News

Sat
24
May
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Dear City Council...

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A group of Robb Elementary students has offered to get knee deep in dirt in an effort to help maintain the Uvalde Memorial Park. Students of Sairi Casares’ fourth-grade class recently wrote letters to the city of Uvalde asking for permission to spend a Saturday cleaning the park and possibly planting a tree.
 
Wed
21
May
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A vehicle was struck Tuesday morning

Uvalde firefighter Will Dalrymple looks into a vehicle that was struck Tuesday morning. The accident happened when the driver of a forklift, used in loading a commercial tractor-trailer parked on the roadway, emerged from the parking lot and into traffic in the 300 block of East Leona Street.
 
Wed
21
May
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Students re-write news

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Extra, extra, read all about it: Students at Excel Academy utilize Newspapers in Education to work on writing, especially how to best introduce topics and write a strong lead. Teacher Yolanda Jones has been using issues of the Uvalde Leader-News as a teaching tool in her high school English class at Excel.
 
Wed
21
May
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No bull: Music added to rodeo event

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Professional bull riders will be bucking into Uvalde this weekend – hoping to last eight seconds before getting thrown – on their quests to earn $65,000 in cash and prizes. The third annual Cactus Jack Bull Riding competition starts Friday and will continue through Sunday at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
 
Wed
21
May
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Three-vehicle crash sparks new worries over Knippa traffic

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A three-vehicle accident that occurred at an intersection in front of the Knippa Independent School District on Monday morning has members of the small community questioning whether it could have been prevented. For district Superintendent Jeff Cottrill, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.
 
Sat
17
May
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Sulema Bermea reads the Uvalde Leader-News at the world-famous 102nd floor observatory of the Empire State Building during a recent trip to New York City. The observatory offers a magnificent view of the city and the Hudson River.
 
Sat
17
May
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Discipline does about-face

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
This time last year Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District had 208 high school students sent to its disciplinary program, with 67 percent coming back at least once. “This year at the same time, we have had 133 students come through DAEP and bootcamp and only 8 percent have come back,” said Principal Christa Dillard, referring to the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program.
 
Sat
17
May
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Are sex crimes underreported?

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Although a victim of sexual assault may feel hesitant to report such a crime, according to Uvalde Police Lt. Mike Hernandez detectives with the department have the victim’s safety and privacy as their number one priority. Hernandez said the department is well equipped to handle sexual assault cases and officers have investigated a total of 16 between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.
 
Thu
15
May
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McLaughlin is new mayor

Donald McLaughlin Jr. clinched the race for mayor of Uvalde by 77 votes in a contest with Henry John Yeackle IV that was decided last Saturday. McLaughlin received 822 votes of the 1,569 cast, leaving 745 for Yeackle. The 1,569 ballots represent 16.4 percent of the 9,566 registered voters in the city. Of those ballots, 295 were cast by mail; 892 by personal appearance; and 382 were recorded on election day, which was Saturday.
 
Thu
15
May
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Uvalde Leader-News photo contest

Bianca Padilla and Brandon Ramirez read the Uvalde Leader-News in front of the Sacred Crowned Dancers statues on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in Mescalero, N.M.
 

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