First ‘Park yourself downtown’ bench in place on North Getty

Julye Keeble Staff writer The first painted bench has been completed from the Uvalde Main Street “Park Yourself in Uvalde” project, and it has been placed in downtown Uvalde in front of the old J.C. Penney building in the 100 block of North Getty Street. Ellen Balke is the artist who was chosen to design the bench, and she painted […]

Upkeep, records key for city golf course

Julye Keeble Staff writer With a well-maintained fairway and staff taking initiative to update policies and welcome members old and new, the Uvalde Memorial Golf Course has attracted almost two thousand players since September. In September, 610 players signed in, which includes a tournament with 70 participants; in October, there were 688 sign-ins, including 76 participants in a tournament; and […]

‘Helper’s high’ is a gift away

These days it seems hard to imagine that the season of brotherly love is practically upon us. The bitter divide over the impeachment of a president has created an atmosphere that harkens more to the days leading up to the American Civil War than to Christmas 2019. And while we can’t do much, if anything, to calm the political storm, […]

Sabinal ISD’s athletic director talks leadership, culture

My first thought when I pulled into a parking space at Leakey School on Saturday morning was that I didn’t want to get out of the car. I had told my boss a few days before that I wanted to check out a symposium being hosted by the Hill Country Alliance in the Leakey School cafeteria on “Leading in the […]

Coyotes make district home debut

UHS hosts Legacy Tuesday night Tuesday night in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Uvalde Coyotes will make their District 28-5A basketball home debut. They will host the Southwest Legacy Titans. The varsity game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff time. Preceding the varsity game will be a junior varsity game at 5 p.m. In UHS’s Oscar Cruz […]

Wrestling scheduled Wednesday at UHS

The Uvalde High School wrestling team will host a tri-team wrestling meet Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in UHS’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. San Antonio Brooks and San Antonio Burbank will join Uvaldeans in the wrestling competition. Coach Nick Hernandez’s Coyotes and Lobos were scheduld to compete in the Russ Pederson meet at San Antonio yesterday. At the recent San Antonio […]

Santa Claus reads to children at El Progreso Memorial Library

Santa Claus made a guest appearance at El Progreso Memorial Library’s story hour on Wednesday morning, taking a break from his Christmas to-do list to entertain some youngsters. Santa read three holiday themed books, including “Jingle Bells,” “How to Catch an Elf,” and “T’was the Night Before Christmas” to a group of 18 children and their families. He also took […]

Johnny Alvarado

Johnny Alvarado Johnny Alvarado, 57, of Uvalde died on Dec. 12, 2019, in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Lillian Barnes

Lillian Barnes Lillian Barnes was called home by our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Lillian was born in Floresville, Texas, on Sept. 20, 1936, to Marcos and Nicomedez (Poskey) Garcia. She was preceded in death by her parents, her second husband of 43 years, Al Barnes, brothers, Victor Garcia, Daniel (Janie) Garcia, Marcos E. Garcia, Manuel (Tomasa) […]

Robert Cano

Robert Cano Robert Cano, 65, of Uvalde died on Dec. 11, 2019, in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, 424 Geraldine St. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 408 Fort Clark Road, with interment […]