Edmundo R. Arizmendi

Edmundo R. Arizmendi Edmundo Rene Arizmendi, 80, of Uvalde died on June 7, 2017, at his residence. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Feb. 12, 1937, in Knippa to […]

Dagoberto Correa

Dagoberto Correa Dagoberto Correa, 51, of Batesville died on June 7, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary, with interment to follow at Batesville Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 9, 1965, to Maria Elia Ramos and Rojelio Correa. He married Maribel Cazares on April 14, 1984, […]

Matilde N. Diaz

Matilde N. Diaz Matilde N. Diaz, 97, of Uvalde died on June 6, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1919, in Uvalde to Dorothy (Canales) and Severo Nevarez. She married Antonio E. Diaz on Sept. 1 1940, in Uvalde. She is survived by two sons, Antonio Diaz and wife, Pita, and Joe Diaz […]

Michael D. Fuentes

Michael D. Fuentes Michael David Fuentes, 39, of Uvalde died on May 12, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Del Rio to Delma Fuentes and Joe Oliver. He is survived by two sisters, Augustina Fuentes and husband, Steve McBurrey, of San Antonio, and Angie Duron and husband, Miguel, of Hawarden, Iowa; one brother, Juan […]

Tom V. Haby Jr.

Tom V. Haby Jr. Tom Vance Haby Jr., 84, of Brackettville died on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Uvalde Cemetery. He was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Uvalde to Sarah (Crump) and Tom Vance Haby. Haby attended school in Uvalde and graduated from Uvalde High School […]

Whyrick not ‘too old’ to be an emerging artist

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House Emerging Artist Britt Whyrick, who will have his own concert on June 23 at 7 p.m., initially heard about the program through an Instagram post. “I first heard about Emerging Artists on an Instagram post,” Whyrick said. “I thought it looked like fun, so the day I saw the post, […]

Don’t text and drive

A statewide ban on texting while driving will go into effect Sept. 1. According to the ban, under HB 62, a driver may not read, write or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped. If a motorist is cited and found guilty, the offense is punishable by a fine of between $25 and […]

Deputy nabs naked, machete-wielding man near Garner Park

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Early Thursday morning, a Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a rest area near Concan where a naked man was reportedly wielding a machete. When the deputy arrived, however, the 38-year-old suspect had set aside the machete for a sex toy. Zachary Mauel, of 1310 Walter White Road in Leakey, was arrested and charged […]

Riders place first in three events

Four competitors won first-place in three different events during the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club’s inaugural points night of the 2017 season last Monday at the Uvalde County Fairplex Arena. Rylee Dodson, Haley Jacobs, Ava Packouz, and Garrett Talamantes claimed three first-place finishes. Dodson captured top honors in the 11- to 14-year-olds age division of the cloverleaf barrels and goat tying, […]

Uvalde Bass Club completes June event today at Falcon Lake

The second day of the June Uvalde Bass Club fishing tournament will be staged today at Falcon Lake. Results from the event will be reported in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. Anyone who would like to become a member of the club should contact Ricky McNiel at 830-591-0141. Jon Jones is the current leader of the 2017 season […]