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Fire up the night

November 24, 2021

Rock and Tejano guitarist Chris Perez, formerly of Selena y Los Dinos and the Kumbia Kings, takes the stage during the Dilley Centennial Festival at the Lions Club with the band Siggno as the headlining act on Saturday evening, Nov. 20, to close out the three-day open-air event. Other performers included Elida Reyna, Kyle Park,…

Cotulla hosts Country Christmas Dec. 11-12

November 24, 2021

A holiday tradition returns to Cotulla on the second weekend of December in the annual Country Christmas, which will be hosted at the county fairgrounds on Hwy 97. The Cotulla Country Christmas is organized again by the La Salle County Fair Association and will be held in the Exhibition Barn and adjoining Fair Pavilion. Vendors…

Human smuggling continues in region; chase ends in Medina pond

November 24, 2021

An increase in law enforcement patrols on major corridors and farm-to-market roads in South Texas has not deterred those attempting to smuggle human cargo, according to the Frio County Sheriff’s Office. A recent incident with a wet ending stands as an example of the many cases in which smugglers transporting undocumented immigrants have crossed property…

Long time coming…

November 24, 2021

The Frio County Sheriff’s Office held its ribbon-cutting for the newly reopened county jail on Wednesday morning, November 17, an event heralded by many in attendance as long overdue, as the facility has served only as a 72-hour holding cell for many years since its shut-down by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. In his…

Sheriff hopes to fill jailer jobs

November 24, 2021

Certification course begins Dec. 6, free to first applicants Two weeks after receiving the green light to open as a full-time facility, the Frio County Jail will host a free jailer certification class beginning Monday, December 6. The three-week long class will meet the 120-hour course requirements set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement…

Commissioners agree on Frio redistricting

November 24, 2021

Three proposals on the table… Required after 2020 US Census, precinct populations must be equalized Tasked with the federally mandated process of redistricting following the 2020 census, Frio County commissioners unanimously approved of a map that offered changes largely centered on Precincts 2 and 3 in the county. The decision was made during a special…

Quick out of the gates

November 24, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Pearsall tops Cotulla, La Pryor to improve to 3-0 for the year. Pearsall crushed Cotulla and La Pryor in non-district action earlier this week to improve to 3-0 for the year behind a balanced scoring effort and strong defensive pressure. The Mavericks overcame a slow start and had a big second period…

Opening statement

November 18, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Mavericks roll in second half to top Dilley 71-57 in basketball season opener. Pearsall led by as many as 18 points as they broke away in the second half to claim a 71-57 non-district win over Dilley in the basketball season opener for both teams last Friday. Marco Camacho scored 19 points…

Dilley festival lineup includes Siggno, Reyna, Naranjo

November 18, 2021

Popular recording artists perform at Lions Club this weekend The city of Dilley will celebrate its centennial with a festival between Thursday and Saturday this week, featuring a number of popular entertainers. Festivities begin at the new City Hall downtown at 6 p.m. Thursday with a block party, games, food and refreshments, and entertainment by…

Frio jail reopens full-time

November 18, 2021

State inspectors green-light return to operations after ten years “We delivered,” Frio County Chief Deputy Peter Salinas said in an interview Monday morning. “The sheriff ran his campaign on a foundation to bring honest policing, trust back into this department that he would reopen the jail.” The jail became a 72-hour holding facility in December…

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