2017-10-19

Two teams seek first district victory

Coyotes host Harlandale Indians tomorrow in the Honey Bowl Tomorrow night in the Honey Bowl, the Uvalde Coyotes and the San Antonio Harlandale Indians both will be seeking their first district football victory of the season. Kick-off time for the District 29-5A contest between the Coyotes and the Indians is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Albert Torres is the new football coach […]

Uvalde girls prepare for regional run

The Uvalde Lobos will be at Corpus Christi Monday to compete in the Class 5A Region IV cross-country meet. Action in the race will get underway at8:30 a.m. Coach Libby Guzman’s Lobos will enter the meet coming off a first-place finish in the recent District 29-5A running competition held at Southside High School. The Lobos placed five girls among the […]

SWTJC makes nation’s top 150 list

College eligible for $1M prize Southwest Texas Junior College was named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. SWTJC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 […]

UCISD opens door to NIE again

Charley Robinson Staff writer While circulation of the Newspapers in Education program was temporarily suspended at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, it is set to resume next week. One of the informational items on the UCISD board agenda Monday was NIE. Local businesses and individuals are sponsors for the program, which places the Uvalde Leader-News in the classrooms for educational […]

Historical tales lend excitement to library’s fundraiser ghost tour

José Alonzo Staff writer On Friday the 13th, El Progreso Memorial Library staged its annual Lantern Ghost Tour fundraiser on Uvalde’s downtown plaza during Four Square Friday. The event raised $1,000 to benefit the library’s operating expenses. This tour was based on local historical events. The stories told were about the 1894 flooding and how townspeople pulled a prank on […]

Aristeo C. Cano

Aristeo C. Cano Aristeo Cervantez Cano, 87, of Uvalde died on Oct. 6, 2017, at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Piedras Negras to Seferina (Cervantez) and Encarnacion Cano. Cano is survived by four daughters, Rosa Maria Hernandez and husband, Martin, Maria Alicia Ruiz, Maria Yolanda Lira and husband, Domingo, and Alma Patricia Casarez, all of Uvalde; […]

Douglas A. Horton

Douglas A. Horton Douglas Allen Horton, 68, of Sabinal died on Oct. 11, 2017, at Methodist Speciality and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal. Horton was born on April 28, 1949, in Sabinal, to Modene (Davis) and Eck Horton, the […]

Abram I. Mendoza

Abram I. Mendoza Abram Ismael Mendoza of Hondo died on Oct. 15, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born on Oct. 15, 2017, at University Hospital in San Antonio to Danielle Galvan and Jeremias Mendoza. He is survived by his parents; and one brother, Jeremias Israel Mendoza, all of Hondo; maternal grandparents, Laura and Ramon Galvan; paternal grandparents, Nancy and […]

Lucia V. Rios

Lucia V. Rios Lucia Vallejo Rios, 82, of La Pryor, died on Oct. 13, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 8, 1935, in Jimenez, Coahuila, Mexico, to Maria De La Luz (Casillas) and Romaldo Vallejo. She married Elias Rios in 1963 in Jimenez, Coahuila, Mexico. Rios is survived by her husband of 54 years; one daughter, Maria […]

Irma Ruiz

Irma Ruiz Irma Ruiz, 57, of Uvalde died on Oct. 17, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.