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Actor, UHS grad dies at 74 at La Pryor home

Actor Peter Gonzales Falcon, 74, who filmed movies with Jennifer Lopez, Sam Elliott and Burt Reynolds, died on Aug. 22, 2023, at his La Pryor home. He starred in “Roma” by award-winning Italian director Federico Fellini, playing a young version of Fellini. The film, which features a cameo from author and pundit Gore Vidal, was released in 1972, premiering out […]

UHS runners compete Saturday at Selma

The Uvalde High School runners will compete in the 21st-annual Patriots Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Selma. Action in the meet at the River City Community Church Athletic Fields will start at 7:30 a.m. The Class 4A and under division of the varsity girls competition will begin at 8:30 a.m., while the Class 4A boys race will get underway […]

Diaz wins ULN football contest

Beco M. Diaz, Jerry E. Miller Jr., and Pablo Limones won contest cash in the first week of the fall 2023 Uvalde Leader-News football contest. The newspaper received 49 entries. Diaz won $50 for his first-place showing, in which he missed two contest games.  Miller won the $40 second prize with three misses. Limones won the $30 third prize with […]

Mural shares messages of hope, remembrance

Melissa Federspill
Staff Writer

About 100 people milled around Jardín de los Héroes Park on Saturday morning for the dedication of the sprawling community-crafted mosaic mural that graces the backside of the park’s pavilion. The mural is the result of an art therapy initiative known as the Uvalde Love Project that took root in the aftermath of the Robb Elementary tragedy on May 24, […]

Manuel Luna Jr.

Manuel Luna Jr., 80, of Uvalde died on Aug. 26, 2023, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation took place on Aug. 30 from 2-9 p.m., and a rosary was recited at 7 p.m., at […]

Fidler orchestrates win in national soaring contest

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Former U.S. Sailing Team member turned glider pilot Sean Fidler took first place in the Soaring Society of America 18 Meter National contest held Aug. 16-25 in Uvalde. In an ASG-29-18 glider, he topped the ranks with 6,749 points. Harnessing his sailboat experience, per the SSA website, Fidler began competing in soaring events in 2011, after years spent learning from […]

Fishing derby set Saturday

Fishing enthusiasts will have a chance to reel in some catches on Saturday, Sept. 2 during the Labor Day Fishing Derby at the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery, 754 County Road 203. The event is open to the first 100 registrants.  Anglers need to bring a cooler for fish storage and personal tackle boxes.  Treble hooks, pets and tobacco are not […]

UMH partners with veterans program

Uvalde Memorial Hospital Hospice is now a Level 3 partner with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  To become a partner, the hospice program has shown that it provides specialized care to veterans who are facing a serious illness. This includes a veteran-to-veteran volunteer program, training on conflict-specific medical and mental health concerns, […]

Alfred ‘Alfredo’ Ortiz

Alfred “Alfredo” Ortiz, 77, of Knippa died on Aug. 25, 2023, at VITAS Hospice in San Antonio. He was born on Dec. 29, 1945, in Knippa, to Merejilda (Guzman) and Francisco Ortiz He grew up in Knippa with his seven brothers, working on the family land and enjoying the Texas Hill Country. He attended school in Knippa, graduating as salutatorian […]