureau: 830-278-4115; 800-588-2533; 300 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801; Web: www.visituvalde.com
- Uvalde Area Development Foundation: www.uvaldeadf.com
- Visit Uvalde County: http://visituvaldecounty.com
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Regional economic center, agriculture, tourism
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Aviation Museum Of Texas: 830-278-2552; Sul Ross Blvd, Garner Field Road. Located at the Airport in one of the original hangars built for Garner Army Air Field, a World War II primary training base. The museum preserves the local and regional history of aviation and displays memorabilia and aircraft from WWII.
- Briscoe Art and Antique Collection: 830-278-6231; 200 E Nopal Street. Located within First State Bank of Uvalde. Displays the collection of former Texas governor Dolph Briscoe. An extensive collection of art and antiques at the most unique bank in Texas. Masterpieces by Rembrandt and Gainsborough on display during bank hours.
- El Progreso Memorial Library: 830-278-2017; 301 W Main St. Organized in 1903, now one of the oldest in this part of the state. In 2004, the library moved to its present location on W Main where it not only serves as a state-of-the-art library for the community but also houses a regional archives and museum. www.elprogreso.org.
- Fort Inge: 1.5 mi SE of town. Open on weekends only. Listed as a Historic Site In Texas, this fort was established in 1849 by the US military and remained active for 20 years. It protected Uvalde from Indian raids. Today, the park features historic trails, fishing, and scenic views of the Leona River. www.uvaldehistory.org. See Forts
- Briscoe-Garner Museum: 830-278-5018; 333 N Park Street. Located in the 1920 Home of VP John N. Garner, this museum documents the remarkable life of Texas native son John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner (1868-1967), one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in US history and the second most powerful politician in the US during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Exhibits: photographs, cartoons, art, historical documents, and memorabilia reflecting Garner's life and career. The home served as a city library, historical museum, and community meeting facility. Free tours. Tue-Sat 9a-5p. Free Admission. Operated by the Univ of Texas. www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/garner.php
- Janey Slaughter-Briscoe Grand Opera House: 830-278-4184; 104 W North Street. Built in 1891 and restored in 1982. Community theater productions, children's theater and concert series, and professional talent such as Santiago Jimenez, Jr and Ray Price have performed in this historic location. The Briscoe Visitors Center in the lobby of the opera house is a small museum that documents the history of the city through pictures and artifacts. It also houses and memorabilia from Governor Briscoe's campaign. c. 1891: Open Mon-Fri, 9a-3p
- Sahawe Indian Outdoor Theater: 830-278-2016. Sahawe Indian Dancers thrill audiences throughout the country with colorful costumes and fast dances of the Indians of America and Mexico. Corner of S Wood and E Garden. www.sahawe.com
- Rexall Soda Fountain: Takes you back to the 60's, 50's & 40's. Old-fashioned sodas, shakes, burgers and period ambience. At Uvalde Rexall Drug Store, 830-278-2589, 201 N Getty St. Since 1883
- Activities: Hunting, Horseback Riding, Uvalde Trees, Wildflowers, Bird Watching, Gliding
Known as the Honey Capital of the World for production of Huajillo (also spelled Guajillo) Honey, a mild, light, colored honey, dating back to the 1870s.
Known as one of the best locations for soaring in the US and was the site of the 1991 and 2012 World Gliding Championships.
- Texas Hill Country: Located to the NE on FM 140. See full menu of topics above.
- American Legion Park: US-90 NE of downtown
- Cook's Slough Sanctuary and Nature Park: 830-278-4115; TX 117, Uvalde. A natural birding habitat. Uvalde has been designated by the National Audubon Society as one of the best birding locations in the United States. Includes 25 acres of wetlands, 2 wildlife-viewing stations and 5 shaded rest stations along the trials.
