by Meghann Garcia & Pete Luna, Leader-News staff Minutes after clinching her third state championship in wrestling, Adelyhda “Lala” Perez leapt into the crowd at the Berry Center in Cypress to embrace her father, John Perez, who has been her lifelong trainer. She was processing a jumble of thoughts – a promise to a late friend, prospective tattoo, and college […]
Murffy D. Butler Murffy Don Butler, 75, of Uvalde died on Feb. 24, 2019, in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Wayne Whiteaker will officiate. He was born on July 14, 1943, in Hedley to Sybil Ruby (Redding) and William Henry Butler. He married Royce Toler […]
Tom E. McCullough Tom Earl McCullough, 51, of Uvalde died on Feb. 26, 2019, in Uvalde. Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Luis U. Ramos Luis U. Ramos, 68, of Uvalde died on Feb. 26, 2019, in Uvalde. A visitation will be held today from noon to 9 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home of Uvalde. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. […]
Perez captures wrestling crown One of the best matches in the final round of the Texas state high school wrestling tournament came in the Class 5A Girls’ 138-pound weight class. Uvalde High School’s Adelyhda “Lala” Perez recorded a 2-0 decision victory over Frisco Liberty’s Ashley Cook last Saturday. “It was a greatly executed match,” said Uvalde High School head wrestling […]
Beginning today, the Uvalde Coyotes will compete in Floresville High School’s John Velasquez Baseball Classic. At 11:15 a.m., the Coyotes will face the San Antonio Wolverines in their first game of the three-day baseball tournament. Tomorrow at 9 a.m., the Coyotes will open the second day of the tournament as they take on the Goliad Tigers. Their second game tomorrow […]
by Melissa Federspill, staff writer On Saturday, a day-long celebration marking Texas’ independence from Mexico will include period demonstrations and exhibits from the 1800s era of Texas, including live performances, a cavalcade, a frontier village complete with a pioneer school, a musicale, horses, and other demonstrations at several locations throughout Uvalde. Area students will also be joining the performance festivities. […]
Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Commissioners on Monday announced the appointment of Lloyd “Dee” Kirkpatrick of Uvalde to serve as road administrator. The position was left vacant in December of last year when former road administrator Jesse Garcia announced plans to retire. Garcia had served as the road administrator for 11 years. Ten applicants applied for the position, including […]