2021-06-24

Little League All-Stars win district championship

Uvalde’s 9- to 11-year-olds All-Star baseball team in the Texas Little League District 21 are tournament champions. They captured the district championship with a 12-1 victory over the Pleasanton All-Stars last Saturday night at Pleasanton. Blaze Cantu tripled in the third inning to highlight a three-run inning for the All-Stars. Landon Jackson hit a double that came close to clearing […]

Frances T. Ybarra

Frances Treviño Ybarra, 86, of Uvalde, died June 20, 2021, in Uvalde. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Last Chance winners gain free entry to July 4 golf tourney

Six golfers gained free entry into the 2021 Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament as they won in the Last Chance golf tourney conducted last Saturday at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Net winners included Juan Cruz in first place with a 62 score, Jay Salinas in second place with a score of 67, and Arturo Morales in third place with […]

Cross country camp set next week

A cross-country camp has been added to the schedule of youth sports camps offered by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. The camp is scheduled for next Monday through Wednesday at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Camp will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on each of the three days. The camp is for incoming first graders up to […]

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Silvestre Castro

Silvestre Castro Silvestre Castro, 43, of La Pryor, died June 20, 2021, in La Pryor. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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Andres Q. Hinojosa III

Andres Q. Hinojosa III Andres “Andy” Quiroga Hinojosa III, 57, of Uvalde, died June 18, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 27, 1963, in Uvalde, to Elia (Quiroga) and Andres Hinojosa Jr. He is survived by his father, of Uvalde; two aunts, Rosa Ortiz of Pearsall and Cindy Leonard of Dallas; uncle, Robert […]

Veteran UCISD employee promoted to principal at Robb

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell announced the appointment of 21-year UCISD employee Mandy Gutierrez as the new principal at Robb Elementary for the the 2021-22 school year. Gutierrez is replacing Beatrice Martinez who resigned in 2021 after two years as principal at Anthon Elementary. Gutierrez’s appointment was announced Monday during the regular meeting of the district’s board […]

UCISD buying MacBooks for all teachers



Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District teachers will receive new Apple MacBook Air laptop computers for the 2021-22 school year, as the district continues its charge to streamline technology equipment. “The goal of this plan’s development is to both establish a standardized platform for all classroom teachers and an annual refresh cycle to keep these laptops no older than three years,” […]