Ada B. Carrasco
Ada B. Carrasco Ada Bell Pichot Carrasco, 98, of Uvalde died on Sept. 12, 2022, at her residence. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde, with internment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hondo. She was born on Aug. 27, 1924, in Hondo to Minnieuvaldeleadernews.com
Hondo City Council revokes Friends of NRA rental agreement after public outcry
People from Hondo and Uvalde, including family members of some of the Robb Elementary shooting victims, were in attendance, letting their displeasure of the event be heard. They were calling on the city council to stop this event from happening.
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Gary Benke Gary Benke of Hondo passed away in San Antonio on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the age of 77. Born Nov. 5, 1944, in Castroville, he was the son of Gus and Ruth Todd Benke. Gary attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde followed by Sul Ross State University in Alpine. He isuvaldeleadernews.com
Texas School Shooter’s Dad: ‘He Should’ve Just Killed Me’
Roger SollenbergerHONDO, Texas—The father of the 18-year-old gunman who killed 21 people at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, this week wants the world to know he is sorry.In an interview with The Daily Beast on Thursday, Salvador Ramos said, “I just want the people to know I’m sorry man, [for] what my son did.”“I never expected my son to do something like that,” Ramos, 42, added. “He should’ve just killed me, you know, instead of doing something like that to someone.”His son, also called Snews.yahoo.com
Hondo to play Calallen in softball
Only one Class 4A softball team from the area advanced to the third round of the playoffs. The Hondo Owls swept a pair of Area round series wins over the La Feria Lions, 5-2 last Friday at Hondo, and then 11-5 in action last Saturday at La Feria. With the win, the Owls now willuvaldeleadernews.com
East Valley Softball: Lionettes living on edge entering area round
LA FERIA — The La Feria Lionettes needed two walkoff wins against Zapata to advance to the area round of the playoffs. La Feria will take on Hondo in a best-of-three series in Robstown. Harlingen South will take on Brennan in a three-game series beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at Cabaniss Softball Field in Corpus Christi. Harlingen South needed three games to get by La Joya High in bi-district. They begin their playoff series at 7 p.m. Friday at home.myrgv.com
East Valley Softball: Area teams set for start of playoffs
HARLINGEN — East Valley softball teams are playing the bi-district round of the playoffs this week. District 32-4A will begin its playoff series Thursday. Raymondville, the fourth seed out of 32-4A will head to Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway in a single-elimination game. Brownsville Lopez made the playoffs on the final day of district play. The area’s District 32-6A teams jump into the action Friday, as San Benito and Los Fresnos will play single-elimination games on the road.myrgv.com
Uvaldeans compete in regional tennis tourney
TerriRambie Day two of the two day Class 4A Region IV tennis tournament is scheduled today at Corpus Christi’s HEB Tennis Center. The tourney competition was set to get underway yesterday. Complete results from the regional tourney will be reported in next Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. Uvalde High School sent eight players touvaldeleadernews.com
District track meet set Tuesday and Wednesday
Uvalde’s Honey Bowl will be the site for the District 30-4A track-and-field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Joining the Coyotes and the Lobos for the meet will be high school athletes representing Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Hondo, and Pearsall The action Tuesday will begin with field events at 10 a.m., while the 3,200-meter runuvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes, Lobos prepare for regional golf action
Uvalde High School golfers are preparing for play in the Class 4A Region IV golf tournament set at Victoria’s Colony Creek Golf Course. The boys’ tournament is set for April 18-19, while the girls’ tournament is slated for April 20-21. At the recent District 30-4A tournament, the Uvalde Lobos captured the district girls’ title, whileuvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde High School wins in District 30-4A tennis
Kathy PhillipsAmong the top finishers in District 30-4A tennis tournament action were Uvaldeans (left to right) Elizabeth Phillips, Reagan Dodson, Reilly Mize, Jack Brock, Colton Gaston, Jonathan Garcia, Ty Gonzalez, and Allison Goggans. Phillips, Garcia, Gonzalez and Goggans won in singles, while Dodson, Mize, Brock, and Gaston won in doubles. They will vie in regionaluvaldeleadernews.com
District golf tourney set Monday and Tuesday
Uvalde High School will host the two-day District 30-4A golf tournament tomorrow and Tuesday at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days of the event. According to UHS head golf coach Roy Torres, Hondo and Carrizo Springs are among the top teams that the Uvaldeans will be competing againstuvaldeleadernews.com
Third-period comeback nets Coyotes a victory
The Uvalde Coyotes put forth a big third-period comeback last Saturday to defeat the Hondo Owls, 54-47, in District 30-4A basketball. Playing before a small, but enthusiastic afternoon crowd in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Coyotes got off to a cold-shooting start. The Uvaldeans hit on only six field goals and on three of four free throws in […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes complete regular-season slate this week
Two games remain on the regular-season basketball schedule for the Uvalde Coyotes. Tuesday, the Coyotes will be on the road to face the Carrizo Springs Wildcats, while they will be home on Friday to take on the Pearsall Mavericks. Tip-off time for both games is set for 7:45 p.m. Coach Alex Oyola’s Coyotes, 2-3 in district and 8-17 for the […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run crash
A Hondo man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in San Marcos on Jan. 3.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Breaking News, News, News - Mobile, News Alert San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
UHS, Hondo vie in district soccer Tuesday at Barry Field
Tuesday night at Hondo’s Barry Field, Uvalde and Hondo will vie in District 27-4A soccer competition. At 5 p.m., the Lobos will take on the Hondo girls, while at 7 p.m., the Coyotes will go up against the Hondo Owls. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Lobos, 3-2-1 for the season, will go into their match at Hondo following district action against San […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Brennan, Steele, Johnson and Alamo Heights all finish 10-0; Carrizo Springs secures first undefeated season since 1984; Davila leads Poteet to district title
At the end of the regular season, six teams from the greater San Antonio area finish with undefeated records: Brennan, Steele, Johnson, Alamo Heights, Shiner and Carrizo Springs.
