2017-09-14

Dry times justify city restraints

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Even though the Edwards Aquifer Authority lifted pumping restrictions for Uvalde County two years ago in August of 2015, the city of Uvalde opted to remain cautious and implemented continuous water restrictions in an effort to conserve water. The city had been under some form of pumping reductions since June of 2011. If rainfall does not […]

Is Uvalde’s opera house really haunted?

by Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor Local residents may flock to the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House for theatrical performances on the stage, but paranormal investigators recently visited the West North Street building to track down ghosts. Although opera house manager Rosie Whisenant has never experienced any odd occurrences at the iconic downtown structure, others have tales to tell. Former […]

Coyotes face big road challenge

Uvaldeans play at Carrizo Springs tomorrow The Uvalde Coyotes will face their first road challenge of the season tomorrow when they travel to Carrizo Springs to play the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in football competition. Kick-off time for the game at Carrizo’s Frank Carter Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Both the Coyotes and the Wildcats enter action tomorrow seeking their […]

Lobos top Carrizo Springs

Tomorrow night at Pearsall, the Uvalde Lobos will go up against the Pearsall Mavericks in volleyball competition. Varsity action is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., while the junior varsity match and the freshman match both are set to start at 6 p.m. Coach Russell McElroy’s Lobos will enter play tomorrow following an exciting 20-25, 25-13, 25-14, 22-25, and 15-13 […]

Guajardo finds treasure trove of historically relevant newspapers

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor His business is rooted in the ever-changing technology of cell phones, but on a recent day of work Brackettville resident Ricardo Guajardo found a treasure trove of historically-relevant newspapers from the 1960s. Guajardo is employed with Blue Ridge Towers owned by Anthony Smith and based in Roanoke, Virginia. The business develops communication towers and leases the […]

Heaven A. Arias

Heaven A. Arias Heaven Armauni Arias, 15, of Uvalde died on Sept. 6, 2017, at her residence. She was born on July 4, 2002, in Uvalde to Silvia Roxana (Gonzalez) and Rafael Arias. She is survived by her parents; maternal grandmother, Silvia Gonzalez; paternal grandfather, Jesus H. Arias; one sister, Alashae Emauni Arias and companion, Timothy Mendoza; two brothers, Luis […]

Laura L. Doerr

Laura L. Doerr Laura Lee Doerr of Utopia went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2017, at the age of 78. She was the oldest of five children, born on Oct. 16, 1938, in Morgans Point, Texas, to Daniel and Jessie May Dever. Laura grew up near the coast in Texas. She loved the sand and the sunshine, […]

Uvalde Leader-News 091417

2017 Heroes for Children award recipients to be recognized

Our very own, Olga Charles, Newspapers in Education Coordinator for the Uvalde Leader-News will be presented with 2017 Heroes for Children award for SBOE District 1. Click on the link below to watch the ceremony live Friday, September 15 at 9 a.m. www.adminmonitor.com/tx/tea/general_meeting/20170915/