Coyotes top Wildcats in sub-varsity basketball

Uvalde High School was victorious on Feb. 5 in a pair of sub-varsity basketball games. The Coyotes downed the Carrizo Spring Wildcats, 76-30, in freshman action, and 36-20 in junior varsity competition. In the first game, the UHS freshmen sprinted to a 23-2 lead in the first period. They got off to a 17-0 lead before the Carrizo Springs boys […]

Snowfall stacks up to 5-6 inches

Little rain fell, but Uvalde area residents were treated to 5 to 6 inches of snow on Valentine’s Day night as temperatures plummeted. The flurries began at approximately 8:15 p.m., and by 9 p.m. the temperature had dropped to 22 degrees. Shortly after midnight, it was 16 degrees. Though temperatures hit a low of about 12 degrees overnight, it was […]

Hard freeze is no pipe dream for plumbers

As record low temperatures plunged the city into a water crisis, plumbing companies were scrambling to repair burst pipes for businesses and homeowners. The owners of O.V. Casey Plumbing and Joe’s Plumbing said they were doing their best to answer service calls for damaged pipes, wells and the city’s water shortage in general. According to Carissa Casey, “the pipe busting […]

Joselin P. Gutierrez

Joselin P. Gutierrez Joselin Perez Gutierrez, 86, of Uvalde died on Feb. 7, 2021, in Uvalde. He was born March 14, 1934, in Crystal City, Texas to Magdalena Perez and Jose Maria Gutierrez. He is survived by his wife, Aurora Gutierrez of Uvalde; grandson, Jose Daniel Gutierrez, whom he raised as his own son, and wife, Samantha, of Uvalde; four […]

City: Lack of water is due to power failures

The water crisis that had gripped the city of Uvalde since last Sunday appeared to be on the mend yesterday around noon as electric power was being restored to the city’s nine active water wells. Juan Zamora, the city’s public works director, said the water tower downtown had been filled and the tower at the Honey Bowl was being serviced […]

Coyotes heading to Hondo for bi-district contest

We will post an update to the Leader-News page on Facebook if additional sports are canceled due to weather concerns.   Saturday afternoon at Hondo, the District 30-4A basketball champion Uvalde Coyotes will play the San Antonio Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering Bengals in bi-district playoff competition. Tip-off time for the game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Coach Alex […]

June W. Hawkes

June W. Hawkes June W. Hawkes, 87, of Sabinal, died on Feb. 14, 2021, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Lobos set to resume soccer next week

Last Friday night, the Uvalde High School Lobos soccer team suffered its first district loss of the season as the athletes dropped a 3-1 decision to the La Vernia Lady Bears. The Lobos scored first in the contest as Abby Kone legged in a shot from about 25 yards out. La Vernia scored late in the first half to knot […]

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ERCOT holds power from consumers

Power outages began Sunday for many Uvalde residents after a polar vortex charged into the region, delivering up to 6 inches of snow and single-digit temperatures. While some residents have seen intermittent power restoration amid prolonged periods without, others have had no relief. Reviews of the AEP Texas outage map Monday through Wednesday showed as many as 7,000 Uvalde area […]