UCISD OKs $1.7M for wages

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The board of trustees of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District agreed on $1.7 million in compensation increases, including benefits, for teachers and staff on Monday evening during the district’s third budget workshop. The plan will increase pay for teachers, librarians, nurses and counselors by 2.5 percent, with an accompanying additional flat amount, dependent on experience, which […]

Park meeting takeaway: Golf course spending more than all other parks combined

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor Considering residents on fixed incomes, opening the Uvalde Sports Complex to the public around the clock, maintenance issues and questions regarding the $688,000 allocated each year to the golf course were points brought up by residents who attended the first of two public hearings on the city’s parks survey. The meeting was held  Tuesday at the […]

Former UHS Coyotes stand out on college teams

Charley Robinson Staff writer The Uvalde Coyote football program has produced several college football players recently. Drew Kirkpatrick (Louisiana Tech), Migel Garcia (University of Maine), and Corbin Cargil (Colorado School of Mines) are preparing for the 2019 collegiate season. All three athletes were coached by former Uvalde High School athletic director Gary Mac Griffin. Kirkpatrick began his post-high school play […]

Honey Capital tennis tourney ends

The Dentons had a good day at the 2019 Honey Capital Open Tennis tournament staged July 27-28 at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex in Uvalde. Bailey Denton captured girls’ 18 singles 3-0 and teamed with Kaitlyn Enlow to claim the girls’ doubles crown. Ty Denton breezed to the boys’ 14 singles title as Charlie Perez finished second and Michael Fernandez […]

River pollution woes focus of youth art camp

Lane Riggs Staff Writer Abel Ortiz, associate professor at Southwest Texas Junior College, is busy teaching mural camps throughout the summer at the Art Lab Contemporary Art Space at 227 N. Getty St. Ortiz supplies the paint, brushes and projector, but the students involved complete the mural – and add their own touches. In one piece completed during the mural […]

Jerry V. Allen

Jerry V. Allen Jerry Vedder Allen went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2019, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital in Uvalde, Texas. He was surrounded by the family he dearly loved. Jerry was born on July 4, 1942, in Mason, Texas, to Terrell and Velma Allen.  He grew up on the family ranch with his sister, Judy, until the […]

Jose Amaya Sr.

Jose Amaya Sr. Jose Amaya Sr., 95, of Sabinal died on July 29, 2019, in Marion, Illinois. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. 

Aubrey L. Carter

Aubrey L. Carter Aubrey Leakey Carter, 81, of D’Hanis died on July 26, 2019, at his residence. He was born Oct. 19, 1937, in Uvalde to Corynne (Miles) and Clifton Carter. He graduated from Knippa High School, where he was an accomplished athlete in football, basketball, track and field. Carter married Linda Nester on July 17, 1960, at Holy Cross […]

Juan Muñoz

Juan Muñoz Juan “Johnny” Muñoz, 70, of Uvalde died on July 24, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Oct. 11, 1948, in Carrizo Springs to Ofelia (Gonzalez) and Felipe Muñoz. He married Sylvia Castro on June 12, 1970, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1968. He attended […]

John R. Williams

John R. Williams Captain John Robert Williams, age 82, passed on July, 24, 2019, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born on Oct. 30, 1936, to Robert and Emily Williams in Marion, Indiana. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Aug. 7th, 1959, and married Gerd Williams, the love of his life two days later on Aug. […]