2017-08-24

Gwendolyn Colvin

Gwendolyn Colvin Gwendolyn Colvin, 64, of Uvalde died on Aug. 22, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Gerald I. Evetts

Gerald I. Evetts Gerald Ivan Evetts, age 83, of Bandera, Texas, passed away on Aug. 19, 2017. The celebration of his wonderful life will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boerne, Texas. Pastor Eric Waters will be officiating, with a visitation lunch served immediately following. Gerald was born in Uvalde, Texas, […]

Richard M. Freeman

Richard M. Freeman The Rev. Richard “Dick” Marion Freeman, 82, of San Antonio died on Aug. 16, 2017, at his ranch in Utopia. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Jones Cemetery in Utopia. The family says Freeman, who was a reverend, died doing what he loved –working on the Seco Ranch in Utopia where exertion […]

Melvin L. Singleton

Melvin L. Singleton Melvin Lee Singleton, 94, of Uvalde died on Aug. 2, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. He was born on Feb. 1, 1923, in Parson, Kansas, to Inez (Hecox) and Jesse Singleton. Singleton attended grade school in Arkansas, […]

Joan E. Willis

Joan E. Willis Joan Echols Caddel Willis, 91, of Uvalde died on Aug. 17, 2017, in Uvalde. A service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Uvalde. The Rev. David Coello will officiate. She was born on June 21, 1926, in Camp Wood to Minnie (Raney) and Harve Echols. She was raised on […]

River-goers decry abandoned mess

Meghann Garcia Managing editor Dozens of comments and video shares were generated in minutes last week when the Uvalde Leader-News posted a live video on Facebook to show the accumulated garbage left behind by visitors to a popular portion of the Nueces River. The comments showed Uvalde County residents are furious about the beer bottles and food packaging that mars […]

Police procedure questioned

Councilman’s wife cuffed in traffic stop Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor The policy that allows Uvalde Police Department officers to restrain citizens during an investigation was called into question Tuesday night after City Councilman Rogelio Muñoz said his pregnant wife was handcuffed during a routine traffic stop. The discussion item was placed on the agenda at the request of Muñoz to […]

Charles is ‘Hero for Children’

Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers In Education coordinator Olga Charles was recently selected by the State Board of Education as a Hero for Children due to her outstanding volunteer service to area schoolchildren. According to a press release by the organization, Charles was nominated by a Uvalde resident. Charles is among 15 volunteers who will be recognized as the 2017 Heroes for […]

Library hosting multi-author signing this week

The following press release was submitted by the El Progreso Memorial Library. Four authors – three with local ties – will be present to sign books at El Progreso Memorial Library on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. Authors include former Uvaldean Bowie Ibarra, current resident Marina Garcia, Utopia resident Ernie Lee and Michael Earney of Canyon Lake.

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