By Terri Langford, The Texas Tribune The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who told him she was bleeding to death.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 20 2022 - 1:02pm
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 16 2022 - 11:09am
Given the podium at the White House Press Briefing Room, Uvalde, Texas native Matthew McConaughey seized the opportunity to talk about the deadly shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary. During an emotional speech before media from across the globe, McConaughey said he spent some time in Uvalde with the victim’s families hearing stories, tears and memories. He shared stories and memories while passionately calling for responsible gun ownership.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 15 2022 - 11:16am
By Lexi Churchill, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica In the past week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined the growing list of state and local officials fighting the release of records that could help bring clarity to how the emergency response unfolded during last month’s deadly shooting in Uvalde.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 12 2022 - 10:52am
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Texan John Cornyn, announced the framework for a legislative deal to address gun violence in the aftermath of the May 24 mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead at a Uvalde elementary school.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 9 2022 - 12:44pm
By James Barragán and Zach Despart, The Texas Tribune Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. Only a locked classroom door stood between Pete Arredondo and a chance to bring down the gunman. It was sturdily built with a steel jamb, impossible to kick in.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 6 2022 - 5:03pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune UVALDE — In the days following the school shooting at Robb Elementary, the streets of this small town were lined by sets of 21. The 21 bows of gauzy ribbon tied to the thin posts of a black iron gate. The 21 candles glowing from the window ledge of the historic Uvalde Grand Opera House. The row of classroom chairs — 19 small red ones and two taller black ones — looking out onto Getty Street. But then 21 turned to 22.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 6 2022 - 4:53pm
Alithia loved to draw. She had submitted a drawing to Doodle for Google, her father, Ryan Ramirez, told KSAT-TV. She shared her love for art and soccer with her best friend, Nico Escalante, who was struck and killed by a car in Grand Prairie last year. Alithia tried to use artwork to provide solace to Nico’s parents.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 6 2022 - 4:51pm
There was a lot Alexandria was looking forward to: practicing softball and basketball with her father, playing volleyball in the seventh grade and learning about feminism. The fourth-grader got straight A’s in elementary school and had just been awarded a good citizenship award. “Our baby wanted to be a lawyer; she wanted to make a difference,” her mother, Kimberly Rubio, told The New York Times. “Please make sure she makes one now.”
Written by vivian on Jun 6 2022 - 4:44pm
Mireles worked as an educator for 17 years. Many in the small-knit community of Uvalde have been her students. Mireles’ husband, Ruben Ruiz, is a school police officer. He ran an active-shooter drill at the local high school just months ago, according to the school district’s Facebook post.