2020-10-08

Juan A. Castillo Sr.

Juan Antonio Castillo Sr., 55, of Uvalde died on Oct. 3, 2020, in Corpus Christi. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Calendar of events October 8, 2020

THURSDAY, OCT. 8 Sabinal Independent School District will host a drive-through influenza vaccination clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. in the elementary school parking lot. The cost for adults is $26, and $10 for children 18 years old and younger, unless the vaccine is covered through insurance. FMI,  830-988-2436. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14 CHICKS Eating Out will meet at noon at […]

D’Hanis beats Sabinal in latest Highway 90 rivalry game

Jonah Perez rushed for two touchdowns, passed for one touchdown, and returned a pass interception for a touchdown to help lead the D’Hanis Cowboys to a 42-12 football victory over the Sabinal Yellowjackets last Friday night. Perez scored on a pair of quarterback sneaks, one from one-yard out and the other from two yards out to give the Cowboys a […]

Elmer J. Ireton

Elmer J. Ireton, 85, having lived in Uvalde for over 40 years, entered into eternal rest surrounded by family on Sept. 16, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital succumbing to a brief battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Elmer was born in April of 1935, to Walter and Julia Ireton at the family home near Rhea, Oklahoma, where he grew up working on […]

La Pryor ISD halts sports, band as virus spreads



Four secondary students and three staff members at La Pryor Independent School District have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 2, and Superintendent Matthew McHazlett is suspending all extracurricular activities until Oct. 12. Students at La Pryor ISD are still learning remotely but are scheduled to resume in-person classes on Tuesday. McHazlett said the district is performing telephone surveys to […]

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Coyotes to open district play against La Vernia Bears



District 14-4A Division I football competition for Uvalde High School begins tomorrow evening as the Coyotes will be on the road to play the La Vernia Bears. Kick-off time is set for 7:30 p.m. “We will be facing one of the top teams in our district opener Friday,” said UHS head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “The Bears are explosive on […]

Uvaldeans prepare for post-season tennis

The District 29-4A champion Uvalde High School tennis teams is preparing for post-season play. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos, 10-3 for the season, recently secured the district title with a dual-team win over Pearsall. They eventually will play the number-four seeded team from District 30-4A, the Corpus Christi area district, later this month. Their opponent, the date, and the […]

Congressional candidates debating at SWTJC today

Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones and Republican Tony Gonzales, two candidates seeking the position of U.S. Representative for District 23 currently held by Will Hurd, will debate from the Tate Auditorium on the campus of Southwest Texas Junior College today at 7 p.m. The debate is being hosted in partnership with Sul Ross State University and will be broadcast on KSAT-12, […]

Manuel L. Ortiz

Manuel Lopez Ortiz, 72, of Uvalde died on Oct. 6, 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.