2020-03-01

Baseball, softball posters available at Leader-News

The Uvalde High School baseball and softball posters have arrived. Free copies of the poster are available at the Uvalde Leader-News office, located across the street from the Uvalde County Courthouse in downtown Uvalde. This year’s poster features photographs of the UHS high school baseball and softball teams, and a link to find baseball and softball schedules. Advertisements from local […]

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Coyotes make home debut Tuesday

Tuesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes will make their season home debut as they host the Southwest Legacy Titans in District 28-5A baseball competition. The varsity game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. starting time and it will be preceded by a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest. Coach Sart Perez’s Coyotes, 3-0 for the season, will come […]

UHS girls host Somerset in Saturday afternoon soccer

Heading into the stretch run of the District 28-5A girls’ soccer race, the Uvalde Lobos need only a few more wins to clinch a post-season playoff spot. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Lobos, 6-2-3 in district and 8-7-4 for the season, will be on the road Tuesday night to play the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. Kick-off time for the varsity match […]

UHS one-act play cast, crew prep for contest

Ellenore Dorris UHS Journalism Uvalde High School drama students are running through last rehearsals in preparation for taking their one-act play to the first level of UIL competition set Tuesday. The play selected by theatre teacher Christela Mendoza this year is an unusual one. She chose “Cut” by Ed Monk. It’s about a group of actors rehearsing a play within […]

Tuesday is last chance to vote

by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Without considering Friday’s early voting tally, more than 2,000 people have already voted in either the Republican or Democrat party primaries. Election Day is Tuesday, when 14 polling sites across Uvalde County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to give registered voters one final chance to sound-off on a variety of races, […]

SWTJC reports enrollment, hours increases

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The number of students attending classes at Southwest Texas Junior College continues to rise, as reported during the board of trustees meeting on Thursday evening. Spring enrollment numbers increased 1.7 percent from last year, totaling 6,752, which is 117 more students taking classes than in 2019, when enrollees totaled 6,635. Classroom hours have also increased, up […]

Coronavirus preemption is plan in Uvalde County

Melissa Federspill and Julye Keeble Staff writers Though no cases of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, have been reported in Uvalde, with six cases reported in San Antonio, area school districts and Uvalde Memorial Hospital are making preparations for handling the outbreak and preventing the spread of illness if it reaches Uvalde. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Mayor announces re-election bid

Incumbent city of Uvalde Mayor Donald McLaughlin Jr. has filed for re-election, seeking Uvalde’s first-ever four-year mayoral term. He was previously elected to two-year terms in 2014, 2016 and 2018, running unopposed in 2016 and 2018. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your mayor for the past six years. I am humbly asking for the […]

Placement on the ballot for the school board election

Melissa Federspill|Leader-News Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief financial officer Billy Collins (right) reaches into a container held by student services director Kenneth Mueller to draw a name for placement on the ballot for the school board election set May 2. The event took place on Monday afternoon, where the drawing revealed that the candidates for the four at-large seats will […]