Remember When: 50 years ago: Local family serves inmates turkey meals

10 years ago Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 City lights up for holidays – Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow to throw the switch lighting up the Downtown Plaza, greet area children, hear wish lists and pose for pictures. The festivities will be preceded by the annual Main Street Christmas parade. Olga Charles, city of Uvalde Main Street Project manager, […]

Pastor’s Column: Dirksen: Make time for prayer and fasting

First Sunday of Advent Cycle A Sunday Readings Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122:1-9, Rom 13:11-14, Matthew 24:37-44 I just returned from a pilgrimage through Jordan and Israel. It was a wonderful experience that educates and builds faith at the same time. I recommend pilgrimages to everyone and yes, it’s safe, even Jordan. During the travels, I was graced to speak with many […]

Wreaths event a go thanks to volunteers, surprise donor

The Uvalde observance of Wreaths Across America will take place Dec. 17 at Hillcrest Cemetery thanks to a large donation from the board of Alton National Cemetery in Illinois and the volunteer efforts of the Uvalde County 4-H Club, whose membership volunteered to organize the ceremony.  Last year, the Uvalde Leader-News editorial staff spearheaded the Wreaths Across America campaign in […]

Collins races through three state competitions

Nicolas Avila
UHS Journalism

For Uvalde High School junior Jack Collins, returning from cross country state competition is the proverbial old hat. While UHS soundly applauded his outstanding accomplishment, Collins practically shrugged it off. It turns out that he has earned his way to a state cross country berth three years in a row.  His previous trips to the state contest were while he […]

Private Schools

Classical Academy Gracee Olson The seventh- and eighth-grade students of Uvalde Classical Academy were treated to a whole Renaissance-themed escape room experience for their world studies class, prepared by Colleen Hoffman and their teacher Mrs. Ashley Hale.  Students were to search for clues, puzzles, and keys and answer questions to unlock the castle door and escape their classroom. The questions, […]

Kramer selected to tennis coach hall of fame

Charley Robinson
Contributing writer

The Texas Tennis Coaches Association announced earlier this year that Bobby Kramer, former tennis coach at Pasadena Dobie High School, will be inducted into the 2022 TTCA Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 9, at the TTCA Convention Banquet at Horseshoe Bay Resort. He will be joined by a couple of other former Texas High […]

Natalia girls rally late to beat the Lobos

James Volz
Sports Editor

It was a tough basketball loss for the Uvalde Lobos last Tuesday afternoon. Ahead by three points three times late in the game, the Uvalde girls allowed a comeback by the Natalia Mustangs, who posted a 45-44 victory, After trailing Natalia throughout most of the contest, the Lobos took the scoring lead, 40-37, on back-to-back field goals by Desirae Garcia […]

Proving ‘intent’ is unlikely outcome

Six months ago, 376 lawmen from 23 agencies surrounded a small school on our city’s southwest side and waited for 77 minutes to end the slaughter of children and teachers. An ongoing investigation will determine whether to bring criminal charges against individual officers. Regardless of that outcome, a widely accepted truth will remain: The law enforcement response to the mass […]