Jaime R. Lee

Jaime Robert Lee, of Uvalde, passed away Nov. 17, 2022, at the age of 93. He was born on Feb. 15, 1929, to Robert E. Lee and Zora White Lee in Mason, Texas. He graduated from Mason High School in 1946 and began his life-long passion of ranching in Mason. He loved his ranching and he loved his horses. Jaime […]

Mustafa dreamed of America – then Robb happened

Craig Garnett

Fidan Mustafa in 1999 walked through a war to escape the bloodbath that had enveloped his native Kosovo. And while the journey on foot to safety in Albania took an excruciating eight days “drinking water from ditches” and “eating leaves” while ducking sniper fire, the journey to his American dream was far longer. The Mustafa clan, which included parents five […]

Pedro C. De Luna

Pedro C. De Luna, 75, of Uvalde died on Nov. 17, 2022, at his residence. He was born on June 29, 1947, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, to Maria Cruz Cervera and Victor Salinas De Luna. He married Maria Ruiz on March 15, 1975, in Piedras Negras. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, of Uvalde; three daughters, […]

‘Christmas in Uvalde’ celebrations planned for December

Members of the Austin area New Covenant Church invite the public to join them at three “Christmas in Uvalde” events next month, including a Christmas service, concert, and shoebox gift distribution. Organizers said they hope to show love and support for Uvalde after the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting. “It is our honor and privilege, and we are humbled […]

Autopsies sealed in ongoing investigation

The results of autopsies performed on the victims of the Robb Elementary shooting, which were turned over to Uvalde County Justice of the Peace Lalo Diaz on Nov. 4, have been sealed by court order. Thirty-eighth Judicial District Attorney Christina Mitchell signed the “motion to seal autopsy records” on Nov. 7, including those of the killer Salvador Ramos. District Judge […]

Elia Medrano

Elia Medrano, 68, of San Antonio, formerly of Batesville, died on Nov. 19, 2022, at her residence. Visitation will begin Nov. 25 at noon, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Nov. 26 at noon at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Batesville, and interment will follow at Batesville […]

Music, cheer set at opera house

Multiple concerts and holiday programs will usher in the holiday season at the Uvalde Grand Opera House. Three performances are set in December, including the Augie Meyers Band on Dec. 3, the Good Eggs Christmas show on Dec. 10, and William Beckmann on Dec. 14. The Augie Meyers band will take to the stage on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 […]

Diaz wins $50 contest prize

Dora A. Diaz is the $50 first-prize winner of the final Uvalde Leader-News football contest for the 2022 season. Diaz missed on only two contest games from last week to take the top prize. Eleven contestants missed on three games. Using the tie-breaker game, contest judges determined that Barbara Bias was the $40 second-place winner, while Raul Perez was the […]