UPD distributing free gun locks

The Uvalde Police Department, in partnership with Project ChildSafe, is offering free gun locks to area citizens in an effort to promote gun safety. UPD public information officer Jessica Zamora said gun safety is a top priority in the nation and, with more school-aged children staying home during the pandemic, it is vital to continue to ensure their safety with […]

Lobos play Eagle Pass Tuesday

The Uvalde Lobos will make their 2021 soccer season home debut Tuesday night when they host the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. Action at the Uvalde High School soccer field will begin at 6:30 p.m. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Lobos will go into their home opener following tournament action in the Fredericksburg’s Fritztown Invitational this weekend. The Lobos were scheduled to […]

Coyotes begin district play on Tuesday at Crystal City

The Uvalde Coyotes will make their District 30-4A basketball debut on the road Tuesday night. They will be at Crystal City to go up against the Crystal City Javelinas. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 7:30 p.m. The varsity contest will be preceded by a 5 p.m. freshman game and a 6:15 p.m. junior varsity game. Last […]

Editorial: Rivers are lifeblood of region

The owners of a youth camp near Vanderpool have filed a request for a permit to discharge 60,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day into a tributary of the Sabinal River. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which has jurisdiction in the matter, should deny the requested permit out of hand. Young Life purchased the former Camp Lonehollow on Ranch […]

Love of books leads to page-turning experiences

I like to check people out. Their books, that is, in my role as a volunteer at the Utopia Memorial Library. Volunteers run just about everything in our Hill Country community from church groups to civic clubs to just plain folks helping out their neighbors. I’ve been rescued a couple of times through the generosity of a friend, including the […]

Patricia J. Braden

Patricia J. Braden Patricia Joan Braden, 65, of Uvalde died on Jan. 1, 2021, at her residence in Uvalde. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Sabinal Cemetery with interment following. Braden was born on Oct. 31, 1955, in El Paso […]

Nolasco reorganizing sheriff’s office

Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco, who took office Jan. 1, is restructuring the sheriff’s office in hopes of providing more coverage as the county deals with a rash of car chases related to human smuggling in addition to all law enforcement duties. “I had to go back and look at this, and restructure the department and start back with the […]

Fifty years ago: Man hospitalized after hunting accident

10 years ago Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010 Superintendent outlines budget-cutting process – Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District officials are struggling with the prospect of having to make tough choices to balance its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. “We are evaluating all programs and trying to find areas where we can cut,” said UCISD Superintendent Richard Loesch in an interview […]

Barbara Everett

Barbara Everett Barbara Everett, 84, of Uvalde died on Jan. 6, 2021, at her residence in Uvalde. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Assault on nation’s Capitol is Trump’s scarlet letter

The 2020 election was not the first time that a U.S. president has felt the sting of rejection after losing a bid for a second term, but last Wednesday was certainly the only time that a defeated president has turned his supporters into a cudgel for his titanic, wounded ego. Donald Trump stoked the crowd at an incendiary rally on […]