CrossFit honors Mireles

Mandi Reading, owner of Shotgun CrossFit in Uvalde, has announced that there will be a hero workout of the day June 18 in honor of slain teacher Eva Mireles. There is an “Eva Strong” T-shirt fundraiser to benefit the Robb School Memorial Fund, www.customink.com/fundraising/eva-strong-9373. “Mireles was one of two teachers killed along with 19 students at Robb Elementary School in […]

Rosa Maria Campos

Rosa Maria Campos, 64, of Uvalde died on June 7, 2022, at her residence. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Uvalde should be known for kindness, support

Given the nature of my life and work, I meet a lot of people. When they ask where I’m from, I usually chuckle and rattle off what has become my standard response. “I’m from a small town in South Texas called Uvalde. It’s about halfway between San Antonio and the border, you wouldn’t know it.” But recently, I logged onto […]

Heartbreaking loss could be yours, without action

The following is the text of the testimony Kimberly Mata-Rubio, former Uvalde Leader-News assistant editor and current staff writer, provided last Wednesday to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  We are the parents of Alexandria Aniyah – best known as Lexi – Rubio and five other children, who all attended Uvalde public schools during the 2021-22 school year.  […]

Benefit concert set today in Hondo

A Texas Country concert headlined by Kin Faux and Bri Bagwell and The Banned is set for today at Graff 7A Ranch in Hondo, and the event, themed “Uvalde Strong” is a fundraiser for the Robb Elementary Memorial Fund. The benefit is being hosted by UvaldeRadio.net, and station owner and program director Robert Miguel Rodriguez said revenue from ticket sales […]

Not limiting firepower tantamount to job failure

My name is Dr. Roy Guerrero. I am a board certified pediatrician and I was present at Uvalde Memorial Hospital the day of the massacre on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School. I was called here today as a witness. But I showed up because I am a doctor. Because how many years ago I swore an oath – […]

Marine researchers honor Maite Rodriguez

Certified marine naturalist Audrey Schwartz Rivers of Houston reached out to the Uvalde Leader-News last week to report that the Marine Education and Research Society named a new humpback calf Maite, in honor of 10-year-old Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, who died in the May 24, 2022, mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. Maite wanted to attend Texas A&M University in Corpus […]

Coyotes win in 7-on-7 play

Uvalde claimed a couple of 7-on-7 football wins last Tuesday night in competition at Hondo. The weather was hot, but the Coyotes were hotter as they chalked up wins over Hondo, 14-0, and Bandera, 34-7. Leading the way for the Uvalde offense were Brodie Carnes, Abraham Ale, Damian Treviño, Caden Smith, Diego Grenados, Jarrett Hernandez, Quinton Gant, and Jonathan Jimenez. […]

Letters to the Editor

Heartfelt remarks This is for Kimberly Rubio. As a girl growing up in a working class family in Detroit, I loved baseball, books, and ice cream. I dreamed of college, but worried about the money. Mom told me to get good grades and we’d work together on the scholarship forms.  We did ok, and I became a lawyer. Obviously, your […]

Arredondo: Robb response delayed by locked door

Craig Garnett

After more than two weeks of silence since the mass shooting at Robb Elementary on May 24, Uvalde school district police chief Pete Arredondo told The Texas Tribune that he and other officers wanted desperately to confront the shooter but were stymied by a locked and fortified door. As many as 19 officers, including Arredondo who was considered the incident […]