2020-12-13

Sanchez appointed Justice of the Peace

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Uvalde County Commissioners have appointed Roland Sanchez as Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace to replace Ernesto “Neto” Luna, who tendered his resignation this month. Luna, whose resignation will become effective on Dec. 31, has served for 25 years in the position. He defeated Sanchez and Mario A. Valdez in the Democratic primary in his 2018 bid for reelection to […]

Pastor’s Column: The heart of gratitude brings blessings

(Psalm 100:4) “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” A heart that is grateful is evident when we worship God. The last eight months have been very difficult in many ways. Here is something I read, “Fear does not stop death, it stops life. And worrying does not take […]

Bettie B. Brown

Bettie B. Brown Bettie Belle Brown, 98, of Batesville died on Dec. 7, 2020, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Brown was born on March 31, 1922, in Coleman to Elsie Mae (Baxter) and Harold Hunter. She married William Bernard Brown on Dec. 21, 1942, in Hamilton. Bernard died on June 21, 1996, after more than 50 years of marriage. […]

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To submit an event for publication in the Uvalde Leader-News community calendar, please call Meghann Garcia at 830-278-3335 or email her at mgarcia@ulnnow.com. Thursday, Dec. 17 Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of homegrown vegetables, baked goods, and artisan goods offered by area merchants. The market will […]

Ofilia J. Hill

Ofilia J. Hill Ofilia Juarez Hill, 56, of Uvalde died on Dec. 9, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery. She was born on […]

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Will the Texas Aggies be shut out of playoffs?

Will the Texas Aggies be shut out of NCAA football’s final four? One week from today, the four teams for the College Football Playoff will be announced. In the most recent reveal, it was announced that the top four teams, at present, include Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Ohio State. Now, I have no problem with the two of the […]

Harrell visits Robb Elementary School

Julissa Reyna, a third-grader in Lisa Alegria’s class, tells Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell how she came up with the answer to her math problem during his visit to Robb Elementary School.

Anti-vaxxers may sing new tune by springtime

Perhaps there is some reason to be leery about receiving one of the new vaccines for COVID-19. Never before have scientists developed a drug to effectively prevent a disease in less than a year – a blazing sprint compared with the 10-year marathon that has been required to deliver vaccines for diseases like polio and the measles. And yet here […]

Manuel Vara

Manuel Vara Manuel Vara, 85, of Uvalde died on Dec. 8, 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.