Letters to the Editor

Words fail It is quite late, and I should probably go to bed, but I find myself writing this letter to quiet my mind. There is so much that I want to say, but I have found that words have failed me these past few months. How does one say that they are sorry for the loss of a child? […]

50 Years Ago: Briscoe and family attend Election Night Party

10 years ago Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 Loesch out, Harrell in: Former mayor once more taking on superintendent role – Uvalde school trustees agreed Sunday during a special 6 p.m. meeting to accept the resignation of Richard Loesch as superintendent and appoint John Harrell to act as interim superintendent. … Harrell, who has in the past been both Uvalde mayor […]

Gilberto Gallegos

Gilberto Gallegos, 82, of Uvalde died on Oct. 31, 2022, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.  He was born on March 4, 1940, in D’Hanis to Vicenta (Cortez) and Melchor Gallegos. He married Maria Oralia Cervantez on Dec. 17, 1976, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife of 45 years; and one daughter, Sandra Rubio and husband, Felix, all of Uvalde; […]

Leaders to be chosen Nov. 8

Voting in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election will be held in 14 precincts across Uvalde County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to selecting a state governor, senator for District 19, and District 23 representative, local offices including county judge, clerk, commissioners and justice of the peace will be on the ballot.  The precinct number related to […]


To submit an event for publication in the Leader-News calendar, email Meghann Garcia at mgarcia@ulnnow.com, or call 830-278-3335. Sunday, Nov. 6 Sacred Heart Catholic Church is hosting “Holiday Hope: Coping with Grief Through the Holidays,” a seminar by Yvonne Butler Clark, Ed.D., founder of It’s Okay to Cry,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. FMI, 83-278-3448.  Tuesday, Nov. 8 A Tai […]

Unlikely advocate haunted by children dying alone

Jesse Rizo struggles with the image of children dying alone. Alone in their fourth grade classrooms with terrible wounds and no one “to hold their hand,” to tell them goodbye.  That was at Robb Elementary School on May 24, where 19 students and two teachers lay dead or dying for 77 minutes. One of those was Rizo’s 10-year old niece, […]

Roberto J. Guerrero

Roberto Javier Guerrero, 78, of Uvalde died Nov. 2, 2022, at his residence. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will be included in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. 

Elections are clear reason to celebrate

We invite you to a party. You don’t have to gussy up or even bring a gift, although an “I voted” sticker on your shirt pocket would be much appreciated. Please join us Tuesday evening in front of the Leader-News office as we record the results of the Nov. 8 election and celebrate our most fundamental – and perhaps important […]