County enacts first burn ban of 2021

The Uvalde County Commissioners Court unanimously voted Monday to enact the first county burn ban of 2021, which has been a dry year with only 2.59 inches of rainfall so far this year, well below the current 117-year-average of 4.74 inches. Thunderstorms were possible Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, but the persistent dry conditions also led […]

Lemurs on the lam

Primates hang out in Utopia after bolting from ranch

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, all 12 of the lemurs at Little Creek Exotics Ranch in Utopia turned up as usual to receive their early-evening snack of dog biscuits from their keeper and ranch owner, Chris Ramsey. A few hours after that, Julie Ramsey Chambers, Chris’ daughter, began receiving phone calls of eyewitness reports of lemurs on the loose in Utopia […]

Criselda E. Rojas

Criselda E. Rojas Criselda Estela Rojas, 23, of La Pryor died on Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Concan. A period of visitation is scheduled today from noon to 9 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic […]

Lobos finish second in District 30-4A track

The Uvalde Lobos outpointed the Pearsall girls in the running events of the District 30-4A track-and-field meet last Thursday evening in the Honey Bowl, but they were unable to overcome Pearsall’s point-lead from the first day of meet competition Wednesday. As a result, Coach Libby Gonzales’ Lobos finished second in the team standings of the district meet with 138 points. […]

District tennis tourney wraps up in Uvalde

Results will be in Thursday’s edition Uvalde High School was the site for the two-day District 30-4A tennis tournament, in which play began Friday and concluded yesterday. Results from the tourney will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. Going into the tourney Friday, UHS had three of the top seeds. Ty Gonzales was the top-seeded player in […]

Pastor’s Column: God’s salvation is individual, personal

When looking at the countless stars in the sky the Psalmist David asks an important question: “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4) Indeed […]

Alifonso Sanchez Jr.

Alifonso Sanchez Jr. Alifonso “Poncho” Sanchez Jr., 55, of Kerrville, formerly of Uvalde, died on April 4, 2021, at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with a service set at 4 p.m., at Grimes Funeral Chapel, 728 Jefferson St. in Kerrville. He was born June 10, 1965, […]

10 years ago: Young Uvalde wrestler Perez pins title

10 years ago Thursday, April 7, 2011 County aquifer hits historic low – As of yesterday, the Edwards Aquifer level at the J-27 index well in Uvalde was 859.8 feet above mean sea level. To put things in perspective, the last time that level fell to or below the 860-foot mark at J-27 was in 1996, when dry conditions persisted […]

Editorial: Fed cash missing in action

The money has not exactly disappeared. After all it’s hard to misplace $19 billion, but the federal dollars allocated for Texas education as part of the pandemic relief effort have been sidelined by the state legislature. Lawmakers in Austin have attempted to take the high road, asserting they are better equipped than school districts to decide how the windfall should […]

Letters to the editor 041121

Report questions A big swing and a miss on the Concan incident. First, it all started with a big fight, with the numbers being 15 against four. Secondly, a gun was involved. Last but not least, the deceased was knocked unconscious by a woman prior to being run over. I understand that you want to be the first to report. […]