Schools close as temperatures dip

Cold temperatures combined with drizzling rain resulted in motorists being advised to avoid travel if possible, and some area school closures. Per the U.S. National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory were in effect through this morning. Freezing rain and drizzle was expected to continue throughout the day yesterday, Feb. 1, in the Hill Country areas. […]

Edmundo Garcia

Edmundo Garcia, 90, of Uvalde died on Jan. 30, 2023, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Dec. 19, 1933, to Ignacia (Luna) and Martin Garcia.    A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation began Feb. 1 at 2 […]

Coyotes celebrating Parents’ Night this week

The Uvalde Coyotes will celebrate Parents’ Night tomorrow when they host the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in District 29-4A basketball competition. Tip-off time for the varsity game in Harvey Kinchlow Gym is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Prior to the varsity game, Uvalde High School players and their parents will be honored during pre-game ceremonies. The game tomorrow night will be the […]

Robert M. Tafolla

Robert “Bobby” Marshal Tafolla, 77, of Uvalde died on Jan. 27, 2023, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Oct. 8, 1945, in San Antonio to Connie (Venegas) and Robert B. Tafolla. Visitation will begin Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at La Divina Trinidad United Methodist Church, 700 S. Getty St., where a funeral service will begin […]

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Sunrise outshines rest

Sunrise, an 1,180-pound exotic medium weight steer shown by home school fourth-grader Callee Grissom, won grand champion honors on Jan. 27 at the 84th-annual Uvalde County Junior Livestock show. Reserve grand champion honors went to an exotic heavyweight shown by Callee’s brother, Kylen Grissom, a homeschooled seventh-grader. These wins continue a Grissom family tradition of earning top marks at the […]

William R. Dillahunty

William “Bill” R. Dillahunty, 86, of Uvalde died on Jan. 25, 2023, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.   A memorial service will be held on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde.   Services are under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

District wrestling meet set at SA this weekend

The two-day District 14-5A wrestling meet is set for tomorrow and Saturday in the Alamo Convocation Center at San Antonio. Competition will begin at 7 a.m. Friday tomorrow. Coach Michael Liarakos’ Coyotes and Lobos will enter district action next weekend following competition at Corpus Christi last Tuesday. Eleven wrestlers will represent the Coyotes, while six wrestlers will represent the Lobos […]

Two more UCISD PD officers leave

Two more Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police officers, Adrian Gonzales and Ruby Gonzalez, have left the district. UCISD officials said their employment ended on Jan. 1, 2023, but did not specify how or why they left. Both officers responded to Robb Elementary on May 24, according to the Texas House Committee Investigative Report. Officer Adrian Gonzales is a 1991 […]

Family loses rental home to fire


A local family was displaced after a fire on Jan. 28 damaged their rental home in the 500 block of Fort Clark Road. The mother is seeking two women she calls guardian angels after they helped her children, who ran out of the home as it was burning. Dayna Hill, 32, of Uvalde, is the mother of five children ages […]