Letters to the editor – March 14, 2021

Debt cloud Rarely in our lifetime and perhaps history, has our country experienced the number of crises, actual or perceived. However there is a overwhelming cloud hanging over the average citizen, their children and or grandchildren. We have altogether a $177 trillion in unfunded pension debt, and liabilities hanging on our balance sheets and overall welfare systems. Big government, liberal […]

UHS girls place first in golf tourney

Led by the play of Macey Fowler and Morgan Dreyer, the Uvalde Lobos captured top honors in the Uvalde High School Invitational golf tournament last Tuesday at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Fowler and Dreyer finished second and fourth, respectively, in the individual scoring. They enjoyed rounds of 81 and 93. Sofia White recorded a round of 95, while Vada Willis […]

Rose B. Brook

Rose B. Brook Rose Bush Brook, 95, of Uvalde died on March 9, 2021, at her residence. Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Editiorial: Taking a break from pandemic

Most area schools will be celebrating spring break this week, but it seems odd to be taking a “break” from classes that have been conducted largely though remote learning. It would be more appropriate to call it a pandemic break, which students and especially their parents would welcome. Truth be told, many parents probably wish that their students took spring […]

Coyotes wind up successful basketball campaign

The Uvalde Coyotes enjoyed a great 2020-21 basketball season. Though the Coyotes varsity team lost to the Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway Warriors team in an Area round playoff game last Thursday night, that loss does not diminish what was an extraordinary hoops campaign for the Coyotes. Prior to the loss to T-M, the Coyotes won 12 games in a row, including […]

Lobos complete pre-district slate this week

The Uvalde Lobos will complete their pre-district softball schedule Tuesday when they go on the road to play the Alamo Heights Mules in San Antonio. The varsity game is set for a 7 p.m. start and will be preceded by a 5 p.m. junior varsity game. Coach Kristina Finger’s Lobos, 4-10-1 for the season, will enter action following a Friday […]

Almeida headed for state meet in powerlifting

Uvalde High School’s Daniel Almeida is headed to state in powerlifting competition. Almeida placed fourth in the 165-pound weight division of the regional powerlifting meet Thursday at Bishop High School. He lifted a total weight of 1,300 pounds to gain a berth in the state meet scheduled for March 27 in the Taylor Expo Convention Center at Abilene. “The competition […]

Feeling unchained by vaccine but how far can we go?

Two shots of the vaccine and we feel like running screaming and hugging into the largest crowd we can find. As though we just surfaced from a prolonged cave dive into warm sunshine and the air that we suck into our lungs feels crisp and not filtered through a half inch of cloth or abject fear. But not so fast. […]

Friends, neighbors warm hearts during blizzard of 2021

The blizzard of 2021 kicked our butts. We thought we had done everything right, benefiting from our 10 years of experience out in the country. I had wrapped the outdoor faucets, of course, and installed a heat lamp in the well house. Then, as the weather forecasts became increasingly bleak, we made the decision to turn off the water at […]

Luis Navejar

Luis Navejar Luis Navejar, 88, of Uvalde died on March 11, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.