2020-12-03

Apartment shooting incident appears to be self-inflicted

Police are investigating what appears to be a self-inflicted shooting incident that injured a woman Friday afternoon at the Brownstone Apartment complex, 2224 E. Main St. The shooting occurred shortly before 12:18 p.m. UPD Lt. Mariano Pargas Jr. said police had been unable to take the woman’s statement as of Tuesday. She was transported from the scene via helicopter to […]

Samuel G. Samora

Samuel G. Samora Samuel “Sam” Guerrero Samora, 72, of Uvalde died on Nov. 25, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. Samora resided in Uvalde his entire life. Samora was born on Nov. 7, 1948, in Uvalde to Ester (Guerrero) and Lucas Samora. He married Rosa Fernandez in June of […]

Sabinal man dies, becoming 42nd COVID-19 related death



An 83-year-old Sabinal man, who had been hospitalized since early November after testing positive for the coronavirus, died on Thanksgiving Day, according to Uvalde Health Authority official Dr. Jared Reading. He had previously been diagnosed with dementia, cardiac disease and kidney disease. The death was the second recorded in November and brings the county toll for COVID-19 attributed deaths to […]

Martha Talavera

Martha Talavera Martha Talavera, 74, of Uvalde died on Nov. 30, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and will be livestreamed on the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Facebook page. The family would encourage the community to watch via Facebook instead of in person. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday […]

New hospital construction on schedule

With most things on pause this holiday season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the new Uvalde Memorial Hospital has not skipped a beat. Karla Radicke, marketing manager for UMH, said construction continues to be going well, and in some areas they are finalizing design details. Along with progression in the signage and wayfinding departments, furniture selection is underway, […]

UHS athletes make mark on all-district teams

Eighteen players selected to first, second teams and 14 are lauded for academic work

Eighteen members of the 2020 Uvalde Coyotes football team have been selected to the District 14-4A Division I All-District football team announced Monday morning. Two players, seniors Christian Rivera and Estevan Ortiz, made the team both on offense and on defense. Rivera was picked to the first team offense as a wide receiver and made the second team as defensive […]

Paulo Lira

Paulo Lira Paulo Lira, 49, of Uvalde died on Dec. 1, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Serviced are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Monseis L. Ybarra

Monseis L. Ybarra Monseis Lopez Ybarra, 83, of Sabinal died on Nov. 26, 2020, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 9, 1937, in Sabinal to Luisa (Lopez) and Ysa Ybarra. He married Yolanda Sandoval in Brackettville on Jan. 9, 1955. He is survived by his wife of 65 years of Sabinal; two daughters, […]

Lobos play tomorrow at Southwest

Tripleheader basketball action between the Uvalde Lobos and the Southwest Dragons is scheduled for tomorrow night at Southwest High School. The varsity contest is set for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff and will be preceded by a freshman game at 5 p.m. and a junior varsity game at 6:15 p.m. Coach Fortino Patiño’s Lobos, 3-3 for the season, will go into […]

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