McElroy hired as UHS volleyball

Russell McElroy is the new head volleyball coach at Uvalde High School. “I am excited about coaching in Uvalde,” said McElroy. “I have coached at high schools around the area for over 10 years, but I have wanted to coach here for a long time.” McElroy comes to UHS from Pearsall where he served for two seasons as head volleyball […]

Coyotes picked second in district football

The Uvalde Coyotes are a pre-season pick to finish second in this year’s District 29-5A football race. According to The Old Coach Friday Night Football Texas magazine that recently hit area newsstands, the Coyotes are predicted to finish as the runner-up team in 29-5A football. With a large number of returning lettermen from last season’s 7-4 football team and a […]

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 qualified, according to 38th Judicial District Judge Camile DuBose. Twelve jurors and four alternates are needed to make up a grand jury. Failing to appear […]

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 Junior Middleweight title 43 years ago in Tokyo, Japan, will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame. Albarado and 15 others […]

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 newspaper will be delivered as normal, it will change hands beginning Thursday. After this week, website and e-edition content will be available by 6 a.m. […]

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 You Splash” program funded by Uvalde County hotel occupancy tax and organized by Texas Hill Country River Region has been making a big […]

Eduardo Fernandez

Eduardo Fernandez Eduardo Fernandez, 72, of Uvalde died on July 19, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital of San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Wyatt H. Heard

Wyatt H. Heard 1926-2017 Wyatt H. Heard, beloved husband and father, attorney, civil district judge and civic leader, passed away on June 6, 2017. Born on Oct. 19, 1926, and reared in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Waco, Texas, Wyatt was the third son of the Rev. Dow H. Heard and Minerva Tennessee Gulley Heard. After graduating from Waco High School in […]

Francisco Mendoza

Francisco Mendoza Francisco Mendoza, 79, of Uvalde died on July 20, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Jerry D. Wagnon Sr.

Jerry D. Wagnon Sr. Jerry David Wagnon Sr. passed away on Monday, July 17, at home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Pensacola, Florida on January 18, 1942. He attended Corpus Christi W. B. Ray High School, from which he graduated in 1960. Jerry was always extremely proud of achieving the Boy Scouts of America’s rank of Silver […]