Candidates vying for voters’ attention Uvalde County voters have one more opportunity to cast a ballot in the general election set Tuesday, Nov. 6, when the Uvalde County judge’s seat will be decided in addition to U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative for District 23, and Texas Governor. At the close of early voting on Friday, the Uvalde County Election Office had […]
Former war prisoner was killed in action Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde native Santiago “Jimmy” Hernandez-Esparza was killed in action in Belgium on Dec. 23, 1944, just two months after he escaped captivity as a prisoner of war. On Thursday, nearly 74 years after his death, his sisters were presented with his Bronze Star Medal. The medal is a United […]
Luv Ya Uvalde organizers are seeking monetary donations to host the 35th-annual Thanksgiving luncheon, which is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 21. The event will be held at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Thanksgiving meal will consist of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, […]
Silvestre G. Aviles Silvestre G. “Pachuco” Aviles, 82, of Uvalde died on Oct. 31, 2018, in Uvalde. He was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in San Antonio to Maria (Gutierrez) and Julian Aviles. He is survived by three daughters, Terry Ortiz and husband, Marcos, of Camp Wood, Sylvia Aviles, Rosie Gonzalez and husband, Adrian; two sons, Jesse Aviles and wife, […]
Thomas P. Harris Thomas Patrick Harris, 84, of Uvalde died on Oct. 31, 2018, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Wanda Modgling Wanda Modgling, 92, of Junction died on Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on Aug. 11, 1926, in Hale Center to Hester (Boggus) and John Joseph Lindsey. She married Frank Modgling on Jan. 2, 1942, in Leakey. He preceded her in death in 2011. Modgling is survived by a son, Roy Modgling of Hondo; three […]
The Uvalde Lobos will play their 2018-19 basketball season home opener Tuesday when they host the Del Rio Queens. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set to 6:30 p.m., while the the junior varsity game and the freshman game will begin at 5 p.m. Coach Gisel Mireles’ Lobos will enter play Tuesday following their season opener Friday night at […]
Uvaldeans survive turnovers and penalties It wasn’t all pretty, but it was pretty effective Friday night as the Uvalde Coyotes beat the Kennedy Rockets at San Antonio. Despite four lost fumbles and 70 yards in penalties, the Coyotes recorded a 42-14 victory over the Rockets in Edgewood Veterans Memorial Stadium. “It’s always great to win, but we had too many […]