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Hometown heroes come in all forms

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor From elderly residents on fixed incomes to children with no more than a piggy bank to their name, Uvaldeans have come together to ensure Hurricane Harvey evacuees are at home in Tree...

City opens doors to hurricane evacuees

City officials on Friday opened shelters to coastal residents fleeing the wrath of a strengthening Hurricane Harvey. Doors at the Willie De Leon Civic Center were opened at 2 p.m. and were scheduled to remain...

Hanson retiring after 50 years of firefighting

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor After more than 50 years with the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department, veteran firefighter Jimmy Hanson is hanging up his gear for retirement. Although he will remain active with the department as an...

Gomez hit road for total eclipse

Kimberly Rubio Staff writer Uvalde resident Arnold Gomez made a spur-of-the-moment decision to travel to Wyoming to view the total eclipse, which occurred last Monday. He traveled more than 17 hours to reach his destination, but...

UCISD to keep $1.32 tax rate

District staff to receive $1K supplement Charley Robinson Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s tax rate will remain the same at $1.32 per $100 valuation, according to finance director Moises Santiago who spoke Monday evening during...

Leakey man pleads not guilty to charges from crash that killed 13 church members

Kimberly Rubio, assistant editor A solemn Jack D. Young pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to 13 counts of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle, 13 counts of manslaughter, one count of intoxicated assault with a vehicle,...

River-goers decry abandoned mess

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Dozens of comments and video shares were generated in minutes last week when the Uvalde Leader-News posted a live video on Facebook to show the accumulated garbage left behind by visitors to...

Police procedure questioned

Councilman’s wife cuffed in traffic stop Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The policy that allows Uvalde Police Department officers to restrain citizens during an investigation was called into question Tuesday night after City Councilman Rogelio Muñoz said his...

Healthy discourse

In third visit in three weeks, Hurd hears health care concerns Meghann Garcia Managing editor Community Health Development Inc. clinics in Camp Wood and Leakey would close if a 70-percent funding cut is initiated by the federal...

Fire-compromised home not insured

Please see the related story on Page 4 announcing home fire victim Jose Rene Martinez’s completion of a theology degree. Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Nora and Jose Rene Martinez didn’t know the house they were renting from...