District 29-5A swept in bi-district

District 30-5A teams won eight of the nine bi-district baseball games that they played against District 29-5A teams last weekend. The Floresville Tigers were the only District 29-5A team to win a bi-district game last weekend. After losing an 11-4 decision to the Corpus Christi Ray Texans in their series opener, the 29-5A runner-up Tigers won game two as they […]

Coyotes seek better hoops season in 2017-18

Last season was a tough season for Uvalde High School boys’ basketball. The loss of personnel and injuries throughout the season, and a tough pre-district and district schedule made for a long season. “It was a disappointing season for the coaching staff and for the kids,” said Uvalde High School head coach Kohl Neel. “It seems like everything that possibly […]

New A/C for library

Pete Luna|Leader-News Employees with AC Technical of Castroville utilize a crane to remove an old air conditioning and heating system from El Progreso Memorial Library. The task was in preparation of work to install a new system. The crew was on hand Thursday and Friday with the equipment arriving on Thursday morning.

County’s new budget needs work

Proposed budget off target Meghann Garcia Managing editor Whittling down the proposed general fund expenditures will be the goal when Uvalde County Commissioners meet this summer for a series of 2017-2018 budget workshops. The proposed budget released last Monday includes requested general fund expenses of $15,106,801 and income that falls just under $1 million less. With proposed income of $14,182,328, […]

Delinquent taxpayers put on notice

Uvalde County Appraisal District will mail out approximately 3,800 tax notices on Wednesday in a final attempt to collect delinquent tax revenue. Any accounts not paid by July 1 will be turned over to a collection attorney who will begin foreclosure and seizure procedures by filing lawsuits. Also on July 1, any unpaid accounts will be subject to an additional […]


Charley Robinson|Leader-News Uvalde Memorial Hospital registered nurse Silvia Arias reviews brain functions with a group of students during the hospital’s HealthQuest event. The exhibit taught visitors about the brain stem, lobes and cerebellum, areas of the brain related to movement, hearing, touch, and personality; tumors and brain cancer; Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases; concussion; brain blood flow; aneurysm; epilepsy; meningitis; headaches; […]

Dan M. Chant

Dan M. Chant Dan Mercer Chant, Jan. 17, 1922 – March 25, 2017. After several years of health problems, Dan Mercer Chant, a long-time resident of Uvalde, Texas, most recently of Bandera, Texas, passed away at 95 years of age on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Dan was born in Mountainair, New Mexico, on Jan. 17, 1922, but the family soon […]

Dixon L. Traylor Jr.

Dixon L. Traylor Jr. Dixon Lee “Dick” Traylor Jr. died on April 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 11, 1936, to Dixon Lee Traylor and Stella Rigby Traylor. He was a rancher, a gentleman and a Methodist. Dick graduated from Uvalde High School with the class of 1954. He is survived […]

Blackburn’s Grocery: A High Street favorite remembered

Memories of Blackburn’s Grocery at 828 N. High St. date back to a time before World War II. Dexter Stephens’ son Sam Stephens, born in 1934, remembers when his family lived on Black Street about two and a half blocks from the store. “When I was about 4 or 5 years old, we were playing in the backyard and decided […]

May 14, 2017