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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...

CHDI earns national nod

Clinic recognized for patient-centered care Community Health Development Inc. in Uvalde has received recognition as a patient-centered medical home from the National Committee on Quality Assurance. “As an organization, one of our strategic goals was to...

Palomino Fest tops weekend calendar

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The 21st-annual Palomino Fest will take place next weekend at the Uvalde County Fairplex. In addition to Uvalde’s own Grammy-winning Los Palominos, there will be a community parade, professional rodeo, carnival...

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...