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December 6, 2023

BOYS BASKETBALL Pearsall routs state-ranked Lytle; Rendon sets scoring milestone in 75-50 win. Pearsall avenged a lopsided 2022 loss to Lytle Monday evening, crushing the state-ranked and previously unbeaten Pirates 75-50 in a non-district clash. In action the week prior, the Mavs also lost to San Antonio Christian and went 2-3 in action at the…

Work zone smash leaves highway jammed

December 6, 2023

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that none of the eight occupants of a Chrysler minivan that was struck by a freight truck on IH-35 near Gardendale last week sustained critical injuries. Heavy southbound traffic came to a standstill and remained slow-moving in a congested area for more than five hours Friday, December…

Woman’s Club marks centennial

December 6, 2023

“We keep plugging on…” La Salle County government officials came together on Thursday, November 30, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Woman’s Club of Cotulla and congratulate its members on their advocacy and community service. Founded in November 1923 as part of the Texas Alamo District, the local organization is a member of the…

Your check is in a field

December 6, 2023

Hundreds of pieces of mail are strewn across the roadside grass near Hwy 85 on the outskirts of Dilley shortly after noon on Monday, December 4, after a US Postal Service truck was struck during law enforcement officers’ pursuit of a vehicle whose driver was attempting to evade capture by the US Border Patrol. Reports…

Commissioners hesitate on SO raise request

December 6, 2023

“They are out there, day and night…” The last of three budget workshops by La Salle County commissioners on Thursday, November 30, included a request from Sheriff Anthony Zertuche that all of his officers and staff be given a wage adjustment to put them on a par with those in neighboring counties. If approved in…

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…

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