Steele hosts Smithson Valley in battle for 27-6A title; No. 1 Brennan takes on Marshall in 29-6A championship; Carrizo Springs faces Hondo with undefeated season on the line
Week 11 of KSAT 12's Big Game Coverage features a pair of high-profile matchups, as Brennan battles Marshall and Smithson Valley takes on Steele.
‘We’re getting tired’: Rural Texas communities overwhelmed with hospitalizations amid COVID-19 surge
COVID-19 infections have been on a steady rise all summer, and it’s starting to wear out medical staff at hospitals in rural Texas communities where facilities are short-staffed and not used to the ongoing demand for care.
Education leaders in rural communities stuck in a political tug-of-war over mask mandates
Rural communities like Uvalde and Medina counties are seeing a surge in COVID-19 infections. School districts are already reporting multiple COVID-19 cases in the first few weeks of school, some almost double what they saw all of last school year.
Have you seen this man? Medina County officials say he could be in danger
HONDO, Texas – Medina County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a man who was last seen on March 7. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office says Jack Singleton Love, 74, was last seen in the 100 block of County Road 2624. The sheriff’s office said Love was last seen wearing a light blue fishing shirt and glasses. According to the sheriff’s office, Love may be in danger and has been without his prescribed medication since his disappearance. Medina County deputies and Texas Game Wardens have searched the property around Medina Lake connected to Love.
H-E-B stores remove limits on bread, milk, meat items following winter storm crisis
H-E-B partner confirmed positive for COVID-19, store officials saySAN ANTONIO – All H-E-B stores have returned to normal operating hours and product purchasing limits have been reduced following the dangerous wintry conditions that spread across the region just weeks ago. Items such as bakery bread, tortillas, milk, and all meat items are no longer being limited for customers, according to the grocery chain’s website. Listed below are H-E-B’s current product purchasing limits:Food items (all H-E-B stores, does not apply to Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Houston)Water Gallons – Limit 2Water multipack – Limit 2Baby Water Gallons – Limit 2Baby Water multipack – Limit 2Ice – Limit 2Food items (only for H-E-B stores in the Border area)Eggs (smaller than 30 count) – Limit 2Eggs (count 30 or larger) – Limit 1Non-food items (all H-E-B stores)Paper towels – Limit 2 (does not apply to Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Houston)Propane Tanks – Limit 2Aerosol disinfectant sprays – 2 items(Isopropyl) Alcohol swabs – 2 itemsFirst Aid and Cleaning Gloves – 2 itemsTrial & Travel Size Disinfectant Wipes/Sprays – Limit 2Charcoal – Limit 2Real-time updates to store hours and operations can be found on H-E-B Newsroom at heb.com/newsroom. This article will be continuously updated. Check back for the latest information.
Rural Texas residents drive the distance for COVID-19 vaccines
Boerne Mayor Tim Handren said Kendall County received about 1,200 vaccines in early January, but they were used quickly. AdHandren says the state seems to give preference to hospitals, and Kendall County doesn’t have one. It’s also about accessibility, and many in that community can drive to hubs like San Antonio for a vaccine. Kendall County will be receiving about 600 Moderna vaccines this week -- 400 for the city and 200 for the county. Yates says she got lucky taking a drive to San Antonio and getting a shot.
