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SWTJC trustees hear resident’s concern over tax rate

Southwest Texas Junior College trustees heard only one comment Thursday during the first of two scheduled public hearings on the entity’s proposed tax rate of 16.52 cents per $100 valuation, the same as the...

Man robbed at gunpoint

Friend, others ambush 18-year-old seeking shotgun Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Three adults and three juveniles have been linked to a series of area burglaries after the group allegedly robbed an 18-year-old man at gunpoint. The victim was...

Metal detectors, bag checks set for football

Fans of Coyote football may want to consider arriving at the Honey Bowl earlier than usual tomorrow night for this year’s inaugural game. Uvalde High School will implement increased security measures for the contest,...

County hears tax rate grievances

Real estate agent, CPA lob complaints at county officials Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Two Uvalde County residents on Monday expressed frustration with the county’s proposed tax rate of 73.59 cents per $100 valuation during a public hearing...

Popular Knippa superintendent Cottrill resigned for TEA spot

Jennifer Fry Staff writer Jeff Cottrill, superintendent for Knippa Independent School District since 2011, has stepped down from that leadership role. In an interview with the Leader-News, he said that he had not been superintendent for...

Manhunt turns up murder suspect

Uvalde Police Department’s SWAT team was searching for a woman accused of murder Saturday night, hours before Frio County law enforcement knew there was a homicide victim in their jurisdiction. The team caught up...

UCISD budgets raises

Trustees tap reserves to cover $1.6 million deficit Jennifer Fry Staff writer Every Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District employee will receive a $500 bonus in December and a pay raise of 1.5 to 3 percent, depending on...

SWTJC debates tax increase

College president says nixed building upgrades are needed Jennifer Fry Staff writer Increasing the tax rate was debated Thursday when the Southwest Texas Junior College board of directors weighed several options. Though trustees could not take action on...

Sabinal resident recalls war injuries

by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Carlos Tovar was listening to a friend plan a trip to Hawaii to see his pregnant wife when the world blew up. Or at least that is how it seemed. Fifty-two...

Deluge misses city

YTD total 10.66 inches lower than average While less than 1 inch of rain was captured in the official city of Uvalde rain gauge, the 11 inches that soaked the upper northwest portion of Uvalde...