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SWTJC debates tax increase

College president says nixed building upgrades are needed Jennifer Fry Staff writer Increasing the tax rate was debated Thursday when the Southwest Texas Junior College board of directors weighed several options. Though trustees could not take action on...

Sabinal resident recalls war injuries

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Carlos Tovar was listening to a friend plan a trip to Hawaii to see his pregnant wife when the world blew up. Or at least that is how it seemed. Fifty-two years ago,...

Deluge misses city

YTD total 10.66 inches lower than average While less than 1 inch of rain was captured in the official city of Uvalde rain gauge, the 11 inches that soaked the upper northwest portion of Uvalde...

From treetops to floating trucks

Twenty-seven people rescued from Nueces River flood waters Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Seventeen 911 calls flooded the Uvalde Police Department dispatch office Sunday over a 3-4 hour period as first-responders, those stationed locally and others from the...

Sabinal ISD trains for trauma

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Sabinal Independent School District called all of its employees – including administrative, support and janitorial staff members – for an in-depth look at potential crises situations and ways to handle them. The...

Dickies severs 60-year tie to city

Job force reels from plant closing Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Approximately 156 local and area residents will soon be without a job following the closure of Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company, which was bought out last year by VF...

Vendors may sign up now for UMH expo

Uvalde Memorial Hospital staff is eagerly preparing for its fifth-annual Women’s Health Expo, set to be held Oct. 9 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. UMH is seeking vendors to...

4-H students honor law enforcers

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Dozens of local and area law enforcement officials attended a law enforcement appreciation and prayer ceremony hosted last Friday by the 2018-2019 Uvalde County 4-H ambassadors. The ceremony was held in the downtown...

County fine-tuning $15 million budget

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Uvalde County Commissioners are eyeing a lower tax rate this year, but property owners could still see higher tax bills if their valuations increased. County auditor Alice Chapman recommended setting a tax rate...

Road work up ahead

Courthouse visitors facing longer walks Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor For an estimated three- to four-month period set to begin in roughly two weeks, access to the Uvalde County Courthouse, Uvalde Leader-News, and other locations in the northeast...