2017-08-17

CEOs meet weekly for food, fellowship

Lane Riggs Staff Writer The weekly Chicks Eat Out event, hosted every Wednesday at noon at restaurants in and around Uvalde, provides an opportunity for fellowship among Uvalde women. The event was started by Kay Brieden when she served as director of the Herby Ham Activity Center. The program has been hosted for the better part of a decade, and […]

Bobby R. Angermiller Sr.

Bobby R. Angermiller Sr. Bobby R. Angermiller Sr., 63, of Ruidoso, New Mexico, formerly of Uvalde, died on Aug. 12, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A celebration of life will be held tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wingfield Park pavilion in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He was born on Dec. 12, 1953, in Uvalde to Helen (Coker) […]

Howard R. Consford

Howard R. Consford Howard Ray Consford, 87, of Knippa died on Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Houston. Consford was born on June 1, 1930, in Martinsville to Ella Evaline (Powers) and Stonewall Jackson Consford. He married Mary Lee Hooker on Nov. 28, 1952, in […]

Stanley J. Meckel

Stanley J. Meckel Stanley James Meckel, 82, of Uvalde died on on Aug. 11, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born to Sylvia (Neuse) and Fritz Meckel on July 23, 1935, in New Braunfels. Meckel joined the military in January of 1953 at the age of 17 and served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corp. and U.S. Coast Guard. […]

Hector G. Ortiz

Hector G. Ortiz Hector Guadalupe Ortiz, 84, of La Pryor died on Aug. 14, 2017, at his residence. A rosary will be recited today and again tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow at La Pryor Cemetery. He […]

FSB donates to Newspapers in Education

Steve Balke|Leader-News Olga Charles, Newspapers in Education coordinator for the Uvalde Leader-News, accepts a $750 donation from First State Bank of Uvalde chief executive officer Dick Geries (right) and senior vice president Bill Dillard. The cost for one student’s subscription is $14, and an entire classroom can receive the newspaper for $280. Donations made payable to NIE are tax deductible. […]

County budget approval on hold

Commissioners considering proposed increase in tax rate Uvalde County Commissioners on Monday postponed approval of the 2017-2018 operating budget to review the proposed tax rate of 74.09 cents per $100 valuation, equal to the rollback rate. Commissioner Randy Scheide made the motion, which was seconded by Commissioner Jerry Bates and carried by a 4-0 vote. The meeting to possibly approve […]

Babysitter arrested for biting child

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Forty-one-year-old Sovana Patricia Trapp was arrested Sunday on charges of injury to a child after she allegedly bit a 16-month-old child 12 times while caring for him in her Nopal Street apartment. Trapp says she bit the child once on the arm and it was in a playful manner. “I did not intentionally hurt him,” Trapp […]

Coyotes host football scrimmage

The Uvalde Coyotes will face their first opponent of the football pre-season Saturday when they host the two-time defending District 29-6A champion Del Rio Rams. Action in the varsity scrimmage is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in Uvalde’s Honey Bowl. Prior to that the Coyotes and the Rams will go at it in sub-varsity scrimmage action beginning at 9 […]

UHS girls win three tournament matches

The Uvalde Lobos split six volleyball matches played in the Wimberley tournament last weekend. “We played some very good competition and came away from the tournament feeling like good positive progress has been made in the early season,” said Uvalde High School head volleyball coach Russell McElroy. On Friday, the Lobos lost to the tourney host Wimberley Texans, 25-14 and […]