Coyotes, Lobos play in Kinchlow Gym Tuesday

James Volz
Sports Editor

Uvalde High School basketball fans will have the opportunity to see both the Lobos and the Coyotes in competition here Tuesday night. The UHS varsity teams will play in back-to-back games in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Coach Fortino Patiño’s Lobos, 4-9 for the season, will take on the Dilley Lady Wolves in girls’ basketball at 6:30 p.m. Following that game, Coach […]

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Utopia, Uvalde groups need sponsors to honor veterans

Groups in Uvalde and Utopia are rallying community support to ensure veterans buried at area cemeteries are remembered and celebrated this holiday season. Each donation of $15, which covers one wreath, will help ensure the approximately 600 veterans at Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde and many others buried in Utopia and Vanderpool cemeteries are recognized during the national Wreaths Across America […]

JoAnn M. Baumann

JoAnn Moore Baumann, 85, of Hondo died on Nov. 12, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Utopia . She was born March 5, 1936, in Sabinal to Minnie (Palvado) and Oscar Thomas Moore of Vanderpool. Her family says that she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University and […]

UHS wrestlers begin season this week

The Uvalde High School wrestling team will begin its 2021-22 season Wednesday with action at the Buda Johnson tri-team meet. Action will begin at 5 p.m. at Buda’s Johnson High School. Joining the Uvaldeans for the meet will be wrestlers representing Austin Akins and meet host Buda Johnson. Michael Liarakos will be making his debut as the head wrestling coach […]

Sue K. Haynes

Sue Katherine Haynes, 74, of Uvalde died on Nov. 11, 2021, in San Antonio at the Enclave Rehabilitation Community after a brief illness. A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. She was born on June 10, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Jennie Mae (Jackson) and William Clark Haynes Jr. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, […]

Library collection celebrates Fenley’s storied life

On Page 1 of the Feb. 1, 1943, Austin-based State Observer, there is a lovely photograph of Florence Fenley in stunning women’s western regalia of the time: she’s wearing a dark, western cut blouse with light-colored piping along the seams, a fringed riding skirt, and a white Western hat, cocked to the left, to reveal a happy, open face and […]

Garza announces bid for reelection

Commissioner Ronald “Ronnie” Garza has announced his reelection bid for Uvalde County Commissioner Precinct 4 in the 2022 March Democratic Primary.  “It has been an honor and a privilege serving as your county commissioner,” Garza said.  He said he has made an effort to make himself accessible to Precinct 4 constituents.  “I made a pledge when elected in 2017 to […]

Jose N. Martinez

Jose Noe Martinez, 84, of Uvalde died on Nov. 22, 2021, at Windemere Nursing Home in San Antonio. Visitation will begin on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  He was born on Dec. 16, 1936, in San Ignacio to Maria (Martinez) and Jesus […]

Hillcrest Cemetery is first step in a journey

About two weeks ago, after talking with Jeralyn Hathorn in Utopia about their annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, a discussion was raised in the Leader-News newsroom about the gravity of the project, its worthiness, and the idea to bring the project to Uvalde was born. I think I was hooked because I had recently read an article in The Atlantic […]