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River cleanup project begins at park

Lane Riggs Staff Writer City of Uvalde director of parks and recreation Clint Baack’s staff has been working throughout the summer to maintain and improve Uvalde Memorial Park. Though Baack said his main focus is...

Mental health cases costing county

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell has authorized 67 mental health commitments so far this year. At a cost of $500 per mandatory detention hearing, the county has already accumulated a $33,500 bill...

Boxing champ Albarado bound for hall of fame

Charley Robinson Staff writer Many thought the final chapter in the life of Oscar “Shotgun” Albarado had been written. That’s not so;  the Uvalde native who rose to stardom when he won the World Boxing Association...

Frio River cleanup project makes splash

Volunteers have removed over 1.5 tons of trash, raised nearly $7,000 for charity The following was submitted by Annabell McNew, executive director of the Texas Hill Country River Region. In its second year, the “Don’t Trash...

Where are the jurors?

Dozens ignored summons last week During the most recent Uvalde County grand jury summons, 80 prospective jurors failed to appear. This left the court with a pool of only 17 potential jurors after excuses were...

Newspaper launching new website tomorrow

The 20,000-plus monthly visitors to the Uvalde Leader-News website will be seeing a different layout beginning tomorrow, when the newspaper switches from eType Newspaper Services to a WordPress-based site. Furthermore, while today’s e-edition of the...

UPD officer put in choke hold

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Nicholas Nelipovich, who stands more than 6 feet in height and weighs 225 pounds, is accused of grabbing a Uvalde Police Department officer by the neck and pinning him against a wooden...

Locals receive high accolades

Robinson surprised at hall of fame induction Meghann Garcia Managing editor “You don’t kick 50 extra points unless someone is scoring the touchdowns, and you don’t throw a touchdown pass unless someone is catching it,” Charley Robinson...

Splitting the pie

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Uvalde County Clerk Donna Williams shaved $9,535 from her operating budgets when addressing Uvalde County Commissioners on Tuesday, but the action may not have generated the intended effect considering her presentation came...

UHS grad’s work on display at Smithsonian

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Former Uvalde resident Eduardo Flores plans to visit the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History sometime this year for a special reason: the Coca-Cola advertisement he created in 1995 to memorialize...