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Charles fêted by state as ‘hero for children’

Olga Charles, coordinator of the Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers in Education program, was named one of 15 “Heroes for Children” by the State Board of Education. She was recognized Sept. 15 during a ceremony at...

Valdez lends voice to Bulldogs

Longtime announcer preps for tomorrow’s Sabinal/La Pryor game Charley Robinson Staff writer “Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Brantley Bulldog Stadium for tonight’s homecoming game between the Bulldogs and the visiting Sabinal Yellowjackets.” That’s the welcome Marcel...

City eyeing funding cuts

Increase budgeted for Humane Society Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, chief executive officer for Community Health Development, was the only member of the public to address council on Tuesday night, during a public hearing regarding the...

Dove Expo set Saturday

On Saturday, Oasis Outback will host the 12th-annual Dove Expo. The event opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. This event kicks off the 2017 dove season for the South Zone, which begins...

Burn ban still in effect, ignored

Fire chief says ban is necessary due to arid conditions Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Since a 90-day burn ban was implemented in Uvalde County on July 24, Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department has been dispatched to extinguish eight...

Helping hands

Uvaldeans rally to hurricane victims Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde residents from all walks of life responded to the need for assistance after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas. Exactly 469 Texas Game Wardens, including local game wardens Dennis Gazaway,...

SWART receives $150,000 grant award

The Southwest Area Regional Transit (SWART) was recently awarded a $150,000 grant by the Texas Department of Transportation for capital purchases under the Elderly and Disabled program. The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals...

2017 Heroes for Children award recipients to be recognized

Our very own, Olga Charles, Newspapers in Education Coordinator for the Uvalde Leader-News will be presented with 2017 Heroes for Children award for SBOE District 1. Click on the link below to watch the ceremony...

Is it really haunted?

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Local residents may flock to the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House for theatrical performances on the stage, but paranormal investigators recently visited the West North Street building to track down ghosts. Although...

Dry times justify city restraints

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Even though the Edwards Aquifer Authority lifted pumping restrictions for Uvalde County two years ago in August of 2015, the city of Uvalde opted to remain cautious and implemented continuous water restrictions...