2022-01-20

D’Spains win tournament

France D’Spain and Mark D’Spain were the first-place winners of the Uvalde Bass Club’s first tournament of the 2022 fishing season. The event was conducted at Falcon Lake. On Jan. 8, France D’Spain captured top honors with three fish that weighed a total of 14.68 pounds. Mark D’Spain and Howard Ponish took second place and third place, respectively. D’Spains three […]

COVID-19 positivity rate exceeds 30%



Soaring cases of COVID-19 have led to the closure of the Uvalde school district and a community fitness center, as well as a change to curbside for the library. As of Monday, there had been 728 new cases of coronavirus in the county over the past five days, and the positivity rate was at about 31.8 percent. The positivity rate […]

Lending library available to public

The spirit of giving is alive and well at the Getty Street Lending Library, a street-side book exchange where books are free to give or take. The library is a made- with-love project by local resident Colleen Hoffman, who decided to create the library as a way to utilize the extra books donated to the Uvalde Classical Academy library. Hoffman […]

Stella Romero

Stella Romero, 60, of Uvalde died Jan. 13, 2022, at Amistad Nursing Home. Romero was born on Oct. 10, 1961, in Uvalde to Elsa (Ramos) and Indalecio R. Quiroga. She is survived by two sons, Marcelino Daniel Romero of San Antonio and Gerardo “Gerry” Romero and wife, Vanessa, of Dumfries, Virginia; sister, Elizabeth Q. Rangel and husband, Manuel, of Uvalde; […]

Juan A. Rayas

Juan Antonio Ibarra Rayas, 83, of Uvalde died on Jan. 15, 2022, at Pam Health Specialty Hospital in San Antonio.  Visitation is set today at 1 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Interment will follow at Rocksprings Cemetery in Rocksprings. Rayas […]

Norberto Arredondo

Norberto Arredondo, 65, of Uvalde, died on Jan. 11, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home.  A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Rachel Aguilar 

Rachel C. Aguilar, 65, of Uvalde, died Jan. 17, 2022, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.  Visitation will be held tomorrow at noon at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by a rosary, which will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  A complete obituary will appear in a future edition […]

Coyotes lose to Crystal City

The Uvalde Coyotes lost a 72-57 decision against the Crustal City Javelinas in their District 30-4A basketball opener last Friday night. Turnovers and passing mistakes plagued the Coyotes early on and hurt them throughout the course of the contest. “We have to take care of the ball. That’s the bottom line,”said Coach Oyola. “Crystal City did not show us anythung […]

Winter storm warning calls for chance of sleet, snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for South Central Texas today, with temperatures expected to dip into the low 20s. “Much colder temperatures behind a late Wednesday cold front and a weak disturbance will lead to the possibility of a wintry mix over many locations Thursday into Friday morning. It is too early to determine if […]

UHS basketball teams play here tomorrow

The Uvalde Lobos and the Uvalde Coyotes will be in home basketball competition tomorrow. Originally, there was to be a tripleheader in both Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym and Oscar Cruz Gym. But because of COVID-19 quarantine, the four sub-varsity games have been canceled. On a girls’ varsity game and a boys’ varsity game will be played. At 6 […]