- Pioneer Park:
- DeLeon Park:
- Fort Inge County Park: On Leona River, site of former US Cavalry outpost, c 1849. See details in Attractions above
- Jardin de los Heroes Park: US-90, SW of downtown
- Uvalde Memorial Park & Recreational Complex: 830-278-3315; Between Wood and 1st Streets, Shaded park and picnic areas on the banks of the Leona River; Amphitheater, fountains, playground equipment, basketball & volleyball courts, covered pavilion and walking trails
- Late Jan: Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show, at County Fairplex, www.visituvalde.com
- Early FebTrail Ride: Leaving 8a from Downtown plaza. Contact: Rudy Reyes, Trail Boss: 830-279-7998. Mike Martinez, Asst: 830-275-9920. Tony Medina, Head Scout: 830-279-1240
- May: Uvalde Cactus Jack Foundation PBR Bull Riding, at County Fairplex
- Aug: Hotter Than Hell 100-mile Yard Sale: Castroville to Brackettville, www.visituvalde.com. Various events spanning 100 miles - yard sales, theater events, antique sales, City Wide Market and more. Contact: Debra Stifflemire, 830-278-4115 or 800-588-2533
- Oct: Hunter's Roundup: at Uvalde, at County Fairplex. 6-10p. Music, food for everyone to enjoy, vendor booths and exhibits, numerous community and civic group raffles and the Chamber's own 20 gun Monster Raffle. Contact: 830-278-3361
- Aug-Sep: Palomino Festival:
- On-Going Events:
- Uvalde Market Days: 210-844-8193; www.UvaldeMarketDays.com. Uvalde Plaza, located at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 83, across from courthouse. Tree shaded plaza provides the perfect setting for an afternoon of shopping, live music, and great food. Vendors provide an incredible variety of arts and crafts, plants, wearables, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, and much more. Bring the family, sit back, and enjoy the area's favorite musical talent, eats and bargains. Every 4th Sat & Sun, Feb-Oct, 9a-5p
Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below.
- On-Line News: Google News; Topix
- Newspapers: Uvalde Leader News, 830-278-3335, www.uvaldeleadernews.com
- Radio: KBLT 104.3 FM, KUVA, 102.3 FM, AND KVOU, 104.9 FM; KBNU, 93.9 FM; KGTD-LP, 95.5 FM; KGWU, 1400 AM
- TV & Videos, Articles:
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: ". . . It was founded by Reading W. Black, who settled there in 1853. Black and Nathan L. Stratton operated a ranch on the road between San Antonio and Fort Duncan. By 1854 Black had opened a store, two rock quarries, and a lime kiln; he also prepared a garden and an orchard, repaired nearby roads, and built a permanent home. Black hired Wilhelm C. A. Thielepape as surveyor in May 1855 to lay out a town which he called Encina. The town plan had four central plazas which still existed in 1989. Seminole, Tonkawa, and Lipan-Apache Indian raids and temporary withdrawal of troops from nearby Fort Inge discouraged settlement during the first year. The return of troops to Fort Inge and the community's proximity to the road connecting San Antonio with the western United States eventually encouraged growth. In 1856 when the county was organized, the town was renamed Uvalde for Spanish governor Juan de Ugalde and was chosen as county seat. In 1857 a post office opened; it was still operating in 1990. The settlement centered around a mill built by Black and James Taylor in 1858. Border warfare and lawlessness prevailed until the late 1880s. In 1881 Uvalde became a shipping point on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway. The city was incorporated on July 6, 1888. By 1890 it had a population of 2,000 and sixty businesses, including David W. Barnhill's Uvalde News. The Crystal City and Uvalde Railroad was built to Crystal City in 1911, and the Uvalde and Northern ran to Camp Wood from 1921 to 1942. By 1914 F. M. Getzendaner was publishing the Uvalde Leader-News, and the town had three banks, a library, 4,000 residents, and eighty businesses. Garner Army Air Field opened in 1941.
