Business Service Directory 051919

Coyotes wind up spring football

The Uvalde Coyotes completed their spring football practice season with the Maroon-White game Thursday in the Honey Bowl. Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales praised his team’s overall performance in the intra-squad scrimmage contest. “I was extremely pleased with the performance,” said Gonzales. “We have come a long way from where we started with the few first days […]

UYRC plans Tuesday slate

The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club will kick off its 2019 summer season schedule with a practice night on June 4 at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. For the first time in the long history of UYRC competition, club practice nights and points nights this season will be held on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. “So many youngsters compete in […]

Editorial: Feds have punted on migrant obligation

Thousands of migrants, released from the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at points ranging from Brownsville to El Paso, are testing the resources of Texas cities charged with caring for them. The city of Uvalde was notified last week, during a meeting with U.S. Border Patrol officials from the Del Rio Sector, that as many as 25 migrants […]

Breakfast in U.S. not always for champions

How does this sound for a breakfast menu: blood sausage fried in onions, head cheese thinly sliced, salatka kartofli (Polish potato salad), hard-boiled eggs, blintzes, pickles, beet horseradish sauce and rye bread? If you have turned up your nose, you are clearly American and probably fully indoctrinated into the sugar/carb-loaded morning menu that we have come to embrace. The above […]

Brooks notches first year of practice at cancer center

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor With a reported 527 cancer diagnoses in Uvalde County between 2011 and 2015, Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Center radiology oncologist Charles Brooks said the center allows patients to focus on fighting cancer rather than fighting traffic with trips to larger cities for care. The cancer center offers radiation treatment to residents of Uvalde and nine other […]

Flores, Batesville students duke it out in final UIL meet

The University Interscholastic League for fifth- and sixth-grade students came to an end for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. The final meet was hosted at Flores Elementary on Friday, April 26, which concluded with an awards ceremony in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. Batesville Elementary had five fifth-and-sixth grade students travel to Uvalde to compete. Overall events included dictionary skills, […]

Migrant influx coming to Uvalde

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor County and city leaders will meet tomorrow to consider an agreement with Southwest Area Regional Transit District to provide transportation from Uvalde to San Antonio for detained migrants, whom the city and county are referring to as migrant asylum applicants. Migrants, originally detained for processing after crossing the southern border, are set to be released from […]

Water fight could end with legislation

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District directors said little about pending litigation against the Edwards Aquifer Authority, for which the district’s expenditures now total $328,644, but they are watching a possible resolution in the form of a bill moving through the Texas Legislature. When the eight-member board, minus three directors, met Wednesday at First State Bank, […]

Child struck in hit-and-run crash

Pete Luna|Leader-News Uvalde Police Department officials talk near a Ford Focus allegedly used in a hit-and-run incident involving a 2-year-old child Friday around 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Apartments, 1806 Garner Field Road. Police performed a traffic stop after spotting the car just before noon in the 3800 block of North Benson Road, where the driver, 40-year-old Manuel Vasquez, […]