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Burn ban still in effect, ignored

Fire chief says ban is necessary due to arid conditions Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Since a 90-day burn ban was implemented in Uvalde County on July 24, Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department has been dispatched to extinguish eight...

Helping hands

Uvaldeans rally to hurricane victims Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde residents from all walks of life responded to the need for assistance after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas. Exactly 469 Texas Game Wardens, including local game wardens Dennis Gazaway,...

SWART receives $150,000 grant award

The Southwest Area Regional Transit (SWART) was recently awarded a $150,000 grant by the Texas Department of Transportation for capital purchases under the Elderly and Disabled program. The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals...

2017 Heroes for Children award recipients to be recognized

Our very own, Olga Charles, Newspapers in Education Coordinator for the Uvalde Leader-News will be presented with 2017 Heroes for Children award for SBOE District 1. Click on the link below to watch the ceremony...

Is it really haunted?

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Local residents may flock to the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House for theatrical performances on the stage, but paranormal investigators recently visited the West North Street building to track down ghosts. Although...

Dry times justify city restraints

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Even though the Edwards Aquifer Authority lifted pumping restrictions for Uvalde County two years ago in August of 2015, the city of Uvalde opted to remain cautious and implemented continuous water restrictions...

Blood center in dire need of donors

Meghann Garcia Managing editor The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be in Uvalde County four times during the coming weeks to solicit blood donations. The center was down to one day’s worth of blood...

UCISD students may anonymously report problems

STOPit aims to empower students, deter bad behavior Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with...

Young released from jail

Conditions include curfew, GPS tracking After just over two months of incarceration, 20-year-old Jack D. Young was released from the Uvalde County Jail on Friday after posting a $310,000 bond. His pre-trial restrictions mandate a...

Heroes among us

Houston flood victim grateful for Uvalde man Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor It didn’t take more than watching The Weather Channel for Russell Furnace of Uvalde to launch a two-man rescue mission. Between last Sunday and Wednesday Furnace and...