UCISD receives masks

  Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell and executive director of marketing and communications Anne Marie Espinoza display N95 masks UCISD received from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and Firefighters Academy.  On Sept. 22, the school district received 35,000 masks, of which 20,000 were surgical and 15,000 were N95 masks, to be […]

Alberto D. Hernandez-Martinez

Alberto Domingo Hernandez-Martinez, 56, of Sabinal died on Sept. 25, 2020, at his residence in Sabinal. Visitation started at noon on Wednesday at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal with interment following at St. Patrick Catholic […]

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County flips coin to choose winning bidder

The Uvalde County Commissioners’ Court, which was short two members on Monday, awarded the contract to provide county morgue services to Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home with the flip of a coin in an effort to be equitable. Both Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary and Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home bid at $0 per case cost to the county to provide the service, which may […]

Main Street Uvalde recognizes helpers

The Uvalde Main Street program spent the past weeks presenting the 2019 Main Street Honors awards, which were originally set for distribution in March during a ‘Honors and Hors d’oeuvres’ event but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard “Dick” Whipple received the Shining Star award for his work to create the Uvalde Memorial Park amphitheater, located between the civic […]

Donors needed for blood drive set Tuesday at civic center

The Uvalde Classical Academy will be hosting a blood drive on Oct. 6 at the Willie De Leon Civic Center to help bolster the critically needed blood supply for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, and free COVID-19 antibody testing will be provided for donors. The blood drive will be held in the Live Oak Room at the civic […]

Maria E. Donato

Maria Ermelinda “Molly” Lopez Donato, 76, of Lubbock died on Sept. 22, 2020, at her residence in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Donato was born on Sept. 11, 1944, in Uvalde, to Dominga (Ramirez) and Ysidaro Lopez. According to the family, she was a devoted housewife and enjoyed her children, grandchildren, […]

Jesus L. Ortiz

Jesus Lopez Ortiz, 74, of Uvalde died on Sept. 26, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. Ortiz was born in Mexico on Dec. 28, 1945, to Josefina (Lopez) and Jesus Dolores Ortiz. He was the owner of Ortiz Boot and Shoe repair for over 30 years. According to the family, he enjoyed meeting members of the community daily […]

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Gilberto H. Castro

Gilberto H. Castro, 74, of Uvalde died on Sept. 29, 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.