2021-01-14

Lucia Y. Costilla

Lucia Y. Costilla Lucia Yolanda Costilla, 70, of Uvalde died on Jan. 9, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation begins today at noon, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on […]

Accident East Main Street

Pete Luna|Leader-News A Ford Mustang rests in the road on East Main Street as first responders work the scene after a wreck involving the Mustang and a pickup truck. The incident occurred Tuesday shortly after 5 p.m. near the AT&T Store. At least two people were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Uvalde High School’s homeless students face varied obstacles



Many students and parents are struggling through the current COVID-19 pandemic, juggling in-person versus virtual instruction decisions, but one group of students faces an added struggle – homelessness. While homeless people are usually thought of as hungry, disheveled individuals living on the streets, Uvalde High School has its own homeless population. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act identifies homeless children and […]

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Uvalde-Hondo girls’ basketball game postponed



Because of COVID-19 quarantines, the Uvalde Lobos will not be back in District 30-4A basketball action until next Tuesday, when the Lobos will host the Carrizo Springs Lady Wildcats in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 7:30 p.m. and that game is scheduled to be preceded by a 5 p.m. freshman […]

James R. Marmion III

James R. Marmion III Jan. 14, 1950-Jan. 2, 2021 James “Jim” Richard Marmion III, age 70, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021, in Utopia, Texas. He was born on Jan. 14, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School, Jim attended New Mexico Military Institute and later graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with […]

Julia A. Farris

Julia A. Farris Julia Anne Farris, 83, of Utopia died on Jan. 9, 2021, at Sonterra Health Center in San Antonio. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Noe Saldaña

Noe Saldaña Noe Saldaña, 87, of Uvalde died on Jan. 12, 2021, in San Antonio. Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Youth rodeo association boosts local economy



Texas High School Rodeo Association, Region 8, high school and junior high rodeo participants and their entourages have been descending on Uvalde since last fall, boosting the economy each week. According to the Uvalde County Fairplex, a sell-out number of 266 horse stalls were rented out last weekend, and Texas A&M Equine estimates that visitors spend about $909.35 per horse, […]

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