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UCISD police chief Flores resigns

Flores was hired in 2018 Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief of police Leo Flores has resigned from his position, according to Superintendent Hal Harrell. “The position for Uvalde CISD Chief of Police has been posted...

SWTJC offering aviation mechanics

Southwest Texas Junior College is now offering classes in general and airframe training, following approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. According to Johnny Guzman, dean of the school of applied sciences, the college received official...

Police unamused by funny money

UPD seeks culprits in counterfeit cash infusion Julye Keeble Staff writer With 11 forgery cases reported in December and three reports so far in January, the use of counterfeit currency appears to be on the rise...

River cleanup program paying off

by Julye Keeble, staff writer From March to November of 2019, 335 volunteers donated 1,443 hours to clean 9,718 pounds of trash from local rivers, Texas Hill Country River Region executive director Annabell McNew told...

Two charged in stabbing death

Father, son jailed, released on bond for murder charge A father and son from La Pryor are both free on $100,000 surety bonds after being arrested on murder charges in the New Year’s Day stabbing...

Cash payouts for bingo begin this month

In less than two weeks from today, the first-ever charitable bingo game will be played at the Herby Ham Activity Center, featuring cash payouts, door prizes, and hours of entertainment. Festivities are set for Thursday,...

Tax bill deadline coming up

Pay property taxes by Jan. 31 to avoid penalties Uvalde County residents have four more weeks to pay their 2019 property tax bill without penalty. Tax bills will become delinquent on Feb. 1, 2020, and interest...

New gym, track focus of Sabinal bond proposal

Sabinal Independent School District hopes to build a new gymnasium and all-weather track with strong community support by way of a bond election, said Richard Grill, Sabinal ISD superintendent. A petition supporting a bond election...

HSU clarifies adoption rules amid complaints

Julye Keeble Staff writer The Humane Society of Uvalde has updated their adoption guidelines in an effort to provide clarity for potential pet parents, after two letters published in the Uvalde Leader-News in November detailed...

SWART wins Census promo cash

Southwest Area Regional Transit District, based in Uvalde, has received $55,605 in grant funding from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support complete count efforts in the 2020 U.S. Census. The non-profit foundation...