In 1990 Uvalde had twenty-five churches, a municipal police force, a volunteer fire department, and an emergency medical services unit. The Uvalde Arts Council operated a community theater and local museum in the restored opera house. Southwest Texas Junior College was established in 1946, and Texas A&M University operated a research and extension center in Uvalde. The fairgrounds encompassed a rodeo arena, a racetrack for quarter horses, and stables and facilities for stock shows. Garner State Park was located twenty-six miles north of town. Uvalde depended on agriculture for its economic base, and it was the honey capital of the world. It was also home to a United States fish hatchery. A large asphalt mine was located out of the city limits. In 1940 Uvalde had a population of 5,286 and 100 businesses. By 1960 it had grown to 202 businesses and 10,293 people. In 1989 the city had 14,908 people and 291 businesses. The 1980 census showed the racial composition to be 36 percent white, 63 percent Hispanic, 1 percent other (68 blacks, 11 American Indians, 17 Asians). In 1990 the population was 14,729. The population was 14,929 in 2000. "
At City Web site: History
The Life and Diary of Reading W. Black: A History of Early Uvalde (Uvalde, Texas: El Progresso Club, 1934)
A Proud Heritage: A History of Uvalde County (Uvalde, Texas: El Progreso Club, 1975)
PRIOR CITY NAMES: Encina (until 1856)
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.
- King Fisher: located at Pioneer Cemetery. A historical marker telling the story of notorious, flamboyant and handsome John gunman turned lawman
- Reading Wood Black: City founder's plaque
- Ft Inge: NRHP 1985, See details in Attractions above
- Pioneer Cemetery: Entire 500 block of N Park St
OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; Texas Escapes; Wikipedia
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
ARTE: 830-591-0444; 107 W S St, Uvalde, TX 78801-5553. Art gallery
BRISCOE ART AND ANTIQUE COLLECTION: 830-278-6231; 200 E Nopal Street. Located within First State Bank of Uvalde. Displays the collection of former Texas governor Dolph Briscoe. An extensive collection of art and antiques at the most unique bank in Texas. Masterpieces by Rembrandt and Gainsborough on display during bank hours.
CONTINENTAL AG: Uvalde, TX 78801. Tire Proving Ground
GILBERT'S BODY SHOP AND WRECKER SERVICE: 830-278-5159; 1804 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801
GRIFFITH FORD: 800-321-9485; 3000 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. Web
LIVE OAK TRUCK SHOP: 830-591-2255; 1895 US-83 S, Uvalde, TX 78802. www.liveoaktruckshop.com
MR. CARTENDER: 444 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
SOTELO'S AUTO REPAIR: 830-278-2644; 668 N Grove St, Uvalde, TX 78801
TIM'S TRAILER PARTS: 830-278-4647; US-83 S, Uvalde, TX 78802
TRACTOR CITY: 800-621-5493; 2305 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801
BANK OF AMERICA: 830-591-4000; 220 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.bankofamerica.com
CAPITAL FARN CREDIT: 830-278-7171; 200 E Oak, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.capitalfarmcredit.com
FIRST STATE BANK OF UVALDE: 830-278-6231; 200 E Nopal St, & 2100 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78802. www.fsbuvalde.com
HONDO NATIONAL BANK: 830-278-8765; 702 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.hondonationalbank.com
IBC BANK-MAIN STREET BRANCH: 830-278-8045; IBC Bank-Inside Wal-Mart: 830-278-8045. www.ibc.com
SECURITY SERVICE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 830-278-4804; www.ssfcu.org
TEXAS FARM CREDIT (FORMERLY AG FINANCE): 800-950-8563; 830-278-3212; 244 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.texasfcs.com
UVALDE NATIONAL BANK: 830-278-1147; www.myunb.com
BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH: 830- 278-5684; Uvalde, TX 78801
EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Uvalde, TX 78801
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Uvalde, TX 78801
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Uvalde, TX 78801
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 830-278-3135; 301 N High, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.umc.org
NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP: 830-591-2519; Uvalde, TX 78801
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL: 830-278-3448; Uvalde, TX 78801
ST. PHILIP'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH & SCHOOL: 830-278-1350; Uvalde, TX 78801
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
UVALDE FIRE DISTRICT: 830-278-3334; 123 S Getty, Uvalde, TX 78801
UVALDE FIRE DISTRICT - UVALDE FIRE DEPARTMENT: 132 Anderson Ln, Uvalde, TX 78801
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
UVALDE MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE: 830-278-6155; 221 E Doughty, Uvalde, TX 78801. Map. No web site. An 18 hole public/municipal golf course along the Leona River. Black: par 71, 6,238 yds. 15 tees driving range. Open year round.
