Police unamused by funny money

UPD seeks culprits in counterfeit cash infusion Julye Keeble Staff writer With 11 forgery cases reported in December and three reports so far in January, the use of counterfeit currency appears to be on the rise in Uvalde. On Tuesday, at 9:58 a.m., Uvalde Police Department officers were dispatched to H-E-B at 201 E. Main St. for a report of […]

SWTJC offering aviation mechanics

Southwest Texas Junior College is now offering classes in general and airframe training, following approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. According to Johnny Guzman, dean of the school of applied sciences, the college received official notice from the FAA on Dec. 19 in an approval process that has taken two years. “A few years ago, a group of Del Rio […]

Lobos play Floresville tomorrow

Varsity competition begins at 6:30 Tomorrow night in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Uvalde Lobos will be seeking their first District 28-5A basketball victory of the season as they host the Floresville Jaguars. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Preceding that game will be a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest, while the freshman […]

Uvaldeans face long road trip tomorrow

The Uvalde Coyotes will make their longest District 28-5A basketball road trip of the season tomorrow night when they travel to Floresville to play the Floresville Tigers. Action in the varsity game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., while the two sub-varsity games will get going at 5 p.m. Coach Damon Liverett’s Tigers, 2-3 in district and 9-10 for […]

Sabinal High mock trial finds OJ Simpson guilty

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Nearly 25 years after O.J. Simpson was found not guilty for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, students in Mark Freeman’s government class at Sabinal High School revisited this era in history by holding a mock trial that rendered a guilty verdict. The mock trial was an assignment designed to […]

Jose G. Alonzo

Jose G. Alonzo Col. Jose G. Alonzo, 79, of Uvalde and San Antonio, retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, died on Jan. 3, 2020, in San Antonio. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-7 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., in the chapel at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East in San […]

Nell L. Goodnight

Nell L. Goodnight Nell Lee “Candy” Clark Goodnight, 75, of Utopia died on Jan. 4, 2020, at Bandera Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Killeen City Cemetery. She was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Temple to Earl Lee (Casey) and Deo Clark. She graduated from Killeen High School where she […]

Gene Haynes

Gene Haynes Gene Hayes, 76, of Leakey, formerly of Uvalde and Reagan Wells, died on Nov. 4, 2019, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. His ashes will be interred following a graveside service set Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Concan Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Smith of Reagan Wells Baptist Church will officiate the service. Haynes was born on […]

Mario G. Ortiz

Mario G. Ortiz Mario Guzman Ortiz, 69, of San Antonio, formerly of Knippa, died on Jan. 1. 2020, in San Antonio from a number of medical issues related to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, 1700 […]

Minnie Schlortt

Minnie Schlortt Minnie Schlortt, 99, of Knippa died on Jan. 7, 2020, in Uvalde. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.