2020-11-12

Luna wins Publishers’ Auxiliary photo contest

Uvalde Leader-News photographer Pete Luna won first place in the sports category of the National Newspaper Association Publishers’ Auxiliary photography contest for the second consecutive quarter. The award, announced in November for the third-quarter entry period, is for a photo taken Sept. 10 during a Uvalde High School junior varsity football contest in which linebacker Heriberto Hernandez’s helmet flew off […]

Honoring Veterans

Julye Keeble|Leader-News American Legion Post 479 commander Jose Saucedo (at podium) addresses the small, social distancing crowd as veterans stand behind him, some holding service flags, at a Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Wall, located on the grounds of the Uvalde County Fairplex. It was hosted by the American Legion […]

Jesus D. Perez

Jesus Daniel Zamora Perez, 16, of Uvalde died on Nov. 8, 2020, in Lubbock. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Lobos win basketball season opener

The Uvalde Lobos won their basketball season opener last Saturday afternoon in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Down 22-19 at the end of the first half, the Lobos went on a 16-point scoring spree in the third period and then went on to post a 43-32 hoops victory over the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. The Lobos got off to an early […]

It’s a girl!

Andrea (Cruz) Salazar of Uvalde announces the birth of her daughter, Maleyah Sianne Cruz, on Nov. 6, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Vangie and Jose Guerra of Uvalde. Paternal grandparents are Rebecca and John Van Meter of Uvalde.

Mask up: COVID-19 cases on rise



Active cases of COVID-19 are skyrocketing in Uvalde County as the area, along with the nation, experiences a second wave of coronavirus cases, according to Uvalde Health Authority official Dr. Jared Reading. Due to the surge, face coverings are once again required in Uvalde County. “It’s really no different than that you’re seeing in other places across the world as […]

Coyotes face highly-ranked Lampasas tonight

At Fredericksburg tonight, the Uvalde Coyotes will go up against the number-two-ranked team in the state in Class 4A Division 1 football, the Lampasas Badgers. Kick-off time for the bi-district football game is scheduled for 7 p.m. “We will be facing the top-ranked team in our region and the number-two ranked team in the state. They have a tremendous football […]

Sergio Ortiz

Sergio Ortiz, 60, of Del Rio died on Nov. 7, 2020, at University Hospital in San Antonio. Ortiz was born in Mexico on Mar. 16, 1960, to Reyes Sandarte and Dionicio Ortiz. He is survived by wife, Benita E. Ortiz of Del Rio; two sons, Juan Sergio Ortiz and wife, Jessica, of Corpus Christi, and Yoel Ortiz and wife, Amber, […]

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It’s a girl!

Angela and Ismael Viramontes of Uvalde announce the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Ann Viramontes, on Nov. 2, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches in length. Mackenzie Ann is welcomed by two brothers, 9-year-old Jaedyn Young-Viramontes and 4-year-old Ismael Viramontes Jr.; and one sister, 5-year-old Nina Viramontes. Maternal grandparents are Oralia […]