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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...

Galindo family facing eviction from Ronald McDonald house

Kimberly Rubio Staff writer This August will mark one year since siblings Marcus Galindo and Mariah Galindo began treatment for Krabbe disease at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Krabbe disease is a degenerative disease that effects...

Pickup truck driver in deadly crash indicted on 14 felonies

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Jack D. Young, 20, of Leakey and his attorney, Rogelio F. Muñoz of the Muñoz Law Firm in Uvalde, arrived at the Uvalde County Jail on Wednesday night where Young turned himself...