2021-06-03

Uvalde Leader-News: Visitor’s Guide

Honey Capital of the World The Uvalde Honey Festival, celebrating Uvalde’s rich history as the “Honey Capital of the World,” will be held June 11-12. The festival is being put on by Main Street Uvalde, which invites everyone to “bee a part of Uvalde history” at the event. “Uvalde owns a significant piece of Texas folklore, which may also be […]

U.S. rep recalls profound moments in service

Approximately 75-100 people attended the Uvalde County Memorial Day ceremony held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Uvalde County Fairplex in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in service to the United States. U.S. Navy veteran Tony Gonzales, who represents Texas’ 23 Congressional District, served as the keynote speaker. He recounted an event in Afghanistan in 2005 that continues […]

Guadalupe F. Sandoval

Guadalupe F. Sandoval Guadalupe Flores Sandoval, 90, of Sabinal died May 27, 2021, at Medina Community Hospital in Hondo. She was born on Jan. 21, 1931, in Sabinal, to Catarina (Lopez) and Porfirio Flores. She married Juan Antonio Sandoval on May 17, 1951, in Sabinal. She is survived by four daughters, Beatrice Sandoval Garza and husband, J.R., of Houston, Dora […]

Ned Kelly Lann Sr.

Ned Kelly Lann Sr. Ned Kelly Lann Sr., 81, of Uvalde, died May 21, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 4-5 p.m. for immediate family and 5-9 p.m. for the community, at Peters Funeral Home in Cotulla. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cotulla, with […]

Man dies over holiday weekend

Shootings occur in Utopia, Sabinal


Two separate shootings and a false alarm occurred in Uvalde County over the Memorial Day weekend, with one incident resulting in death. Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco said deputies were dispatched Sunday around 1:30 p.m. to a couple of miles west of Utopia, off Farm to Market Road 1050, in a rural area off County Road 357A, for a report […]

Guadalupe R. Martinez

Guadalupe R. Martinez Guadalupe Rodriguez Martinez, 85, of Uvalde died on June 1, 2021, at Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation will be held Tuesday at noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future […]

Francis Owen

Francis Owen Francis Owen, 31, of Concan, died May 25, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Riverdale, Georgia, on April 15, 1990, to Deborah Berks and Paul Owen. She is survived by brother, Kyle Watkins; sister, Ashley Watkins; niece, Emma Mae Perez, all of Lubbock; and cousin, Crystal Coleman of Corpus Christi. She was preceded in death by […]

Income tax assistance program ending soon

Only two dates remain for low-income residents to have their tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service for free via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at El Progreso Memorial Library. Volunteers will be on site on June 10 and June 15 for taxpayers to retrieve their completed returns. “Those needing to file may drop off their paperwork at […]

Jose R. Vasquez

Jose R. Vasquez Jose Roberto “JR” Vasquez, 33, of Leakey died May 30, 2021, in Utopia.Visitation is scheduled Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., and a funeral service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m., at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey. Deacon Ruben Navarro of St. Raymond of Pennafort in Leakey will serve as officiant.

Alexander G. Garcia

Alexander G. Garcia Alexander Gonzales Garcia, 81, of Uvalde, died May 31, 2021, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Uvalde on June 26, 1939, to Petra (Gonzales) and Jesus Garcia. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Garcia of Uvalde; four daughters, Karen Garcia and partner, Lionel Cantu, of Hugo, Deborah Morales and husband, Joe, Dorothy […]