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
In the third week of COVID-19 vaccine allotments, 23,975 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine will be sent to Bexar County hospitals, according to the state’s health department. The Bexar County hospitals set to receive the shipments include University Health System, Christus Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, Methodist hospitals and the UT Health San Antonio clinic, Wellness 360. State health officials believe the vaccine will be offered to the general public beginning Spring 2021. Read more about vaccines on KSAT.com:Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? CVS administers COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents, employees starting MondayKSAT Explains: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines
"I HAVE COVID!!!!": Shemar Moore, "S.W.A.T." star, says he has tested positive for the coronavirus
Shemar Moore, known for playing the lead character Hondo in CBS' "S.W.A.T." drama, revealed in an Instagram post late Wednesday that he "just found out moments ago" he tested positive for the coronavirus. He ended his Instagram post by writing, "I BELIEVE in the sun shining through the rain!!! He then added the hashtag #wearamaskShemar Moore seen playing Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson in the CBS primetime drama "S.W.A.T." Earlier this month, Ellen DeGeneres said she had tested positive for COVID-19, writing, "Hi everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19," adding, "Fortunately, I'm feeling fine right now."cbsnews.com
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
Dozens of hospitals, urgent care clinics and H-E-B pharmacies in Bexar County are slated to receive 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. Made by Moderna, the vaccine requires two doses like the already approved Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine was endorsed by a government advisory panel on Thursday in a 20-0 vote. Some rural areas that had been waiting for word on when they would receive shipments will be included in week 2, data shows. Last week, nearly 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-made vaccine were shipped to San Antonio-area hospitals and military bases.
Rural hospitals wait for their chance at COVID-19 vaccine
HONDO, Texas – This week, 110 Texas hospitals have received or will receive a much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine, while many others await word on when theirs will arrive. The board president of the Texas Rural Health Association said that, from what he has heard, rural hospitals are essentially standing by. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ships in batches of 100 instead of 975. A spokeswoman for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, though, would not comment on whether its New Braunfels location would eventually receive vaccine doses. UT Health San Antonio administers COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers
Giant corn maze opening near San Antonio in September
HONDO, Texas – This year’s corn maze at South Texas Maize just west of San Antonio in Hondo is sending a message in celebration of its 20th anniversary. In previous years, the corn maze has paid homage to Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B and the beloved San Antonio Spurs. The maze, located at Graff 7A Ranch, will open for the season on Sept. 19 and is expected to stay open through Nov. 28. We have all maze patrons go through a brief orientation prior to entering into the maze crop,” a ranch official told KSAT. Related articles:Trick-or-treating, haunted houses banned in Los Angeles due to COVID-19Texas Zombie Safari lets you shoot zombies with paintballs from response vehicles13 things to look forward to in San Antonio now that we’ve made it to September
Raul L. Rodriguez Sr.
Raul L. Rodriguez Sr.Raul Lopez Papo Rodriguez Sr., 88, of Uvalde died on May 16, 2020, at his residence in Uvalde. He was born in Hondo on June 14, 1931, to Maria (Lopez) and Donicio Rodriguez. He is survived by daughter, Marisela Ortiz and husband, Jose Luis, of Uvalde; two sons, Raul Rodriguez Jr. and wife, Linda, of Mont Belvieu, and Ben Rodriguez and wife, Cheryl, of Burleson; sister, Noemi Hernandez of Lubbock; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Rodriguez, Jeremy Rodriguez, Morgan Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, Delilah Ortiz, Jose Luis Ortiz Jr., and Julian Ortiz; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; both parents; son, Juan Alberto Rodriguez; three brothers, Benito Rodriguez, Rodolfo Rodriguez, and Reynaldo Rodriguez; and one sister, Pauline Zamora. Pallbearers were Jose Luis Ortiz Jr., John Rodriguez, Julian Ortiz, Dionicio Granado III, Leroy Chapa Sr., and Abraham Garza.uvaldeleadernews.com
James Avery Jewelry shutters Hill Country manufacturing facility
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Kerrville-based James Avery Artisan Jewelry will permanently close its Fredericksburg manufacturing facility, laying off 82 employees. A select number of employees will receive offers to transfer to the jeweler's Kerrville Craftman Center. Employees not offered a transfer will receive four to eight weeks of pay, two weeks of accrued unused sick time and continued health insurance for six months. Read more on James Averys ongoing furloughs at the San Antonio Business Journal.
Hondo woman accused of sexual assault of runaway child
HONDO, Texas – A 19-year-old Hondo woman has been arrested for sex crimes against a child after harboring a runaway for months, Hondo police said. Jennifer Lynn Alvarez,was arrested in November and charged with sexual assault of a child. She was released on a bond of $7,500, according to Medina County Jail officials. After further investigation, Alvarez was arrested by Hondo police again on Jan. 7 and charged with sexual performance by a child and harboring a runaway. She was released Jan. 8 on bonds totaling $30,000.
