Uvalde Leader-News 072717

Mental health cases costing county

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell has authorized 67 mental health commitments so far this year. At a cost of $500 per mandatory detention hearing, the county has already accumulated a $33,500 bill – excluding cost for transportation, which falls on the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office. If any law enforcement officer working within Uvalde County encounters an […]

River cleanup project begins at park

Lane Riggs Staff Writer City of Uvalde director of parks and recreation Clint Baack’s staff has been working throughout the summer to maintain and improve Uvalde Memorial Park. Though Baack said his main focus is the park’s upkeep, he also said he hopes to add a water park in the future. Part of the walking trail was closed off on […]

Schlichting will set up library gallery next week

Lane Riggs Staff Writer El Progreso Memorial Library’s Artist of the Month is Uvalde native Elaine Schlichting, who will set up her gallery of pencil drawings, watercolors and oil paintings on Aug. 3. The lifelong artist said she first found her love for art at her home, as she always had paper and pencils. “I’ve been drawing since forever. I’ve […]

Eduardo T. Fernandez

Eduardo T. Fernandez Eduardo T. Fernandez, 72, of Uvalde died on July 19, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Aug. 13, 1944, in Gregory to Olivia (Trevino) and Felix Fernandez. He is survived by three sons, Moses Fernandez and wife, Elia, and Victor Luis Fernandez, all of Uvalde, and Eduardo Fernandez Jr. of Dallas; […]

Ellen L. Finley

Ellen L. Finley Ellen Lenor Allen Finley, also known as “Mom,” “Gamma,” “Gam” and “Blondie,” went to be with Her Lord, Friday, July 21, 2017. She was also reunited with the other love of her life, Nick C. Finley Sr. (“Pickin”), her loving husband of almost 50 years. Ellen Allen was born on July 5, 1923, in Center Point, Texas, […]

Elia E. Hernandez

Elia E. Hernandez Elia Edna Hernandez, 77, of Uvalde died on July 26, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Ray W. Gilbert

Ray W. Gilbert Ray Westerfield Gilbert, 89, of Dallas, Texas, for over 50 years, and of Ames, Iowa, for the past two years, passed away peacefully, painlessly, and surrounded by loved ones at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, on Monday, July 24, 2017. A celebration of Ray’s life will be held today, July 27, 2017, at the Adams Soderstrum Funeral […]

Francisco T. Mendoza

Francisco T. Mendoza Francisco Torres Mendoza, 79, of Uvalde died on July 20, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. A rosary was recited yesterday, and will be recited again 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, with interment to follow at Hillcrest […]

Bennie F. Stewart

Bennie F. Stewart Bennie Fee was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was always a gracious hostess, welcoming all to her home. Bennie Fee Stewart of Mansfield, Texas, formerly of Uvalde and the Nueces Canyon, passed away on July 21, 2017, in Mansfield at the age of 97, after a long illness. She was born on Sept. […]