Coyotes begin district football

District 14-5A Division II football begins tomorrow night as the Uvalde Coyotes go on the road to play the San Antonio Memorial Minutemen. Kick-off time for the district opener is set for 7:30 p.m. in Edgewood Veterans Memorial Stadium at San Antonio. “We anticipate a tough district opener Friday,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “The Minutemen […]

Uvaldeans run at Corpus Christi

Members of the Uvalde High School cross-country team will be at Corpus Christi for action in the Islander Splash running meet Saturday. Because of bus issues, the Uvaldeans arrived late for the start of the Border Bash meet at Eagle Pass last Saturday. Because they missed the girls’ varsity race, four members of the UHS varsity girls team were allowed […]

Giant tortoise reined in after year on the lam

This is a story about a tortoise. There is no hare – unless you consider last Sunday’s hair-raising experience of Holden Radicke of Uvalde and his two young sons when they drove upon a 70-pound tortoise ambling down the middle of Highway 55 near 19 mile crossing. According to Radicke, the giant reptile could not have been walking more directly […]

City nixes proposed tax hike

Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde city manager Vince DiPiazza announced during the special council meeting, held Tuesday at 6 p.m., that the current budget maintains the 2018-2019 rate of 69.99 cents, rather than the initially proposed 2019-2020 rate of 72.68 cents per $100 valuation, which was equal to the rollback rate. He said the rate represents a slight increase from […]

Lutherans gearing up for chicken supper fundraiser

The following was contributed by Eva M. Adams on behalf of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s 97th-annual Knippa chicken supper and country store. The Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites area residents to the 97th-annual Knippa chicken supper and country store set Saturday, Sept. 28. For many, the supper marks the last summer hoorah as river trips, vacations, and sweltering summer days turn […]

Robert Beard

Robert Beard Robert Beard, 40, of Spring died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Uvalde. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home in Uvalde. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

James N. Gallaway

James N. Gallaway James N. Gallaway, 85, of Uvalde died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. The Rev. Steve Peyton will officiate. Gallaway was born on Oct. 22, 1933, in Uvalde to Annie Belle (Boales) and Dade Gallaway. He graduated from […]

Valerio “Wally” Garcia

Valerio “Wally” Garcia Valerio “Wally” Garcia, 63, of Batesville died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Richmond. Visitation will take place today from noon to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will take […]

Juan R. Limones

Juan R. Limones Juan Ramon Limones, 68, of Del Rio died on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Uvalde. A mass of Christian burial will take place today at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 408 Fort Clark Road in Uvalde. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Limones was born July 13, 1951, in Del Rio to Maria (Alvarez) […]

Darlene R. Longbotham

Darlene R. Longbotham Darlene Rose (Ogletree) Longbotham, 81, of Utopia died on Sept. 14, 2019, at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Utopia Baptist Church. The Rev. Jeremy McCarty will officiate. A reception will follow afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. She was born on July 15, 1938, in Eldorado to Gracie […]