King reigns in golf tournament

Clayton King made Uvalde Fourth of July Golf Tournament history Monday afternoon as he became the youngest winner ever of the tournament. The 19-year-old Uvalde native captured first place in the championship flight as he defeated Parker Ray of Concan, six and four, in the title match. “It feels great to win the tournament,” said King. “As a kid, I […]

Physicals, paperwork needed for UHS fall sports athletes

With the start of pre-season high school practice for football, volleyball, cross-country and team tennis early next month, young Uvalde athletes are urged to have a physical exam and to complete their pre-season paper work as soon as possible. The exam and paper work are required by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for all Uvalde High School and Uvalde […]

Harrell is interim superintendent

UCISD trustees tap chief deputy for role as Ball prepares to leave district Jennifer Fry Staff writer On Monday night at a special board meeting, John “Hal” Harrell was named interim superintendent for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District by the board of trustees. Harrell will replace outgoing Superintendent Jeanette Ball while the district seeks someone permanent to fill the role. Just […]

Knife-wielding runner slowed by three shots from ‘bean bag’ shotgun

Meghann Garcia Managing editor A knife-wielding man who was reported to police for running through backyards in an east Uvalde neighborhood was felled Monday by three shots from a repurposed 12-gauge shotgun fired by a sheriff’s deputy. The action took place as the suspect ran toward the Uvalde Memorial Hospital grounds. Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Max Dorflinger, credited with […]

Photography enthusiast Fry is library’s artist of the month

Jennifer Dong Staff writer For the month of July, the El Progreso Memorial Library is exhibiting a collection of digital photographs by Uvalde resident Jennifer Fry, who has been taking photos for over 20 years. Fry is the library’s featured artist of the month. With a penchant for photography and travel, Fry captures the nuances of natural life in her […]

Earl A. Backor

Earl A. Backor Earl Andrew Backor was born on July 24, 1926, in Crystal City, Texas, to Olga and Stephen Andrew Backor. He died at the age of 91 on June 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated high school in Crystal City in 1943. Earl married the love of his life, Shirley May Moore, on Sept. 4, 1947. […]

Annabell S. Gomez

Annabell S. Gomez Annabell Samarripa Gomez, 57, of Sabinal died on July 1, 2018, at her residence. A funeral mass will be held today at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born on April 21, 1961, in San Antonio to Victoria (Gomez) and Jose Samarripa. She married Mario Gomez on June 26, 1979, in Uvalde. She is […]

John S. Graves Jr.

John S. Graves Jr. John Studer Graves Jr. of Concan passed away on June 29, 2018, at the age of 73. He was born on June 18, 1945, in San Antonio to Billie Neal and John Studer ”Jack” Graves. He married Carol Holmes on Jan. 1, 1967, in Austin, Texas. John is survived by his wife of 51 years; two […]

Donald E. McLaughlin

Donald E. McLaughlin Donald Edward McLaughlin, 85, of Uvalde died on July 3, 2018, in Uvalde. Services are pending. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Raymundo R. Ruiz

Raymundo R. Ruiz Raymundo Rabago Ruiz, 76, of Uvalde died on July 2, 2018, at his residence. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Service time is pending. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition […]