News

Tue
04
Nov

Election Day candidates, polling sites

Today is Election Day. For information on how or where to vote, call the office of Uvalde County elections official Maggie Del Toro at 830-278-3225.



Multiple races are set to be decided, including local precinct, county, state and U.S. congressional seats.


UVALDE COUNTY

The only contested county-wide race is for the County Clerk's office. Republican Joyce Altgelt and Democrat Donna M. Williams will vie for the seat held by Ramona Hobbs.



PRECINCTS

Voters in Precincts 1, 5, and 12 will choose from Republican Steven T. Kennedy and Democrat Hector Luevano for Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace.



Voters in Precincts 6, 7, 8, 9, and 14 will choose between Republican Danny R. Welch and Democrat Raul T. Flores for Pct. 4 County Commissioner.



CONGRESS

Sat
01
Nov

Nevarez crowned queen

Halloween night produced one huge treat for Alexandra Nevarez as she was crowned Uvalde High School’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. Her coronation took place during halftime of a close football game between the Coyotes and Southside Cardinals. She joins a prestigious list of winners past, including 2013 homecoming queen Addison Brewster who was on hand to pass down her tiara.
 
Sat
01
Nov

Red Ribbon Week weaves drug-free attitudes

by KIM EAGLE
 
“It’s up to me to be drug free” was the theme at all Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District campuses this week as they celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Each campus held various dress-up days with drugfree themes, door decorating contests, and were given presentations by local law enforcement groups including Uvalde Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.
 
Sat
01
Nov

Knippa family displeased by handling of May 2007 incident

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
With his extensive criminal history that includes an arrest for sexual assault of a child, local law enforcement officers weren’t surprised by the recent arrest of 34-year-old Bo Jett Littleton in connection with the alleged kidnapping of two San Antonio women.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Hill family, friends serve treats to fright-night revelers

MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Trick-or-treaters are cautioned to never accept unsealed treats from strangers, but Roxanne and Joe Hill aren’t strangers to the hundreds of children who flock to their home every year. For what Roxanne estimated to be 13 years, the couple and their friends have manned an assembly line of grilling and serving from 100 – in the early days – then 200, 300 and 400, to what’s now 500 hot dogs to visitors. The children also receive a pack of candy and a juice box.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Texting-while-driving ban?

by KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
Uvalde City Council members are looking to crack down on distracted driving and, as a result, may ban texting while driving within the city limits. The topic was discussed Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, and it is set for further discussion at council’s Nov. 10 meeting. Although Texas does not have a statewide law banning the use of cell phones, many cities have adopted ordinances prohibiting drivers from using the devices while driving.
 
Mon
27
Oct

Hunter's Journal covers wild game, shopping scene

There's a new magazine in town, and it can be found on newstands with Sunday's Leader-News.

The 52-page, all-color Hunter's Journal replaces the long-lived Southwest Texas Hunter's Guide. Many of the same important features, such as the area hunting outlook, regulations, and hunting tales remain in the new publication. But there are also a number of exciting additions to the glossy magazine, including two pages of recipes and dozens of new advertisers with exciting products to entice us.

Mon
27
Oct

ULN Today – Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

The Uvalde City Council will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss adopting an ordinance banning texting while driving. Council will also discuss the possibility of eliminating garage sale permit fees.

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