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Cecilio V. Herrera

Cecilio V. Herrera Cecilio Vasquez Herrera, 90, of Batesville died on Dec. 19, 2020, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Herrera was born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, on Nov. 22, 1930, to Clemencia Vasquez and Nicolas Herrera. He is survived by two sons, Ramiro Herrera of Uvalde and Jose Nicolas Herrera Sr. of La Pryor; six daughters, Maria Angelica Garcia […]

Ofelia V. Martinez

Ofelia V. Martinez Ofelia Vasquez Martinez, 97, of Uvalde died on Dec. 20, 2020, at her residence in Uvalde. 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. A complete obituary will appear […]

Children’s letters to Santa highlight joy, innocence

Pets, electronics, dolls, vehicles, money and health were persistent requests dotting hundreds of Uvalde County children’s letters to Santa Claus this year, with concern for Santa and his elves and reindeer also prominent. Some of the first-grade girls in Ana Thomas’s dual-language class at Anthon Elementary have their eyes on pretty dolls, with numerous requests for “una muñeca bonita,” while […]

Listen Up Mr. Volz!

We are Coyotes & Lobos, from head to heart

Five years ago, about 50 members of the Uvalde High School class of 2021 responded to an opinion column Uvalde Leader-News sports editor James Volz penned, challenging the then-seventh-graders to stick with sports and graduate from high school. It started when writing teacher Andrea Sagemuehl read Volz’s column, published Nov. 8, 2015, and decided to use it as an exercise […]

Martha B. Alvarez

Martha B. Alvarez Martha Balderas Alvarez, 79, of Houston, formerly of Uvalde, died on Dec. 19, 2020, at Clear Brook Crossing Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Houston. Alvarez was born on Nov. 4, 1941, in San Pedro Ranch to Carlota (Muniz) Balderas. She married Enrique Alvarez on April 2, 2001, in Uvalde. She is survived by her husband of Crystal […]

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Uvalde Memorial Hospital

Uvalde Memorial Hospital will be among the first rural hospitals to get the COVID-19 vaccine, with doses arriving yesterday, according to UMH marketing manager Karla Radicke. “The number of doses will be limited, and we will begin with clinical staff in direct patient care,” Radicke said. On Wednesday morning, she said she was notified the vaccines were scheduled to arrive […]

Suzanne W. Horner

Suzanne W. Horner Suzanne Woodward Horner, 68, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, due to complications following medical surgery. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde, Texas. Viewing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary […]

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Patricia C. Sturm

Patricia C. Sturm Patricia Carol Sturm, 70, of West Lafayette, Indiana, died on Dec. 15, 2020, at her residence in West Lafayette, Indiana. A rosary will be recited Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at La Pryor Cemetery where she will […]