Dora Flores

  Dora Flores, 68, of Uvalde died on Dec. 23, 2021, at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Francisco Guerrero Jr.

Francisco “Frank” Guerrero Jr., 57, of Uvalde died on Dec. 24, 2021, at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio. He was born on July 20, 1964, in Sonora to Purificacion (Morales) and Francisco Guerrero. He is survived by daughter, Virginia Guerrero of Knippa; mother, of Uvalde; three sisters, San Juana Medina, Griselda Vara and husband, Miguel, and Soledad […]

Coyotes will play Warhorses next Tuesday in Devine

The Uvalde Coyotes will complete the pre-district part of their basketball schedule next Tuesday when they travel to Devine to take on the Devine Warhorses. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 6:30 p.m., while both the freshman game and the junior varsity game will begin at 5 p.m. Coach Alex Oyola’s Coyotes will enter action at Devine […]

Uvalde residents earn bachelor’s, master’s degrees

Two Uvalde residents received master’s degrees and 12 received bachelor’s degrees from Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College during the fall 2021 commencement ceremony held Dec. 12 at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass, while six Uvaldeans and one La Pryor resident earned bachelor’s degrees on Aug. 11. Degrees were conferred by SRSU President Pete P. Gallego, […]

Yeackle is new chamber director

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Local businessman Henry John Yeackle IV has been named the new director of the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and, though his official start date is Monday, he is already assuming some duties.  Yeackle is well acquainted with Uvalde businesses and local government, having owned and operated various businesses, including a restaurant for over 25 years and serving two terms […]

Many hope 2022 brings better health, more opportunities

Melissa Federspill
Julye Keeble
Staff Writers

Uvalde County residents are looking forward to 2022, and some are resolving to better themselves as well as the community around them in the upcoming year. It’s a mixed-bag of plans for some of the residents at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Resident Rita Mize, who is 82, said she doesn’t have a New Year’s resolution but has a wish. […]

Wrestlers compete at San Antonio

Uvalde High School wrestlers will be in meet competition today at San Antonio Reagan High School. Action in the Gillespie Classic is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Those set to represent UHS in the competition include Israel Guerrero, Diego Rangel, Ethan Chase, Anthony Wiginton, Dom Quiroz, Juan Ramirez, Devin Brown, Isaiah Castillo, Aiden Cantu, and Joleo Hernandez. For  Coach […]

Uriel Cervantes

Uriel Cervantes, 45, of Batesville died on Dec. 16, 2021, in Batesville. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde. He was born on Oct. 13, 1976, in Carrizo Springs to Martha Cervantes. His family described him as a generous, easy-going and beloved son, brother, and friend, who exhibited a fun-loving, playful […]

Celebratory fireworks prohibited in city

While there is no burn ban or prohibition against fireworks in effect in Uvalde County, those hoping to blaze a path into 2022 with colorful rockets should be aware that the use of fireworks is prohibited within the city of Uvalde. The city has a year-round ordinance against fireworks, but the Uvalde County Commissioners’ Court did not elect to ban […]

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