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CISD honors youth for saving life

April 17, 2024

Classmate to the rescue… Quick action earlier this month by a fourth grader at Cotulla’s Ramirez/Burks Elementary School may have saved the life of a choking classmate, according to administrators recognizing the youngster’s heroism this week. In a special presentation to school board members Monday evening, April 15, CISD Superintendent Dr. Ramiro Nava said he…


April 17, 2024

AREA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS Local sprinters eye state berths at regional competition this week. Pearsall will send five athletes to regional competition in four different events as the team finished third overall at the District 29 and 30 Area Track and Field Meet at Port Lavaca last Thursday, April 11. Curtis Saenz earned gold…

Deputies arrest fugitive; girlfriend hid drugs in pants

April 17, 2024

A habitual offender wanted on a felony charge found himself behind bars on Monday after his girlfriend attempted to conceal 34 grams of illegal narcotics and a digital scale in her shorts. According to a report on the case, Frio County deputies on routine patrol initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle…

Immigrants were packed in trailer floor, officers report from traffic stop

April 17, 2024

23 rescued after driver abandons truck beside highway The rescue of more than 20 undocumented immigrants from an abandoned freighter in southern La Salle County was only made possible last week when occupants of the truck cab pointed Highway Patrol officers to the trailer’s floorboards. A report by the Texas Highway Patrol on the traffic…

A Fearful Joy

April 17, 2024

SPECIAL FEATURE Renowned Encinal artist’s work goes on show at SA gallery “Time passes and we watch and marvel,” Janet Krueger writes in her introduction to some of her newest work. “The peoples of the world, rich and poor, stagger before mighty oceanic waves crashing relentlessly on suddenly fragile shores.” It is against this backdrop…


April 10, 2024

DISTRICT 29-4A TRACK & FIELD Sprint relay team shatters school mark, Mavs win third straight district championship. Pearsall ran one of its best races of the year and finished second in the mile relay, the final event of the evening, to pull away from Pleasanton and secure a third straight District 29-4A championship in action…

Viewing party

April 10, 2024

Eclipse party offers students opportunity to view rare celestial event In celebration of Monday’s total solar eclipse, Pearsall ISD hosted a Solar Eclipse Day event at its campuses and high school football field in an effort to allow students and staff the opportunity to immerse themselves in the celestial event. The solar eclipse of April…

Smuggler had ten immigrants in truck cab, Encinal police report

April 10, 2024

US Border Patrol agents arrested a Laredo man last week after a traffic stop revealed he was transporting ten undocumented immigrants. Encinal police say they were patrolling the interstate Thursday, April 4, when they spotted a GMC pickup truck traveling above the posted speed limit. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed several individuals…

Driver left injured travelers in road, officers say

April 10, 2024

A man believed responsible for abandoning the wreckage of his trailer in Moore last week has been remanded into custody on felony charges. Four undocumented immigrants were seriously injured in the one-vehicle accident when they were thrown from the trailer on Wednesday, April 3. Frio County sheriff’s deputies say they were dispatched to the IH-35…

IH-35 crash claims Dilley man’s life

April 10, 2024

Driver was pinned in wreckage, investigators say A two-vehicle crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer rig near Derby has left one man dead, according to Frio County sheriff’s deputies. The report from the sheriff’s office indicates a 2014 Ford Expedition collided with the back of a commercial freight truck near Milemarker 91 shortly after…

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