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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...
Sun
14
Feb

Delinquent defendants targeted

City residents who have past-due fines or have failed to appear in municipal court for tickets may be arrested in an upcoming warrant roundup unless payment is made. The roundup covers defendants, whether residing in the area or not, who have failed to appear in court and/or pay fines and 
Thu
11
Feb

Kind and likeable or a ticking bomb?

KIMBERLY RUBIO
STAFF WRITER
 
Sun
07
Feb

Uvalde teenager kills three in murder-suicide

 

Four people are dead as a result of a triple-murder suicide that occurred Friday night in Uvalde County.

The perpetrator was 19-year-old Dylan Shane Westerburg.

Sun
07
Feb

Eighty-one percent of taxes paid

by Logan Garnett, general manager
 
The NCAA has its March Madness basketball tournament, retailers across the country both dread and anticipate Black Friday sales, and, more locally, Uvalde County Appraisal District staff can count on a level of frantic activity each year as taxpayers rush to remit their payments before February, when penalties and interest begin to accrue.
 
“We had a lot of people coming in to drop off their checks the last week of January,” Albert Mireles, UCAD chief appraiser, said of the flurry of payments his office received up until Feb. 1. Since Jan. 31 fell on a Sunday this year, Mireles said that property owners got a one-day extension and were able to pay their tax bills that Monday.
 
Sun
07
Feb

Williams, Ramon are tops in Uvalde

 
 
by Meghann Garcia, managing editor
 
God steered the way for Richard Williams and Linda Ramon to become the community-minded and volunteer-oriented Uvalde residents that earned them the titles of Uvaldean of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, respectively, at the 96th-annual Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce banquet held Friday night.
 
While long lists of accomplishments were given by presenters – including Williams’ son, Patrick, and Ramon’s fellow community volunteer Jan Elliott – both honorees said it was their Lord who guided them in life.
 
Before introducing his father as the year’s top Uvaldean, Patrick Williams read from a list that contained descriptions of Richard Williams given by nominators. The list included, “problem solver,” “no task too big,” “makes things happen,” and “community leader.”
 
Sun
07
Feb

Two people shot to death

At least two people–believed to be a man and a woman – and a dog were killed on Friday at a home off Farm to Market Road 140, where multiple law enforcement agencies remained yesterday and were still engaged in a tense standoff with an armed man.
 
Sun
07
Feb

Verstuyft seeking Republican nomination for tax assessor/collector

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Rita Cordova Verstuyft, a candidate for Uvalde County Tax Assessor/Collector. 
 
Thu
04
Feb

Masked robber loots store

 
 
A ski-masked man dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt robbed a Sabinal convenience store and gas station at gunpoint early on the morning of Feb. 3.
 
The incident occurred at the Shell station, located at the intersection of Highway 90 and Center Street, around 4 a.m.
 
The thief made off with a little more than $100 in cash.
 
According to Sabinal Chief of Police Jesus “Chuy” Reyes, the man approached the business from the west side and left by walking east out of the store. Reyes said a witness saw someone matching his description walking north on Center Street.
 
Shell manager Martha Torres said only one employee was working during the incident. Torres said the employee was shaken up but otherwise OK. Torres said that, per company rules, she could not give a physical description of the suspect.
 

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