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Vax cash offer draws 245 during first two days

September 23, 2021

$100 for everyone in Frio taking coronavirus shot County reports sharp rise in vaccination numbers after payout program begins Vaccination numbers in Frio County saw a sharp increase in the first days of the county’s rollout of its incentive program on Tuesday, September 14. The Frio County COVID dashboard shows that from September 9 to…

PISD keeps mask order

September 23, 2021

Infection numbers “significantly lower” than in other districts, superintendent says Pearsall school board members took no action to change the district’s mask mandate Wednesday, September 15, leaving in place an oder that requires all students and staff to wear the protective gear inside all buildings. The temporary mask mandate was drafted at the end of…

Mavs, Lady Mavs compete at Islander Splash in Corpus Christi

September 23, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Pearsall was 14 out of 54 schools in attendance while the Lady Mavs were 16th of 59 teams at the always heavily attended Islander Splash Invitational Cross Country Meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday, September 18. The event, held on the campus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi saw high school teams compete…

Expanding the waistline

September 23, 2021

Is COVID-19 adding pounds to our kids? The possibility of COVID-19 affecting the nation’s children in ways that may be lifelong has become a reality, according to some health care professionals. That effect is childhood obesity. Over the past year and a half, during a time of increased social isolation and heightened anxiety due to…

Homecoming royalty

September 23, 2021

Jeralyn Gonzales and Juan Cano were crowned the Dilley High School Homecoming Queen and King during halftime ceremonies at the Wolves’ varsity football game against the La Pryor Bulldogs on Friday evening, September 17. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Aguilar)

Never forget

September 16, 2021

La Salle County Sheriff Anthony Zertuche and his officers hosted a special commemorative gathering in front of the county courthouse in downtown Cotulla on Saturday, September 11, alongside members of the La Salle County Fire Rescue & EMS, in remembrance of civilians and emergency responders who lost their lives on that date in 2001, when…

25th Anniversary: We’ve come a long way

September 16, 2021

DILLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS By Norma Herrera Library Director The Dilley Public Library is marking a special milestone this year with its 25th anniversary. We are proud to have served our community faithfully for the past quarter century with resources that have provided education to our children, literature to our adult readers, technology to all…

“Give us the buses”

September 16, 2021

Vaccine numbers rise; judge hopes community will observe guidelines Although there are currently no mandates issued by the state of Texas related to emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic, La Salle County commissioners signed a new declaration Monday, September 13, urging area residents to wear masks and seek vaccines. County Judge Joel Rodriguez told the…

Lone Star so far: Thousands arrested; guns, drugs seized

September 16, 2021

Troopers report data for six months’ work The Texas Department of Public Safety released the latest figures for the border initiative program Operation Lone Star on Thursday, September 2. The operation was launched earlier this year by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to combat a spike in the number of human smuggling cases along the Texas-Mexico…

Smugglers try new tactics; Frio deputies ‘two steps ahead’

September 16, 2021

Intercepting immigrant transport… The Frio County Sheriff’s Office is reporting this week that its deputies have detected a number of ploys being used by smugglers transporting undocumented immigrants to evade capture. Among the tactics identified in the past month has been the practice by smugglers to travel in two vehicles in close convoy, and for…

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