Social media is twisting our kids

The vandalism of school property is as old as students carving their initials into wooden desks, but recent incidents in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District point to a more disturbing development. A viral trend known as “Devious Licks” on the social media platform TikTok recently encouraged the vandalism of school bathrooms and for perpetrators to post their handiwork on […]

Blood drive set Sunday for 8-year-old with Uvalde family ties

There will be a blood drive Sunday in the Herby Ham Activity Center parking lot in honor of an 8-year-old leukemia patient who has family ties to Uvalde. The blood mobile will be parked at the location, 248 Farm to Market Road 3447, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We have an upcoming blood drive in honor of Mia Perez, […]

Luna wins first place in photo contest

Uvalde Leader-News general manager Pete Luna won first place in the features category of the National Newspaper Association Publishers’ Auxiliary fourth-quarter photography contest. The award was announced Tuesday in the October 2021 edition of PubAux. The winning photo was taken during the Sabinal Lions Club Wild Hog Fest, which was staged in late March. It shows young visitor Elliot Morris, […]

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District cross-country meet moves

The District 30-4A cross-country meet scheduled Wednesday has been moved to Uvalde High School. Originally, Crystal City was scheduled to host the event, but they asked that the site for the event be moved because the original venue will be unavailable. Starting times for the various divisions of the race are as follows: varsity boys, 9 a.m.; varsity girls, 9:30 […]

M. Roberta Burchfield

M. Roberta Burchfield Mattie Roberta Burchfield, 97, of Leakey, Texas, passed away from natural causes at her home in Real County on Sept. 27, 2021. Known as “Roberta” to her friends and “Nanny” to her family, Roberta was born on Oct. 8, 1923, in Cleveland, Texas, to Mattie and Robert Jasper at their family home a few miles outside of […]

Coyotes begin district play here tomorrow

The Uvalde Coyotes will begin their District 14-4A Division I football campaign tomorrow night when they host the La Vernia Bears.  Kick-off time is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Honey Bowl.

Coyotes rally to knock off Zapata Hawks, 24-20

Linebacker Isaias Cordova covered a fumble by the Zapata quarterback to set up the game-winning touchdown for the Uvalde Coyotes last Friday night. Starting at the Zapata 13, the Coyotes needed three plays to capitalize on the turnover. Quarterback Eli Barboza topped the drive with a one-yard sneak for six points. Up 24-20 with 2:36 left in the game, the […]

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Five area youngsters win Texas DPS art contest

Five winners have been announced in the Texas Department of Public Safety “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” art contest held in July. The contest, run out of the Uvalde office of DPS, was spearheaded by Trooper Orlando De Luna Jr. Winners included Maximus Alvarado, 8, of Knippa; Robert Rangel III, 9, of Uvalde; Dominic Martinez, 9, of Knippa; Zacarias Cardona, […]