Athletes honored at sports banquet

Hundreds of Uvalde High School athletes were honored at the 2017 UHS Sports Banquet staged Tuesday night in the Uvalde County Fairplex. Highlighting the event sponsored by the Uvalde Athletic Booster Club was the featured speech delivered by Roland Ramirez and the presentation of special awards. Ramirez, the Associate Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Rehabilitation for the Houston Texans, […]

Seniors top Juniors, 6-0, in Powder Puff game

The Uvalde High School Seniors combined a solid running attack on offense with a stingy defense to notch a 6-0 girls’ flag football victory over the UHS Juniors in Powder Puff MMXVII last Friday night. Playing before a spirited crowd of fans in the Honey Bowl, the Senior girls dominated play throughout most of the ball game, but they struggled […]

Ann Fleming recognized as honorary Good Egg

Lane Riggs Staff writer The Baubles and Bags scholarship luncheon hosted by Good Egg Enterprises on May 24 celebrated students pursuing the arts in college, and highlighted Ann Fleming by proclaiming her an honorary Good Egg. Fleming graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in elementary education. After college, she taught in Tarrant County and in Dilley, and eventually […]

Robert E. Hunt III

Robert E. Hunt III Robert Earl “Trey” Hunt III, 41, of Millsap died on May 14, 2017, in Brighton, Colorado, of brain cancer. He was born on July 28, 1975, in Houston to Jamie (Hicks) and Bobby Hunt, both formerly of Uvalde. The family says he was an esteemed trainer and coach within the North Texas cutting horse community. An […]

Hermenejildo G. Maldonado

Hermenejildo G. Maldonado Hermenejildo G. Maldonado, 100, of La Pryor died on May 27, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 27, 1917, in Encinal to Santos Garza and Hermenejildo Maldonado. He married Maria Bermea in 1945 in La Pryor. Maldonado was a World War II veteran that was awarded a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign service medal, Good […]

Ricardo Perez

Ricardo Perez Ricardo Perez, 49, of Uvalde died on May 27, 2017, at the Methodist Texsan Hospital. He was born on Nov. 23, 1967, to Maria Ana Ramirez and Hector Zamora. He married Melinda Lopez on Jan. 29, 1995, in Uvalde. Perez is survived by his wife of 22 years; two sons, Sean Michael Perez and companion, Mariah Leigh Gaytan, […]

Powder Puff football

Pete Luna|Leader-News Running back Adalynn Ruiz tries to elude a couple of would-be defenders. Ruiz’s carry came during the second half of the Uvalde High School Powder Puff football game last Friday night. Ruiz and her UHS seniors teammates posted a 6-0 win over the Juniors. For the game story, see sports Page 9.

Burglar jailed for assault

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Domingo David Moreno Jr., 28, was arrested Saturday for burglary of habitation with intent to commit a felony. Moreno allegedly entered a 200 East Mesquite Street residence, ransacked the home and assaulted the 83-year-old homeowner. Uvalde Police were first dispatched to 219 E. Mesquite St., where Moreno resides, for a report of a male on narcotics. […]

Complaints about streets; fix them yourself

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor While Uvalde residents nowadays might be quick to criticize the condition of city streets and the traffic caused by construction, in 1897 they may have been more understanding. Back then, city residents were tasked with routine street maintenance. According to an ordinance passed on Jan. 4, 1897, it was the duty of all able-bodied males between […]

Hail pounds Knippa

Uvalde received .33 inches of rain early Sunday morning when a weak cold front moved through the area. The storm dropped golfball-sized hail in Knippa. An additional storm deposited rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning but the total amount was not available when the newspaper was printed. “We had a lot of instability and moisture at the head of […]