2021-08-12

Emma E. Curtis

Emma E. Curtis Emma Elizabeth (Shane) Curtis, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. Liz was born to John Wise Shane and Anne Louise (Settlemeyer) Shane on March 26, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Sabinal High School in 1961, attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, then graduated […]

Food distribution set Saturday at Anthon Elementary

On Saturday, the San Antonio Food Bank truck will be at Anthon Elementary School for the monthly mobile food fair, and organizers with the city of Uvalde are requesting volunteer assistance for the event. Food distribution is set to begin around 10 a.m. at 224 N. Benson Road, and participants should remain inside their vehicles at all times. Walk-up clients […]

Pete Belman Invitational set Saturday

The inaugural Pete Belman Invitational Cross-Country Classic will be conducted Saturday at the Uvalde High School practice complex. Competition will begin with the girls’ varsity race at 8 a.m. The boys’ varsity race is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start. Starting times for the other divisions of the meet will include: junior varsity girls, 9 a.m.; JV boys, 9:30 a.m.; […]

Ricardo C. Cuellar

Ricardo C. Cuellar Ricardo Cruz Cuellar, 63, of Uvalde died on Aug. 8, 2021, at his residence. Services are under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Leader-News.

Calendar 081221

THURSDAY, AUG. 12 Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 13 The 20th-annual Community Health Development Inc. wellness fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. at 908 S. Evans St. The event will feature free screenings for diabetes and blood pressure, women’s health and other educational booths; and provide […]

TEA directs schools on future illness protocols

The Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance for schools on Aug. 5, offering a remote learning option only for those sick or exposed to COVID-19 and not requiring districts to conduct contact tracing. The guidelines are in addition to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38, which strips school districts of their authority to require students and staff […]

Janie M. Gonzales

Janie M. Gonzales Janie Molina Gonzales, 56, of Uvalde died on Aug. 8, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin tomorrow at 4 p.m., to be followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born on Aug. 29, 1964, in Uvalde […]

60th Anniversary: Welch

Nadine and Clyde Welch of Uvalde marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6, 2021. They married Sunday, Aug. 6, 1961, in a candlelight ceremony in the Uvalde Highlands Church of Christ. According to their wedding announcement, which appeared in the Aug. 13, 1961, edition of the Uvalde Leader-News, the bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Everett of Uvalde, […]

Raul C. Gonzales

Raul C. Gonzales Raul Cortez Gonzales, 70, of Uvalde died on Aug. 8, 2021, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation will begin today at 1 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  A complete obituary will appear in a […]

Soaring contest begins Sunday at airport

Sailplanes will once again soar over Uvalde this weekend as the Uvalde Soaring Association hosts the Region 10 Championship contest starting Sunday at Garner Field Airport. Organizers are expecting approximately 35 competitors at what has been dubbed the “Texas Nationals,” with four tow planes and about 20 crew members and support personnel in town for the event. Soaring involves flying […]