Hondo Teen Found Safe After Months, Said She Was Staying with Friends Since Running Away
Authorities said the 14-year-old was found safe after disappearing on October 16 of last year.The teen's father, Robert Garcia, told KSAT that his daughter ran away after they argued about her curfew. The news station reports she later apologized for running away and added that was safe the entire time since she was staying with friends. "I'm sorry I put him through all that frustration and pain," she told News 4 San Antonio. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Missing Hondo teen found safe, family says
A 14-year-old girl who has been missing since October was found safe, her family confirmed. The girl’s father, Robert Garcia, confirmed the news to KSAT on Tuesday. Robert Garcia said she ran away after the two had an argument over her curfew. Amber Alert called off for 14-year-old girl missing since OctoberFather seeks answers in missing 14-year-old daughter’s caseThe Amber Alert was called off nearly a month later on Nov. 15, 2019, after a lack of meaningful tips, Hondo police said. Thank God and everybody that supported us,” Robert Garcia said.
Anita A. Rodriguez
Anita A. RodriguezAnita A. Rodriguez, 94, of Sabinal died on Dec. 30, 2019, in Hondo. She married Aurelio Chapo Rodriguez on May 15, 1958, in Hondo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gilberto Biera Sr.; son, Lee Biera Sr.; daughter, Margarita Kika Valdez; son-in-law Joe Lopez; three sisters, Leonor Calsado, Maria Hernandez and Elena Rodriguez; and brother, Francisco Alejandro. A rosary will recited on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. A funeral mass was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal, with interment following at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Javier Lopez, Shayne Albarado, Sergio Valdez, Justz Rodriguez, Israel Valdez, Lee Biera Jr. and Mark Garza.uvaldeleadernews.com
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office joins Hondo PD in missing teen case
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office will be joining the Hondo Police Department in a missing person case involving a teenager from Hondo, who is believed to be in the San Antonio area. Father seeks answers in missing 14-year-old daughter’s caseHer father, Robert Garcia, said an argument took place after the teen arrived home past her curfew. Bexar County Sheriff said Hondo police are working several leads in the case and have been working with the Texas Rangers and other agencies. Law enforcement officials had previously reported they believed Eva Marie was in grave or immediate danger. Salazar said charges that could apply if someone is harboring Eva Marie, even their intentions are good.
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office joins Hondo PD in missing teen case
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office joins Hondo PD in missing teen casePublished: November 27, 2019, 5:07 pmThe Bexar County Sheriff’s Office will be joining the Hondo Police Department in a missing person case involving a teenager from Hondo, who is believed to be in the San Antonio area.
Amber Alert called off for 14-year-old girl missing since October
SAN ANTONIO – An Amber Alert for a teen girl last seen in October has been called off even though she remains missing. The Amber Alert was issued Wednesday afternoon. The Amber Alert could be reinstated depending on the outcome of the lead investigators are working on, police said. The teen’s father Robert Garcia previously told KSAT that the girl ran away after an argument over her curfew. She had tucked it in like a body," the father told KSAT.
Father seeks answers in missing 14-year-old daughter’s case
HONDO, Texas – Robert Garcia continues to search for answers almost one month after his 14-year-old daughter, Eva, was reported missing. Eva Marie Garcia was last seen around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 at 202 18th St., Lot 81 in Hondo, officials said. Robert Garcia said an argument took place after his daughter arrived home past her curfew. She had tucked it in like a body," Robert Garcia said. Law enforcement officials believe Eva Marie Garcia to be in grave or immediate danger.
Giant Texas corn maze honors military families
Honoring military families. Every year, the Graff 7A Ranch in Hondo, Texas, hosts the South Texas Maize, a giant labyrinth of sorghum and seasonally appropriate puns. Like many agricultural mazes across the country, the Maize maze is known for its impressive designs. This year, the owners of the ranch decided to partner with local grocery chain H-E-B to craft a design honoring military families. She said she noticed H-E-B doing some great things for military families in the area and thought it would be nice to follow suit with this year's maze design.
DHS tennis competes in Uvalde’s Small But Mighty Tournament – The Devine News
The Devine Tennis Team won place at the Annual Small But Mighty Tennis Tournament in Uvalde this past weekend. Spannagel then beat D. Rodriguez from Uvalde in two sets, 6-1,6-0 to win 3rd place. Woods lost a very tough finals match to A. Pargas of Hondo 4-6,6-4,1-10, earning a 2nd place medal in Boys Singles #2. Jaime Garza also came home with a 2nd place medal in his Singles #1 bracket. Garza beat D. Esqivel from Knippa 6-2,6-0, J. Gomez from Uvalde, 7-5, 7-5 and J. Pawlik from Pearsall 6-2,6-3.devinenews.com