New round: Pct. 3 wants another go at alcohol

In a 3-1 vote, the Uvalde County Commissioners’ Court authorized an election to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages in Uvalde County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, which includes Concan and Utopia. With only Precinct 4 commissioner Ronald Garza voting against the measure last Monday, the motion passed and a local option election will be held on Nov. 3. […]

Gilberto De Leon Jr.

Gilberto De Leon Jr., 85, of Uvalde died on Aug. 23, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin today at noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with a prayer service at 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. De Leon was born on May 19, 1935, […]

Charles L. Bates

Charles Les Bates was born Sept. 26, 1938, to Charlie and Eunice Bates in Sabinal, Texas, on their farm where he was raised with his brothers Tommy, Jerry and Gary. Les followed in the footsteps of his Dad and brother Tommy, attending the TRIO one-room schoolhouse. In 1954, Les graduated from Sabinal High School where he played football winning district […]

Editorial: Use good judgement on holiday

Next Friday marks the beginning of the long Labor Day weekend, and if recent holidays are any indication, we need to rethink our behavior. Cases of COVID-19 spiked after Memorial Day and then shot even higher following the July Fourth celebration. That history will likely repeat itself unless area residents show restraint next weekend. By restraint, we mean simply following […]

Ross Burris

Ross Burris, 85, of Sabinal died on Aug. 26, 2020, in San Antonio. A funeral service will be held on Sept. 5, 2020, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal with interment following at Sabinal Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Oscar R. Bustamante

Oscar Robles Bustamante, 66, of Uvalde died on Aug. 25, 2020, at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital San Antonio. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-9 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, which allows 50 percent capacity and requires mask coverings during all services. A mass of Christian burial will […]

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Jose S. and Seferina C. Gonzales

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jose S. Gonzales and Seferina C. Gonzales. Through 63 years of marriage, true to their heart and love, they both passed within 48 hours of each other. Jose S. Gonzales was the son of deceased Guadalupe and Andrea Gonzales. He was born on March 24, 1937, in Sabinal, Texas. […]

Remember when: Ten years ago: Golf movie filming in Utopia

10 years ago Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 Voters say no to tax hike – The defeat of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District tax-ratification election Saturday by a vote of 621 against to 550 for means it’s back to the budgeting process for school administrators. Superintendent Richard Loesch said he met with district administrators Tuesday morning. “I do appreciate everybody […]

Coyotes howl, 52-14, in their season opener

Uvalde scored early and often Friday as the Coyotes rolled to a 52-14 victory over the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in the football season opener. “It was a terrific way to start the season,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “I was pleased by our performance.” The Coyotes scored on the first play of the game as quarterback […]