Editorial: Hospice care gift of love

The Uvalde Memorial Hospital hospice department will host a celebration of life today at 6 p.m. in the downtown plaza. The event will honor loved ones who have died throughout the years. The service is free and open to the public. Luminaries will be provided. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month and a fitting time for us […]

Rep. King speaks to retired teachers

The following information was submitted by Nancy Stockton on behalf of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association. The Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association held its October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22. President Bill Kolinek called the meeting to order before welcoming members and guests. The invocation was given by Jeanne Hart. Master Sergeant Calvin Lambert and Sharon Fowler led the […]

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UHS freshmen chalk up first football victory of the season

The Uvalde Coyotes freshmen won their first football game of the season Thursday night. They defeated the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets, 34-6, in the Honey Bowl. Uvalde High School’s ninth-graders built up a 12-6 lead in the first half of the contest and then outscored Kennedy, 22-0, in the second half to win the ball game. Midway through the first […]

Antonio C. Silva

Antonio C. Silva Antonio Campos Silva, 77, of Uvalde, died Oct. 31, 2019, in San Antonio. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, 424 Geraldine St. in Uvalde. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Crossroads Academy student named scholar of month

Crossroads Academy student Hector Blanco is starting the school year off strong by earning the first scholar of the month honors from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. As the recipient of these honors, Blanco was  presented with a $100 minor savings account from IBC Bank, and he had the opportunity to participate in  a congratulatory lunch with school administration and […]

Monetary, book donations bolster library

One of El Progreso Memorial Library’s most popular fundraising efforts is book enrichment fund generated through memorial and honor donations. Over the months of August and September, the library received $1,101 in monetary donations and books valued at $50. Library director Mendell Morgan reports that as the average price of a new hardcover book for the public library has gradually […]

Bilingual graduates by 2023

UCISD transitioning fully to dual language study Julye Keeble Staff writer By 2023, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District expects to have the first cohort of dual language students graduating from Uvalde High School. The district is in the process of transitioning fully to dual language learning as they work to position Uvalde as a model for rural areas on the national stage, […]

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Sosa crowned UHS queen

Uvalde High School senior Alaina Sosa, who represented the art club, was named the 2019 homecoming queen Friday night during haltime ceremonies of the Uvalde Coyotes’ eventual 56-13 victory over San Antonio Kennedy. Sosa, the daughter of Julissa Sosa of Uvalde, was escorted by David Torres, son of Ben and Vanessa Puerta of Uvalde. (more…)