Garden club honors Gillelands, dental office

The following was submitted by Shirley Grigg of the Green Thumb Garden Club of Uvalde. Green Thumb Garden Club has announced residential and business yard of the month honorees for July. The country home of Judie and Weldon Gilleland located at 655 County Road 103 is the residential yard of the month. A massive oak tree greets visitors as they […]

Abner W. English Jr.

Abner W. English Jr. Abner W. English Jr., 68, of Lubbock, formerly of La Pryor, died on July 30, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 18, 1948, in Uvalde to Barbara (Berry) and Abner W. English Sr. He is survived by his father, […]

Judith W. Henderson

Judith W. Henderson Mary Judith Wood Henderson, beloved wife of Thomas Briggs Henderson Jr. (deceased), died on July 4, 2017. She was the mother of Mary Cornelia Henderson Gates (Edward) and Virginia Wood Henderson (deceased), and the sister of Joseph G. Wood, PhD (deceased) and Virginia Wood Davis of Uvalde. Judy was born on Dec. 24, 1931, in Corpus Christi, […]

David T. Smith

David T. Smith David Timothy Smith, 70, of Batesville died on July 30, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 17, 1946, in Robstown to Eva Mae (Claremon) and Floyd Lee Smith Jr. He is survived by one brother, Michael Smith and wife, Karen; and one nephew, Floyd Smith and wife, Heather, all of Batesville; one niece, Michele […]

Mary K. Welch

Mary K. Welch Mary Katherine Piper Swift Welch, 94, of Uvalde, formerly of Alamo Heights in San Antonio, died on July 29, 2017, in Uvalde. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Correction – Talavera

Correction The obituary for Stephen Talavera that appeared on Page 5 of the July 27, 2017, edition of the Uvalde Leader-News  should have said Talavera is survived by one half-sister and four half-brothers. The family inadvertently omitted Leo Talavera of Uvalde from the list of survivors.

Back Nine Bandits win local PGA junior event

The Back Nine Bandits are the Uvalde champions of the 2017 PGA Junior Golf League’s 16 and under division. The Bandits claimed first place with four wins, one loss and one tie. The Bad News Bogeys finished 3-2-1; Weapons of Grass Destruction, 2-1-3; and Lil Rascals, 0-5-1. Saturday’s round resulted in the Bandits suffering their first loss to the runner […]

UHS gains two new athletic trainers

Two new athletic trainers are on the scene for the 2017-2018 school year. Sara Aviles and Erika Soto are replacing Dan Severtson, who resigned midway through the 2016-2017 school year. Aviles was born and raised in Uvalde and graduated from Uvalde High School. She attained her Associate of Arts degree from Southwest Texas Junior College and then pursued her education […]

Decades-old UCISD suit resolved

Non-adherence to desegregation was heart of legal claim Charley Robinson Staff writer Forty-seven years of litigation in Genoveva Morales, et al. vs. E.P. Shannon, et al., finally was resolved Monday evening during a special meeting of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees. After a 24-minute closed session, board member Willie Edwards read a statement prior to making […]

Durbon arrested after flashing toy gun

Although the weapon he brandished was a replica and not a working firearm, 34-year-old Jeffrey Lee Durbon was arrested for making a terroristic threat and causing fear of imminent serious bodily injury after a physical disturbance that occurred Monday afternoon. The incident took place at 6:02 p.m. when officers responded to 620 S. Evans St. for a fight in progress. […]