UHS downs Hondo in team-tennis thriller

Team tennis matches don’t get much closer than the District 30-4A dual-team match Uvalde and Hondo teams played last Wednesday. Down 7-4 at one point, the Uvaldeans battled back to cut the deficit to 9-8. They then won a couple of girls’ singles matches that went to a super tie-breaker as they recorded a 10-9 victory over Hondo. “This is […]

Uvalde Leader-News 092720

Remember when: CHDI fundraising goes into high gear

10 years ago Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 DA’s office adds staff – Investigator Monica Cervera and Assistant District Attorney Julie Solis are recent additions to the 38th Judicial District attorney’s office. Their sole function is to investigate and prosecute crimes against women over the age of 18, focusing mostly on domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. “Though we assist with […]

Pastor’s Column: Christianity teaches us to be more like Christ

Readings EZ 19:25-28, Ps 25, Phil 21-11, Mt 21:28-32 Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.” Jesus was teaching in the Temple during the week before Passover. The chief priests and elders challenged the authority of his teaching as they were trying to maintain their own authority. They were responsible […]

Tax bills going out this week

Uvalde County Appraisal District plans to mail 2020 tax bills on Thursday, but taxpayers will have until Jan. 31, 2021, to pay their bill without penalty, according to chief appraiser Roberto Valdez. Tax bills become delinquent on Feb. 1, 2021, and penalty and interest will accrue each month the bill remains in delinquency. This year’s overall tax levy, which UCAD […]

Cross-train staff to head off difficult times

In the uncertain times that the coronavirus produced, business leaders were forced to face the fact that employees might not be available every day to do their jobs – either because of their own health concerns or because they were scrambling to make childcare arrangements because of school closings. And, as the economy takes a hit, some businesses may even […]

Koepp’s likeness sees Astros home games

Uvaldean Kelly Koepp’s likeness is attending every home Major League Baseball game for the Houston Astros this season. A photo cutout of Koepp has been placed in one of the seats at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. As a money maker for the Houston Astros Foundation, a charitable organization that funds many projects in the Houston area, the cutouts are offered […]

Schools report COVID-19 case counts

UCISD, La Pryor announce positive tests

Confirmed cases: 772 Probable cases: 31 Active cases: 16 Recovered cases: 756 Hospitalized: 3 Deaths: 31 Negative tests: 4,847 From Aug. 3 to Sept. 20, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has reported 12 cases of COVID-19 among staff and students, according to data released by the Texas Education Agency on Thursday. Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of marketing and communications, […]

Cross-country team fares well in UHS meet

Uvalde High School runners performed well in the UHS Invitational cross-country running meet held Sept. 19. Tito Gonzalez turned in the first time among the individual runners vying in the Boys’ Smaller School, Class 4A and under, Division of the meet. His time of 16 minutes and 48.8 seconds earned him first place. Gonzalez’s time was not only his personal-best […]

CHDI receives $46,479 grant for pandemic response

Community Health Development Inc. has received a $46,479 grant from the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country’s pandemic response fund, “Hill Country Strong.” The grant will support CHDI’s COVID-19 response in Real County and includes computers and other technology for telemedicine, upgrading internet connectivity, and personal protective equipment for Rolling Hills Health in Leakey and Canyon Health Center in […]