Letters to the Editor

UCISD safety plan I am writing to express my concerns regarding the implementation of the School Safety Standards at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. As a passionate advocate for educational excellence and safety, I believe it is crucial to address this matter with urgency and determination. First, I want to commend the school district for the commitment of our educators […]

Booster club seeks members

The Uvalde Athletic Booster Club is seeking members for the 2023-24 school year. Cost for a basic club membership is $25.   For more information on joining the club, access the Uvalde CISD webpage – ucisd.net/domain/1207 or e-mail club secretary Veronica Fosbenner at vvalerio23@hotmail.com.  “We appreciate all that the booster club does to support the athletic department,” said UHS football […]

WWI soldiers faced two fronts: war and Spanish flu

On Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1927, mothers of Uvalde soldiers gathered at The Grove to watch the unveiling of the bronze tablet containing their sons’ names. That same year The Grove was renamed Memorial Park in honor of servicemen who died for our country. Of the 35 names listed on the tablet, over half didn’t die in battle; they were […]

Panelists explore meaning of healing

A panel of three Uvaldeans in an event held May 20 at Southwest Texas Junior College addressed the most difficult challenge facing the community: How to heal from the rampage killing at Robb Elementary? Arelis Hernandez, a reporter for the Washington Post who has covered more than nine mass shootings, served as moderator for the Texas Tribune-sponsored discussion titled “Healing.” […]

A time to honor soldiers’ sacrifice

They have come from every walk of life: salesmen, farmers, welders, clerks, housewives and even professional athletes. The thing they have in common, above all else, is that they made the ultimate sacrifice. Tomorrow, as we enjoy a holiday that may include a trip to the river or a backyard barbecue with family and friends, take a moment to reflect […]

Thomas G. Hupp

Thomas G. Hupp passed away April 21, 2023, at the age of 86 in Uvalde, Texas, with his loving wife Patricia, daughter Lisa, and faithful dog Tiger at his side. He and Patricia were devoted to one another for more than 40 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by both of his daughters – Linda Simmons and […]

City mum on new leak

Last week, as families of those killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary marked one year without their loved ones, the Washington Post shared leaked dash cam footage showing Uvalde Police were on scene before the shooter entered the school but ducked behind patrol units upon hearing gunfire near the school. Uvalde city manager Vince DiPiazza said the city […]

Uvalde Leader-News 052823

UHS cross-country coach looks to her expand program

The 2023 Uvalde High School cross-country running season will begin in August. With most of her athletes returning from last season, UHS head coach Libby Gonzales expects to have an improved performance from 2022. But Gonzales is hoping to bring depth to her program with an infusion of newcomers to the cross-country team. “We only lost a couple of runners […]

Kenneth D. Sorrells

Kenneth Dale Sorrells III, 26, of Knippa died on May 22, 2023, at his residence. A funeral service is set May 28 at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and interment will follow at the Knippa Cemetery. He was born on Sept. 13, 1996, in Uvalde to Lisa Lutz and Kenneth Dale Sorrells Jr. He is survived by his mother, of […]