2019-10-20

Editorial: Not voting should not be option

Now for one of those elections that makes voter turnout in General Elections look brilliant. Yes, early voting begins tomorrow for the Nov. 5 ballot that features 10 constitutional amendments, the opportunity to legalize charitable bingo in Uvalde County and two city measures that would extend the term for mayor from two to four years. We have editorialized in favor […]

Doc’s presence in Uvalde was short but powerful

We readily acknowledge that there is no justice in the world, but when the fact kicks us viciously in the gut we cannot help but bristle: How is it that such a young, healer of men, father of three evanescent little girls and beloved husband can be taken just as his contributions to the world were in full bloom? We […]

Wrestler, 10, wins first place in Iowa

Julye Keeble Staff writer Though she hyper-extended her elbow a week before, 10-year-old Uvalde resident Stephany “Nini” Barrera won first place last weekend in the 110-pound weight class at the second-annual Conflict for Charity wrestling tournament held at Independence High School in Iowa. To get there, she joined a wrestling organization called Sisters on the Mat, which accepts female wrestlers […]

Former USBP agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

Leakey resident Vernon Lee Millican, 37, formerly a U.S. Border Patrol agent stationed in Uvalde, has admitted to producing and possessing child pornography. Millican, who had been employed with the federal agency for nine years before his arrest in January, appeared Thursday in a federal courtroom in San Antonio before U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad to plead guilty to one […]

SWTJC honor society welcomes 53 students

Fifty-three new members were inducted into the Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held Oct. 8 at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. New members include Ofelia Aguirre, Giselle Garcia, Ariana Perez, Austin Alfaro, Omar Garcia, Joaquin Perez, Chloe Avila, Garrison Garza, Cynthia Reyes, Luis Balderas, Olivia Garza, Mia Reyes, Brianna Barclay, Brianna […]

James D. Reavis Jr.

James D. Reavis Jr. James Drew Reavis Jr., 65, of Sabinal died on Oct. 8, 2019, in San Antonio. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde-Leader-News.

Dr. LP Wegrzyn

Dr. LP Wegrzyn Doctor Lawrence Patrick (LP) Wegrzyn, 34, died Oct. 16, 2019, surrounded by family at home in Uvalde. LP was born on April 2, 1985, in Denver, Colorado, to Eileen (Healy) and Lawrence Wegrzyn. He married Alexandra Tarski on July 7, 2007, in Uvalde. LP graduated from Broomfield High School in 2003. He went to Regis University in […]

Coyotes drop 35-34 heartbreaker

Sometimes in a sporting contest, a team does most everything right but still is not victorious. That’s the way it was for the Uvalde Coyotes as they lost a 35-34 football heartbreaker against the Medina Valley Panthers Friday night in the Honey Bowl. “It was a hard-fought game all the way. Our kids played well against a good Medina Valley […]

UHS tops Lockhart in regional tennis

The Uvalde High School tennis team captured Area tennis championship honors Friday as they beat the Lockhart Lions, 10-3, in a dual-team competition at San Antonio’s Blossom Athletic Center. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos next will face the Alamo Heights Mules in regional quarter-final competition Tuesday. Action is set for a 2 p.m. start at the San Antonio’s Annemarie […]

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