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Ten years in prison

Child’s mother receives sentence in court plea Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Twenty-six-year-old Sarah Gonzalez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading no contest to her involvement in the November 2015 death of her son,...

X-ray tech battled breast cancer at 28

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Noemi D. Sanchez’s 2015 breast cancer diagnosis took her breasts and hair but not her fighting spirit. Sanchez, a woman of God, endured a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. An X-ray...

La Pryor siblings are homeward bound

Group seeking cash to rent plane for family Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor In nine days – and after 15 months at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – La Pryor siblings Marcus and Mariah Galindo are scheduled...

Stopping traffic

Traffic signal up at Highway 83, Evans New traffic signals have been erected at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and Evans Street. The signals are now flashing; they will begin normal operation on Tuesday. E-Z...

City hall cautions utility customers

City of Uvalde utility customers should not give out personal information to anyone calling from an unidentified number. City staff reports customers have been receiving calls from an unidentified toll free (800) number. “The city of...

Southwest Texas Shopper to cease

This week marks the final publication of the Southwest Texas Shopper, a product begun more than 20 years ago by the Uvalde Leader-News. The shopper grew out of a desire on the part of retail...

Burglars seize ammo, knives, hearing aid batteries

Knives, ammunition and hearing aid batteries were discovered in a backpack police believe was discarded by one of two teenagers who were apprehended early Wednesday morning near Uvalde High School. Police arrested 17-year-old Justin Diaz...

No ‘hangry’ students here

han·gry bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger Charley Robinson Staff writer Dramatic increases in the number of students eating breakfast at school and marked improvement in students’ class participation are being attributed to Uvalde Consolidated Independent...

SWTJC makes nation’s top 150 list

College eligible for $1M prize Southwest Texas Junior College was named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high...

UCISD opens door to NIE again

Charley Robinson Staff writer While circulation of the Newspapers in Education program was temporarily suspended at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, it is set to resume next week. One of the informational items on the UCISD...