2020-02-27

Man who shot at deputy still free

Julye Keeble Staff writer The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Dustin Whitlock, 29, of Rio Frio, who is wanted on an active felony warrant for the attempted capital murder of a UCSO deputy. Whitlock is a registered sex offender and is considered armed and dangerous, according to Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke. “I’m hunting this individual down who […]

Study: Tens of millions needed for school upgrades

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The deteriorating school buildings of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will cost upwards of $70 million to repair, according to a recent facilities study performed by the Texas Association of School Boards. The report also includes projected replacement costs for the educational facilities, which tops $100 million. The study was presented by TASB facility consultant Gary […]

Sahawe Dancers perform

Pete Luna|Leader-News Ryu Saiz performs a Native American hoop dance during the Sahawe Dancers’ final date of winter ceremonial performances at the Uvalde Grand Opera House. The Sahawe Dancers performed two shows, one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., on Feb. 8, Feb. 15, and Feb 22 at the opera house. According to leader Ramon Castro, the 90-minute […]

Tragedy strikes UHS class of 2019

Funeral service set tomorrow for beloved ‘wittiest’ student Flores Three Uvalde High School class of 2019 graduates were involved in a wreck that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old passenger Sunday morning in San Antonio. Aldo Ray Flores Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from a back window of the 2011 GMC Sierra. He was […]

Bow and arrows legal in city, but for how long?

Julye Keeble Staff writer Though deer season ended last month, Uvalde hunters after other prey may be heartened to know that it is currently technically legal to hunt in-season game with a bow and arrows inside the city limits. A spirited discussion was held by members of the Uvalde City Council Tuesday night at city hall over a proposed change […]

Uvalde Idol lights to shine

Twenty singers, 6 to 19 years old, will duke it out for title The following information was contributed by John Juhasz, Uvalde Idol producer. Up-and-coming singers have thrilled audiences for years on national television programs like American Idol and The Voice. Their backstories show that they are mostly just regular people from small towns, just like viewers’ neighbors, family members, […]

Jo Ann Creech

Jo Ann Creech Jo Ann Creech, 91, of Uvalde died on Feb. 21, 2020, at home in Uvalde. Creech was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Brackettville to Leola Rosie (O’Bryant) and Richard Lee Merck. She is survived by son, Leonard Arthur Creech and wife, Beverly, of Uvalde; sister, Jean Hall of Uvalde; grandson, Jayce Creech and wife, Corinna, of […]

Aldo R. Flores

Aldo R. Flores Aldo Ray Flores Jr., 19, of Uvalde died on Feb. 23, 2020, in a vehicle crash in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation began Wednesday at […]

Cristina S. Garcia

Cristina S. Garcia Cristina Sanchez Garcia, 79, of Uvalde, died on Feb. 24, 2020, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A mass of Christian burial will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. A visitation was held on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. with a rosary being recited both days at […]

Antonio A. Lopez Jr.

Antonio A. Lopez Jr. Antonio Aguirre Lopez Jr., 75, of Uvalde died Feb. 18, 2020, at the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital in San Antonio. A mass of Christian burial will take place today at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation took place Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. […]