Entries being sought for college creative arts contest

Southwest Texas Junior College is seeking entries into its 39th Annual Creative Arts Contest. The entry deadline for literary and visual arts is 4 p.m., Friday, March 20. Cash prizes, trophies, and medals are awarded. The contest attracts thousands of art, photography, and writing entries from across the region. Rules and entry forms are available at www.swtjc.edu. Trophies and medals […]

Beatrice T. Kessler

Beatrice Sophie Teller Kessler, 99, died on Jan. 20, 2020, in Uvalde. She was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, to Bertha Sophie Melby Teller and Franklin Washington Teller Jr., both of Arlington, Virginia. They preceded her in death and are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Ft. Sam Houston in […]

Arturo Leal

Arturo Leal Arturo Leal, 37, of Uvalde died on Jan. 19, 2020, in San Antonio. Visitation began yesterday and will continue from noon to 9 p.m. today in the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A prayer service was held yesterday and another is set today at 7 p.m., also in the Chapel of Serenity. A funeral service […]

Cristella R. Najera

Cristella R. Najera Cristella “Cristy” Ramos Najera, 44, of Batesville died on Jan. 22, 2020, in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 3, 1975, in Uvalde to Maria Elia Ramos and Agustin Trevino. She was preceded in death by both parents; and brother, Dagoberto Correa. She is survived by a son, Hector Najera Jr., of Batesville; daughter, Emma Najera […]

Mario G. Ortiz

Mario G. Ortiz Mario Guzman Ortiz, 69, of San Antonio died on Jan. 1, 2020, in San Antonio. He was born on Aug. 5, 1950, in Knippa to Merejilda (Guzman) and Francisco Ortiz. Ortiz enjoyed going to church; spending time with his family, fellow parishioners, and members of the Knights of Columbus; watching football and seeing the Dallas Cowboys lose; […]

Jacob L. Tafolla

Jacob L. Tafolla Jacob Leroy Tafolla, 70, of La Vernia, died Jan. 24, 2020, in La Vernia. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News, but the family directs questions about funeral arrangements to brother Robert Tafolla at 830-261-5444.

Victoria Torres

Victoria Torres Victoria Perez Torres, 83, of Uvalde died on Jan. 21, 2020, in Uvalde. She was born on April 16, 1936, in Eagle Pass to Florentina (Martinez) and Joaquin Perez. She married Cecilio Torres in Uvalde on March 19, 1977. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, of Uvalde; two daughters, Letty Robles and husband, Mario Robles […]

Grissom’s Fire burns competition

Melissa Federspill Staff writer Weighing 1,357 pounds, this year’s grand champion steer of the 81st-annual Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show was fifth-grader Kylen Grissom’s exotic middleweight, Fire. With this win, exhibiting grand champion steers officially became a family tradition, with Kylen’s older sister Baylee showing three consecutive grand champion steers at the UCJLS – in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In […]

A&M reports rising home sales here

Home sales in Uvalde County are on the rise, according to data released by the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. There were 162 closed sales in 2019, up 3.2 percent from 2018. The new data also indicates that homes sales in Uvalde County have increased annually since 2015. With these upward trends, the hope is that home sales will continue […]

Coyotes, Southwest vie in rematch

Three of the final six District 28-5A basketball games for the Uvalde Coyotes will be played at home, beginning with action here Tuesday. The Coyotes will host the Southwest Dragons. Tip-off time for the varsity action in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The junior varsity teams will vie at 5 p.m. in Kinchlow Gym, […]