2017-12-07

Tom T. Boecking

Tom T. Boecking Tom T. Boecking, 94 of Temple, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 24, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 15, 1923, in Johnson City to Carrie (Dunheim) and Hans Boecking. Boecking was preceded in death by lifelong friends, Faye and Lee Hawkes of Uvalde. He is survived by his wife, Nelda Boecking, of Temple […]

Cruz Campos

Cruz Campos Cruz Campos, 85, of Batesville died on Dec. 3, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral mass will be held today at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Batesville. Interment will follow at Batesville Cemetery. He was born on May 3, 1932, in Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro, Mexico, to Maria De La Luz and Reyes Martinez. Campos […]

Francisca Gonzales

Francisca Gonzales Francisca Gonzales, 83, of Uvalde died on Dec. 6, 2017, in Uvalde. Arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News

Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez Maria Lopez, 57, of Andrews, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 30, 2017, at Midland Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sept. 16, 1960, in Uvalde to Maria Eufemia (Luna) and Calletano Rios. She married Oscar T. Lopez in 1981 in Uvalde. He preceded her in death in 2009. Lopez is survived by her parents; one daughter, Cassandra […]

Gertrude Miles

Gertrude Miles Gertrude Miles, 89, of Knippa died on Dec. 2, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with interment to follow at the Knippa Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 14, 1928, in Uvalde County to Bertha Meyer and Henry Langner. She married John Elbert Miles on Oct. […]

Walter O. Moerbe Jr.

Walter O. Moerbe Jr. Walter O. Moerbe Jr., 87, of La Pryor died on Dec. 1, 2017, at his residence. He was born on May 22, 1930, in Bishop to Lydia Michalk and Walter O. Moerbe Sr. He married Gladys Theiss on Aug. 7, 1949, in Bishop. She preceded him in death in 2015. Moerbe is survived by three sons, […]

Light ‘em up

More than 160 to vie in barbecue cook-off The 10th-annual Briscoe Ranch Cook-off at the Crossroads will take place tomorrow and Saturday at the Uvalde County Fairplex. So far, 165 teams have registered – with two teams coming from as far as Iowa and New Mexico. Last year, the contest saw 153 entries. The competition has grown since 2013 when […]

Four nabbed for illegal hunting practices

Three men and a woman were arrested Sunday morning for violating hunting laws, including hunting from a vehicle, hunting white-tailed deer at night and hunting with the aid of a light.

Christmas parade delights thousands

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor With more than 30 entries and roughly 3,000 people in attendance, the 2017 Christmas parade was the talk of the town Friday. The event was organized by Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers in Education coordinator Olga Charles and the city of Uvalde. “I think it was fabulous,” Charles said, noting that the 2016 parade saw 16 entries. “It […]

Looking back: Uvalde prepares for war

Allene Mandry Contributing writer “The war changed everything for everyone. It was a great unifier as it brought the wealthy and the poverty stricken together in Uvalde. It basically became the center of our lives.” Those are the words of Jane Fulmer Willingham, daughter of former First Baptist Church minister Maurice Fulmer. “There were more in church every Sunday, some […]