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Mavs Clip Owls

November 29, 2023

BOYS BASKETBALL Pearsall rallies in the fourth period to top Hondo in non-district contest. In their only action last week during the Thanksgiving Holiday break, Pearsall rallied to knock off Hondo 80-74 in a non-district tilt at home. Xavier Rendon had 36 points, 13 rebounds and three steals to lead the Mavericks to the comeback…

No change in pursuit policy, police chief says

November 29, 2023

The Pearsall Police Department has announced that it has no plans to change its vehicle pursuit policy. The announcement came at a time when cases of human smuggling remain frequent. Law enforcement officers at agencies across South Texas continue reporting a high number of incidents in which smugglers transporting undocumented immigrants as well as narcotics…

Aranda to play in 2024 Dream All-American Bowl

November 29, 2023

ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME Dilley senior chosen to participate in all-star football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Dilley senior Dorian Aranda has been invited to participate in the 2024 Dream All-American Bowl all star football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. According to its website, the Dream All-American Bowl showcases the nation’s best high school…

“Offer them the options”

November 29, 2023

Cotulla ISD’s new chief inherits designs for big changes Bulldozers will arrive at Cotulla High School as early as June 2024 to begin demolishing buildings that will have served over 45 years as instructional space for local students. The school district’s new superintendent, Dr. Ramiro Nava, was hired this year to take over the office…

Mock disaster drill tests responders’ readiness

November 29, 2023

The GEO Group South Texas ICE Processing Center on the west side of Pearsall hosted a simulated disaster scenario last week to provide a unique and critical training opportunity to Frio County emergency first responders. The exercise, involving representatives from the Pearsall Police Department, Frio County EMS, Pearsall Volunteer Fire Department, Pearsall City Hall, ICE…

Dilley drug raid reveals meth traffic, female suspect

November 29, 2023

A Dilley woman landed behind bars last week after Frio County sheriff’s deputies discovered methamphetamine packaged for sale in her home. Deputies have reported that an investigation was launched into possible drug sales following several complaints regarding high-volume traffic at the home, which they describe as a sign of criminal activity. According to a report…


November 20, 2023

2023 AREA PLAYOFFS Tidehaven blanks Dilley, Tigers remain unbeaten with 41-0 area playoff win. Dilley picked up a first down on its initial possession but could do little after that as Tidenhaven scored 28 first half points en route to a 41-0 decision in the area playoffs last Friday, November 17 at Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway’s…

La Salle deputy resigns after suspension on misdemeanor charge

November 20, 2023

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a prepared statement last week that one of its officers has been charged with a misdemeanor and was placed on administrative leave before he resigned. Sheriff Anthony Zertuche wrote in a letter to the community on Friday, November 17, that Deputy Eusebio Garcia had been the subject…

Police use taser in arrest after Pearsall gunfire

November 20, 2023

SUV riddled with bullets from downtown shooting A Cotulla man is facing two felony charges after he struck a police officer and shot a firearm at a man in late October, Pearsall police say. According to a report on the case, emergency dispatchers received several calls from local residents at around 8 p.m. Sunday, October…

New ordinance prohibits placing manufactured homes in Pearsall

November 20, 2023

Pearsall city councilors have unanimously passed an ordinance that will no longer allow conditional-use permits for mobile homes in undesignated areas of the city. The amendment to the ordinance followed extensive talks by councilors, together with residents’ concerns voiced during town hall meetings. “We have our city manager and city attorney here,” Mayor Ben Briscoe…

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