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‘World’ returning to Uvalde

City hosting gliding event for third time Julye Keeble Staff writer For an unprecedented third time Uvalde will host the World Gliding Championships, and the Uvalde Soaring Association expects visitors traveling to Uvalde for the contests to inject more than $10 million into the local economy over the next five years. According to the Uvalde Soaring Association, the world championship […]

Palomino Fest canceled due to pandemic

With a run of more than 20 years, Palomino Fest, traditionally held over the Labor Day Weekend, has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers are looking ahead to next year’s event, set Sept. 2-5, 2021. Uvalde Festival and Events Association, in coordination with Southwest Texas Junior College, produces the annual event that was founded in 1996 […]

UCISD spends $60K for pandemic assistance

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has joined the Region 20 COVID Support Cooperative, which has a nearly $60,000 membership cost for technical assistance and support for maintaining school operations during the pandemic. The UCISD board of trustees approved the expenditure and membership during a meeting held Monday at the Benson Educational Complex and live-streamed online. UCISD […]

Governor orders two weeks of early voting

Julye Keeble Staff writer Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Monday doubling the early voting period for the July 14 runoff election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Uvalde County residents will vote on two local races. Early voting for the July 14 runoffs will begin on June 29 per Abbott, who suspended Sections 85.001(a) and 85.001(b) of the Texas […]

Courthouse opens tomorrow

Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde County officials have updated the local disaster declaration due to COVID-19 and will reopen the courthouse to the public on Monday, albeit with certain restrictions. Despite the opening, many court cases will continue to be adjudicated via teleconference. Also, entry to the building will be limited to the east-side door, and staff is in the […]

Food in class? It’s not a problem in Tyk’s science lab

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Making popcorn in the microwave is a simple task most do for enjoyment. Not so much for Amanda Tyk, a fifth-and sixth-grade science teacher at Knippa Independent School District. For her, making popcorn in the microwave is an opportunity to teach her students about the different types of energy, such as radiation, used in everyday lives. […]

UHS tennis teams are perennial winners

James Volz Sports editor Last season was another great season for team tennis at Uvalde High School. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos won the District 28-5A title. The Uvaldeans then won in the bi-district and area rounds of post-season play before losing in the regional semifinals. “We started off slowly last season, because we had lost of lot of […]

Amalia Gutierrez

Amalia Gutierrez Amalia Gutierrez, 96, of Uvalde died on May 14, 2020, in San Antonio. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Lodge “Jack” Lucas

Lodge “Jack” Lucas Jack Lucas, 92, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the inability to have social gatherings, the family will hold a private memorial fishing trip to honor Jack’s life. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Lodge, known as Jack by all that knew him best, […]