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:
NUECES RIVER AUTHORITY: 830-278-6810; 200 E Nopal St, Ste 206, Uvalde, TX 78802. www.nueces-ra.org
UVALDE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - GARNER FIELD (UVA): 210 278-4481. 830-279-0877. Publicly owned, open to the public. Located 3 mi E of downtown Uvalde. No tower. Runway: 5,256 x 100 ft; AirNav; Map
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Click:
UVALDE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES: See Uvalde County
UVALDE COUNTY FAIRPLEX: 830-591-9040; 215 Veterans Ln, Uvalde, TX 78801. Uvalde County Star Pavilion. www.uvaldecountyfairplex.com. Located 5 mi W of TX 83 and US-90 intersection.
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
click: Texas & Federal Government Offices
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu. Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
Local: Uvalde County, 830-278-6661; County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, US-90 & US-83, Uvalde, TX 78801 and 1619 Garner Field Rd. http://uvalde.agrilife.org, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local: Uvalde Research & Extension Center, 830-278-9151; 1619 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. http://uvalde.tamu.edu
TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE (TFS): http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu. Provides technical assistance to landowners on forest related matters including oak wilt, tree health, tree selection, arboricultural consultation, and prevention and control of wildfires.
Local: Uvalde, 830-261-5474; 201 Airport Blvd, Uvalde, TX 78801. Gabriel Mahlun
TEXAS DEPT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES:
HQ: 512-438-4800; 701 W 51st St, Austin, TX 78751. www.dfps.state.tx.us
Mission is to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by involving clients, families, and communities.
Local: 830-591-4335; 112 Joe Carper Dr, Uvalde, TX 78801
TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us. Responsible for statewide law enforcement and vehicle regulation.
Local: 830-278-5630; 2901 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801-4932
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT (TPWD): 512-288-0895; www.tpwd.state.tx.us. See Parks. Provides technical assistance to landowners in all aspects of native wildlife and habitat management, including game, non-game, and endangered species. Experts available to assist in the preparation of detailed wildlife management plans. Operates state parks. Game warden.
Local resources: Game Wardens: Gazaway Jr, Dennis R: 830-591-4806; Kellner, Rachel V: 830-486-8922; Lutz, Henry J: 830-563-5727. Offices with Sheriff, 830-278-4101.
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION - ALAMO REGION:
HQ: 512-463-2222; 101 E 15th St, Austin, TX 78778. www.twc.state.tx.us.
Assists with job referrals, unemployment benefits, child care assistance. Resources, tips & tools to build a stronger Texas workforce.
Serves Hill Country counties: Bandera, Comal, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Medina
Local: 830-278-4491; 216 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. Hrs: 8a-5p
US FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT SERVICES - NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY:
754 City Rd 203, FM 481 S, Uvalde, TX 78801. On Old Eagle Pass Rd, 3.5 mi W of US-90.
Hatchery for warm water fish and offers refuge to endangered fish species. Also a good place for hiking, picnicking and birding.
