Uvalde Leader-News 070920


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School coming but choices remain

Teachers will have to present in-person, online lessons, dependent on family preference Melissa Federspill Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will be offering both in-person and online learning for the upcoming school year, per guidelines released Tuesday by the Texas Education Agency. Families will be able to choose the class option they prefer, said UCISD Superintendent Hal Harrell. The […]

County COVID-19 count nears 200

Zavala logs first  virus-related death Julye Keeble Staff writer COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in Uvalde, jumping almost 36 percent from 140 positive cases on Friday to 190 on Wednesday, surpassing the number of cases in Medina County. Additional patients have also tested positive in Zavala County. In Uvalde County, 2,425 people who have been tested were negative for the […]

Failure to yield causes accident

Pete Luna|Leader-News A stop sign lies askew across a 2013 Ford Escape after being struck when a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe collided with the Ford at the intersection of North Getty and Mesquite streets. The wreck occurred Tuesday evening around 9:46 p.m. The vehicles came to rest at the southwest corner of the Uvalde Classical Academy campus. According to Lt. Mariano […]

SWTJC’s virtual commencement set Saturday

Southwest Texas Junior College’s virtual graduation ceremony will take place Saturday. The schedule of the virtual ceremonies is dual credit and early college high school, 11 a.m.; health sciences, 1:30 p.m.; business, industrial and technical studies, 3:30 p.m.; public safety and human services, 5:30 p.m.; and arts, humanities, communications and STEM, 7:30 p.m. The first ceremony will be exclusively for […]

Don’t bury it yet: City landfill’s life far from over

Julye Keeble Staff writer The Uvalde City Council received a clean opinion, and the welcome news that the city landfill has more life left in it than expected, when Robert Carter from Leal and Carter, P.C. presented the financial audit report for fiscal year 2019. The results of a survey contracted by city staff in 2019 on the city-owned landfill […]

Misunderstood marsupial keeps animal control busy

With a similar appearance to a rodent, many Uvalde residents mistakenly consider the opossum to be harmful, said city of Uvalde animal control officer Pete Alvarez. So much so, he said, that animal control routinely picks up three to five opossums a week from residents. A lot of times, Alvarez said, they get calls for baby opossums and have to […]

Coyote leadership unfazed by third-place prediction

The Uvalde Coyotes are a pre-season pick to finish third in the District 14-4A Division I football race. Pre-season projections were made for all of the Texas high school district football races by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine that hit shelves this week. “Texas Football magazine has great content for football fans. I appreciate the hard work they put in […]

FSB July business of the month

Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce First State Bank of Uvalde, 200 E. Nopal St., representatives including (left to right) Hanna C. Case, Laura Ramirez and president and CEO Chad D. Stary stand with chamber of commerce executive director Victoria Dühring behind a sign proclaiming the bank as the July 2020 business of the month. The designation is awarded by the […]