In the 2014-2015 school year, younger students will start school at 7:45 a.m. and older students will start at 8:30 a.m. as Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will be implementing a staggered bell schedule. The plan is expected to save the district money in transportation expenses and reduce the amount of time students spend on the bus.
Marine LCpl Martin Morquecho poses for a picture with the Uvalde Leader-News on a past field operation near Mount Fuji – pictured in the background – in Japan. He has been stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for over a year and a half.
They used anything they could find, and the result was 11 arrests and four hospitalizations, with two adults and two juveniles severely beaten. It’s the aftermath of what police are calling a fight between two gangs that involved over 30 people.
They say you can measure your success in life by the people you have impacted, and if that’s true a Knippa school administrator killed early Sunday morning was highly accomplished. Merlyn Schneider, principal of Knippa High School, was traveling home when a wrong-way driver suspected of being intoxicated crashed into her car, head on, on Loop 1604 at Highway 90 in San Antonio. The crash occurred at 2:41 a.m.
Three officers with the Uvalde Police Department’s SWAT team approach a residence Thursday evening at 316 W. Benson Road with guns drawn. A man inside of the residence was reportedly armed and suicidal.
Skeet Lindsey (back row, center) reads the Uvalde Leader-News with his Afghan Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13-01 at the Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan. Lindsey is an instructor pilot working with the team building the Afghan Air Force. Shindand is an airbase in far west Afghanistan, about 50 miles from the Iran border.
A hive of bees was not happy when the vacant home they occupied caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, and the insects tried to take their distress out on firefighters. Local firefighters were dispatched at 4:40 p.m. to assist Crystal City and La Pryor fire departments when the vacant Martinez Street home caught fire.
With the exception of Poteet, which hosts an annual strawberry festival, Texas is known more for produce like cantaloupe, spinach and pecans than strawberries. However, researchers in Uvalde and around the state are trying to change that by carrying out a study to determine exactly which varieties of the fruit will grow most favorably here.
Two people are dead and another narrowly missed tragedy Friday night after a near head-on collision just outside Knippa. The driver who caused the accident was suspected to have fled from the scene of another crash in Medina County before the fatal wreck that took his life. The collision occurred one mile west of Knippa, on U.S Highway 90 East, at approximately 8:37 p.m. According to information provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Manuel Martinez, driving a 2005 Honda Civic, was traveling west on the wrong side of the road.