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Thu
02
Feb

Results in for horses, projects

by MEGHANN GARCIA 

The 2017 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show and Sale wrapped up last Saturday at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. While most results were included in Sunday’s edition of the Leader-News, judging results for horses and farm projects, as well as showmanship awards and livestock judging, were not available until after the newspaper was printed.

 

Thu
02
Feb

Commissioners accept Hill Country River Region budget

by MEGHANN GARCIA 

Texas Hill Country River Region’s 2017 budget was accepted by Uvalde County Commissioners during the regular meeting held Jan. 23. The budget projects income and expenses of $713,482.

The agency is tasked with promoting tourism to Uvalde County and, more specifically, the river region, where lodging owners are assessed a 4 percent tax on overnight stays. That money is remitted to the county, which allocates 74 percent to Texas Hill Country River Region and retains 26 percent. Most of the county’s portion is allocated for river cleanup activities.

Texas Hill Country River Region executive director Annabell McNew gave commissioners an overview of plans, which include expanded efforts to keep the area free of litter.

 

Thu
02
Feb

Sisters assaulted twice in one day

by KIMBERLY RUBIO 

Alleged assailants targeted three sisters twice in one day, with four of six physical aggressors jailed after the respective attacks. Additional arrests are pending further investigation.

 

Thu
02
Feb

Livestock sale brings in $451,618

by MEGHANN GARCIA 

While the $451,618 sale total from the 2017 Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show fell from last year’s record-breaking $492,607, it still left area exhibitors with hard-earned money for their efforts.

The exotic breed grand champion steer, shown by home-schooler Baylee Grissom, sold for $7,700 to AA Ranches, Briscoe Ranch Inc., First State Bank of Uvalde, and Holt Cat. The steer weighed 1,295.

The 2017 sale amount surpassed the $369,999 generated in 2015 and $427,779 in 2014.

 

Thu
02
Feb

Coggins takes on breast cancer battle

by KATARINA CASTILLO, KAYLA DE LA CRUZ AND MATTHEW MORENO 

Tammy Coggins, Uvalde High School testing coordinator and former track and swim coach, discovered over the holiday season that she will be pitted against her biggest rival yet: breast cancer. But she’s facing it with her usual high spirits.

Always respected as a coach and testing guru, she’s gained a new level of respect from everyone on campus. Students, especially, have expressed amazement at her openness and candor in dealing with her illness.

Coggins was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

 

Thu
02
Feb

UCISD talks continue on possible changes to campuses

by CHARLEY ROBINSON 

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s transitional study continues today at 5:30 p.m. in the Flores Middle School auditorium as the district continues to seek input from staff, parents and community member about proposed school changes for the 2017-2018 school year.

Staff meetings concluded last week, and the first parent/community session was held yesterday at the Benson Elementary cafeteria.

 

Sun
29
Jan

Library fundraising deadline looming

Approximately $39,000 in donations has made its way to El Progreso Memorial Library in recent weeks, following a plea for up to $50,000 that will be matched by a donor who does not want to be named. Library director Mendell Morgan hopes to use the donations to offset costs to replace the facility’s the building’s air conditioning and heating units.
 
Sun
29
Jan

Two decades-long employees retire from H-E-B Uvalde

By KIMBERLY RUBIO
 
When longtime H-E-B Uvalde employees Inocencio Ramos and Gilbert Sandoval clocked out of work on Tuesday it was the for the last time. The two men have retired after 42 and 32 years, respectively. The men were honored Friday with a retirement luncheon held at the store where they have established friendships and a lifetime of memories.
Sun
29
Jan

Grissom shows top steer

By MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Sun
29
Jan

UCISD may change campus grade levels

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District transitional planning committee will hold its final campus meeting at Morales Junior High at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. One of the ideas being discussed is having two grade levels on each of the elementary campuses.
 
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