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Honoring a former Uvalde football coach

Recently, I received an email from a former Uvalde High School football player, friend, and current Uvalde native Ashley Taylor. He alerted me to a podcast that featured a two-part interview with a former UHS head football coach Mike Williamson. The interview detailed Williamson’s long coaching career. Though it has been 28 years since he last coached football in Uvalde, […]

UHS JV falls in home opener

Uvalde High School’s junior varsity football team made a lot of big plays in their season home opener Thursday, but the young Coyotes still wound up losing a 32-20 decision to the Hondo Owls. On the opening kickoff, Jeyden Gonzales returned the ball 85 yards for a Uvalde touchdown. Hondo rallied to tie the score at 6-6. The Owls went […]

Fostering need real for region

An estimated 200 children per month come into our 28-county region in need of foster care, and for the most part we are unable to respond. More painful is the fact that of 29 children in foster care who came from Uvalde County, only three have been placed within the our borders. According to the Texas Department of Family and […]

Harold G. Eaker

Harold Glenn Eaker, 79, of Uvalde, died on Sept. 6, 2020, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Eaker was born on April 15, 1941, in O’Donnell to Willie Bell (Lazenby) and Melvin Eaker. As one of four brothers, he graduated from La Pryor High School on May 26, 1958, and then Southwest Texas Junior College in 1960. He married […]

Letter to the editor

Fragile democracy During the constitutional convention the founders were torn between what type of government they should create. They also understood that, of all governments, the most fragile was a democracy. There had been democracies before but none existed in 1787. Plato had warned about democracies. Socrates had considered them fragile. Voltaire said that they would be governed by 1,000 […]

Constitution Week begins Thursday in honor of important document

The Uvalde de las Encinas chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has planned nine meetings for the 2020-21 activity year. As members plan to celebrate Constitution Week beginning Sept. 17, they will also be looking forward to a Constitution Week presentation by attorney Emmett Harris on Sept. 19. All DAR meetings begin at 10:30 […]

Threats lobbed at school, police

Though an arrest has not yet been made, a multi-agency investigation is ongoing and a 16-year-old suspect has been identified after multiple threats of violence led to a campus lockdown Wednesday evening at Uvalde High School. Lt. Mariano Pargas Jr. with the Uvalde Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and police are being assisted by the Federal Bureau of […]

9/11 Memorial Climb

Photo by Pete Luna | Uvalde Leader-News

Members of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department head down the home side bleachers as other participants head up at the Uvalde Honey Bowl during the annual 9/11 Memorial Climb, held in Uvalde this year instead of San Antonio due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants (left to right) include UVFD chief Gene Ayala, Juan Martinez, Wyatt Williams, Manza Hale, Tristan Hale, […]

Pedro Cano

Pedro “Pete” Castro Cano, 74, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on Sept. 6, 2020, in San Antonio. Cano was born to Anita (Castro) and Rogelio Cano on Sept. 5, 1946, in Uvalde. He spent his childhood in Uvalde and went to Uvalde High School. He served in the United States Navy and lived most of his life in […]