There is power in giving thanks

November is a month when many focus on giving thanks. Why should we take time to be thankful? I believe there are several reasons. The number one reason is because God said so. That alone is reason to be thankful, however, there is another reason. Thankfulness is good for us and good for those around us. There is power that […]

UMH physical therapist Guerra develops new cancer program

Physical therapist Abi Guerra has developed a specialized cancer program, lymphedema and post-mastectomy physical therapy, for Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Guerra, one of only 68 oncology certified physical therapists in the country and the first female in her inaugural class, has completed the necessary credentialing to become a board certified clinical specialist in oncologic physical therapy. She has also obtained a […]

Sanderlins repurpose Knippa’s oldest house

Sold! On Feb. 16, 2020, former Knippa resident, Judy Sanderlin Newman, became the new owner of the former O. B. Kessler residence, the oldest house in Knippa. Several people bid on the 2,500-square-foot dilapidated structure, which was owned by the Knippa ISD and located on school grounds. Newman outbid the second highest bidder by $50. “It just kills me that […]

Lobos traveling to Eagle Pass for rematch with Winn

The Uvalde Lobos will travel to Eagle Pass Wednesday for a basketball rematch against the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. Tip-off time for the game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Earlier this season, the Lobos downed the Winn girls, 43-32, in a basketball game played in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Down 22-19 at halftime, the UHS girls outpointed […]

UHS runner Gonzalez places 32nd in state meet

Athletes from multiple area schools compete

Uvalde High School senior Unberto “Tito” Gonzalez placed 32nd out of the field of 123 boys who competed in the Class 4A state cross-country race last Tuesday at Round Rock. Gonzalez completed the hilly course at Old Settlers Park in a time of 16 minutes and 47.56. “It was a tough, hilly running course,” said Libby Guzman, head cross-country coach […]

Preparing hearts for greatest gift

In our culture, we have holidays for all kinds of occasions. Some of our holidays are “Holy-days” and are based on religious observance of events from the Bible or church history. Other special days are based on celebrating historical events. Some are a mixture of both. In our church life, we don’t celebrate Christmas until Christmas eve. Everything before that […]

Children may write to Santa Claus via USPS as part of gift program

The U.S. Postal Service is offering children in need a chance to mail their Christmas wishlist to St. Nick, and asking anyone in more fortunate circumstances to consider adopting one of the letters to provide a gift as part of their “Operation Santa” program. The program, now in its 108th year of operation, began in 1912 when Postmaster General Frank […]

Coyotes lose to Fredericksburg

The Uvalde Coyotes lost their first game of the young 2020-21 high school basketball season Tuesday. But they competed well against one of the best teams in the region in a 54-42 loss to the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies. The Coyotes battled back from an early deficit to take the scoring lead late in the first period. Donovan Davila drained a […]

Homebound receive Thanksgiving meals

Melissa Federspill| Uvalde Leader-News Uvalde Police Department officers (left to right) Donald Page, Mariano Pargas, Jose Rodriguez and Jessica Zamora prepare to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound Uvalde residents on behalf of Luv Ya Uvalde. This year’s event was held Wednesday in a drive-through and delivery format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizer Leticia Hernandez said they prepared approximately 800 […]

‘The Social Dilemma’ may cause you to unplug

If you think Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the greatest tools since the discovery of fire, you need to watch the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” What you will learn is that we are not using social media platforms as much as they are exploiting us. The ugly truth, as told in interviews with men and women who helped to […]