2023-12-24

Kathryn L. Rhodes

Kathryn Lois Rhodes, 91, of Uvalde died on Dec. 18, 2023, at 214 Martin Street in Uvalde. She was born on Sept. 20, 1932, to Alma Lee (Bostic) and Youngs O. Coleman. She is survived by two daughters, Sherry L. Garrett and husband, David W. Monroe, of Reagan Wells and Phyllis Rhea Tawater and husband, Kevin, of Saginaw; son, Kenneth […]

Ho ho, no – it wasn’t Santa Claus at all



Very early one morning a while back, I was sitting at my desk when I heard the front door of the newspaper office rattling. Being close to Christmas, I thought that it might be the jolly old elf. You know, Santa with an early delivery for a sports writer who has been a good boy. But, I peered around my […]

Beltone donates hearing aids to area homeless man



Maurice “General” Mason told the Leader-News on Dec. 20 that his hearing has improved considerably in the weeks since he received free hearing aids. Mason, 74, has been homeless for 43 years and is legally deaf. JoAnne Hernandez, a technician at Beltone Hearing Center in Uvalde, was overjoyed when she realized Mason could hear what she was saying when she […]

Quilting group seeks volunteers, donations

After more than three decades of supporting the infirm with handmade quilts, the Getty Street Church of Christ volunteer quilters are still stitching. They are also looking for volunteers to help keep the tradition alive. Though they are still crafting, a lingering pandemic-related separation kept volunteers from getting together. Volunteer Claire Poehler said when the COVID-19 pandemic was in full […]

Uvalde CISD

Crossroads Academy Hector D. Lopez Time flies when you are doing what you love. At Crossroads Academy, Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, Footsteps, and New Hope Childcare Center, I am blessed to play a small role on a wonderful team that gets to partner with students and their families, as we strive toward helping students realize academic and life success. This […]

Space heater causes Dec. 20 home fire

The Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department determined a Dec. 20 fire in the trailer park at 101 Behland Circle was caused by a space heater that was left unattended. UVFD was dispatched shortly before 9 a.m. after a neighbor called in that smoke was visibly coming from a trailer home, fire chief Mario Rangel said. Firefighters contained the fire to the […]

Trash pickup will run early on Dec. 25

The city of Uvalde asks residents whose trash day falls on Monday, Dec. 25 to place their containers by the curb no later than 6 a.m. Garbage pickup will happen on Christmas Day but on an earlier schedule.

Donations to the Uvalde Food Pantry

UMH Auxiliary gifts two new crash carts to hospital

The following information was submitted by Susan Rios, marketing and public relations manager at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $5,200 to offset the purchase of two new emergency crash carts for the hospital’s cardiopulmonary department. The auxiliary voted in October to donate the funds, and the carts were in service as of Nov. 30. UMH […]

DEA agent leading drug talks

Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Armando Talamantez will lead two public sessions set Jan. 8-9 about the lethality of drugs. Entitled “one pill can kill” and put on in conjunction with 38th Judicial District Attorney Christina Mitchell, Talamantez will cover fake pills, fentanyl, opioid effects, and the “emoji drug code.” Each session will begin at 7 p.m. at El Progreso […]