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04
Aug

Leader-News photo contest

El Progreso Memorial Library director Mendell Morgan reads the Uvalde Leader-News while waiting for Biblioteca Publica in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to open (at 10 a.m., just like El Progreso).
 
Thu
04
Aug

Cement truck accident

The driver (left) of a tow truck speaks to a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper following a one-vehicle rollover involving a cement truck at the intersection of Fourth Street and Hacienda Road.
 
Thu
04
Aug
Thu
04
Aug

Wellness fair slated Tuesday

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will host the annual Community Wellness Fair on Tuesday. The fair will be held in the Uvalde High School cafeteria from 4 to 6 p.m.
 
Sun
31
Jul

Parents hit with insurance denial, second diagnosis in same week

 
 
 
 
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer
The parents of 7-year-old Marcus Galindo, who was recently diagnosed with Krabbe disease, received devastating news in June when one of their two daughters was also diagnosed with the same rare and often-fatal degenerative disorder.
 
In addition to 5-year-old Mariah’s diagnosis, Amy and Marcus Galindo Sr., of La Pryor, were notified that Marcus’ medical insurance has denied coverage of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, both of which are needed to extend his life expectancy.
 
The disease, which affects the myelin sheath of the nervous system, is generally fatal before age 2; however, juvenile- and and adult-onset cases tend to have a slower progression of the disease.
 
Sun
31
Jul

Leader-News photo contest

Sharon Colwell of Uvalde reads the Uvalde Leader-News as she fulfills a lifelong dream of touring New York City. In the photo, Colwell is near the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
 

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