Coyotes lose to Ingleside in last pre-district game

The Uvalde Coyotes lost their final pre-district football game of the season Friday as they dropped a 40-33 road decision to the Ingleside Mustangs. An early fumble, 100 yards in penalties, the lack of offensive consistency, and the inability of their defense to stop Ingleside’s run-oriented offense all contributed to the seven-point loss for the Coyotes. “We made a lot […]

It’s a girl! Galvan

Hannah Ortiz and Christian Galvan of Uvalde announce the birth of their daughter, Lorelei Jade Galvan, on Sept. 25, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length. Lorelei Jade is welcomed by one sister, 6-year-old Lucille Ortiz. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie Ortiz of Uvalde. Paternal grandparents are Veronica and Tony Galvan […]

Wildlife management students tout program

The hands-on experience afforded students in Southwest Texas Junior College’s Wildlife Management program continues to be the biggest drawing card as the department marks its 16th year. A handful of this year’s students confirmed that sentiment during the program’s annual meeting of the advisory committee held Sept. 24 via Zoom video. Hunter Hinz, a first-year student from Italy, Texas, in […]

Benito R. Gonzales Jr.

Benito Reyes Gonzales Jr., 77, of Uvalde died on Sept. 30, 2020, at his residence in Uvalde. Gonzales was born in Uvalde on March 22, 1943, to Andrea Reyes and Benito Gonzales Sr. He is survived by three sons, Adrian Gonzales and wife, Monica, and Marcos Gonzales and wife, Monica, all of Uvalde, and Benito E. Gonzales of Lago Vista; […]

Celebrate law enforcement, community bond Tuesday

The Uvalde Police Department will host National Night Out from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will not be held at a centralized location. Instead, neighborhoods hosting social distance-practicing block parties may request that officers drive through neighborhoods in their patrol vehicles. The annual event is a nationwide campaign intended to […]

Quintanilla-Taylor seeks UCISD trustee position

As a Uvalde native, daughter of Mario and Agnes Quintanilla, owners of Mario’s Electric Motor Service, I’ve been destined for making successful advancements throughout life. I graduated from Uvalde High School in 1999, where I was provided the fundamental foundations for my future academic success. As a student, I remember a solid community effort showing support to elevate student experience. […]

Roy Cano

Roy Cano, 55, of Uvalde died on Sept. 30, 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.

Private schools

Sacred Heart Sacred Heart Catholic School Principal Joseph Olan will highlight the current happenings at the school as well as outline future plans Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall. According to the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the event is geared toward school families, prospective families, potential donors and others in the community. Entitled, “Thankful […]

Knippa ISD principal thankful for strong environment

Knippa School Principal Melissa Garza said the Knippa Independent School District parents, staff, students and community have been amazing over the last two months. Knippa ISD is wrapping up its eighth week of in-person instruction this week, and administrators believe students thrive socially and learn best when in-person at school. “As a positive bi-product, we, parents, can maintain our sanity […]

Register by tomorrow for say in 2020 election

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election, and early voting will take place Oct. 13-30 at the Willie De Leon Civic Center. Oct. 23 is the last day to request a ballot by mail. Anyone needing to register to vote in Uvalde County may contact election administrator Melissa Jones Bradham, who has […]