2021-10-03

Pedro R. Perez

Pedro R. Perez Pedro R. Perez, 54, of Uvalde died Sept. 25, 2021, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.             He was born on Sept. 1, 1967, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, to Dora (Riojas) and Leopoldo Perez. He married Martha Fraire on May 9, 1993, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, […]

David R. Silva

David R. Silva David Rios Silva, 52, of Uvalde, died Sept. 22, 2021, in Granbury. Visitation was Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and cremation is under the direction of Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Coyotes down Hawks in sub-varsity ball



The Uvalde Coyotes won a couple of sub-varsity football games played against the Zapata Hawks Thursday night in the Honey Bowl. They downed the Hawks 24-6 in freshman competition and 36-28 in junior varsity action. Running back Abraham Ale topped off the scoring for the Coyotes in the freshman contest as he ran 86 yards for a touchdown with 2:46 […]

UHS grad Martinez wins ‘genius grant’ for public impact



Uvalde native and award-winning author, educator, and historian Monica Muñoz Martinez has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, an honor described as one the nation’s most prestigious for intellectual and artistic achievement. The designation, which was announced last Tuesday, also comes with a $625,000 “genius grant,” paid over five years, which allows recipients the opportunity to pursue creative projects. “I’m […]

Engagement – Zook, Hale

Stephanie Zook and Tristan Hale, both of Uvalde, are engaged to be married this New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2021, at First United Methodist Church. A graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, the bride-elect teaches third grade at Robb Elementary. She is the daughter of Karen and Scott Zook of Lake Hills. The groom graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville and […]

Letters to the editor 100321

Powerful voices A big thank you to Michael Ortiz and Olga Munoz Rodriquez for their powerful voices and beautifully written letters in the Sept. 26 issue of the Uvalde Leader News. I would also like to address the ongoing controversy about the Jefferson Davis Highway Memorial marker at the Uvalde County Courthouse. It honors Jefferson Davis, a White slaver. Is […]

Bees launch insurrection over annual honey tax

We didn’t want all of their honey, just our yearly cut. Call it rent, if you like, for the sturdy, Langstroth hive that has rested in a cozy nook on the property for three years. It had been an equitable relationship until last Sunday, when the bees declared war during a peaceful attempt to gather our due. As soon as […]

Maria S. Ramos

Maria S. Ramos Maria Selia Ramos, 69, of Batesville died on Sept. 24, 2021, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born on Nov. 2, 1951, in Batesville to Tomasa (Garza) and Benito Hernandez. She married Jose Luis Ramos on May 14, 1968. She is survived by daughter, Marivel Ramos of Minnesota; son, Eliazar Hernandez and partner, Miguel Rangel, […]

UHS runners get ready for district

Uvalde High School cross-country runners have one more running meet left on their regular-season schedule. Next Friday, they will be at Castroville for action in the Medina Valley Invitational. The meet will get underway at 2 p.m. On Oct. 13, the District 30-4A cross-country meet will be staged at Crystal City, while the district junior high meet is slated for […]

Jesus is answer to all questions

There was a man who was filled with a strong desire to make a journey, so he packed his few belongings and went to a nearby airport. Once there, he met many others like himself and soon fell in with a group where he felt comfortable. With great excitement and anticipation, they all boarded a huge plane and took off. […]