Train rider electrocuted by overhead power lines

Members of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department rescued a man with severe burns received from an electrical shock while riding on top of a train Monday morning. Firefighters were dispatched to the railroad tracks in the 2000 block of West Hacienda Road shortly after 5 a.m. A statement issued by Union Pacific Railroad said an individual who was riding on […]

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UCISD daycare accepting 3-year-olds

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in partnership with Education Service Center, Region 20, is launching an early pre-K pilot program for 3-year-old children at the district’s New Hope Daycare. The new enterprise will amount to an estimated $118,000 in additional average daily attendance funding for 30 students, said Hector Lopez, Crossroads Academy principal and organizer of the New Hope Daycare […]

Yard sale permit fees are back

City of Uvalde staff are adjusting rules put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, including reinstating the $10 city permit fee for a garage sale within the city limits. According to city building official Richard Lara, city staff will start enforcing permit requirements for estate sales, garage sales, rummage sales and yard sales beginning today. A property owner may hold […]

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Uvalde Hotshotz place first in summer basketball tournament

Uvalde’s Hotshotz won top honors in a recent summer basketball tournament at Eagle Pass. They defeated teams representing Crystal City and Del Rio on their way to winning the hoops tourney championship. “Coach Tony Garcia and I had only had seven players available to make the trip to Eagle Pass, but the girls all played hard and gave a maximum […]

Joseph H. Ammerman

Joseph H. Ammerman Joseph Howard Ammerman, 88, died on June 22, 2021, at Wesleynn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Georgetown. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Georgetown, following a private inerment ceremony at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. He was born on Sept. 6, 1932, in Viola, Arkansas, […]

Edward Vaisvilas

Edward Vaisvilas Edward Vaisvilas, 73, of Sabinal, died June 22, 2021, in Sabinal. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at the Central Christian Church in Sabinal. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

SWTJC hopes for positive Summer II enrollment

After a 16-percent decrease in enrollment, which equates to approximately 254 fewer students,  during Summer I, Southwest Texas Junior College is reporting that enrollment for Summer II is on par with last year. “…We do indicate a shortfall in our enrollment for Summer I in comparison to last summer. Our final census numbers indicate a 16-percent decrease in head count, […]

Legion hosting cook-off next week at fairplex

The Tomas Valle American Legion Post 479 will host a Champions Barbecue Alliance-sanctioned barbecue cook-off offering $4,000 in prize payouts on July 9-10 at the Uvalde County Fairplex. There will also be a car show starting at 10 a.m. on July 10, held in the parking area to the side of the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex, 215 […]