We don’t raise bees just for honey. This is the Winter Garden of Texas with vegetable crops grown all year, from spinach in the fall to cabbage and carrots in the winter and onions in the spring. We keep the pollinators busy.
The town of Uvalde was originally named for one of our most prized natural features. Reading W. Black laid out the town of Encina, named for our magnificent live oak trees in 1855. The town was incorporated in 1888 and has grown slowly but steadily ever since.
In World War II Uvalde was the home to a pilot training school and Garner Field remains as our municipal airport and home to innovative aircraft companies.
We dream big in Uvalde and our citizens often go on to fame in many fields. We have had a vice president, a governor, Hollywood actors, Grammy award winning musicians, professional athletes and some train robbers who all called Uvalde home. We hope you'll make it your home too!