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UMH earns trauma distinction

After a two-day survey by the Texas EMS Trauma and Acute Care Foundation, Uvalde Memorial Hospital has received re-designation as a Level 4 Basic Trauma Facility by the Department of State Health Services. Trauma...

TEA: UCISD earns passing grade

District bumps to C from F, but two elementary campuses fail Melissa Federspill Staff writer Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s overall performance rating has been upgraded to “C” with a score of 77, a two letter-grade improvement...

UMH seeks crosswalk, reduced speed on Garner Field

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde City Council supports the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk in the 1000 block of Garner Field Road, as well as reducing the speed limit in the area from 40 mph to...

$100 shopping spree gifted to all UCISD teachers and aides

Pete Luna|Leader-News Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District teachers and instructional aides await check-out at Walmart on Friday morning, after a $100 shopping spree was gifted to all UCISD teachers and aides by the school district....

18th-annual Wellness Fair

Melissa Federspill | Leader-News A young girl smiles and reaches to touch a life-like skunk while being entertained by master puppeteer Jimmy Hanson during the 18th-annual Wellness Fair at Uvalde High School. More than 800...

County OKs $32.9M budget

Expenses increase by $2.7M Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Commissioners have approved a balanced budget of $32,991,225, which rings in $2.7 million higher than the current budget, and scheduled public hearings for the proposed tax rate of 75.08...

Bandera youth camp permit request concerns landowners

On Sunday, concerned citizens from Tarpley, Bandera and Hondo will meet to discuss a permit that would allow the discharge of pollutants from treated sewage into Commissioner’s Creek in Tarpley. Commissioner’s Creek is a...

Motorcyclist injured in crash

On Aug. 3, a motorcyclist sustained minor injuries after driving off U.S. Highway 83 South near the first entrance of the Uvalde Estates to avoid collision with a 2002 Silverado towing a trailer. The incident...

UPD adds new working canine

One-year-old German Shepherd Greiff is the newest member of the Uvalde Police Department. He is paired with Cpl. Felipe Ramon and has taken the place of Max, the department’s previous drug-detection dog that retired last...

Schulz grateful for ‘miracle’ helpers

by Lane Riggs, staff writer Walking to and from locations for necessities like groceries is a daily part of 81-year-old Rosa Schulz’s life. But on Tuesday, with an outdoor temperature that neared 100 degrees,...