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September 20, 2023

PEARSALL MAVERICKS FOOTBALL “WE WERE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY… WE DIDN’T HAVE OUR BEST PERFORMANCE ON THE FIELD,” Pearsall was limited to a season-low 176 yards of offense and only 11 first downs and turned the ball over three times but still managed to salvage a 6-0 victory over Poteet last week at Aggie Stadium.…

Deputies seize synthetic dope in Pearsall arrest

September 20, 2023

ERRATIC DRIVER ALSO HAD PRESCRIPTION PILLS, OFFICERS SAY A Frio County woman who had been reportedly driving erratically was taken into custody Thursday, September 14, after deputies found her under the influence of toxins and in possession of over 80 grams of synthetic marijuana. Frio County deputies say they effected a traffic stop around 2…

Homecoming crowns

September 20, 2023

  Cotulla High School seniors Robert Sanchez III and Quiana Mendez were crowned Homecoming King and Queen in ceremonies during the Cowboys’ varsity football game at Myers Memorial Stadium on Friday evening, Sept. 15. (Cotulla ISD photo)

Police identify prime suspect in Comal St. drive-by shooting

September 20, 2023

Pearsall police have announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for Raul Martinez, listed as the prime suspect in a drive-by shooting last week on Comal Street that left a man seriously injured. Police say the Friday, September 8, shooting that occurred on the west side of town near a popular barbecue eatery remains…

County supports suicide prevention, awareness

September 20, 2023

“CALL 988 IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO…” La Salle County’s elected officials were joined by courthouse staff, law enforcement, emergency responders, service providers, school district administrators, child advocates and community organizations Wednesday, September 13, in a broad show of support for mental health and suicide prevention awareness. The month’s declaration was made by…

Court cuts sheriff’s staff overtime

September 20, 2023

DID OFFICIALS INTERPRET BUDGET TALKS DIFFERENTLY? Frio County Sheriff Mike Morse walked out of a commissioners’ court meeting last week after learning a $50,000 line item that would compensate dispatchers and jailers for overtime had been slashed from his budget. “This proposed budget does not include the fifty thousand dollars for jailers and dispatchers,” the…

CISD picks Nava for top job

September 20, 2023

NEW SUPERINTENDENT BEGINS WORK IN OCTOBER Cotulla ISD board members met last week to conclude their interviews of applicants for the job of superintendent and announced that Dr. Ramiro Nava is their finalist. The nominee for the position will begin work on October 10 after a 21-day waiting period mandated by the Texas Education Agency…

Pearsall restaurant burns again

September 13, 2023

EARLY FRIDAY BLAZE DESTROYS BUSINESS THAT HAD BEEN CLOSED SINCE AUG. 12 INCIDENT After nearly a month of being closed because of an August fire that damaged its electrical system, the Pizza Hut restaurant on Oak Street in downtown Pearsall was reduced to ruins in another blaze on Friday, September 8.  Pearsall Volunteer Fire Department…

Seals returns as CISD interim superintendent

September 13, 2023

Dr. Jack Seals has come out of retirement to serve in his former capacity as superintendent of Cotulla ISD during the period in which school board members conduct interviews and choose their top candidate for the job. The interim superintendent was summoned by the Cotulla ISD Board of Trustees this summer after Supt. Ruben Cervantes…

Annual Bigfoot VFD fundraiser, BBQ set for Saturday

September 13, 2023

The Bigfoot Volunteer Fire Department will host its 15th annual BBQ fundraiser this Saturday, September 16, at Bigfoot Park. Department members will be serving barbecue brisket and sausage plates for $12 starting at 11 a.m. There will also be a bake sale and ticket auctions with a host of items on the bid sheet. As…

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