2021-08-22

UCISD welcoming back entire student body

Tomorrow is the first day of school at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, marking the return of approximately 4,000 students to in-person classes for the first time since March of 2020. School bells will ring bright and early at Batesville, Dalton, Flores, Anthon and the Dual Language Academy as their school day starts at 7:40 a.m. Students will be released […]

Letter to the editor 082221

Good Samaritan We would like to take time to thank a couple from Uvalde. All we know is the gentleman’s name is Roberto. He and his wife found my brother’s lost wallet and took the time to return it intact to our residence. We are blessed that there are good people with a kind heart in the world. Thank you […]

Classifieds 082221

Pocket envy: Men have them, women want them

A recent television commercial touted the amenities found in a particular upscale hotel, one amenity being a luxurious white robe for the hotel guest’s use. The man in the commercial tried on the robe and then exclaimed, “Wow, it even has pockets!” Men probably don’t dwell on the subject of pockets, but there are times when we women wish we […]

Alberta Wimberly

Alberta Wimberly Alberta Wimberly, 84, of Uvalde died Aug. 19, 2021, at her residence. Services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Lorene Gremmel Lorene Gremmel

Lorene Gremmel Lorene Gremmel, 94, of Uvalde died on Aug. 16, 2021, at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels. The family will greet visitors  Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Uvalde, with interment following at 1 p.m. at Knippa Cemetery. She was born on […]

SWTJC requiring masks for anyone on campus



Students, staff, and visitors at Southwest Texas Junior College will be required to wear a face mask when indoors engaging in social interactions on SWTJC campuses, and outdoors if unable to maintain a six-foot separation from other individuals, as unanimously approved Thursday by the board of trustees. SWTJC President Hector Gonzales said, with this decision, he is hoping the college […]

Lobos resume volleyball with Hondo tourney

The Uvalde Lobos will resume their volleyball schedule next Thursday when they begin play in the two-day Hondo High School Invitational volleyball tournament. Competition in the event will conclude on Saturday. Coach Debbie Martinez’s Lobos, 2-0 for the season, will enter the Hondo tourney coming off weekend action in the Floresville tournament. The Uvalde girls were to face San Antonio […]

Why jobs are going begging

The demand for employees appears to have far outstripped the supply, even as the unemployment rate hovers around around 6 percent and wages are rising briskly. The disconnect has left business managers, including those at this newspaper, to scratch their heads in search of answers. According to economists, a number of factors are contributing to the problem. First, many workers […]

UHS plays first district tennis match Wednesday

The Uvalde High School tennis team will play its first District 29-4A dual-team tennis match of the season Wednesday when it hosts the Peasall Mavericks. Action at UHS’s Terri Rambie Tennis Complex will begin with doubles competition starting at 4:30 p.m. Coaches Terri Rambie and Eric Mahler have been busily preparing the Coyotes and the Lobos for defending their district […]