Human smugglers crash into tree

Julye Keeble Staff writer Six Mexican nationals were hospitalized on Thursday after their handlers crashed into a tree at a local church, when law enforcement intercepted a human smuggling attempt involving 13 people. Two men from Mexico stand accused of engaging in human smuggling of other Mexican nationals. The duo fled from Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Border […]

Homeschool teacher has advice for others faced with task

While many families underwent a cumbersome at-home learning transition during the campus closures of the spring semester, it was business as usual for homeschooling families,. Kim Dula, teacher at the Upper Room Academy and a 26-year-veteran of homeschooling, a one-room school house she owns and operates in Uvalde, says there’s many benefits to schooling at home. “Schooling at home or […]

Science of literacy, learning conference set July 29

The Sul Ross State University Department of Education invites educators, faculty and leaders to the Science of Literacy and Learning virtual conference on July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the conference is to provide educational leaders, K-12 teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty the opportunity for in-depth discussions exploring how the science of memory […]

Parties fueling COVID-19

Julye Keeble Staff writer The message on Friday during a COVID-19 press conference was to stay safe, and preferably home, for the Fourth of July weekend and to take personal responsibility to combat the pandemic. “As we enter this Independence Day weekend, you are encouraged to keep your celebration in your backyard among your immediate family,” said Bill Mitchell, Uvalde […]

Slow down

A Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office patrol unit is crumpled beyond repair after being struck from behind by an SUV driving at what was estimated to be at least 70 mph. The incident occurred Thursday night. The deputy suffered minor injuries, but no one else was injured in the crash, which also involved an 18-wheeler the deputy was attempting to shield […]

Republicans, Democrats voting early

First four days of early balloting period produces 700-plus voters More than 700 ballots have been cast in the early voting portion of the primary runoff election, which began on Monday in the Cactus Room at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. Of the 724 total votes cast so far, 319 were cast via mail-in ballots, of which 28 were […]

UCUWCD’s measurement project still underway

James Volz Sports editor Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District directors on Tuesday received an update on the Uvalde Pool Lumped Parameter project, designed to improve the understanding of the hydrologic and hydraulic functioning of the Uvalde Pool of the Edwards Aquifer that includes the Buda, Austin Chalk, and Leona Gravels components of the Pool. Scientist Kindra D. Nicholaides of […]

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Smuggling incident

Pete Luna|Leader-News A U.S. Border Patrol agent and Uvalde County Sheriff’s deputy arrest a Mexican national, one of 13 men captured in a human smuggling incident that led to a chase and culminated in the driver striking a tree at 817 Fort Clark Road just before noon Thursday. For more information on the crash, which landed two men in the […]

Will the Fourth of July golf tourney return?

Today is the day that the 73rd-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament was to end. But as with most local sporting events scheduled since the middle of last March, the Fourth of July golf tournament never did get underway. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tournament organizers canceled the golfing event. With the number of Texans who have caught the […]