Jose G. Alonzo

Jose G. Alonzo December 13, 1940 – January 3, 2020 Colonel Jose G. Alonzo, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, went to the Lord on January 3, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born on December 13, 1940 in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Socorro Alonzo; brothers Juan, Hilario and Dionisio Alonzo; […]

Bernice B. Bazan

Bernice B. Bazan Bernice Blanca Bazan, 85, of Chula Vista, California, formerly of Uvalde, died on Dec. 23, 2019, in Chula Vista. She was born on Jan. 19, 1934, in Del Rio, to Rosaura (Benitez) and the Rev. Gilberto de Leon. Her family settled in Uvalde. She attended Uvalde High School, where she played the trombone in the school band […]

Victoria Samarripa

Victoria Samarripa Victoria Samarripa, 70, of California, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 7, 2020, in California.Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Minnie P. Schlortt

Minnie P. Schlortt Minnie Pearl Backhaus Schlortt, 99, of Knippa died on Jan. 7, 2020, in Uvalde. She was born on Sept. 5, 1920, in Sharp, located in Milam County, to Agnes (Fuchs) and Hermann Backhaus. She was baptized on Jan. 2, 1921, in Thorndale Lutheran Church by the Rev. J. E. Scheffel. In 1925, the family moved to San […]

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Cassin named firefighter of year at UVFD event

Mayor lauds Howards, more for longevity Julye Keeble Staff writer Though he was home with pneumonia, Will Cassin was named Firefighter of the Year for 2019 at the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department annual banquet. Cassin, a UVFD member for seven years, was credited for putting his life on the line to protect and save the life of Rodney Reagan, attacked […]

UCISD police chief resigns

Flores was hired in 2018 Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District chief of police Leo Flores has resigned from his position, according to Superintendent Hal Harrell. “The position for Uvalde CISD Chief of Police has been posted and the district is accepting applications. We have a great team of police officers and I am confident that they will continue to provide […]

Coyotes play Cards here Tuesday

Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will be the site for District 28-5A basketball competition Tuesday night. The Uvalde Coyotes will close out the first half of their district season as they take on the Southside Cardinals. Tip-off time for the varsity contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Preceding the varsity game will be a 5 p.m. junior varsity game. […]

Super Scramble set Feb. 2

Entries are being accepted for play in the 2020 Uvalde Super Bowl Scramble golf tournament. The event is scheduled Feb. 2 at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Play will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to members of the top-finishing teams. Entry fee is $45 per golfer. (more…)

Editorial: Keep your dog out of our space

We love your dog, but not when its canines are buried in our leg. That has been the unfortunate trend as of late, with two dog attacks reported in last Thursday’s issue of this newspaper. The solution, of course, is for pet owners to follow the law, which calls for no dogs to go unrestrained within the city limits. Specifically, […]