Cabralez: God is always with His creations

2 Corinthians 6:16 As God has said: “I will dwell with them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.”  God’s purpose in Christ Jesus was to create a new humanity, a humanity where He could live and walk among His people; where this would be called the family of God, as […]

Freshmen defeat Somerset, 22-20

It was a freshman football thriller in the Honey Bowl Thursday night. The Uvalde Coyotes scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and then made a two-point conversion play to post a 22-20 victory over the Somerset Bulldogs. Wide receiver Quinton Gant caught 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Julyus Martinez. Gant caught the ball at the 10-yard line. A Somerset defender grabbed Gant […]

Country needs a good dose of tolerance

Where is Jimmy Carter when we need him? After all, the former president has played a key role in mediating between warring factions, including disputed elections, throughout the world. And here we are in a political battle beset by voter intimidation, disputed electoral results and talk of civil war right here in the United States of America. Even in Utopia, […]

UHS tennis team has great season despite challenges

Uvalde High School’s tennis team lost in Class 4A regional quarter-final team tennis competition last Monday afternoon at Jourdanton. By the luck of the post-season bracket draw, the Uvaldeans wound up having to face the top-ranked team in the state, the Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway Warriors, in their playoff match. UHS lost a 10-1 decision to T-M, but they played competitive […]

Four make All-District volleyball team

Four members of the Uvalde High School volleyball team were selected to the District 30-5A All-District team. Senior middle blocker Shelby Colvin made the All-District first team. Senior outside hitter Gisselle Martinez and junior libero Lexi Silva made the second team, while sophomore middle blocker Gabriela Victorino made the honorable mention list. “These ladies all played a key role for […]

Editorial: Pride in veterans on display

The response to our request for pictures of veterans to be published in today’s special salute exceeded all expectations – and they were plenty high. That’s because we knew that Southwest Texans take enormous pride in the men and women who have served and sometimes died for our nation. When we published the request for photos back in September, the […]

Dalton Early Childhood Center

Melissa Federspill|Leader-News Kindergartner Manuel Adame (far right) gleefully reacts as Dalton Early Childhood Center Principal Mandy Pruitt displays a newly-unwrapped iPad to students in Veronica Mata’s class, including (left to right) Ryan Aguilar, Jerilynn Reyna, Emiliano Garcia, Aubriana Alvarado and Jeremiah Ford, before the devices were distributed. The new iPads, which were distributed on Wednesday, complete with keyboards and protective […]

James D. Keath

James Daniel “Dan” Keath, 76, of Sabinal died on Nov. 3, 2020, at his residence in Hondo. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hondo. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hondo with interment following at Sabinal Cemetery. Keath was born […]

UHS radio, skills team earn top marks

The Uvalde High School FFA team recently competed in a statewide preliminary competition, winning top marks in radio and skills team contests. The FFA skills team with their irrigation demonstration project placed first in the invitational contest held Oct. 28 at Texas State University. The event was a precursor to regional competition set in the coming weeks. The team advanced […]

Gilberto S. Velasquez

Gilberto Saavedra Velasquez, 65, of Victoria, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 2, 2020, at Citizen Medical Center in Victoria. He was born on July 1, 1955, in Uvalde to Cruz (Saavedra) and Ramon Velasquez. He married Sylvia Galvan in Uvalde on July 1, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 14 years of Victoria; two sons, Moses Velasquez […]