2020-07-12

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Remember When?: Finances approved for signal lights

10 years ago Thursday, July 8, 2010 State agencies issue anthrax advisory – The Texas Animal Health Commission and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have issued a summer and early fall alert for ranchers, hunters and anyone who may be going afield in Texas. One case of anthrax has been confirmed in a white-tailed deer herd on a game ranch […]

Uvalde Leader-News 071220

Disaster loans lifeline for businesses

Staff retained for EMS, restaurants, newspaper, vehicle dealerships and more


The Paycheck Protection Program, a Small Business Association loan program designed to help businesses keep their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, has bolstered the coffers of approximately 36 businesses in the Uvalde area. According to data released by the SBA this week, businesses spanning multiple industries, including this newspaper, restaurants, car dealerships, accounting firms, nursing homes, hospitals and emergency services […]

UCISD workouts resume tomorrow



Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District athletes will resume weight and conditioning workouts beginning tomorrow. The program recently was suspended for a two-week period after some Uvalde High School athletes were exposed to someone having the COVID-19 virus. “We are set to return to work Monday,” said UHS head football coach and athletic director R.T. Gonzales. “The University Interscholastic League has […]

William Bassett

William “Bill” Bassett, Ph.D., 94, of Uvalde died on May 31, 2020, at his residence in Uvalde. Bassett was born in Greenville on Aug. 10, 1925, to Pansy (Greer) and James Bassett. He grew up in Amarillo. Towards the end of his high school years, the family moved to Austin and he started attending the Presbyterian church youth group where […]

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Temporary pup sure to liven up four-legged ranch

City Bumpkins

Nothing’s better than a boy and his dog. Or a grandchild who prefers to come visit and borrow one of my dogs. Unless it’s a daughter who asks us to pick up and house break a puppy until she can pick up the fully-trained canine companion. Our son grew up with a lab nestled on his bed. That lasted until […]

Statue brings dishonor

Statues have a place in our public spaces, but only if the history they reflect does not bring dishonor to the causes of justice and freedom that we as a nation have long fought to advance. The Southern states that seceded from the Union in 1860-61 did so in hopes of preserving a culture that their citizens held dear. That […]

Nursing home resident dies after COVID-19 diagnosis



About 54 percent of local positive cases include people between the ages of 21 and 60. About 22 percent represent children through 20-year-old county residents. About 24 percent of patients are adults 60 and older There has been a second death in Uvalde County of a resident positive for COVID-19. Dr. Jared Reading, Uvalde Health Authority, said the patient at […]