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…

Former Cotulla resident faces 50 years in prison for sex crimes

September 16, 2021

A man who moved from the Cotulla area to Oakville, Texas, twenty years ago has been sentenced to serve fifty years in prison for the continued sexual abuse of children. Reports from Live Oak County this week indicate 64-year-old James Lewis Coquat may have continued abusing youths for decades. Assistant District Attorney Tiffany McWilliams prosecuted…

THE GREAT IH-35 RIVALRY

September 16, 2021

Dilley Wolf Dorian Aranda can only watch aghast as Cotulla Cowboy Thallan Olivarri snatches the ball from midair in a pass during the varsity football game at Dilley’s Gosch Field on Friday, September 10. The Wolves went on to defeat Cotulla in a 9-6 thriller. (CURRENT Photo: Joe McMillian)

La Salle County Sheriff’s Office Public Auction

September 15, 2021

Seized and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, and county surplus equipment on Friday, September 24 – 9 a.m., doors open at 8 a.m. at the Sherriff’s Yard on North Main Street Cotulla, Texas.  

Man set girlfriend on fire, fled SA, police say

September 9, 2021

Frio deputies nab suspect in Moore Frio County deputies arrested a man Wednesday afternoon suspected of pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire during an argument the previous night. Deputies say citizens in Moore were concerned about a man wandering along the highway Wednesday morning. According to a report on the case,…

City wants public input for community improvement plan

September 9, 2021

Activity so far included studies of every street, identifying problem areas, GrantWorks says Nearly a year after receiving a grant through the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the city of Pearsall has begun the first stage of its comprehensive improvement plan. A centerpiece of local planning efforts, the plan will articulate a series of goals,…

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