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State Champs

March 30, 2023

The Cotulla Cowboys Powerlifting team captured the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Class 3A, Division 3 State Championship on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25 at the Taylor Expo Center in Abilene. Senior Kaleb Linares (Far Right) and junior Robert Sanchez (Second from Right), also each won state titles in their respective weight classes…

Court makes grant to Gardendale water group

March 30, 2023

“LOOKING FOR START-UP FUNDS…” The La Salle County government has agreed to support the Gardendale water utility system two months after a pump failure ran the unincorporated community dry. County commissioners voted Monday, March 27, to grant $30,000 to the water supply corporation whose representative described the organization as starting anew and needing a structure…

Wild West style

March 30, 2023

          Historical re-enactment skilled gunslinger Cowboy Doug was among several entertainers and presenters at the annual Frio Pioneer Day, a family-oriented event that included cooking contests, games and displays for all ages at Pearsall’s Fireman’s Park on Saturday, March 25. (For related photos, see Pages 15-16) (CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

Dilley apartments fire investigation continues

March 30, 2023

Frio County law enforcement officers continue to investigate a fire that destroyed an abandoned apartment building in Dilley on Thursday, March 23. The early morning blaze was contained within minutes of being reported to emergency dispatchers. For years the apartment complex that sits at the intersection of Miller and Phelps streets has been abandoned and…

High-speed pursuit ends in crash

March 30, 2023

SUSPECT DROVE OVER 100 MPH THROUGH COTULLA A smuggler’s attempt to evade law enforcement on Thursday afternoon, March 23, involved a pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour through downtown Cotulla before the suspect crashed and was caught by border agents in Gardendale. Identified as 26-year-old Harris Lamar Reginald of San…

State champs

March 30, 2023

Dilley’s Chris Medrano was crowned state champion in the 123-lb. weight class at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Class 3A, Division 3 State Championship on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25 at the Taylor Expo Center in Abilene. (See related story and photos on Sports, Page 8).

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…

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