Joe D. Foley

Joe Deane Foley, 78, of Uvalde died on Sept. 4, 2023, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.  He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and was a Vietnam Veteran. Joe was a member of the Bread of Life church in Uvalde, Texas. He was born on Dec. 25, 1944, in Mexia to Mary Helen (Robinson) and Thomas Alton Foley. […]

Utopia organizations participating in Big Give SA

The annual Big Give SA, an online charitable giving day, will be held Sept. 21 with several Utopia organizations participating.  Keep Utopia Beautiful, Utopia Park Board, Sabinal Canyon Museum, Sabinal Canyon Senior Center and Utopia Food Pantry representatives will all be located at the fire house on the Town Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day to assist […]

Football heats up when NFL season gets going

Though we are three weeks into the high school football season and two weeks into the college football season, we all know that football does not really get going until the games of the National Football League begin. This is kickoff weekend for the NFL today. Things started with the Thursday night game between Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super […]

Robb School demolition pending criminal case

The demolition of Robb Elementary hinges on the status of the 38th Judicial District Attorney’s case tied to the May 24 shooting, interim superintendent Gary Patterson said. Patterson told the Leader-News in July that the district hoped to demolish the school sometime this fall. That still might happen if DA Christina Mitchell’s case comes together by that time. Mitchell’s case […]

Is it worth it?

Law enforcement field can be problematic for women

When Amy Gonzalez was a patrol officer with the Eagle Pass Police Department, she had a few weeks of vacation and sick days to see her through childbirth. The department did not offer maternity leave. She went back to work before she was cleared to exercise and before she could fit into her uniform. “So I ended up getting a […]

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District

Flores Jessica Tijerina Physical education is an essential part of healthy living for people of all age groups, especially those going to school. This is because school life is full of stress and anxiety at every stage.  Coaches Gilbert Flores and Julissa Garcia guide students to lead a more physically active lifestyle, help them build relationships with their peers, and […]

Decide which trees, plants to prioritize

Most Texans are more than ready for an end to what seems like a never-ending heat wave. Your garden plants, trees and lawn most likely would echo that same sentiment if they could. “Many of us are on water restrictions, meaning we can only water limited amounts,” said Larry Stein, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticultural specialist, Uvalde, and […]

Linda Smith

Linda Smith, 80, of Uvalde, died on Aug. 31, 2023, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 31, 1942, in Borger to Cordella (McNabb) and Melvin Austin Truesdell.   She grew up on the family farm/ranch in Stevens County, and she was expected to help haul hay, work in the garden and tend the livestock along with her sisters […]

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Wesley S. Boultinghouse

Wesley Stuart Boultinghouse, 46, of Uvalde died on Sept. 1, 2023, at work in Uvalde. He was born on Aug. 24, 1977, in Uvalde to Cindy (Jackson) and Charles Boultinghouse. He is survived by his parents, of Uvalde; maternal grandmother, Mary Jackson of Uvalde; daughter, Marina Boultinghouse of Georgetown; son, Logan Boultinghouse of Georgetown; and brother, Ryan Boultinghouse of Uvalde. […]