Maria Velasquez

Maria Velasquez Maria Velasquez, 92, of Uvalde died on Feb. 7, 2019, in San Antonio. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Albania-born Zeke Plava opens restaurant on West Main

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor When Albania-born Zeke Plava traveled to America in the early 1990s he brought with him a passion for cooking delectable Italian cuisine. Armed with family recipes and a desire to accomplish the American Dream, Plava opened a variety of restaurants in New York and Texas, including a recently opened Tuscany Italian Restaurant at 432 W. Main […]

Coyotes top powerlifting meet

Five Uvaldeans capture first place Uvalde High School boys won five first-place medals en route to a first-place finish in the team standings of the UHS powerlifting meet held Feb. 2 in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Coach Frank Gonzales’ Coyotes totaled 53 points to finish far ahead of the meet runner-up Dilley Wolves, who placed second with 39 points. Del Rio’s […]

UHS girls total 57 points to place first in powerlifting meet

It was a first-place finish in the team standings for the Uvalde Lobos, who won top honors in the Uvalde High School powerlifting meet with 57 points on Feb. 2. Dilley placed second with 43 points, followed by Knippa with 30 points. Four UHS girls captured first place in their respective weight class divisions. Avery Contreras won the best lifter […]

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Was bullet meant for Van Meter?

Victim’s father questions motive Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Two hours before he was shot and killed in the doorway of his home, John Duane Van Meter conversed with his father as the elder Van Meter chopped wood for his son’s cookout. It was a chore he insisted on doing to prevent an accidental injury to the professional boxer, who was […]

Good Eggs planning grand celebration

Multiple events dotting Texas Independence Day schedule by Melissa Federspill, staff writer On March 2, Texas is marking 183 years of independence from Mexico, and Uvalde will be celebrating in style. Pioneer style, to be exact. A day-long celebration filled with demonstrations and exhibits from the 1800s era of Texas is scheduled to take place at several locations throughout Uvalde […]

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Immigration attorney attends State of the Union

​ ​ by Meghann Garcia, managing editor Aíssa Olivarez spends her days trying to help detained Latino immigrants who have made their home in Dade County, Wisconsin, return to their families and jobs, but last Tuesday provided a break from routine as she attended President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Mark […]