First-round MLB pick in 1971 was a Uvalde-born athlete

Charley Robinson Staff writer Who was John David Hilton, born in Uvalde, Texas on Sept. 15, 1950? A 47-year mystery now has some clarity.  In September of 2017, Leader-News owner/publisher  – and my boss – Craig Garnett handed me an obituary and asked if I knew Dave Hilton. My initial response was that I had been trying for 45 years […]

Jose Garcia Jr.

Jose Garcia Jr. Jose ‘’Joe’’ Garcia Jr., 70, of Uvalde died on March 7, 2018, in San Antonio. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A Christian mass will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born […]

Bonna F. Lange

Bonna F. Lange Bonna Frazier Lange, 83, passed away on Feb. 19, 2018. She was born in Junction, Texas, on Aug. 14, 1934, to Norma and Bonner Frazier. Several years after her father’s death her mother, Norma, married Robert Habermacher. Soon after the family moved to the small town of Sabinal, Texas, where she was raised and married her high […]

Richard Lara

Richard Lara Richard Lara, 89, of Uvalde died on March 9, 2018, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. A rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear […]

Coyotes play home opener Tuesday

Following nearly a month of baseball, the Uvalde Coyotes will make their home debut Tuesday afternoon when they host the La Vernia Bears. Action at Marvin Kolinek Field will get underway at 1 p.m. Coach Adam Borgfeld’s La Vernia Bears, 3-0 for the season, were in La Grange for tournament play this weekend. Tomorrow, the Bears will be on the […]

Coyotes and Lobos participate in Eagle Pass track meet

The Uvalde Coyotes and the Uvalde Lobos were in Eagle Pass last Friday to participate in the eighth-annual Eagle Pass Relays. Results from the track-and-field meet will be reported in next Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. Following UHS spring break this week, Coach Libby Guzman’s Lobos and Coach Albert Tijerina’s Coyotes will resume their track schedule on March 22 […]

Uvalde High freshman taking science project to state fair

Uvalde High School freshman Ellenore Dorris captured third place in the Alamo Regional Science and Engineer Fair last weekend and is advancing to the Texas Science Fair. Her project, which is titled “Personality Playlist,” attempts to find a correlation between personality and music preference. Shaelyn Velasquez, a seventh-grade student at Morales Junior High, also placed third with her project titled, […]

Free trash disposal oft utilized

More than 100 Uvalde residents take advantage of the city’s free monthly cleanup effort by visiting the city’s roll-off site near Uvalde City Hall or the landfill at 3774 Farm-to-Market Road 481. On the first Saturday of every month, roughly 30,000 pounds of trash and 90,000 pounds of construction debris are disposed of during the event, which is held from […]

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