Letter to the editor: Jail shortages

I read on the Uvalde Leader-News that the sheriff said his main focus is on protecting community members, his employees and inmates at the Uvalde County Jail. Nothing could be further from the truth. I want to bring to attention that inmates are not given the right to protect themselves. Inmates are not given anything supplied by Uvalde County to […]

Uvalde Leader-News 041220

Distribution of items

Batesville School staff member Lally Lopez, clad in a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, greets first-grader Ezaeas Rios as he arrives on campus to pick up a Little Caesar’s pizza, some Easter candy, and game of Connect 4, courtesy of the Methodist Healthcare Ministries Get FIT program. School campuses have been closed to students since the spring break holiday. […]

UMH closes delivery room to partners

Julye Keeble Staff writer At the end of March, Uvalde Memorial Hospital instituted strict guidelines due to COVID-19, one of which involved disallowing a support person inside the room for labor patients. The hospital closed to almost all visitors, offering exceptions for those seeing critical or dying patients; a single parent or guardian for pediatric admissions; and a single caregiver […]

Sabinal ISD official contracts virus

Sabinal Independent School District Superintendent Richard Grill announced Friday morning that high school Principal Steve Alvarado tested positive for COVID-19, and the district will close for two weeks. The district opted to immediately stop all food distributions as a precautionary measure. Grill said Alvarado learned Monday at the end of the workday that he had been exposed to coronavirus via […]

COVID-19 spread continues

Sixth case confirmed in Uvalde County Julye Keeble Staff writer The sixth positive case of COVID-19 in Uvalde County and the 10th case in Medina County were announced Thursday morning, with Medina reporting its first death from coronavirus the previous day, April 8. Dr. Jared Reading with the Uvalde Health Authority announced the sixth local positive case of COVID-19, and […]

San Antonio man breaks quarantine to travel here

Julye Keeble Staff writer A 45-year-old San Antonio man who was tested for COVID-19 and expected to quarantine himself instead made multiple trips last week to Uvalde County, and he has now been detained by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on the orders of the office of the Uvalde Health Authority. Dr. Jared Reading, who was appointed Uvalde Health Authority, […]

Carl L. Hellums

Carl L. Hellums Carl Lee Hellums, 85, of Uvalde died on April 8, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Webinars to replace Birding the Border event

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Birding with Extension seminar series will replace the Birding the Border 2020 live event. Registration for the seminar will be $10, which will go to support AgriLife Extension youth birding programs. Maureen Frank, Ph.D., wildlife specialist, Uvalde, said the seminar will feature the same experts and topics slated for Birding the Border. She also […]

Painting, repairs underway at Uvalde Grand Opera House

Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde Grand Opera House manager Caitlin Visel said the turret repair project is going well, with metal work repaired and decorative designs adorning the top of the turret being restored. According to Visel, interior millwork and window casings are in the process of being painted, and work in the attic space of the turret will start […]