Five competitors place first in three UYRC events

Five competitors placed first in three different events during the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club’s final points-night competition of the season last Tuesday in the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. Garrett Talamantes, Natileigh Meyer, Ella Evans, Sloan Shanklin, and Brynleigh Meyer were the top winners with three first-place finishes. The top six finishers in each of the points-night events were […]

Four years of reporting not without wins, losses

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

I joined the Uvalde Leader-News staff in January of 2019 to cover school news and, this week, I am wrapping up my time on the beat and am passing it over to our Report for America writer Sofi Zeman.  I started writing a few months after Hal Harrell was named Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District superintendent. Before taking on this job, […]

King opts not to seek reelection

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

State Rep. Tracy O. King, who has represented District 80 in the Texas State House of Representatives for nearly three decades, since first being elected in 1994, recently announced his upcoming retirement. In a July 10 press release, King, a Uvalde resident, said he will not seek reelection in 2024, stating, “It has been an honor and privilege to represent […]

UYRC schedules rodeo next Saturday

The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club will conduct its 60th-annual year end rodeo next Saturday. Action in the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex will get underway at 9 a.m. The one-day rodeo will feature four age divisions of competition, including 7-year-olds and under, 8- to 10-year-olds, 11- to 13-year-olds, and 14- to 19-year-olds. Events will include cloverleaf barrels, straight barrels, […]

Alesandra Gonzales, recipient of a $5,000 scholarship.

All-Stars face Hale Center in state elimination game

The Uvalde All-Stars went into action Friday night at Abilene needing a win to remain in contention for the Texas West State Little League Junior Division softball tournament title.  The winner of the Uvalde-Hale Center game was to advance to play Waco Lake Air for the state tourney title Saturday. They needed to win a doubleheader Saturday to win the […]

Getaway provides fleeting respite

Kimberly Mata-Rubio
Advertising Executive former Staff Writer

Summer 2023, so far, has taken me to Washington, DC; Boston, Massachusetts; Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; and, most recently, Whitefish, Montana. Though most of the trips have been work-related, Montana was a chance to catch my breath. “I had a dream last night and it gave me so much comfort and reassurance.”  That is the text I received on […]

Remember When? 10 years ago: Buckner resigns as hospital CEO

10 years ago Thursday, July 11, 2013 Enrollment spikes at Knippa School – What with its enrollment numbers continually escalating, classrooms at Knippa School are becoming a bit more crowded. This uptick in the student population isn’t due to a glut of new Knippa residents, however, but rather to the fact that over half of the school’s children are Uvalde […]

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Trash is costly burden

Thousands of Texans are finding their way to the Frio, Nueces, and Sabinal rivers to float, swim, and soak up the sun. Visitors inject much-needed revenue into our economy, but they often leave behind a trail of unsightliness. Maybe it is the sun, the fun, or fatigue, but river-goers are neglecting to pick up their trash. It is a problem […]