Classifieds 060922

Gary Benke

Gary Benke of Hondo passed away in San Antonio on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the age of 77.  Born Nov. 5, 1944, in Castroville, he was the son of Gus and Ruth Todd Benke. Gary attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde followed by Sul Ross State University in Alpine. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, […]

McConaughey vows to fight for gun safety laws

After spending five days with so many of you in Uvalde, Camila and I want to thank you for welcoming us into your lives at such a tough time. You brought us into your homes and hearts where you shared tears, hugs, hopes, and dreams. We look forward to seeing many of you again. Thank you.  Now, Camila and I […]

Uvalde Leader-News 060922

Arredondo not present for first city meeting

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Uvalde City Council – minus its newest councilman, Pete Arredondo – met for an emergency meeting at noon on June 7 at city hall to renew an ongoing local disaster declaration, this time to expedite services and funding after the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting. “This is necessary to align with the state and county, and I’m asking city […]

Free mental health clinic opens for Uvalde community

A free mental health clinic opened June 6 for all residents of Uvalde who may be overwhelmed, anxious or experiencing feelings of confusion and loss following the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.  The clinic is staffed by licensed clinical providers and takes place at El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St. To schedule an appointment with a […]

UHS Gym open for girls basketball June 14

Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will be open for incoming Uvalde seventh-grade up to ninth-grade girls for basketball, beginning on June 14. The gym will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 14 to June 16. There is no cost for girls who wish to partcipate in basketball open gym. Other dates for open gym competition […]

Xavier J. Lopez

Xavier James Lopez, 10, of Uvalde was embraced by our Lord on May 24, 2022, and gained his wings. He was born on March 12, 2012, in Uvalde to Felicha (Martinez) and Abel Lopez. Xavier was an active boy who enjoyed playing for the Blue Jays baseball team.  He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Amelia Sandoval […]

Brundidge delivers books to El Progreso Memorial Library

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

Children’s book author Sheletta Brundidge was at home with her children in Minnesota when she heard about the May 24 tragedy at Robb Elementary. She is the mother of four children, two of whom are in the age range of those who died in the school shooting that day.  She said she got an alert on her phone, and began […]

Donations surpass $9 million

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Donations for victims of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School total over $9 million, according to tabulations from organizations participating in fundraising. Uvalde County Attorney John Dodson said Wednesday morning the Robb School Memorial Fund at First State Bank of Uvalde had accrued over $3 million, and donations were still coming in. TXN Bank is also collecting funds […]