Rafael Silva Jr.

Rafael Silva Jr. Rafael “Ralph” Silva Jr., 74, of Uvalde died on Aug. 7, 2019, at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 3, 1945, in Uvalde to Margarita (Gonzalez) and Rafael Silva Sr. He was the youngest of four children born to the couple. Silva worked for Southwestern Bell Telecom for more than 36 years. The […]

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UHS runners open cross-country season at Del Rio Saturday

Uvalde High School cross-country runners will be in Del Rio Saturday morning for competition in the Del Rio Invitational running meet. The girls’ varsity race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., the boys’ varsity race will start at 8:30 a.m., while the girls’ junior varsity race will get underway at 9 a.m. UHS runners who will vie in the […]

Coyotes begin football workouts

The Uvalde Coyotes will complete the first full week of high school football practice with morning practices tomorrow and Saturday. Coach R.T. Gonzales’ varsity and junior varsity Coyotes went through their first day of practice Monday afternoon. Gonzales was pleased by the performance of the Coyotes on their first day of practice. “I am extremely proud of the way the […]

Bandera youth camp permit request concerns landowners

On Sunday, concerned citizens from Tarpley, Bandera and Hondo will meet to discuss a permit that would allow the discharge of pollutants from treated sewage into Commissioner’s Creek in Tarpley. Commissioner’s Creek is a spring fed tributary to Hondo Creek and the Frio River, and is part of the Nueces River Watershed and Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. Texas Commission on […]

County OKs $32.9M budget

Expenses increase by $2.7M Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Commissioners have approved a balanced budget of $32,991,225, which rings in $2.7 million higher than the current budget, and scheduled public hearings for the proposed tax rate of 75.08 cents. The proposed tax rate is 1.49 cents higher than last year’s 73.59 cent rate, and 5.32 cents more than the effective rate […]

18th-annual Wellness Fair

Melissa Federspill | Leader-News A young girl smiles and reaches to touch a life-like skunk while being entertained by master puppeteer Jimmy Hanson during the 18th-annual Wellness Fair at Uvalde High School. More than 800 people attended the event last Friday afternoon, when volunteers provided 571 backpacks to school-aged children and attendees donated 40 units of blood to the South […]

UHS students clean Frio River

Fifteen members of the Uvalde High School class of 2022 and four accompanying adults picked up 59 bags of trash and several abandoned canopies and chairs between Seven Bluff and Kenneth Arthur Crossings last Sunday in Concan. Raising $950 for their booster club, the group removed 600 pounds of refuse from the Frio River and its banks through the Uvalde […]