2020-12-31

Fireworks not allowed in city limits

It is New Year’s Eve, but city of Uvalde residents should not plan to ring in the new year by setting off fireworks. Although not prohibited this year within the unincorporated areas of Uvalde County, the sale, use or possession of fireworks is not permissible in the city of Uvalde. Even in the unincorporated parts of the county, the sale, […]

Family gifts Shipt shopper with Thanksgiving meal



In the spirit of the holidays, a local woman and her husband decided to surprise their regular personal shopper by paying for her family’s Thanksgiving meal. To execute the plan, Uvaldean Jessica Robison messaged her regular Shipt shopper, Keyna Ortiz, and asked if she was working. Once that was confirmed, she sent in her list and Ortiz headed to the […]

Kenneth G. Kelley Sr.

Kenneth G. Kelley Sr. Kenneth Gene Kelley Sr., 70, of Uvalde died on Dec. 28, 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.

Perez rejoins UCISD board of trustees

In a swift 15-minute special meeting Tuesday, the governing board of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District accepted the resignation of west zone trustee Roland Sanchez and appointed former board member Laura Perez to complete his term. Both motions garnered unanimous support by the board. All board members were present for the meeting, which was held in the board room of […]

Francisco Velasquez

Francisco Velasquez Francisco Velasquez, 58, of Uvalde died on Dec. 29, 2020, in San Antonio. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Rising cases prompt restrictions

Local bars, restaurants could be affected


Due to high COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the 12-county regional service area, Uvalde County venues such as restaurants and libraries may have to reduce capacity from 75 percent back to 50 percent, elective surgeries may be canceled and many bars may have to close yet again. The other 21 counties that make up Trauma Service Area P alongside Uvalde are […]

Jose P. Ibarra

Jose P. Ibarra Jose Perez Ibarra, 70, of Uvalde died on Dec. 26, 2020, at his residence in Uvalde. Ibarra was born in Hermanas, Coahuila, Mexico, on Oct. 7, 1950, to Estella Perez and David Ibarra. He is survived by five sons, Jose Alberto Ibarra and Juan Pablo Ybarra, both of Uvalde, and Jose Ibarra, Felix Ibarra and Gilberto Ibarra, […]

Oscar J. Felan

Oscar J. Felan Oscar Juarez Felan, 81, of Uvalde died on Dec. 22, 2020, at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital in San Antonio. Felan was born on June 2, 1939, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, to Maria (Juarez) and Silvero Felan. He married Francisca Garcia on Aug. 12, 1959, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 61 […]

Rogelio R. Luevano

Rogelio R. Luevano Rogelio “Roy” Rocha Luevano, 79, of Uvalde died on Dec. 25, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation will be held today from noon to 9 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. Luevano was born on Sept. 27, 1941, in Uvalde to Cleofas (Rocha) […]

Two men die in post-holiday incidents



Tragedy struck for at least two families after the holidays when separate incidents resulted in death, including the self-inflicted shooting of a Uvalde man and the decapitation of a train stowaway, who was likely an immigrant in the country illegally. At about 10:49 p.m. Saturday, after sensors detected a shift in the load, an eastbound train stopped between Sabinal and […]