UHS students explore differences of migrants, immigrants

Stevee Quiroz and Shiloh Guerra UHS Journalism Students at Uvalde High School recently explored the difference between a migrant student and an immigrant student as represented in today’s news stories. Seniors in the video production class then produced a mini-documentary about the role of the migrant student in this community. Mario Ferron Sr., director of Bilingual, ESL and Migrant Education […]

Mormon exodus from Boy Scouts affects local unit

Five remaining units include boys, girls Jennifer Fry Staff writer The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has ceased to be a chartering partner of the Boy Scouts of America. The change took place on Jan. 1 of this year. So far, the change has affected one of six local BSA units. With as many as 412,720 youth boys […]

Juan M. Aguilera

Juan M. Aguilera Juan Manuel Aguilera, 64, of Uvalde died on Jan. 27, 2020, in Laredo. A visitation will be held tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home in Uvalde. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, followed […]

Carlos Casarez

Carlos Casarez Carlos Casarez, 62, of Batesville died on Jan. 27, 2020, in San Antonio. He was born on Feb. 18, 1957, in Carrizo Springs to Santos (Macias) and Eluterio Casarez. He is survived by his mother; two sisters, Diana C. Correa and husband, Rogelio, and Maribel C. Correa; three brothers, Eluterio Casarez Jr., Julian Casarez and wife, Elsa, and […]

Ambrosio N. Castillo

Ambrosio N. Castillo Ambrosio Navarro Castillo, 69, of La Pryor died on Jan. 27, 2020, in La Pryor. He was born on Dec. 7, 1950, in Tierras Coloradas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Brigida Navarro and Irineo Castillo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Castillo is survived by his wife, Maria Teresa Estrada of La Pryor; six children, […]

Henry J. Farmer

Henry J. Farmer Henry Jack Farmer, 89, of Utopia died on Jan. 28, 2020, in Kerrville. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Utopia Baptist Church. Jeremy McCarty will officiate. He was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Crosby to Ouida Mae (Gumm) and Jack Amos Farmer. He was the third of four […]

Editorial: Flights to Furever rocking it

The numbers are staggering. Since 2013, when Flights to Furever took a single abandoned puppy on a flight to a new home in New York, the Uvalde organization has saved 1,000 dogs from being put to death. We think that effort deserves not only our gratitude but also our continued support. Flights to Furever is the brainchild of Heather Stunkel. […]

Letter to the Editor: Tax abatements

Tax abatements OCI Sunray LLC has filed with the State Comptroller a Chapter 313 Tax Abatement request for the Knippa ISD, as reported in the Jan. 12, 2020, edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. The Texas Legislature authorizes local governments to offer property tax abatements under Chapter 312 and 313 of the Texas Tax Code. Chapter 312 relates to abatements by […]

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Coyotes take on Winn here Tuesday

Tuesday night in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks in District 28-5A basketball. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while the sub-varsity team will do battle starting at 5 p.m. Early last month, the Mavericks downed the Coyotes in a 56-52 thriller played at Eagle […]