2020-06-04

Gonzalo H. Rodriguez Jr.

Gonzalo H. Rodriguez Jr. Gonzalo H. Rodriguez Jr., 90, of Uvalde died on June 1, 2020, at his residence in Uvalde. Visitation began on Wednesday at noon followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes- Knowles Mortuary. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. […]

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Unruly eviction

Pete Luna|Leader-News City of Uvalde animal control Officer Pete Alvarez lifts up a combative armadillo that was attempting to burrow underneath a chain-link fence in the 500 block of East Brazos Street, where neighborhood watchdogs Lady (pictured, at left) and her daughter Elly May (not pictured) barked overnight Sunday to warn others of the new resident. The armadillo was successfully […]

Mayor orders curfew due to online posts about looting

Organized Black Lives Matter protest set today in downtown Uvalde Non-organized protests have occurred here this week Meghann Garcia Managing editor City of Uvalde residents must abide by a newly-implemented curfew of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., but, without concrete rules set forth by city hall, Uvalde Police Department officers have discretion when it comes to enforcement. Uvalde Mayor Don […]

Federal funding generates $19.6M for Uvalde health care

Melissa Federspill Staff writer The Uvalde County Hospital Authority has received a combined $19.6 million in stimulus funding, of which a portion will be utilized to offset the approximate $4.7 million in lost net patient revenue at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. In addition to this funding from the Health and Human Services Relief Fund, the hospital has also received $4.2 million […]

COVID-19 reaches Sabinal, Utopia

Active cases total 13, including one suspected case Centers for Disease Control modeling predicts dozens of local deaths Restaurants may continue operating at 50-percent capacity, despite new cases Meghann Garcia Managing editor Two people with COVID-19 are hospitalized at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and two others remain hospitalized elsewhere, while the virus has been confirmed in Sabinal and Utopia residents. The Wednesday morning […]

Thousands lose power for hours

Nursing home among 4.8K customers affected Julye Keeble Staff writer More than 8,000 Uvalde residents were left without power for up to 10 hours beginning Tuesday evening. Service was restored after 4 a.m. Wednesday when a replacement part, brought in from Corpus Christi, was installed. The outage was largely due to equipment failure, according to American Electric Power-Texas external affairs manager […]

Paul A. Schueler

Paul A. Schueler Paul Arthur Schueler, 94, of Uvalde died on May 31, 2020, at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde […]

Four Square Friday resuming

After two months of canceled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uvalde Main Street program plans to resume Four Square Friday next week. The June event is entitled the “Bee-lieve in Downtown Four Square Friday Mask-querade” and is set for Friday, June 12. The event, which typically offers shopping, snacks, and live music in the downtown Uvalde area, will […]