Slade Bomer

Slade Bomer Lonnie Slade Bomer, 21, of Utopia died on Aug. 21, 2021, at Peterson Regional Medical Hospital in Kerrville. Visitation will begin tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service is scheduled Saturday at 3 p.m. at Living Waters Church in Utopia with interment to follow at Vanderpool Cemetery. He was born on June 7, 2000, in […]

Lobos play in Hondo tournament today

The Uvalde Lobos will begin play in the two-day Hondo volleyball tournament today. They will face the Sonora Lady Broncos at 1 p.m. in their pool opener. At 2 p.m., the Lobos will take on the Bandera Lady Bulldogs, while they will face the D’Hanis Cowgirls at 5 p.m. Schools in the other tourney pool include Hondo, Southwest, Somerset, and […]

Uvalde City Hall limiting visitors

Public access to Uvalde City Hall has been limited due to public health concerns caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and while the Uvalde County Courthouse has no such restrictions in place, the county has closed in-house dining at the nutrition centers in Sabinal and Uvalde. The city limitation was to begin yesterday, with city departments available via telephone. Appointments […]

Anita T. Smith

Anita T. Smith Anita Torres Smith, 93, of Uvalde died on Aug. 19, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will begin today at 4 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery. She was […]

Yarn whisperers crochet cat pattern blanket

Melissa Federspill|Leader-News Herby Ham Activity Center director Sue Rankin (far left) accepts a cat-themed crocheted afghan handmade by the center’s crocheting club members (left to right) Margie Resma, Norma Ruiz, Susan Marlin and Mary Gilberston. Rankin plans to use the blanket in the fall in a prize drawing fundraiser for the center. The donation took place Wednesday, Aug. 18 at […]

Santitos Diaz

Santitos Diaz Santitos Diaz, 85, of Knippa died on Aug. 16, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will begin Monday at noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Templo Jehova Jireh in Knippa, with interment following at Knippa Lutheran Cemetery. She was born on Nov. 7, 1935, in Spofford to Juanita Talamantes and […]

Y.N. Strait

Y.N. Strait Yancey Newman “Y.N.” Strait Sr. of Streetman, Texas passed away on Aug. 20, 2021, at the age of 71. He was born on March 2, 1950, to John Joseph “Jack” and Dorothy Louise “Dotsie” (Newman) Strait in Cotulla, Texas. Y.N. married Cynthia Ann Wooley on April 16, 1976 in Devine, Texas with whom he had two children, Yancey […]

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Walking back to school

Melissa Federspill|Leader-News Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s Robb Elementary students are assisted by a school crossing guard as they walk across Geraldine Street towards the school campus prior to the start of the first day of classes for the 2021-22 school year. UCISD classes resumed Monday, marking the return of all students to in-person learning for the first time since […]

Sub-varsity football teams play tonight

The Uvalde Coyotes will play in high school sub-varsity football competition tonight. At Jourdanton, the Coyotes will take on the Jourdanton Indians in freshman football, while the Coyotes will battle the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in junior varsity football at Carrizo Springs. The freshman game will start at 5 p.m., while the junior varsity game is set for a 6 p.m. […]