MAINTENANCE, REPAIR SERVICES & SUPPLIES
ARGO EQUIPMENT: 830-278-9115; Uvalde, TX 78801. www.argoequipment.net. Heavy machinery
DONCO-RENTALS: 830-278-1308; Uvalde, TX 78801. Heavy machinery
EMPIRE MECHANICAL AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING SERVICES: 830-333-0486; 902 N Camp St, Uvalde TX 78801. www.empiremechanical.co.nf
FOUNDATION REPAIR CO: 830-278-2949; Uvalde, TX 78801
MG BUILDING MATERIALS: >830-278-4439; 2301 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.mgbuildingmaterials.com
TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY: 830-278-3435; 421 E. Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. http://tractorsupply.com
GERMANIA: 830-591-2678; 2043 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801
TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 830-278-9181; 111 E Calera, Uvalde, TX 78802. www.txfb-ins.com
AMISTAD NURSING REHABILITATION CENTER: 830-278-5641; 200 Riverside Dr, Uvalde, TX 78801
BRANDON LEWIS, MD: 830-278-4426; 1020 E Leona Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. Family practice
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS-COMMUNITY HEALTH DEVELOPMENT INC-CDHI: 830-278-5604; 908 S Evans & 200 S Evans, Bldg A, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.chdi4health.org. Primary care, pharmacy, lab
ENSUCASA: 830-591-2313; 2016 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. In-home caregivers. www.ensucasacaregivers.com
HILL COUNTRY MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES (HCMHDD) CENTERS: Crisis Hotline: 877-466-0660; Admin HQ Phone: 830-792-3300; Administrative Headquarters, 819 Water St, Ste 300, Kerrville, TX 78028. http://hillcountry.org. Providing mental health, individual developmental disability, substance abuse, and early childhood intervention services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country, as designated by Texas Dept of State Health Services. Scope of services includes: psychiatric consultation, trauma therapy, veterans services, co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, youth crisis respite, family partner services, peer service, community education, and IDD behavior support. Also includes select programs for a few counties. Counties served: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde, Val Verde
- HILL COUNTRY VETERANS’ SERVICES WEST830-278-2501; 800-662-6052; 328 Crystal City Hwy, Uvalde, TX 78801
- UVALDE COUNTY MH CENTER: 800-662-6052; 830-278-2501; 328 Crystal City Hwy (US-83 S), Uvalde, TX 78801
- UVALDE HOMESPUN: 830-278-6261; 322 Crystal City Hwy (US-83 S), Uvalde, TX 78801
- UVALDE WORK CENTER: Office: 830-278-1243; Access & Intake: 830-278-8690; 324 Crystal City Hwy (US-83 S), Uvalde, TX 78801
SOUTH TEXAS SLEEP DIAGNOSTICS: 866-575-3372; Uvalde, TX 78801
UVALDE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER: 830-278-2505; Uvalde, TX 78801
UVALDE MEDICAL & SURGICAL ASSOCIATES: 830-278-3086, 1038 B Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801
UVALDE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Emergency Rm: 830-278-6251; 1025 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.umhtx.org
OUR HEALTH: 830-278-7105; 200 S Evans, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.chdi4health.org
CORNER CUPBOARD MINI STORAGE: 830-278-5065; 2633 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.cornercupboardministorage.com
DOLLAR TREE: 830-278-5916; 3030 E Main St, Ste M, Uvalde, TX 78801-6426. https://www.dollartree.com
DREAM WALKERS EQUINE THERAPY CENTER: 830-279-7758; 1740 FM-2690, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.dwetc.org A 501(c)(3) providing riding lessons and therapy to children through the use of horses.
FALCO PEST MANAGEMENT: 830-278-1464; 1030 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.falcopest.com
GRAND OPERA HOUSE: 830-278-4184; 104 W North St, Uvalde, TX 78801
KBNU: 93.9 FM, Uvalde, MBM Radio Uvalde LLC, Classic Country
KGTD-LP: 95.5 FM, Uvalde, Community Council of Southwest Texas, Inc
KGWU: 1400 AM, Uvalde, La Promesa Foundation Country
LAGUANA MONUMENT CO: 830-278-2561; 4139 US-90 E, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.lagunamonument.com
LOESSBERG’S: 830-278-3958; 524 E Pecos St, Uvalde, TX 78801. Antiques, furniture repair
OASIS OUTBACK: 830-278-4000; 2900 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.oasisoutback.com. Outfitter, Restaurant
OX RANCH EVENTS: 830-400-4028; 1946 Private Rd 2485, Uvalde, TX 78801. www..com. Wedding venue
PETER RABBIT'S CONVENIENCE STORE: 800 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
PETER RABBIT’S CONVENIENCE STORE: 2204 Milam St (US-83 No), Uvalde, TX 78801
