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PIRATES POP PEARSALL

February 21, 2024

CLASS 4A, BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFFS Mavs take early lead but Sinton pulls away for 97-70 bi-district hoops win. Pearsall jumped out to a brief first period lead but could not sustain it as Sinton surged ahead en route to a 97-70 bi-district basketball playoff win Monday evening, February 19 in Freer. The Pirates outscored Pearsall 24-10…

La Salle County Candidates

February 21, 2024

LA SALLE COUNTY candidates for election as sheriff (L-R) Constable Hector Ramirez, former Sheriff Miguel Rodriguez and incumbent Sheriff Anthony Zertuche appeared at a forum hosted by the Brush Country Chamber of Commerce in the AB Alexander Convention Center on Tuesday evening, February 13, taking turns to discuss their public service record, accomplishments and goals…

Candidates challenge incumbents in council, trustee races; no municipal election in Pearsall this year

February 21, 2024

Voters will cast ballots on Saturday, May 4, in a number of municipal and school board elections in Frio and La Salle counties to choose councilors and trustees. The deadline for filing for places on the respective ballots in Pearsall, Dilley and Cotulla passed Friday afternoon, February 16. Due to a home rule charter amendment…

Trevino faces 24-year sentence for drug, weapon crimes

February 21, 2024

Cocaine laced with fentanyl caused four deaths in Pearsall Elberto Roy “Lil Roy” Trevino was sentenced to 24 years in a federal prison last week after he allegedly sold narcotics laced with fentanyl that claimed the lives of four Pearsall residents in July 2022. Trevino pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in…

Lost Dogs

February 14, 2024

Cotulla – La Salle Chamber rebrands for wider coverage

February 14, 2024

“We have members from Laredo, Dilley, other communities in the region” Headquartered in a suite of offices in the AB Alexander Convention Center on the IH-35 access road in Cotulla, the locally operated Chamber of Commerce has rebranded itself this month to cover a wider area of South Texas and cater to businesses that reach…

IH-35 traffic logjammed after fire, crash

February 14, 2024

Frio County deputies had the northbound lanes of IH-35 shut down for several hours on Sunday, February 4, following two separate accidents. Deputies say shortly after noon Sunday afternoon, the driver of a sedan who was traveling northbound pulled his vehicle off the roadway when it blew a tire. According to Moore Volunteer Fire Department…

Suspect sent victim text message after stealing phone, officers say

February 14, 2024

A Pearsall man attempting to recoup his money after purchasing a stolen cellphone was arrested for theft on Sunday, February 4. Frio County deputies say a Devine couple contacted the department after they were sent a text message from an unknown phone number requesting $350 for a stolen cell phone. The couple had reported the…

Torres nabbed again, faces more criminal charges

February 14, 2024

 Habitual offender Dana Torres was arrested by Frio County deputies after a search warrant at her residence revealed a cache of illegal narcotics. Deputies say the 41-year-old woman, who resides at an apartment complex on the far northwest side of town, was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. According to a report on the case,…

County government, local advocates stand up against teen dating violence

February 14, 2024

Judge signs proclamation for February La Salle County Judge Leodoro Martinez III was joined early this month by local government officials, law enforcement officers, first responders, advocates and local activists in proclaiming a dedication in February toward awareness of and intervention in teen dating violence. The proclamation was signed in the county’s district courtroom in…

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