Craig Garnett has written a weekly editorial and column for the Uvalde Leader-News since 1982, winning several dozen first place awards from the Texas Press Association and the South Texas Press Association.
Garnett was born in Altus, Oklahoma, and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1975 with a BA in economics. He joined the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1977 and a year later moved to the Kansas City Star. He became the owner and publisher of the Leader-News in 1989. Garnett lives with his wife, Melissa, on a farm outside Uvalde.