Lobos down Highlands in game one

Uvaldeans win a 10-9 thriller It was a wild one in game one of the Uvalde-Highlands softball playoff series Thursday night. The Uvalde Lobos held off a seventh-inning comeback bid by the Highlands Owls to record a 10-9 win. With one out in the seventh inning, Kenya Coleman dropped a single into shallow right center field to begin a Highlands […]

UHS dozen compete in regional track

Twelve Uvalde High School athletes were in San Antonio Friday and Saturday for competition in the Class 5A Region IV track-and-field meet. Results from the action at San Antonio’s Heroes Stadium were not available at presstime. Complete results will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. Competing for the Coyotes in the regional meet were Chris Embers and […]

Capt’s legacy planted in Arbor day

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Nearly 70 people recited, in unison, Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” during a Friday morning Arbor Day Ceremony slated to honor the late Louis E. Capt. A 20-foot oak tree was planted just prior to the 10 a.m. event, which took place at Uvalde Memorial Park. Father Henry Whisenant said the invocation and city manager Vince DiPiazza […]

Cactus Jack event set this week

Rodeo enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy a weekend of PBR bullriding and professional bullfighting compliments of the Cactus Jack Foundation. The eighth annual competition is set for May 2-4 at the Uvalde County Fairplex. This year’s special guests include Shorty Gorham, Jason Farly and 2018 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee Leon Coffee. On May 2, the professional […]

Pastor’s Column: Today is Divine Mercy Sunday

We celebrate the Easter Season that Jesus has conquered sin through His humble passion and death, and that He rose from the dead to give us life and freedom from sin. Let us celebrate by greeting one another with Happy Easter through Pentecost. Today is Divine Mercy Sunday when we celebrate that God grants His Divine Mercy to us by […]

Letter to the editor 042819

Nature inspires awe During this time of the year, my attention always turns to educators and how best we can support them. This May, I will celebrate my 6th-annual My Teacher Rocks ceremony, a ceremony that recognizes educators for their work with children. These educators are nominated via videos by students in the Uvalde area. If you have ever been […]

Students learn about decomposition, value of recycling

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The case of the missing pumpkin had second- graders in Cheyenne Mansfield’s class at Anthon Elementary hunting for clues, and declaring “what happened to the pumpkin” on Tuesday. Six months prior, for a lesson on decomposition and the value of reuse and recycling, Mansfield had the class bury a pumpkin outside that contained trash, fruits and […]

Gilbert J. Garza

Gilbert J. Garza Gilbert Joe Garza, 65, of Batesville died on April 23, 2019, in Houston. He was born on May 20, 1953, in Pleasanton to Locaria (Camacho) and Jose Garza. He married Consancion Luna on July 3, 1989, in Batesville. Garza is survived by his wife of 29 years; and his mother, both of Batesville; daughter, Cindy Garza of […]

Abel B. Licea Jr.

Abel B. Licea Jr. Abel B. Licea Jr., 52, of Uvalde died on April 23, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A funeral service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. He was born on Feb. 14, 1967, in Bakersfield, California, to Maria Luisa (Balderas) and Abel R. Licea. He worked as a detention officer for […]

Eleazar Silva

Eleazar Silva Eleazar “Elia” Silva, 70, of Uvalde died on April 23, 2019, in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 27, 1948, in Mexico to Engracia (Vasquez) and Clemente Vargas. Silva was preceded in death by her parents, and grandchild, Julius Michael De La Cerda. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Rogelio Silva; son, David Silva; […]