Taxpayers win in legislative session

This year’s Texas legislative session resulted in several big wins for everyone who buys, sells, owns or leases real estate in Texas “The Uvalde Board of Realtors supported the legislation that resulted in these laws because we advocate on your behalf to ensure Texas remains a great place to buy, sell and lease real estate,” said Starr Taylor-Matthews, board president. […]

Tovar’s impact won’t soon be forgotten

Carlos Tovar cheated death nearly 53 years ago as an infantryman in the U.S. Army. The young Sabinal High School graduate served his country on the ground in Vietnam, where weeks before a land mine killed his comrades – and nearly claimed his life, too – he leapt onto a Viet Cong armed with a grenade to contain the threat. […]

UYRC hosts second points night

Rankin McMillian finished first in four different events to wind up as one of the top competitors in the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club’s second point-night competition of the season. Vying in the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex last Tuesday, McMillian captured top honors in the seven-year-olds and under age division of the cloverleafs barrels, straight barrels, pole bending, and […]

Wrestling and tennis camps set tomorrow

Wrestling and tennis are the sports that will be featured for youth camps sponsored by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District this week. Monday and Tuesday at Uvalde High School, a youth wrestling camp will be staged. The camp is open to 5-year-olds up to incoming freshmen. Camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost for the […]

How much can county spend?

High-dollar requests kick off first two budget workshops Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Uvalde County Fairplex manager Wendy Speer, Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke and elections administrator Melissa Jones lobbed significant funding increase requests to Uvalde County Commissioners last week as nine of 16 county department heads spoke during workshops centered on the proposed 2019-2020 budget. The proposed budget – which […]

González has been working at White House

Physician assistant is granddaughter of Uvalde residents Lane Riggs Staff Writer U.S. Army Major Andrea González, granddaughter of Uvalde residents Andrea T. and Jesse R. Moreno, has worked at the White House as a physician assistant for the last two years; and although she has struggled to find a balance between family, faith and her job, she said she would […]

Sacred Heart planning building changes, renovations

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Changes at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church – including the movement of the old school building, or “the yellow building,” and renovations of the Parish Hall – are taking place this summer. One of these changes lies in the introduction of two portable buildings with two classrooms each, which will soon replace the old school building. […]

Oscar De La Garza Jr.

Oscar De La Garza Jr. Oscar De La Garza Jr., 69, of Farmington, New Mexico, formerly of Uvalde, died on June 14, 2019, in Farmington, New Mexico. He married Elizabeth “Liz” Valdez on March 1, 1983, in Uvalde. Arrangements are with Alternative Choice Funeral Home of Farmington, New Mexico. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the […]

Zayra L. Galindo

Zayra L. Galindo Zayra Lizet Galindo, 20, of Uvalde died on June 27, 2019, in Uvalde. Arrangements are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home of Uvalde. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Emma C. Martinez

Emma C. Martinez Emma C. Martinez, 67, of Carrizo Springs died on June 25, 2019, in San Antonio. She was born on May 2, 1952, in Lamerica, Durango, Mexico, to Sabina Luna and Ascencion Corral. She is survived by her husband, Florencio A. Martinez of Carrizo Springs; daughter, Maria Martinez of Dallas; two sons, Florencio A. Martinez,Jr. of Carrizo Springs […]