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Thu
10
Nov

Chamber rounds up $38K

The Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce raised $38,000 for annual operating expenses at the 35th-annual Hunter’s Roundup. According to Olivia Rish, executive director, nearly 4,500 people were in attendance during the Friday night event, which took place 5 p.m to 11 p.m. at the Uvalde County Stardust Pavilion at the Fairplex.

Thu
10
Nov

Legion ceremony set tomorrow at Fairplex

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring all military veterans. It was originally observed to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War I when major hostilities of that war were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. American Legion Post 26 and the Ladies Auxiliary Unit will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex.

Thu
10
Nov

Tomorrow is opportunity to salute veterans

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

From model to bookkeeper for the U.S. Marines Corps to operator of the Two Oaks Cafe in Uvalde, Marge Motes has lived nothing short of an extraordinary life. Motes, who is originally from Hammond, Indiana, grew up the oldest of six children.

Thu
10
Nov

Record-breaking turnout recorded

By MEGHANN GARCIA

As they have consistently done for the last 48 years, Uvalde County voters supported the Republican Party’s candidate for president, with 4,828 of registered voters choosing Donald J. Trump for president over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 3,863 votes. Trump captured 53.93 percent of Uvalde County votes to Clinton’s 43.15 percent. This year, Uvalde County had a record-breaking voter turnout, with 9,095 of the 16,611 registered voters casting a ballot for a turnout of 54.75 percent.

Thu
10
Nov

Verstuyft wins tax assessor seat

By MEGHANN GARCIA

For Uvalde County tax assessor/collector, Republican Rita Cordova Verstuyft won with 4,576 votes over Democrat Diana Uriegas Flores, who had 4,330. The margin of victory was 246. Verstuyft will replace longtime tax assessor/collector Maggie Del Toro, who lost to Flores in the Democratic Party primary held March 1.

Thu
10
Nov

Operation Christmas Child is underway

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Local and area residents have the opportunity to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that provides gifts to children who are living in the midst of poverty, war, disease or natural disaster. Prospective donors should begin with finding a standard-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If desired, donors may wrap the box and lid separately in Christmas wrapping paper. The box should be wrapped separately so that it may be opened.

Thu
10
Nov

Uvalde receives .79 inches of rain

Recent showers accounted for .79 inches of rainfall in Uvalde, bringing the year-to-date precipitation to 28.49 inches. The weather station monitored by Texas A&M AgriLife recorded .78 and 0.01 inches, respectively, on Tuesday and Monday with rain expected to continue today. Totals for yesterday’s rainfall were not available when the newspaper was printed.

Thu
10
Nov

Thanksgiving luncheons set

Times for the Thanksgiving luncheons at Benson Elementary and Uvalde High School were not available for the Nov. 6 edition of the Leader-News. Plates are $6 each and can be paid for the day-of in the cafeteria. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Tue
08
Nov

General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

 

 

 

Voting totals are in for Uvalde County.

For Uvalde County tax assessor/collector, Republican Rita Cordova Verstuyft won with 4,576 votes over Democrat Diana Uriegas Flores, who had 4,330.
 

U.S. President: Republican Donald J. Trump received 4,828 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 3,863.
 

U.S. Congress, District 23: Republican Will Hurd, incumbent, received 4,729 votes to Democrat Pete Gallego’s 3,824.
 

Texas Senate, District 19: Republican Peter Flores received 4,297 votes to incumbent Democrat Carlos Uresti’s 4,175.
 

(Only the tax assessor/collector’s race is final with these numbers. For U.S. Congress and the Texas Senate, many other counties also vote.)
 

Sun
06
Nov

Tuesday is final day to vote

 

by Meghann Garcia, managing editor

Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day. Voters in Uvalde County will have their final opportunity to officially support candidates on the local level – Uvalde County tax assessor/collector – to state and national races, including the presidency.

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