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Youths trade shots in west-side brawl

October 6, 2022

TWO SUSPECTS SO FAR; POLICE INVESTIGATE RUNNING GUN BATTLE A juvenile has landed behind bars in Victoria County this week after a shooting in a Pearsall west-side neighborhood on Friday, Sept. 23. Police say emergency dispatchers received calls regarding gunshots twenty minutes after midnight Friday, and callers indicated that two vehicles were seen quickly leaving…

Brahmas Bully Mavs

October 6, 2022

STOCKDALE BLANKS PEARSALL 29-0 TO KNOCK MAVERICKS FROM RANKS OF THE UNBEATEN Pearsall received a taste of what they’ve been dishing out this season, dropping a tough 29-0 decision to the Stockdale Brahmas on the road last Friday. Like the week prior, the Mavericks were slow out of the gates, but this time Stockdale took…

Pearsall hosts Hispanic festival, Oct. 8-9

October 6, 2022

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND GAMES… The city of Pearsall will host its Hispanic Heritage Festival this weekend, coinciding with the school district’s Homecoming events. The two-day festival has changed locations this year and will be held at the Pearsall Convention and Civic Center on Horizon West Drive on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9. According to…

Wolves earn runner-up spot at Crystal City meet

October 6, 2022

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY HERNANDEZ FINISHES SECOND OVERALL TO LEAD DILLEY TO SECOND PLACE TEAM TITLE. Dilley’s Wolves were second overall in action at the Crystal City cross country meet on Saturday, October 1 in the final action prior to the district meet on Wednesday, October 12. Xavier Hernandez paced the Wolves as he finished…

PJH student in custody after threat on campus

October 6, 2022

UNARMED TEEN MADE COMMENTS DURING SCHOOL LOCK-DOWN A Pearsall Junior High School student was taken into custody after school officials say he made a verbal threat while the campus was locked down due to safety concerns following an unrelated incident in the community on Thursday, September 29. Pearsall ISD Superintendent Dr. Nobert Rodriguez said last…

Hope on horizon for dry Derby

September 29, 2022

“Financial issues entangled with troubled water system…” Relief may be in sight for the residents of a small Frio County community whose water lines have been dry for nearly two months. Less than a week after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued a demand letter to the owner and operator of the Derby…

High-speed chase ends in arrest, smuggling charges for Mexican suspect

September 29, 2022

Encinal police arrested a Mexican national attempting to smuggle ten illegal immigrants through South Texas after the man led officers on a high-speed chase last week. Officers say their assistance was requested after the driver of a 2003 Ford F-150 failed to comply with orders at the US Border Patrol checkpoint on Monday, September 19.…

Dean Smith dies at 79

September 29, 2022

Accomplished photographer served Current Frio-Nueces Current contributing photographer Grover “Dean” Smith succumbed to heart failure Monday, September 26, in Kingsville at the age of 79. Smith was responsible for school, sports and community news photography for many years at the Current and had earned recognition for his photojournalism over a long career. Smith began working…

Cotulla repeats ‘Stop flushing wipes’ message after clogged-sewer report

September 29, 2022

Students’ PSA helped this year, but problem persists Over a year after first alerting city councilors that sewer lines and pumps were being clogged with non-soluble waste, Cotulla utilities supervisor David Wright said this week that there has been little improvement in the condition that is costing taxpayers thousands of dollars in repairs. The city…

Mavs top field at Oktoberfest meet in Comfort

September 29, 2022

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Vega leads Pearsall with second place finish as Mavs earn team title. Romeo Vega took second overall and five of Pearsall’s athletes earned top 15 finishes as the Mavericks finished first overall at the fourth annual Comfort Billy Nabours Oktoberfest cross country meet on Saturday, September 24. “Overall, it was a…

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