2020-06-21

Area farmer grows sesame for hummus

Hummus lovers who want to support a local farmer have the opportunity to do so by buying Sabra brand hummus while shopping at the grocery store. Nathan Verstuyft, a generational farmer whose family has typically grown corn, cotton and wheat, is growing sesame for the national distributor. When he was approached by Sabra, Verstuyft said he viewed it as a […]

Celia S. Cavasos

Celia S. Cavasos Celia S. Cavasos, 91, of Uvalde died on June 17, 2020, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will begin on Monday at 3 p.m. followed by a rosary recitation at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at Camp Wood […]

Carmen G. Hill

Carmen G. Hill Carmen Gomez Hill, 81, of Uvalde died on June 17, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin today at 9 a.m. followed by a rosary recitation at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery. A complete […]

Pablo Morin

Pablo Morin Pablo Morin, 50, of Uvalde died on June 18, 2020, in San Antonio. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Patsy B. Wade

Patsy B. Wade Patsy Benson Wade, 80, of Austin died on March 22, 2020, at her residence in Austin after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Wade was born on Feb. 17, 1940, to Lucille (Daily) and Tom Benson in San Antonio. Wade, known as P.W. to her friends, grew up in Uvalde. According to the family, she […]

Volz: Honor fathers, biological and not

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. This is the day for our fathers to be honored. One of the 10 Commandments says that we should honor our father and our mother. But even if it were not a religious mandate, we would honor our fathers because we love and appreciate them. Though today is Father’s Day, we […]

Petition decries courthouse monument

A petition started Wednesday by Uvaldean Neil Meyer asking the City and County of Uvalde to remove the Jefferson Davis Highway monument at the Uvalde County Courthouse garnered about 85 supporters in approximately 48 hours. On the change.org website, Meyer details his issues with the monument, saying he feels it hearkens back to a different time when the Ku Klux […]

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Esquivel made education a family priority

When Knippa resident Juan Esquivel Sr. died in 1992, he went to his grave knowing that he had done all he could to ensure that his 11 children had the tools to succeed in life. They all graduated from Knippa High School, and succeed they did. From humble beginnings in a two-room house, the 11 Esquivel children found success in […]

Elisabeth Alejandro

Elisabeth Alejandro Elisabeth Alejandro, 91, of Uvalde died on June 14, 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.