2022-03-17

Lobos rally to scale Alamo Heights

It was a scoring festival at the Uvalde High School softball field Tuesday night. Playing before a large, enthusiastic crowd, the Uvalde Lobos rallied from an early scoring deficit to record a 16-13 victory over the Alamo Heights Mules. The two teams combined efforts for a total of 28 hits. Bethany Gonzalez came up with three hits to lead Uvalde’s […]

UCAD seeking home sales data to square up with state

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Gaining access to Uvalde County real estate sales data continues to be a moving target for the Uvalde County Appraisal District, chief appraiser Roberto Valdez told the board of directors Tuesday.  The data will help ensure the district meets the state’s threshold where the local appraisal district’s values must come within 5 percent of the state’s values on the next […]

Charles R. Irwin

Charles “Chuck” Richard Irwin, 92, of Uvalde died on March 6, 2022, at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Batesville, with the Rev. Jerry Fortune officiating. There will be an outdoor reception following the service, and a private interment will take place at a later date.   He was born […]

Track teams on the road

Competing on a cold, windy day the Uvalde Lobos posted two points in the New Braunfels Canyon Relays last Saturday. Celeste Sandoval placed fifth in the discus with her throw of 100 feet and one inch. Of the 11 schools entered in the meet, Uvalde and Fredericksburg were the on Class 4A size schools in the track meet. Most of […]

Colorful mural in works at Uvalde Rexall

The Uvalde Rexall building, located at the northwest corner of North Getty and Leona streets in downtown Uvalde, is sporting a colorful makeover this week by way of a mural featuring several notable Uvaldeans, past and present: Dale Evans, Matthew McConaughey, Los Palominos, and Dolph Briscoe Jr. The mural, which is still under construction, was presented in a sneak preview […]

Sabinal’s Dairy Queen set to close for renovations

Our local Dairy Queen is now undergoing extensive renovations which started during the week of spring break. They will be closed for about three months. Tomorrow at the Sabinal Public Library, there will be musical entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. The theme this time is Irish music, so come and relax or see how well you can do an Irish […]

Paige M. Weatherby

Paige Michelle Weatherby, 54, of Brackettville died on March 13, 2022, at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A celebration of life will be held March 29 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Brackettville. Services are under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. 

UMH, CHDI report 200-plus cases of flu

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Nearly 250 cases of influenza have been confirmed at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Community Health Development Inc. this year, and approximately 2.7 million cases have been seen across the nation as of March 11. Karla Radicke, marketing manager at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, said the hospital saw minimal cases through December, then flu cases began to increase in January, with the […]

Stifflemire resigns as CVB director citing concerns over contract, future

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

After 13 years with the Uvalde Convention and Visitors Bureau, executive director Debra Stifflemire has resigned amidst her uncertainty about the organization’s future. The CVB, a non-profit organization, contracts with the city of Uvalde to administer the hotel occupancy tax funds. The three-year contract to administer the HOT funds expired in March of 2021, and the city has not renewed […]

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