Suspected gunman behind bars for attempting to kill officers during pursuit

October 29, 2020

Driver still at large, “armed and dangerous” A San Antonio man has been remanded into custody in La Salle County on first-degree felony charges related to a high-speed pursuit that ended near Pearsall on Sunday, October 18, and during which several shots were fired at law enforcement officers. A second suspect in the case, who…

Frio reports record-breaking early voter turnout

October 29, 2020

32 percent of county’s voters cast ballots before election day Frio County hit a historical record a week and a half into the early-voting period with more ballots being cast ahead of election day than at any time in the county’s history. Elections Administrator Carlos Segura is reporting that at the close of business on…

Homecoming Royalty

October 29, 2020

Pearsall High School seniors Kollin Meeks and Alba Dominguez were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Mavs’ football game against Carrizo Springs on Friday, October 23. (CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

Pearsall crash claims local life

October 29, 2020

“No sign of braking” before impact, police say A Pearsall man lost his life Thursday evening, October 22, after a collision caused by a teenager reportedly driving recklessly at a high rate of speed on Comal Street. Police say 18-year-old Ryan Garcia of Cotulla was speeding west on Comal when his vehicle struck a Chevrolet…

Clear road ahead

October 29, 2020

La Salle opens new Cotulla bypass A new road now connects the north-south interstate highway through La Salle County to a state highway leading east and a rural route towards the Gulf Coast, relieving downtown Cotulla of its commercial traffic logjams. La Salle County Judge Joel Rodriguez, Commissioners Raul Ayala, Erasmo Ramirez Jr., Jack Alba…

“Let me show you how to do it”

October 22, 2020

Dilley ISD’s new Outreach Specialist calls on parents to reinforce partnership Her office may not have windows, but Latosha Bright wants to see everyone and reach them. Newly hired as Dilley ISD’s family engagement and outreach specialist, Bright has come to South Texas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she served as the community liaison for…

Homecoming Royalty

October 22, 2020

Cotulla High School seniors Andrew Hernandez and Aaliyah Charo were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Cowboys’ football game against Lytle on Friday, October 16. (CURRENT Photo: Jay Watson)

Bill Cotulla dies at 84

October 22, 2020

Last local namesake descendant of city founder Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 22, at the Cotulla Cemetery for William “Bill” Cotulla, who died Monday at the age of 84 and was the last local direct namesake descendant of city founder Joseph Cotulla. Bill Cotulla was a former mayor of the…

High-speed chase ends in Frio

October 22, 2020

Suspected gunman still at large A high-speed pursuit that began in Dimmit County ended near Pearsall on Sunday, October 18, with one suspect in custody and one still at large. Officers handling the case have confirmed that the incident included shots being fired at law enforcement and that the pursuit by sheriff’s deputies and state…


October 15, 2020

Frio allows bars to reopen County judge follows governor’s prompt MANUEL AZOCAR III Managing Editor Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna announced this week that he is allowing bars to reopen locally, citing an executive order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Gov. Abbott announced last Wednesday that bars in Texas can reopen for in-person service this…

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