As the Nov. 8 general election nears, prospective candidates for public office may be working on political announcements and advertisements. The Uvalde Leader-News provides an opportunity for each political candidate to announce his or her candidacy one time, free of charge, as a news story.
Uvalde Boy Scouts Roy Lopez Jr. and Alfred Treviño erect flags on the east lawn of the Uvalde County Courthouse, which is located at the intersection of Getty and Main streets in downtown Uvalde. The pair, led by Vic Hilderbran, were assisting the Uvalde Lions Club in the club’s tradition of posting flags for holidays.
The Uvalde Leader-News is holding another pumpkin carving contest. To enter, send in a photo of the carver with his or her creation by noon on Oct. 26. Once judged by newspaper staff, the winner’s picture, along with his or her pumpkin, will appear on the front page of the Oct. 30 edition of the Leader-News – just in time for Halloween.
The top carver will also receive a $50 Walmart gift card. All other entries will be featured on the Leader-News website following the conclusion of the contest.
Please submit all entries by email to email@example.com or drop off photos at our office at 110 N. East St. Please include the name of the carver and the title of the design.
by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Community volunteer extraordinaire Javier Flores is only 37, but he’s packed a lifetime's worth of volunteerism in his three-plus decades in Sabinal; on Thursday, that community mindedness was recognized by U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, representative for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.
Hurd presented Flores with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition during a brief ceremony held at 1 p.m. at Sabinal City Hall.
“This is for what you do when you work officially and all the volunteer work that you do,” Hurd said to Flores before handing over the commemorative certificate. “This is a great opportunity for me to say thank you and to highlight an awesome citizen of this district.”