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.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 6 2022 - 4:39pm
It was uncharacteristic of her, but Jailah told her parents she did not want to go to school the morning of the shooting, her mother, Verónica Luevanos, told Univision on Wednesday.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 6 2022 - 4:31pm
Green was Maite’s favorite color. She was always sporting her pair of lime green Converse tennis shoes. She had hand-drawn a heart on the right shoe. Her mother, Ana Rodriguez, said Maite would always get chicken strips with a side of sliced jalapeños when they went to Whataburger. She described her daughter as sweet, caring and goal-driven. Maite had told her mother she wanted to study at Texas A&M University and become a marine biologist.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 6 2022 - 4:28pm
Jayce would always bring the neighborhood kids to his family home, just a block away from the elementary school where he was killed. The yard was often packed with children, his grandfather, Carmelo Quiroz, told USA Today. The 10-year-old would make his grandparents a pot of coffee every morning. He wrote notes like, “I love you, Grandpa.” “He was our baby,” Quiroz said.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 5 2022 - 9:12pm
Uziyah last visited his grandfather Manny Renfro in San Angelo during spring break. They threw a football together, and Renfro was teaching him pass patterns. “Such a fast little boy and he could catch a ball so good,” Renfro told the Associated Press. “There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it exactly like we practiced.” Uziyah was “the sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,” Renfro said.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 2 2022 - 11:42am
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday night that he supported an assault weapons ban. But short of that, he said he supports raising the age to 21 to purchase that type of firearm.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 2 2022 - 11:38am
By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat who represents Uvalde, said his exclusion from a special legislative committee designed to make legislative recommendations in response to the Uvalde shooting was a “slap in the face” to the people of that community.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 1 2022 - 5:09pm
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.