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Derby water operator faces state heat

September 22, 2022

TCEQ demands response; residents left dry since early August The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued a demand letter to the owner and manager of Derby Ing, Dario Guerra, after residents in the small roadside community have been without potable water for nearly two months. On August 7, the day after the only…

SO investigates trailer thefts

September 22, 2022

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office believes its action in the investigation of a trailer theft from a home on Tilden Street may have prompted criminals to abandon it, although another stolen the day before has yet to be recovered. The removal of a 16-foot flatbed trailer from the Archie’s restaurant property beside the IH-35…

Up to the task

September 22, 2022

PEARSALL MAVERICKS FOOTBALL Mavericks earn 30-29 win over previously unbeaten Aggies in non-district thriller. Pearsall notched its biggest win of the season and passed its toughest hurdle of the young season with a 30-29 win over Poteet last Friday at Mack Laxson Field. In a tight contest throughout, the teams were tied at halftime before…

South Texas celebrates National Night Out, Oct. 4

September 22, 2022

Turn on your porch lamps… An occasion for neighbors to strengthen ties and for community members to become familiar with law enforcement and emergency responders takes place on the first Tuesday of October across the region. National Night Out, which is celebrated elsewhere in the country in August, includes downtown festivities after sundown on Oct.…

Council votes against tax hike

September 22, 2022

“You cannot expect a city to do more when you are cutting the budget…” Pearsall councilors have voted 6-1 against imposing a two-cent property tax increase for the 2022 fiscal year. The Tuesday, September 13, decision leaves City Manager Federico Reyes two weeks to cut the approved budget by $50,000. “This budget does include a…

City moves ahead on gun range project

September 22, 2022

Old Cotulla Landfill targeted as practice site for TDCJ, other agencies Cotulla city councilors have given the green light to a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for construction of a gun range at the former municipal landfill on the southeastern outskirts of the community. Located beside FM 624 and close to the…

Cowboys hold off Wolves late to earn 34-20 win

September 15, 2022

IH-35 RIVALRY: DILLEY VS. COTULLA In a game that lived up to its billing once again, Cotulla held off a second half Dilley surge to take a 34-20 victory in the annual IH-35 rivalry game between the neighboring Frio and La Salle County schools last Friday at Gosch Field. Cotulla stormed out of the gates…

Online predator in cuffs after police intervene

September 15, 2022

Pearsall police posing as an underage girl in an online chat room arrested a man on Wednesday, September 7, after he attempted to meet the person with whom he had been exchanging messages. Police say that parents of the underage girl contacted officers early last week after they learned 25-year-old Brandon Betancourt was messaging their…

Police want tips after shots fired on Vinton St.

September 15, 2022

Bullet in a boot… Pearsall police are asking for any information regarding a shooting that occurred Saturday, September 10, in a west-side neighborhood after a group of suspects targeted a home on Vinton Street. Investigators say that calls were made to the Frio County emergency dispatch after witnesses reported seeing a group of youths walking…

‘All Colors Cancer Walk’ returns next month

September 15, 2022

Popular fundraiser rallies crowds to help friends fighting disease Families, student groups, businesses and government officials will convene at Veterans Park in downtown Cotulla at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 8, for the annual All Colors Cancer Walk, a fundraiser benefiting locals and friends currently battling disease. The fifth annual event includes a rally and testimonials,…

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