Uvalde Leader-News 051922

Lloyd B. Cook Jr.

Lloyd Benjamin Cook Jr., 93, of Uvalde died on May 13, 2022, at the Veranda Assisted Living facility, with his daughters by his side.  He was born on Aug. 19, 1928, in San Antonio to Leah (Smith) and Lloyd Benjamin Cook Sr.  He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio in 1947 and attended Texas A&M University. In […]

American Legion seeking donors

American Legion Post 479 and its auxiliary are seeking contributions to purchase American flags to be placed on veterans graves annually as a remembrance on Memorial Day. Legion member and county veterans service officer Everardo “Lalo” Zamora said the flags are funded by community donations, and help them obtain flags to be placed in cemeteries in Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, Montell […]

Ruth H. Stewart

On April 25, 2022, in College Station, Texas, Ruth Mozelle Hodges Stewart, age 94, peacefully closed her earthly story and began her eternal one with her Lord Jesus! Ruth was born April 15, 1928, to Lafayette Randolph and Love Quick Hodges in Junction, Texas, living her early years on the family ranch stretched along the Llano River. A Baylor education […]

William H. McKinzie

William Harvey Mckinzie, 86, of Uvalde died on May 2, 2022, at Saunders Senior Living in Uvalde. Visitation will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 at the funeral home, and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  He was born on Aug. 29, 1935, in Jayton […]

Contreras leaves mark on UHS baseball history

Charley Robinson
Contributing writer

Forty-five years ago on Sunday, May 15, 1977, Richard Contreras, a crafty, left-handed pitcher on the Uvalde Coyotes baseball team, was preparing for the District 13-3A playoff series against the Pleasanton Eagles, on the way to the greatest season in Uvalde High School history.  UHS had just wrapped up the West Zone title by beating Fredericksburg 5-1, with Richard playing […]


To submit an event for publication in the Uvalde Leader-News community calendar, please call Meghann Garcia at 830-278-3335 or email her at mgarcia@ulnnow.com. MAY 1-31 Registration is open for El Progreso Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program, which kicks-off on June 1. Participants earn prizes for reading books and logging their progress. FMI, 830-278-2017. THURSDAY, MAY 19 The Uvalde County Historical […]

Phi Theta Kappa inducts 50 members

Fifty new members were inducted into the Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held April 28 in Uvalde. New members include Janilyn Aguilar, Valerie Ayala, Luke Barrientes, Elisa Berrelez, Christopher Blanco, Kallie Brucks, Jo’hanna Cabello, Alice Chum, Brissa Coronado, Ty Cox, Maya Diaz, Lynd Daniell Diongzon, Darbi Dixon, Liza Fabela, Macey Fowler, Karicia […]

Two area teams remain in baseball playoffs

Knippa and D’Hanis  are two of the only area baseball teams remaining in state playoff contention. Those two teams will do battle in Class 1A Region IV semi-final series action, beginning tonight at Somerset. Game one is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. On Saturday, game two is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Somerset. Should a third game […]

Good Eggs seek Honey Queen

The Uvalde County Honey Queen pageant is being reinstated as part of this year’s Honey Festival, and while organizers in partnership with the Uvalde Good Eggs are asking local young women to enter the competition, the Good Eggs are also asking the community to dig into their memory banks for any Honey Queen history that might be filed away. Uvalde […]