Editorial: Dial back citywide pursuits

If the high-speed chases within the city of Uvalde continue at the present pace, it’s only a matter of time before an innocent citizen is seriously injured or killed. We want human traffickers and other offenders off the streets as badly as the next person, but there has to be more consideration for collateral damage. Last Tuesday evening, a U.S. […]

Volz: Will Hammon make NBA history?

Will Becky Hammon be the first female head basketball coach in the National Basketball Association? During the most recent firing and hiring period for NBA head coaches, there was speculation that Hammon might become the first woman to be a head coach. Her name came up as a replacement for a number of head coaches who were fired at the […]

UCISD aligning employee compensation plan with state

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is updating its employee compensation method to align with the Texas Association of School Boards best practices. The new plan was announced during the district’s second budget workshop held during the board of trustee meeting on July 21. Beth Reavis, assistant superintendent of human resources for UCISD, updated the board on the 2021-22 budget status. […]

Kenneth Rochat

Kenneth Rochat Kenneth Rochat, 86, of Sabinal died on July 28, 2021, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service is pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will be included in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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Letters to the editor 080121

Stolen property? Multiple streets were closed in the late 1990s in Crystal City and were deeded to property owners with easements. Easements are the right to use and enter a piece of property without any type of interest in the property. According to the Local Government Code that the city follows, the closed streets are divided. Each property owner that […]

Calendar 080121

Monday, Aug. 2 Part 1 of a “Battle of the Badges” blood drive competition between the Uvalde Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be at the UPD facility, 964 W. Main St., from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to collect blood donations from community members. Register in advance by calling 210-731-5590 or […]

UCAD protest total tops most recent years

The Uvalde County Appraisal District has received 2,382 property protests and 495 inquiries so far this year – the most received since 2012. A protest is a written appeal to the Appraisal Review Board, while an inquiry is often a office generated update or an update upon property owner request, per UCAD. This year’s ARB hearings will continue through August. […]

Uvaldean Fry releases fiction book, ‘Amena’s Quest’

Longtime Uvalde resident Holli Fry has just completed a dream of hers – getting her juvenile fiction book “Amena’s Quest” published. The self-published book became available for sale on Saturday, July 24. As of Thursday, the sale count was at 30, reflecting a combination of print and digital editions. Originally, Fry was hoping to find a literary agent to represent […]

Mental health facility nearing fruition

A proposed 48-bed inpatient mental health treatment facility in Uvalde is picking up steam, with fundraising efforts ramping up and Congressman Tony Gonzales, R-San Antonio, working to allocate $2 million in federal funds towards the planned facility. Gonzales announced last week $3.5 million in funding for health care and educational research projects within Texas’ 23rd Congressional District had been allocated […]