On Tuesday, we all have the opportunity to tell city of Uvalde staff and council in person how we feel about the possibility of being charged $1-2 more a month when we pay our city utility bills, with the goal of potentially creating a city-maintained parks and recreation fund. At the first of two planned meetings, with the second scheduled […]
A bipartisan team of senators on July 23 introduced a bill to repair a gaping hole created by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that keeps food stamp payments to retailers secret. The Open and Responsive Government Act, S 2220, is offered by Sens. Charles Grassley, R-IA; John Cornyn, R-TX; Patrick Leahy, D-VT; and Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, to overrule a […]
Lane Riggs Staff Writer What began as competition between brothers paid off this month as Utopia residents Riley and Jett Smothers each won the American highest-overall award in their respective age divisions of the 2019 Texas 4-H state shotgun shoot. Further, 11-year-old Jett won the international highest-overall award and was named shotgun shootout champion and gunsmoke champion at the event, […]
Kyleen R. Black Kyleen R. Black, 72, passed away peacefully on July 20th, 2019, at home in Severance, Colorado, surrounded by her family. Kyleen bravely battled Parkinson’s for 10 years and Lewy Body Dementia for nearly four years. She was the loving and devoted wife of Thomas (Tom) A. Black Sr. and together they shared 56 wonderful years of marriage. […]
Robert Q. McWhirter 1940-2019 Robert Quin McWhirter – who cherished family, God, lifelong friends, music, community, the Episcopal Church, good food, and all things Uvalde – died on July 13, 2019, at age 78, surrounded by the special family who so loved him. The son of Dorothy and John McWhirter and grandson of Bishop Clinton S. and Hortense Quin, he […]
Juan Muñoz Juan “Johnny” Muñoz, 70, of Uvalde died on July 24, 2019, in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today and again tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Salvador C. Solis Salvador Carmona Solis, 72, of Uvalde died on July 23, 2019, in Uvalde. He was born on Jan. 3, 1947, to Canuta (Carmona) and Abraham Solis in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Solis is survived by his companion, Manuela de Jesus Garza; his mother; and seven daughters, Rosa Gonzalez, Juanita Rodriguez, Lorena Garza, all of Uvalde, Sonia Geffre, […]
Year 1949 memorable in Coyote football history Charley Robinson Staff writer It was a post-war year, the infancy of the baby-boomers, and times were good. World War II was still a vivid memory, the country was trying to get back to normalcy, gasoline was 26 cents a gallon, bread was 14 cents a loaf, a dozen eggs cost 60 cents […]