PRINTIT OFFICE SUPPLIES: 830-278-5524; 124 E North St, Uvalde, TX 78801
RUMBA DANCE FITNESS STUDIO: 830-522-0103; 227 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801
SEARS HOMETOWN STORES: 830-278-9555; 2344 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.searshometownstores.com
(THE) SPANISH DAGGER: 830-486-9847; 5619 Hwy 90 E, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.spanishdaggerrvpark.com. Lodging, event venue, RV campground
SOUTHWEST LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE INC: 830-278-5621; Uvalde, TX 78801
SWEETEN POOLS: 830-278-7008; 2078 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801
(THE) UPS STORE: 830-278-9900; 3030 US-90 E, Ste B, Uvalde, TX 78801
UVALDE ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER: 830-278-9571; 250 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.uvaldeaac.org
UVALDE COUNTRY CLUB: 407 E Garden St, Uvalde, TX 78801
UVALDE FLIGHT CENTER: www.uvaldeflightcenter.com
(THE) UVALDE LEADER NEWS: 830-278-3335; 110 N East St, Uvalde, TX 78802-0740. www.uvaldeleadernews.com
UVALDE RADIO KUVA, 102.3 FM, AND KVOU, 104.9 FM: MBM Radio Uvalde, LLC, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.uvalderadio.com. Tejano
KBLT 104.3 FM, 830-278-3693; 1010 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. FM Radio Station
UVALDE TRADING POST: 830-591-1105; (radio)
UVALDE REXALL DRUG STORE: 830-278-2589; 201 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801. Since 1883. Rexall Soda Fountain: Takes you back to the 60's, 50's & 40's. Old-fashioned sodas, shakes, burgers and period ambience.
WALMART SUPERCENTER: 830-278-9117; 3100 E Main St Uvalde, TX 78801. www.walmart.com
AVIATION MUSEUM OF TEXAS: 830-278-2552; Sul Ross Blvd, Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. Located at the Airport in one of the original hangars built for Garner Army Air Field, a World War II primary training base. The museum preserves the local and regional history of aviation and displays memorabilia and aircraft from WWII.
BRISCO-GARNER MUSEUM: 830-278-5018; 333 N Park St, Uvalde, TX 78801. Located in the 1920 Home of VP John N. Garner, this museum documents the remarkable life of Texas native son John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner (1868-1967), one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in US history and the second most powerful politician in the US during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Exhibits: photographs, cartoons, art, historical documents, and memorabilia reflecting Garner's life and career. The home served as a city library, historical museum, and community meeting facility. Tue-Sat 9a-5p. Free Admission and tours. Operated by the Univ. of Texas. www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/garner.php
BRISCOE VISITORS CENTER: 830-278-4184; 104 W North St, Uvalde, TX 78801. In the lobby of the Briscoe Grand Opera House is a small museum that documents the history of the city through pictures and artifacts. It also houses and memorabilia from Governor Briscoe's campaign. c. 1891: Open Mon-Fri, 9a-3p
AMERICAN LEGION: www.legion.org. A congressionally chartered mutual-aid organization of military veterans founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime.
Local Legion Post: #26, 830-591-2286; 540 FM-481, Uvalde, TX 78801
AMERICAN RED CROSS, San Antonio Area Chapter, Uvalde Branch:
830-608-9876; 400 S Getty, Ste H, Uvalde, TX 78801
www.saredcross.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Medina, Real and Uvalde counties.
CAMP FAWCETT: 830-774-0595; 508 S High St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.campfawcett.org. Located in Barksdale, and established in 1928; oldest Scout camp serving youth in Texas.
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA): Texas CASA. A non-profit organization with adult volunteers willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information to the court on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. A CASA speaks on behalf of the child’s best interest.
Local Volunteers: Tri-County CASA, 830-278-7733; 400 S Getty, Ste C, Uvalde, TX 78801. Counties served: Medina, Real, Uvalde
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS: 830-278-5604; 908 S Evans, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.chdi4health.org
COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS (CCSCT): 830-303-4376; Seguin, TX. www.ccsct.org. Mission is to empower low-income families and individuals in South Central Texas by helping them transition out of poverty and become self-sufficient by providing aging, community services (including utility and rental assistance), weatherization, WIC, and child care services.
