UHS switching to virtual learning for next week


The Uvalde High School campus will be closed for in-person classes effective Monday due to a staffing shortage. Students will switch to virtual learning through Friday, according to district officials. “At this time, the decision only affects the high school campus,” said Superintendent Hal Harrell in a letter dated Nov. 25. “High school staff and parents have received additional emails […]

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Bumper bridge “Houston, we have a problem.” Is it just me, or ever since the new bridge railings at the Leona River and Taylor Slough crossings on the west bound lanes were put in, that they have been hit more in the past year or so than a dog has fleas…? I think that the Acme bridge company should be […]

Susan Noble

Susan Noble Susan Noble, 76, of Waco, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 1, 2020, at her residence in Waco. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with interment following at Montell Cemetery in Montell. Noble was born on March 7, 1944, to Josephine (Stevenson) and John Edward “Jack” Noble. After beginning her […]

Gonzalez representing UHS at state running meet

Utopia, Nueces Canyon and Knippa all sending student athletes to Round Rock this week

Unberto “Tito” Gonzalez will represent Uvalde High School on Tuesday at the state cross-country meet at Round Rock. The Class 4A boys’ state cross-country race is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. starting time in Old Settlers’ Park. “I’ve worked really hard to get to state. I am proud to be able to represent Uvalde against the best runners in the […]

Holidays may look different this year, but families will adapt, persevere

People are weary of the current situation: the stress, the isolation, and the anxiety. Now, with the holidays, we add the suggested safety protocol to limit the number of people at our homes to immediate family or 10 or less individuals. In addition to the virus concern and health issues, many families have faced hardships, including the loss of family […]

Tax payments up slightly from same period last year

Year-to-date tax collections by the Uvalde County Appraisal District total $4.4 million, up from $4.1 million during the same time period last year, chief appraiser Roberto Valdez said Tuesday during his report to the district’s board of directors. Valdez said the district is also ahead in the number of payments received as compared to last year. The receipts reflect income […]

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Remember when

10 years ago Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 ‘Shop at Home First’ campaign begins – The Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Friday a long-term informational campaign aimed at convincing Uvaldeans to “Shop at Home First.” “All too often we hear comments regarding the unavailability of products or services in Uvalde,  said Chamber Executive Director Wendy Speer. “However, […]

County logs 41st virus-related death

UMH receives four doses of experimental antibody therapy

After more than a month with no deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Uvalde County, the 41st death was reported Thursday by Uvalde Health Authority official Dr. Jared Reading. No details were available about the victim as Reading was out of the office and unable to be reached before the newspaper was printed. There have previously been 40 deaths in the […]

Veterans asked to share stories

The Uvalde Leader-News would like to invite all local combat veterans to be interviewed by one of our staff writers. The goal is to preserve the experience of individuals during important events in our nation’s history, while sharing their stories of  courageous service with the community. If you served in the military during a combat period and wish to be […]