Juan J. Cedillo

Juan Jose Padilla Cedillo, 67, of Uvalde died on March 26, 2022, at Texas Vista Medical Center in San Antonio. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  He was born on Oct. 24, 1954, in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, to Rosalva Cedillo and Margarito Padilla. He married Guadalupe […]

Uvalde caviar may soon replace honey for bragging rights

  If an initiative launched at the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery spawns the success imagined by marine biologist Thomas Miller, the world may soon look to Southwest Texas for world-class caviar. For those who are not familiar with caviar, it is basically fish eggs, but not just any fish. It takes a sturgeon to earn the label of true caviar, […]

ULN’s Federspill selected for fellowship

Uvalde Leader-News staff writer Melissa Federspill is one of 13 journalists across the nation selected to join the fifth Higher Education Media Fellowship organized by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and supported by the ECMC Foundation. The fellowship aims to increase the number of journalists equipped with tools and networks to provide more comprehensive coverage of postsecondary education, particularly […]

Hospital buying radiation clinic

Following an approximately two-hour closed session meeting Wednesday, the Uvalde County Hospital Authority unanimously voted to purchase Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care, which presently provides radiation therapy for cancer patients in a nine-county area. UMH has a five-county service area. “In response to Dr. [David] Jones’ e-mail dated March 24, in which he stated that ‘it clearly is in […]

Christopher J. Hawkins

Christopher John Clell Hawkins, 54, of Uvalde died on March 24, 2022, at his residence He was born on Jan. 31, 1968, in Kerrville to Christine (Boles) and Samuel Isaac Hawkins.    He is survived by parents, of Uvalde; three sons, Ryan Hawkins, Tyler Hawkins, and Matthew Hawkins, all of Austin; two sisters, Trina Hawkins of Uvalde and Deborah McCowan […]

Charles D. Longanecker Sr.

Charles David Longanecker Sr., 93, of Leakey died on March 21, 2022, at his residence. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Leakey. Interment will follow at Leakey Cemetery.   He was born on Nov. 23, 1928, in Lawrence, Kansas, to Lola (Wilber) and Howard Longanecker. He grew up on their […]

Uvaldeans fare well in pre-district tennis

It was a successful warm-up for the Uvalde High School tennis team as they claimed top team honors in the pre-district tournament conducted last weekend at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex. The Uvaldeans finished first out of a total of 14 high schools entered in the tennis tournament, capturing first place in six divisions. Ty Gonzalez won top honors in […]

Lobos end soccer season with historic record

James Volz
Sports Editor

Soccer season for the Uvalde Lobos came to an end Tuesday night at Castroville. The Lobos lost a 6-0 decision against the Boerne Lady Hounds, but the Class 4A Area round playoff match was closer than the final score indicates. Boerne’s Lady Hounds broke open a scoreless defensive battle on a short-range shot with just over 18 minutes left in […]