Columns/Opinions

Photo Contest

Where do you read the newspaper? The Uvalde Leader-News is again accepting photo submissions from people reading the newspaper in far-flung or unique geographical locations. The newspaper first held the contest in 2013 and received dozens of entries, which appeared one at a time on the front page of each edition of the newspaper – for nearly one year.Simply e-mail, mail or bring your photos into us on or before Dec. 31, 2016, to be eligible for the contest. Pictures will be judged on location, originality and authenticity and should be accompanied by a brief description...
Wed
02
Sep

Event to be hosted at the Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY – Preparations are underway for the 19th annual Septemberfest to be held Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. The event has grown each year, and has become an annual fall favorite for many Oklahoma families. Hosted by Governor Mary Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen, Septemberfest is a free event for the whole family to enjoy.

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Fri
31
Jul

Students, educators should seek God’s message

On the fringes of the 2015-2016 school term, I propose that we seek to confirm God’s truth about the teacher-student relationship in Uvalde. Both groups will impress each other uniquely and permanently.
 
Fri
31
Jul

Property values not adding up

News last week that the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District could lose as much as $1.9 million in funding for the new school year raises serious questions about the discrepancy
between property values assessed by the Uvalde County Appraisal District and the state. 
 
Fri
29
May

Hats off to our graduates

Come Friday night, the class of 2015 will have walked the stage, grabbed their diplomas and tossed their hats high into the air, punctuating the end to their high school careers. And though with each year we get a fresh crop of eager young graduates, it does not make each and every occasion any less special.
 
Fri
29
May

Heroes for children exist, work every day

Praising one’s children is not socially  acceptable, I realize, but perhaps in this case you’ll make an exception for me. My two nieces, Larissa and Allison, Taylor’s daughters, lost their mother, Mary
Fri
08
May

Mothers are God’s gifts to humanity

Today especially, may each mother’s expectation of expressed love received be far exceeded. Mothers are God’s gift to humanity. I believe a mother holds a place in her child’s heart 
Wed
06
May

Garcia set to release ‘The Big Forest

Lena “Marina” Garcia has announced that she will soon be publishing her second children’s book, “The Big Forest.” Following the release of her first book, “The Spiders Christmas,” her latest literary endeavor describes the experiences of a group of neighborhood friends. “Come  and join Eugene and his two best friends, Jimmy Bells and Trey, in their summertime fun and adventures in the old clapboard house neighborhood,” Garcia said of the book. “Find out what happens when the boys try to smoke out the would-be wild animals in their playground...”   

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Wed
06
May

FSB announces financial essay contest

First State Bank of Uvalde is hosting an essay contest in recognition of financial literacy month. The contest is open to students in sixth through ninth grades who may or may not have a young savers account. 

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Fri
13
Mar

Pantry needs pals

Following news of Uvalde Food Pantry being nominated by San Antonio Food Bank as Food Pantry of the Year, we offer a hearty congratulations on their continued efforts to feed those in need. We also echo the pantry’s call for increased volunteerism. According to Tru Hiatt, pantry director, there is a base of around 100 volunteers, but not all of these volunteers show up for each sacking and distribution activity.
 

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