2019-08-25

Coyotes open season Thursday

Uvaldeans play at Eagle Pass The Uvalde Coyotes will begin to prepare for their first football game of the regular season tomorrow. On Thursday night, the Coyotes will kick off their 2019 football schedule when they take on the Eagle Pass Eagles at Eagle Pass. Kick-off time for the contest is set for 7 p.m. at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial […]

Lobos host Carrizo Tuesday

Tuesday night, the Uvalde Lobos will complete their pre-district volleyball schedule when they host the Carrizo Springs Wildcats. Varsity action will get underway at 6 p.m., while the sub-varsity matches will begin at 5 p.m. The Lobos will start their District 28-5A volleyball campaign on the road as they take on the Medina Valley Panthers Friday night at Castroville. In […]

Editorial: ‘Silly season’ almost finished

In the parlance of journalism, the “silly season” is the period during late summer when news organizations often resort to publishing or airing frivolous stories, since government bodies, schools and sources of news with real gravitas are in recess. Now that school has begun in Uvalde and vacations have drawn to an end, we are happy to report that the […]

Rubio ditching ‘second family’ for college classes

She is not afraid to tackle controversial issues. She reports them well and represents good, solid journalism in South Texas. You don’t have to take my word for it; I lifted those comments from the judges who have chosen Kimberly Rubio’s work for no fewer than nine first-, second-, and third-place awards in state and regional journalism contests over the […]

Dr. George H. Merritt was Uvalde’s pioneer in medicine

Dr. George Hubert Merritt, who came to Uvalde 93 years ago in October of 1926 and set up shop above Seale’s Drug Store, would be proud of Uvalde’s new two-story hospital scheduled to open in 2021. Merritt opened the first hospital in Uvalde in his home at 219 Martin St. It was just seven beds but grew to 10 beds […]

Larry W. Carmichael

Larry W. Carmichael Larry Wayne Carmichael, 71, of Sabinal died on Aug. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Central Christian Church of Sabinal. He was born on March 19, 1948, in Honeygrove to Mary Jean Osborn and Carter Brooks Carmichael. He served during the Vietnam War as […]

Phil Maldonado

Phil Maldonado Phil Maldonado, 55, of Uvalde died on Aug. 22, 2019, in Uvalde. Service arrangements are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home of Uvalde. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Joe M. Martinez Jr.

Joe M. Martinez Jr. Joe M. Martinez Jr., 70, of Uvalde died on Aug. 22, 2019, in Uvalde. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Camp Wood Cemetery. A complete obituary […]

Jimmi R. McClung

Jimmi R. McClung Jimmi Ruth Browning McClung of Katy, Texas, formerly of Uvalde, passed peacefully at her home on Aug. 21, 2019, at the age of 89. She was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Jim and Ora Browning. The youngest of four children, her father passed away unexpectedly months after her birth.    She grew up […]

Matias M. Murillo

Matias M. Murillo Matias M. Murillo, 83, of Knippa died Aug. 13, 2019, in San Antonio. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home of Uvalde. A mass of Christian burial will follow Tuesday at 2 p.m. […]