UCAD chief fields city complaints

Mayor, council take issue with compliance requirement Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor “It seems like the school district is driving the bus and UCAD is following the district,” Uvalde City Councilman Chip King said Tuesday after hearing a presentation by Uvalde County Appraisal District chief appraiser Robert Valdez. Valdez attended the Uvalde City Council meeting to talk about the 2018 appraisal […]

HOTT days

Jennifer Fry|Leader-News Makai Ortiz (right) paints the trim of Maria Castillo’s house at 449 Encino St., while Zoe McCullough steadies the ladder. The activity took place Wednesday and was part of the Uvalde Ministerial Alliance’s Helping out the Town Days, an initiative to help with various service projects. Program activities began Sunday and end today.

Firecracker Fest to present all-day activities on July 4

Firecracker Fest at the Uvalde County Fairplex is scheduled July 4 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The event will run in conjunction with a 9 p.m. fireworks display hosted by the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department. Events include a co-ed six-person volleyball tournament, family fun-run, craft show, Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker Pageant and bull-riding competition. Water slides and food […]

Into the Woods

UCISD fine arts students portraying beloved – and not so – characters in fractured fairytale Jennifer Fry Staff Writer “Into the Woods Jr.,” a comedy based on befuddled fairytales, is coming to the John H. Harrell Auditorium Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m. each day. General admission is $5. Tickets are $1 for children 10 years old or younger. The play is […]

Irene P. Buantello

Irene P. Buantello Irene P. Buantello, 92, of Uvalde died on June 26, 2018, in San Antonio. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Louis J. Franklin Jr.

Louis J. Franklin Jr. Louis Jerome Franklin Jr., formerly of Uvalde, passed away in Houston on June 22, 2018, at the age of 77. Louis was born in Uvalde on July 9, 1940, to Marguerite (McMains) and Louis Jerome Franklin Sr. Louis married the love of his life, Sharon Rebecca “Becky” (Blackstone), on Sept. 5, 1964, in Uvalde. Thirteen months […]

Gregorio Gonzales Jr.

Gregorio Gonzales Jr. Gregorio Gonzales Jr., 30, of La Pryor died on June 23, 2018, in Batesville. He was born on Oct. 30, 1987, in Kerrville to Christina (Jimenez) and Gregorio Gonzales. Gonzales  is survived by his son, Gregorio Gonzales III of Batesville, mother, of La Pryor; father, of Mathis; three sisters, Myra Gonzales and husband, Chuy Vasquez, of Batesville […]

Gabriel Perez Jr.

Gabriel Perez Jr. Gabriel “Chuy” Perez, 70, of Uvalde died on June 22, 2018, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 24, 1948, in Uvalde to Manuela (Gutierrez) and Gabriel Perez Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; Jose Angel Perez, Antonio Perez, Armando Perez, Raymond D. Perez and Enrique Perez; one sister, Estella Perez; […]

Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez Antonio Sanchez, 89, of Brackettville died on June 25, 2018, at his residence. A visitation will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. and a rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., both at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 301 South Ann Street, Brackettville. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m., also at  Saint […]

Big golf tourney begins Saturday

The 71st-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament is scheduled for this weekend at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Match-play action will begin Saturday morning and will continue through the final round set for Monday morning. Tournament play Saturday and Monday will begin at 9 a.m. Tomorrow, a practice round will be conducted. Other events at this year’s Fourth of July […]