Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 20 2022 - 1:02pm
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 Sofia Briones on Jun 16 2022 - 11:11am
After learning about one of the largest school shootings in U.S history, just 90 miles from his home, Michael Sanchez rushed to Uvalde to create a special mural in honor of the victims.  “I just wanted to give back to the city of Uvalde,” said 41-year-old San Antonio artist, Michael Sanchez. His artwork is located on 1200 West Main Street, just a block away from a local cemetery where some of the victims are being laid to rest. 
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 Sofia Briones on Jun 15 2022 - 2:02pm
Annabell was a quiet child and an earnest student, having earned her place on the school’s honor roll. She was cousins, classmates and close friends with Jackie Cazares, another victim. “We are a very tight family,” Polly Flores, Annabell’s great aunt and Jackie’s aunt, told The New York Times. “It’s just devastating.” -- from the Texas Tribune
Written by Sofia Briones on Jun 15 2022 - 12:45pm
Eliahna wore the number four on the softball field. She loved the sport and was in contention for a spot on the city all-star team. She was looking forward to her last Little League game of the season after school on Tuesday. Two Little League teams in the area played a game in honor of her memory this week, according to TV station KIII.
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 Sofia Briones on Jun 14 2022 - 8:07pm
Eliahna knew she wanted to be a cheerleader, her dad, Steven Garcia, told the Today Show. She loved basketball and making TikToks.
Written by Sofia Briones on Jun 14 2022 - 7:52pm
A large stuffed Yoda, along with a Batman-themed football and several stuffed animals, greeted loved ones at Rojelio’s memorial at the town square. On the cross with his name, one child had written,“You were a good friend” with smiley faces for the two O’s in “good.” Others kept it simple. “Sup Rojelio,” another message read.
Written by Sofia Briones on Jun 14 2022 - 5:20pm
Tess had a jar full of cash in her purple bedroom, according to The Washington Post. She was saving up money for a family vacation to Disney World. Relatives said she loved the Nickelodeon show “Victorious” and the Houston Astros. Maelee Haynie, 16, and Mackenzie Haynie, 17, said Tess was best friends with their younger sister. They remember Tess as an introverted girl who loved her cat.
Written by Sofia Briones on Jun 14 2022 - 4:53pm
Even at 10 years old, Xavier could pull off a stylish outfit, complete with a button-down shirt and clean Adidas sneakers. He could also put on a show for the cameras. He would dance to Colombian songs and do face masks with his mom on her TikTok account. “He was funny, never serious, and his smile,” his mom, Felicha Martinez, told The Washington Post. “That smile I will never forget. It would always cheer anyone up.”