2021-10-17

City staff may carry guns to work



City of Uvalde employees may now choose to carry a firearm to work, providing they properly register this action with the city human resources department. Uvalde City Council approved the new policy Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. Councilman Hector R. Luevano, a sheriff’s deputy who serves as a bailiff at the Uvalde County Courthouse, was the only one to vote […]

Lisa M. Garcia

Lisa M. Garcia Lisa Mae Garcia, 49, of Uvalde died Oct. 13, 2021, in San Antonio at Northeast Baptist Hospital. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Lobos volleyball set this week

The Uvalde Lobos have two volleyball matches left on their 2021 regular-season schedule. Tuesday night, the Lobos will travel to Pearsall for a District 30-4A rematch against the Pearsall Lady Mavericks. Varsity action is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a 4:30 p.m. freshman match and a 5:30 p.m junior varsity match. In the first meeting, the […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Writing as citizen My letter to the editor about fascism and dishonesty of Biden/Harris administration hit a nerve.  As the saying goes, “the flack is hottest when you’re over the target.” When I write letters to the editor, I write as a citizen. And, I strive to write only what is in keeping with theological and moral teaching of the […]

Homecoming candidates race for crowns

Letter of intent for Ortiz

Estevan Ortiz (second from left) signs his letter of intent to attend Sul Ross University on a baseball scholarship as family members, including his brother Ernest Ortiz Jr. (left), his mom Jacqueline, and his dad, Ernest (right), look on. The signing ceremony took place in early August. Not present for the ceremony was his sister Alessandra Ortiz. Ernest Jr. played […]

Juventino Esquivel Jr.

Juventino Esquivel Jr. Juventino Esquivel Jr., 56, of Knippa, died Oct. 13, 2021, in San Antonio at Baptist Medical Center. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

REMEMBER WHEN: Fifty years ago: Chief Chisum resigns to take new post

10 years ago Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 At long last a soaker – A soaking weekend storm system that dropped 2.6 inches of rainfall at Garner Field Airport brought Uvalde’s year-to-date rainfall total up from 6.5 inches Friday to 9.1 inches Wednesday. The rains came as thunder, lightning and moisture traveled across the state and blanketed Uvalde County Saturday night […]

Angelica M. Garza

Angelica M. Garza Angelica Maria Garza, 42, of Uvalde died on Oct. 11, 2021, at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 27, 1978, in Uvalde to Juanita Navarro and Heliodoro Garza. She is survived by her parents, of Uvalde; husband, Joe Esparza of Uvalde; grandmother, Enedina (Navarro) of Uvalde; four daughters, Makayla Garza, Carmen Esparza, […]

Powder puff football game set tomorrow at Uvalde Honey Bowl

For the first time in the history of the event, the Uvalde High School Powder Puff football game will be played in the fall. Tomorrow night in the Honey Bowl, the Class of 2022 UHS girls will take on the Class of 2023 UHS girls in Powder Puff MMXXII. Activities are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the […]