Man murdered in West Cargile Street home

Puente ‘was likely dead several hours’ before he was found Francisco Javier Puente Jr., 35, was found dead in his apartment Monday afternoon. He had several stab wounds, according to Uvalde Police. Uvalde Police were dispatched to 602 W. Cargile St., Apt. 2, after Puente’s girlfriend called 911. “She hadn’t been able to get a hold of him so she […]

Zamora is outstanding veterans’ service rep

Uvalde County Veterans Service Officer Everado “Lalo” Zamora has been named the 2016-2017 Outstanding Veterans County Service Officer by the Veterans County Service Officers Association of Texas. Zamora received the award Sept. 19 during the 70th-annual conference of the Texas Veterans Service Officers Association held in Galveston. “We are extremely proud of the work of Lalo and the way he […]

UCISD halts newspaper in classrooms program

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Jeanette Ball has stopped the delivery of the Uvalde Leader-News to classrooms following the publication of a news story on Sept. 10 about a high school student who took her own life. Ball told newspaper publisher Craig Garnett and Newspapers in Education coordinator Olga Charles that parents and some members of the district staff […]

UHS closes out pre-district play

Coyotes host Gonzales in football tomorrow With the start of district competition scheduled to begin two weeks from tomorrow, both the Uvalde Coyotes and the Gonzales Apaches will be looking to close-out their pre-district football slate with a win tomorrow night. Kick-off time for the 2017 Uvalde High School homecoming football game in the Honey Bowl is scheduled for 7:30 […]

SWTJC Invitational cross-country run scheduled Saturday

Uvalde High School’s cross-country team will be at the City of Uvalde Sports Complex Saturday to vie in the fifth-annual Southwest Texas Junior College Invitational cross-country running meet. Starting times include: varsity girls’ 5K, large school, 9 a.m.; varsity girls’ two miles, small school, 9 a.m.; varsity boys’ 5K, large school, 9:30 a.m.; varsity boys’ 5 K, small schools, 9:30 […]

Montalvo House exhibits new use for cactus

Cactus juice, sand and caliche form walls The following was submitted by Silk Waters, executive director of The Montalvo House in Brackettville. Cactus is as much a part of Texas history as ranching, but historic landmark The Montalvo House in Brackettville utilizes the prolific plant in a way many might not recognize. “Our organization is restoring a two-room home that […]

Javier B. Castaneda

Javier B. Castaneda Javier Bermudez Castaneda, 46, of Uvalde died on Sept. 20, 2017, in Fredericksburg. He was born on March 14, 1971, in Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, to Blanca Estella Castaneda and Paulo Bermudez Lopez. He married Guadalupe Gutierrez Martinez on June 12, 1993, in Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, of Uvalde; father […]

Ophelia S. Frausto

Ophelia S. Frausto Ophelia S. Frausto, 90, of Buda, formerly of Uvalde, died on Sept. 22, 2017, at her residence, on what would have been the 56th anniversary of her wedding day. A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born on March 4, 1927, in Uvalde to Concepcion (Hernandez) and Lucas Samora. […]

Daniel Garza

Daniel Garza Daniel Garza, 51, of Uvalde died on Sept. 20, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. He was born on Oct. 23, 1965, in Uvalde to Aurora (Almendarez) and Jose Arredondo Garza. He is survived by three sons, Daniel Garza Jr., Steve […]

Arturo A. Hernandez

Arturo A. Hernandez Arturo Aguirre Hernandez, 76, of Uvalde died on Sept. 19, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 7, 1941, in Uvalde to Frances (Aguirre) and Cruz Saiz Hernandez. He married Elva Perry Rodriguez on May 13, 1960, in Uvalde. Hernandez is survived by his wife, of Uvalde; one daughter, Jennifer Treviño and husband, Joe, of […]