UIL says some activities may begin June 8

James Volz Sports editor The University Interscholastic League has released its guidelines for summer strength and conditioning and sport specific instruction. According to the UIL’s press release distributed late last Friday, public school athletic programs may start summer strength and conditioning activities on June 8. “We just received the guidelines,” said Uvalde High School head coach and athletic director R.T. […]

Flags placed at the cemetery

Elizabeth H. Villescaz Cub Scout Pack 244 members Ramon Castro III (background) and Atticus Villescaz look up at the flag adorning vice president John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner’s grave. The scouts were among others assisting with the placement of flags at the cemetery in observance of Memorial Day.

Haughey wins Uvalde Bass Club tourney

Al Haughey claimed first-place honors during both days of the Uvalde Bass Club’s May fishing tournament. In action at Choke Canyon Reservoir, Haughey finished first on Saturday with his three fish at a total weight of 10.73 pounds, and he placed first on Sunday with three fish at a total weight of 10.26 pounds. Haughey’s Sunday catch was penalized .25 […]

Leonor T. De La Rosa

Leonor T. De La Rosa Leonor Treviño De La Rosa, 70, of Uvalde died on May 22, 2020, at her residence. De La Rosa was born in Uvalde on April 26, 1950, to Paula Hernandez-Treviño and Donaciano Treviño Sr. She is survived by her husband, Isidro De La Rosa Sr. of Uvalde; son, Isidro De La Rosa Jr. of Uvalde; […]

Donald B. Diaz

Donald B. Diaz Donald Benito Diaz, 49, of Uvalde died on May 24, 2020, at his residence in Uvalde. Diaz was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on April 13, 1971, to Elida (Medrano) and Benito Diaz. He is survived by both parents, of Uvalde; son, Alex Diaz of Uvalde; daughter, April Diaz Cruz and husband, John, of Uvalde; five brothers; Leslie […]

Dr. William J. Morris Jr.

Dr. William J. Morris Jr. Dr. William John Morris Jr. passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Denton. He was born in Chicago, IL, on Oct. 6, 1929, to William and Frieda Morris. Returning to Texas, Bill attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and got his bacholor’s degree. That is where he met Mary Post. They were married on […]

Eric Musquiz

Eric Musquiz Eric Musquiz, 41, of Uvalde died on May 26, 2020, in Uvalde. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Storms, pandemic no deterrent

River region reports robust Memorial Day weekend crowds Julye Keeble Staff writer Despite the daily threat of thunderstorms, the river region saw one of the biggest Memorial Day weekends in years, according to Annabell McNew, executive director of the Texas Hill Country River Region. “Overnight rentals seemed to be completely booked in the area, and people came in droves to enjoy […]

Storms pelt city with rain, tree branches

Julye Keeble Staff writer A stormy Memorial Day weekend brought more falling tree branches and an additional 2.47 inches of rain to Uvalde, as measured by the Texas A&M Uvalde AgriLife Research and Extension Center. This brings the year-to-date total to 8.37 inches as of Tuesday, slightly under the 116-year-average of 8.78 inches. The J-27 index well of the Edwards […]

Memorial Day rodeo

Hattie Barham Photography Twelve-year-old London Gorham of Cotulla and her horse brandish the American flag through falling hail at the Utopia Park Arena to signal the opening of the 18th-annual Utopia Ranch Rodeo, traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend. London is the daughter of professional bullfighter Shorty Gorham and granddaughter of Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Cowboy Phil Lyne.