Local Office: 830-278-3699; 400 S Getty, Ste A, Uvalde, TX 78801. County served: Uvalde
DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS: www.drtinfo.org. Mission is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of our ancestors by encouraging historical research into the earliest records of Texas. Open to those who can trace ancestry to a relative living under the Republic who served in some way.
Local: Caddel-Smith, email@example.com
EL PROGRESO MEMORIAL LIBRARY: 830-278-2017; 301 W Main St. Organized in 1903, now one of the oldest in this part of the state. In 2004, the library moved to its present location on W Main where it not only serves as a state-of-the-art library for the community but also houses a regional archives and museum. www.elprogreso.org.
FFA (FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA): HQ: Austin, TX. www.texasffa.org. Facebook
A dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. An integral part of a systematic, local school-based agricultural science instructional program.
Local Chapter: Uvalde FFA
HERBY HAM ACTIVITY CENTER: 830-591-2711; 248 FM 3447; POB 5488, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.herbyhamactivitycenter.org, Facebook. Operated by Hands, Head, Health of Uvalde, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit. Available for rental. Monthly dances, wood shop, water aerobics, games and much more. Many classes and activities have no fees. For patrons 18 and older. Sue Schwencke-Rankin, Director
JANEY SLAUGHTER-BRISCOE GRAND OPERA HOUSE: 830-278-4184; 104 West North St, Uvalde, TX 78802. Built in 1891 and restored in 1982. Community theater productions, children's theater and concert series, and professional talent such as Santiago Jimenez, Jr and Ray Price have performed in this historic location. The Briscoe Visitors Center in the lobby of the opera house is a small museum that documents the history of the city through pictures and artifacts. It also houses and memorabilia from Governor Briscoe's campaign. c. 1891: Open Mon-Fri, 9a-3p
LIONS CLUB: www.lionsclubs.org. A volunteer-based, non-profit, community service organization that aggressively works to donate back to the community to support local, regional, national and international needs. Mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Local: Meets Thur, noon, at Uvalde Country Club, 407 E Garden St, Uvalde TX
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF TEXAS: www.npsot.org. Promoting research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example. A non-profit organization supported by grants, donations and member dues.
Local: Chapter, www.npsot.org/wp/uvalde. Meets 1st Tue, 6-7p at El Progreso Memorial Library, Uvalde.
SAHAWE INDIAN OUTDOOR THEATER: 830-278-2016; Corner of S Wood and E Garden, Uvalde, TX 78802. www.sahawe.com. Sahawe Indian Dancers thrill audiences throughout the country with colorful costumes and fast dances of the Indians of America and Mexico. A Non-Profit Youth Organization
SSGT WILLIE DE LEON CIVIC CENTER: 800-588-2533; 300 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
TEXAS FARM BUREAU - UVALDE COUNTY: 830-278-9181; 111 E Calera, Uvalde, TX 78802.
A county-wide non-profit, providing a political voice regarding agriculture,
as well as insurance, financing and education services.
UVALDE AREA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION: Uvalde, TX 78802. www.uvaldeadf.com
UVALDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 830-278-3361; 207 N Getty, Uvalde, TX 78801; www.uvalde.org; firstname.lastname@example.org
UVALDE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU: 830-278-4115; 800-588-2533; 300 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.visituvalde.com; email@example.com
UVALDE PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD: 830-591-2711; Facebook, www.uvaldeaac.org. Meets on 1st Tue at 11:30 am at the Uvalde Adult Activity Center, 250 E Main, Uvalde. Friday morning group meets weekly. Quilt Show every other year.
ARK: 830-279-7786; 1804 Milam St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.texasark.com. Breeder.
CAVALIER VALLEY PET LODGE: 540-890-4153; 2 Tanglewood St, Uvalde, TX 78801-6501
CP'S PET PARLOR: 830-278-2400; 423 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
HUMANE SOCIETY OF UVALDE: 830-591-9229; POB 1650, Uvalde, TX 78802-1650. www.hsuvalde.com, Facebook. HSU is a private, local organization with no national or state affiliations and relies 100% on local support. Provides low cost spay/neuter coupons to the community to help make altering pets more affordable. HSU also has pets available for adoption. All pets have received a full health screen, vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
SOUTHWEST TEXAS VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER: 830-278-4441; 182 FM 3447 (Raines Ln), Uvalde, TX 78801. http://swtvmc.com. After Hours Emergency: 830-275-2503
UVALDE ANIMAL SHELTER: 830-278-1407; 2893 US-83 N, Uvalde, TX 78801. Reported closed
UVALDE VETERINARY CLINIC: 830-278-2322; 1804 Milam St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.uvaldevet.com
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.
