2021-03-11

Claude Cash|Shot in Texas Bobby Flores, 2002 Grammy Award winner is set to perform at the opera house tomorrow night.

This story has been updated to reflect that Bobby Flores will perform at the opera house on Saturday. The Thursday, March 11 edition of the Uvalde Leader-News incorrectly says Flores will perform Friday. There are several performances slated at the Uvalde Grand Opera House in the coming weeks. On Saturday, March 13 Grammy Award-winner Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose […]

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UHS tennis tourney today at Kerrville Uvalde High School tennis players will compete in the Tivy Invitational tournament today at Kerrville, and tomorrow they will host a spring break tournament. In the spring fling tennis tournament held last Thursday, Coach Terri Rambie’s Uvaldeans fared well. Lobos to host Cuero here tomorrow The Uvalde Lobos will host the Cuero Gobblers in […]

Nettie Ollre

Nettie Ollre Nettie “Net” Huddleston Ollre, 85, of Sugar Land died on Feb. 16, 2021, at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in Sugar Land. Ollre was born on July 26, 1935, in Uvalde to Rosalie Hobbs (Coleman) and James Preston Huddleston. She worked as an administrative secretary for Fort Bend ISD in Sugar Land and retired in 1989 to Leakey. […]

Former Uvalde High academic dean suing UCISD over job loss



Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is involved in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by U.S. Army veteran Joseph Olan, previously the academic dean for Uvalde High School and currently principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School. Olan began working for UCISD in August of 2017 and was terminated on April 15, 2019, while on leave due to a surgery. He is […]

Ernest E. Godin

Ernest E. Godin Ernest E. Godin, 60, of Knippa died on March 5, 2021, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 30, 1961, in Springfield, Missouri, to Carmetta (Fletcher) and Ernest Godin. He is survived by his wife, Tina Horton Godin of Knippa; two sons, Jared Garrison of Knippa and Brandon Godin of Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Vicky […]

La Vernia Bears top Coyotes, 4-2

The Uvalde Coyotes lost a 4-2 district soccer decision Monday evening against the La Vernia Bears at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Daniel Perez scored on an unassisted goal from about 15 yards out less than eight minutes into the match. La Vernia tied the score with a goal that came with 59 seconds remaining in the first half. […]

UHS lifters heading to state meet



Four Uvalde High School girls qualified to compete at the state powerlifting meet, set next week, and claimed third place in the team standings at the regional meet held last Thursday at Corpus Christi’s Tuloso-Midway High School. Sofia Torres, Kelsey Garcia, Janel Garcia and Andriah Treviño were among the top lifters in their respective weight classifications. All four UHS girls […]

Jose Villarreal

Jose Villarreal Jose “Joe” Villarreal, 58, of Uvalde died on Dec. 25, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born in Eagle Pass on Sep. 7, 1962, to Maria De La Luz (Nandin) and Jesus Villarreal. The family will greet visitors beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  […]

County logs two new COVID-19 deaths as cases dip



One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, active cases of COVID-19 are down to 12 in Uvalde County and there have been 30 known new virus cases in the past two weeks. According to the Uvalde Health Authority website maintained by Dr. Jared Reading, there have been two more deaths of county residents. The additional deaths, reported over the weekend, bring […]

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