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Commissioners green-light Vaughan Road illumination

March 23, 2023

Frio County commissioners have voted to install five new street lights along Vaughan Road after learning of repeated reports regarding undocumented immigrants traveling along the poorly lit thoroughfare. Vaughn Road, located along the city limit line on the far northwest side of Pearsall, is part of a three-stage lighting project Pct. 3 Comm. Raul Carrizales…

City dumps architect in $1M preservation project

March 23, 2023

“IT’S IN THE ATTORNEY’S HANDS NOW” The historic preservation and repurposing of a former bank in downtown Cotulla may have come to a halt this month after city councilors agreed to terminate a contract with the architectural firm responsible for the million-dollar project. An official termination letter had not been sent to contractor Briscoe Architects…

County set to launch new numbers for government offices

March 23, 2023

MARQUEZ “BLINDLY LOOKING” FOR NEW LINES AFTER SERVICE TRANSITION TROUBLES  Three months after a technology company allegedly began wreaking havoc with Frio County phone lines and internet services, commissioners have agreed to activate new numbers for local government offices. County officials reported earlier this month that they believed Helifox Technology, whose contract ended in July…

Texas runner-up lifter

March 23, 2023

Dilley Powerlifter Kelsey Eguia was the state runner-up in the Class 3A, Division 2, 220-lb. weight division at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Championships at the Comerica Center in Frisco over the weekend. She and her teammates, Reyna Martel and Aundrea Rodriguez, helped the team finish 11th overall out of 38 teams…

The LBJ I knew

March 23, 2023

ACCLACAIMED PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN, FORMER WHITE HOUSE STAFFER DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN VISITS WELHAUSEN “If I can’t win her over, no one can.” With those words, US President Lyndon Johnson ushered a new intern into the White House Fellowship program in 1967, fully aware that she had written a scathing article opposing his policy on the war…

Triplitt sells La Salle grand champ for $18K

March 16, 2023

2023 JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW RESULTS Grace Triplitt was awarded the grand championship for her steer at the La Salle County Junior Livestock Show last week and went on to sell the animal at auction on Saturday for $18,000 to Blue Mumme and Mumme Ranches. The annual show was judged over a two-day period, beginning Thursday,…


March 16, 2023

             Cotulla powerlifters (Back Row, L-R) Aydan Martinez, Joseph Salazar, Kaleb Linares; (Front Row, L-R) Gerardo Gonzalez and Robert Sanchez; Dilley lifters Chris Medrano, Bubba Reyes and Adrian Carrazco; and Pearsall lifters Gabriel Gutierrez, Kingston Martinez and Ariel Hernandez have all earned qualifying bids to the Texas High School Powerlifting…

Ayala goes to prison for child sex assault

March 16, 2023

COTULLA TRIAL RELOCATED A Frio County jury decided Thursday, March 9, that Cotulla native Henry Gilbert Ayala Jr. will serve twenty years in prison for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old child. The case was prosecuted over a four-day period last week by the 81st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, represented in court by Assistant DA…

We have a hot one

March 16, 2023

The wreckage of a Cadillac sport utility vehicle is engulfed in flames that have spread to the roadside median near Cotulla on Sunday evening, March 12, after a high-speed pursuit ended on tire-deflating spikes. Officers have reported that at least six men are believed to have fled from the vehicle and are still being sought…

State-ing their case

March 16, 2023

THSPA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS COWBOYS FINSH SECOND OVERALL; LOCALS SCHOOLS SEND 11 LIFTERS TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ABILENE Frio and La Salle County will send 11 lifters to the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Championships following regional action last weekend. The three school’s in the area accounted for three regional champions and accounted for 25…

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