BULLSEYE ROLLIN’ KITCHEN: 210-268-5819; 1131 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
EL HERRADERO DE JALISCO: 830-278-3600; 224 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. http://elherradero.com
EL HERRADERO DE JALISCO: 830-278-1899; 1408 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801. http://elherradero.com
EVETT’S BAR-B-QUE: 830-278-6204; 301 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
(THE) GOURMET CUP: 830-275-3539; 2001 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
(THE) HUDDLE SPORTS BAR: 830-591-9101; 226 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801
JACK’S STEAK HOUSE: 830-278-9955; 2500 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
JOHNNY GRINGOS: 830-278-3617; 436 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.johnnygringosuvalde.com
JULIO’S BAR B Q: 830-591-2099; 501 S Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801
LA CHARREADA MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 830-591-9151; 2042 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
LIVE OAK DRIVE THRU: 830-278-3998; 128 S High St, Uvalde, TX 78801
LONE STAR SALOON: 830-597-4420; US-83 N, Uvalde, TX. www.lonestarsaloon-uvalde.com
LOS ALAMOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 830-591-0083; 1105 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. http://losalamos-restaurant.com
LUNKERS GRILL: 830-966-2221; 810 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
MI TESORO: 830-591-1951; 536 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
NAPOLI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT: 830-278-2210; 2217 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
OASIS OUTBACK BBQ & GRILL: 830-278-4000; 2900 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.oasisoutback.com. Outfitter
OFELIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 830-278-6420; 1296 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
ORIENTAL TASTE: 830-278-3824; 2221 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
SUNRISE CAFE: 830-278-6100; 510 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
TACO WAGON: 830-591-0007; 312 W Brazos St, Uvalde, TX 78801
TACO WAY: 830-271-7100; 1300 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801
(THE) TEA ROOM: 830-486-0722; 103 N West St, Uvalde, TX 78801
TOWN HOUSE RESTAURANT: 830-278-2428; 2105 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
VASQUEZ RESTAURANT: 830-278-5112; 601 W Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
CHALK BLUFF PARK: 830-278-5515; 1108 Chalk Bluff Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.chalkbluff.com. Cabins, camp sites, RV sites. 15 mi NW of Uvalde
(THE) SPANISH DAGGER: 830-486-9847; 5619 Hwy 90 E, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.spanishdaggerrvpark.com. Lodging, event venue, RV campground
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL: 830-278-3448; Uvalde, TX 78801
SOUTHWEST TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE: 830-278-4401; 2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.swtjc.edu. Located next to Garner Field
ST PHILIP'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH & SCHOOL: 830-278-1350; Uvalde, TX 78801
SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY RIO GRANDE COLLEGE: 830-278-3004; 2623 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.sulross.edu/rgc
UVALDE CLASSICAL ACADEMY: 830-591-2242; Uvalde, TX 78801. www.uvaldeclassicalacademy.com
UVALDE CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 830-278-6655; 1000 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.ucisd.net, www.uvalde-cons.k12.tx.us. UIL: Conf 5A
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
MEDINA ELECTRIC CO-OP: 866-632-3532; 2308 18th St, Hondo, TX 78861-0370. www.medinaec.org. Serves the far southwestern corner of the Hill Country, including Montell, Reagan Wells, and Concan. Service Coverage Map.
Local office: Uvalde: District 4 Office: 866-632-3532; 2604 US-90 E, Uvalde, TX 78802-1810
ROADRUNNER ENERGY: 830-278-1111; 2621 E Main, Uvalde, TX 78801. Propane
SCOTT MILLER'S SCRAP YARD: 830-275-3977; TX-55, Uvalde, TX 78801. Propane
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SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
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