Uvalde Leader-News 013121

Volz: UHS head football position draws a lot of interest

Out of a field of 62 candidates, one will emerge as the new head football coach at Uvalde High School. That name will likely be announced Feb. 22 at the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board meeting. Last Tuesday was the cut-off date for coaches to apply for the position of UHS head football coach and athletic director. In all, […]

Letter to the editor 013121

A black hole In April of 2019, scientists published the first ever photograph of a black hole and its bright halo that was recently discovered in outer space, confirming a 100 year speculation. This black hole is some 55 million light-years from earth. For years scientists have explored and attempted to record and present evidence of such a discovery. They […]

Jose B. Pargas Sr.

Jose B. Pargas Sr. Jose “Che-Che” Bermea Pargas Sr., 71, of La Pryor died on Jan. 26, 2021, at his residence in La Pryor. A prayer service was held on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with interment following at La Pryor Cemetery. Pargas was born […]

Sheriff’s office disturbance ends in arrest

Uvalde County law enforcement stopped a brief pursuit Tuesday by using a patrol unit to strike a pickup truck driven by a man accused of threatening officers as he made a scene at the county sheriff’s office. On his return trip to the sheriff’s office, located west of town on King Fisher Lane, Luis Refugio Castro, 34, was arrested shortly […]

Lobos play soccer home opener Friday, Coyotes will be on road

The Uvalde Lobos will make their District 27-4A home debut on Friday night when they host the Somerset Lady Bulldogs at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Kick-off time for the match is set for 6:30 p.m. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Lobos, 4-3 for the season, were slated to begin district play yesterday against the San Antonio Young Women’s Leadership Academy […]

UHS principal resigns

Castillo accepts asst. superintendent job in San Antonio

Uvalde High School Principal Miguel Castillo has resigned from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District to become assistant superintendent of Southside Independent School District in San Antonio. Castillo notified UHS staff in a letter dated Jan. 28. Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of marketing and communication for UCISD, said the district has appointed Randy Harris as interim UHS principal during the […]


Uvalde and Hondo will compete Tuesday in District 30-4A basketball action. The Lobos will host the Hondo girls in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, while the Coyotes will be on the road to play the Owls. Varsity action is set to begin at 7:30 p.m., and will be preceded by a freshman game at 5 p.m. and a junior […]

Leonardo Jasso Jr.

Leonardo Jasso Jr. Leonardo Jasso Jr., 50, of Uvalde died on Jan. 6, 2021, at his residence in Uvalde. Jasso was born in Uvalde on May 18, 1970, to Trinidad Solis and Leonardo Jasso Sr. He is survived by brother, Daniel Martinez of Uvalde; and sister Dolores Martinez of Uvalde. He was preceded in death by both parents; and two […]

Free food drive set every Saturday

The Uvalde Food Pantry is working with the San Antonio Food Bank to ensure Uvaldeans have access to food every Saturday through May by holding a series of drive-through food distributions. The San Antonio Food Bank truck will be at Anthon Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 13 for a mobile food fair set to begin at approximately 9 a.m. and […]