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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 Uvalde’s opera house really haunted?

by 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...

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...

Blood center in dire need of donors

Meghann Garcia Managing editor The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be in Uvalde County four times during the coming weeks to solicit blood donations. The center was down to one day’s worth of blood...

UCISD students may anonymously report problems

STOPit aims to empower students, deter bad behavior Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with...