Give me the Texas Longhorns, but not the SEC

Okay, here is my take on Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big XII Conference and joining the Southeastern Conference. I am not a big fan of the move. As a Texas-ex, I will always support the Longhorns in their athletic endeavors, but I do not like this move to the SEC. Why? For two reasons. First and foremost, I have […]

Northside Baptist welcomes new pastor

Northside Baptist Church, located at 117 E. Commerce St., has selected Jeff Jackson, former pastor at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Sonora, Kentucky, to lead the congregation. His first service was Sunday, Aug. 8. Jackson is replacing Matthew Mitton, who served as pastor for more than a decade. Jackson is joined in Uvalde with his wife of 40 years, D’Lynda. […]

Uvalde Little League disqualified from state tourney

10 years ago Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Redistricting plan means new state rep for Uvalde – Providing that court decisions do not reverse House Bill 180, a redistricting measure approved by the Texas Legislature, Uvalde County will rejoin District 80, represented by Tracy O. King, effective Sept. 29. Currently, Uvalde County is located within District 74, represented by Alpine native […]

Letters to the editor 081521

A version of the following letter first appeared in the Sunday, Aug. 8 edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. Due to errors that occurred when newspaper staff retyped the letter, it is being reprinted here. Shot in the arm The U.S. government is pushing for all Americans to take two shots in the arm in order to quell a worldwide pandemic. […]

UMH nurses help family through heartbreak

My grandfather was admitted to Uvalde Memorial Hospital for COVID-19 in September of 2020. I remember the experience like it was yesterday. One day before he was admitted, my grandfather asked me to bring him a strawberry raspa the next day. Unfortunately, he was admitted to the hospital instead. I was heartbroken, having the feeling that this was going to […]

Editorial: Make it safer for children

Last week, Uvalde Memorial Hospital treated a 7-year-old child enduring complications from COVID-19, and still others have been sickened by the virus that is continuing to kill thousands of people. Also last week, Uvalde County added three more deaths to its virus death toll, which now rings in at 76, yet only 47.45 percent of county residents 12 and older […]

Pastor’s Column: Marsh: Live a wholehearted life

Think about what you do in your daily life that just leaves you exhausted. I am talking about the things that leave you emotionally drained and physically worn out. These are not the kind of things for which sleeping late, taking a day off, or going on vacation are the antidote. It’s about more than just being tired. The constant […]

Calendar 081521

Aug. 15-21 The Uvalde Soaring Association will host the Region 10 Championship Texas Nationals contest at Garner Field Airport. THURSDAY, AUG. 19 Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of homegrown vegetables, baked goods, and artisan goods offered by area merchants. Local author Holli Fry will celebrate the […]

Election site woes still lingering

Mayor’s hope for stronger electioneering deterrents not shared by council at large

Exchanges between Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin and Pct. 4 Uvalde County Commissioner Ronald Garza regarding voting site activites last fall became heated Tuesday, leading McLaughlin to speak over Garza as they lobbied on opposite sides of a proposed ordinance. Garza’s father, George Garza, ran against McLaughlin, the incumbent, for the position of mayor of Uvalde last year, and both were […]

Classifieds 081521