2020-08-20

NCCISD staff member contracts COVID-19

Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District officials announced last Friday that a staff member on the junior high/high school campus tested positive for COVID-19. “Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11, the staff member self-quarantined and will not return to any NCCISD building until we receive more information,” Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Kristi Powers said in a letter to the […]

Seventeen of 54 active COVID-19 patients hospitalized



The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2019 population of Uvalde County was 26,741 people, and of those, 4,047, which is 15.13 percent of the population, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. As of Wednesday there have been 615 confirmed cases in what equates to about 2.3 percent of county residents at that population level, and 16 […]

Preston Moore

Preston Moore, 71, of Camp Wood died on Aug. 16, 2020, in Camp Wood. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

David Vela

David Garza Vela Sr., 58, of Uvalde died on Aug. 15, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Vela was born in Uvalde on Aug. 16, 1961, to Hortencia (Garza) and Valentin Vela. He is survived by son, David Vela Jr. and wife, Marissa, of San Antonio; three sisters, Rachel Gonzalez and Nora Gonzales, and husband, Jaime, all of Uvalde, and Lorrie […]

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Gonzales-Hanson has new job as organization VP



Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, former CEO of Community Health Development Inc., took a new job earlier this year as the senior vice president of Western Operations for the National Association of Community Health Centers. Speaking before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic hit this area, she said the new position allows her to work from home, with occasional travel. “That’s a big […]

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Ida Pacheco

Ida Jean Santellanes Pacheco, 46, of Brackettville died on Aug. 12, 2020, at her home after a hard fight with cancer. Pacheco was born on Feb. 25, 1974, to Lucy (De La Cruz) and Ramon Santellanes Jr. in Del Rio. She worked for the city of Brackettville for 15 years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church […]

Alfredo Suarez

Alfredo “Fred” Suarez Jr., 77, died on Aug. 16, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation will take place Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.  Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. […]

UHS team lands in quarantine

Now that a second Uvalde High School volleyball player has tested positive for COVID-19, volleyball athletes have been instructed to isolate until Aug. 27. Practices and games have also been suspended. The first player tested positive last week, but at that time players were not required to quarantine. Both decisions regarding quarantining players were made jointly between Uvalde Consolidated Independent […]