2023-11-09

Mike Cardoza Sr.

Miguel “Mike” Cardoza Sr., 75, of Uvalde died on Nov. 6, 2023, at Pearsall Health and Rehabilitation Center.    Visitation will take place on Nov. 12 from noon to 9 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at Sacred […]

Utopia ISD gets resounding ‘no’ to $58M bond request

Utopia area voters overwhelmingly denied a $58 million bond package Tuesday that would have financed a new school building and other renovations for the Utopia School.   Preliminary results showed that 81 percent, or 539 of 665 people who voted on the item, among Bandera, Medina, Real and Uvalde counties, voted against the package, the district reported Wednesday morning.  Now, […]

No arrest made three months after fire



Today is three months to the day someone set fire to the Uvalde County Courthouse. Law enforcement officers have few updates in the ongoing arson investigation, and they have not made an arrest. Sheriff Ruben Nolasco told the Leader-News last week that the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office had the same person of interest it has had since the week of […]

County voters favor emergency service tax, amendments

Uvalde County voters in the Concan area favored a 1 percent sales tax benefitting Uvalde County Emergency Services District No. 2, with 140, or 74.07 percent voting for the measure in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election. About 25.93 percent, or 49 of the 189 total Precinct 4 voters were against the measure. Eight voters with the measure on their […]

Uvalde, Lampasas vie in football tomorrow



The Uvalde Coyotes will face the Lampasas Badgers tomorrow in Class 4A Division 1 bi-district football competition at Boerne. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for students. Coach Troy Rogers’ Badgers, 8-2 for the season, finished in a three-way tie for first place in the District 13-4A race with Davenport and Burnet, […]

Holiday grief seminar set Nov. 14 at library

Working with the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center, writer Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie will present a seminar on Nov. 14 on managing grief during the holidays. The seminar is set from 6 to 8 p.m. at El Progreso Library, 301 W. Main St. “In this seminar, Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie, author of the book ‘Thriving Through Seasons of Grief’ will share how change and loss […]

Charles W. Murphy

Charles Waylon Kincaid Murphy, 45, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Uvalde, died on Oct. 16, 2023, at Angel Bright Hospice in Corpus Christi.  There will be a graveside service on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Vance Cemetery in Barksdale.  He was born on Aug. 22, 1978, in Laredo to Sharon Hope Welch and Michael Kincaid Murphy.  He is survived […]

Veterans Day parade Saturday

Public invited to celebrate  Veterans Day  Restored military Jeeps are part of more than a dozen entries in a Veterans Day parade set Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Ricardo Benavides and his brother, Rey, both veterans, restored the military Jeeps, which range from WWII, the Korean War, and the Cold War era.  Parade lineup is at 9:30 a.m., and […]

Ninfa R. Garcia

Ninfa Reyes Garcia, 92, of Uvalde died on Nov. 1, 2023, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Oct. 31, 1931, in Uvalde to Teresa (Flores) and Fermin Reyes.  She married Edmundo Garcia on Jan. 22, 1952, in Uvalde. She is survived by daughter, Carmela Cano and husband, Antonio, of Uvalde; son, Rene Garcia of Uvalde; two sisters, Elisa […]

Noted Uvaldeans are truly larger than life



Towering murals go up around town Artist John Cerney, known for his towering murals, spent several days in Uvalde this week installing depictions of Los Palominos band members, the late star Dale Evans and actor Matthew McConaughey along U.S. Highway 90. After packing the trailer he pulls behind his truck about half full with art piece sections, he drove for […]