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Tanker driver dies in cab after train smash

December 1, 2022

TRAFFIC DEATHS IN FRIO, LA SALLE   The driver of an oilfield tanker truck lost his life Monday morning, November 28, when his vehicle was struck by a freight train near Artesia Wells. Emergency responders arrived at the crash site to find that the driver had been trapped in the heavily damaged cab of the…

Driver killed moments after surviving collision

December 1, 2022

TRAFFIC DEATHS IN FRIO, LA SALLE The Texas Highway Patrol has confirmed this week that a Laredo man lost his life Tuesday, November 22, after climbing out of his damaged vehicle on IH-35 and being struck by another car. Emergency responders arrived at the accident scene three miles south of Cotulla shortly after 8:10 p.m.…

Pearsall man dead after northside crash

December 1, 2022

TRAFFIC DEATHS IN FRIO, LA SALLE  A Pearsall man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision on Business IH-35 on Monday night, November 28. Pearsall police say officers were dispatched to the far north side of town at 8:54 p.m. regarding a two-car accident. Officers arrived to find 65-year-old Juan Sanchez behind the…

Holiday festivities start Friday

December 1, 2022

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  PARADES, TREE LIGHTING KICK OFF CHRISTMAS SEASON PEARSALL The city of Pearsall will host its annual Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall grounds at Ash and San Marcos streets downtown. Mayor Ben Briscoe and city councilors will host the annual tree…

City strips parks under safety concerns

November 24, 2022

INSPECTIONS REVEAL PLAYGROUND FLAWS Pearsall city councilors have voted unanimously to remove playground equipment from two local parks in an effort to protect children’s safety and acknowledging an inability to prevent unrestricted access at the sites. The November 8 decision came after a presentation by Parks Director Ramiro Otero regarding recent inspections of the park…

“It would have been a wash,” judge says after voters nix ESD

November 24, 2022

LA SALLE HOPED TO FUND EMERGENCY SERVICES BY DEDICATING TAX REVENUES In the final two months of his 20-year tenure as La Salle County judge, Joel Rodriguez finds himself debating how best to handle voter rejection of a proposed emergency services district to fund the fire brigade and ambulance service. The La Salle Fire Rescue…

Quick smack

November 24, 2022

Pearsall’s Xavier Rendon drives into the lane and passes to a teammate during action at the Maverick Classic basketball tournament on Friday, November 18. The Mavs went 2-3  at the event.                      (CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

Friday music festival raises scholarship funds

November 24, 2022

POPULAR TEJANO BANDS PERFORM 6 P.M. TO 1 A.M. The La Salle County Fairgrounds will light up on Friday, November 25, for a Thanksgiving holiday festival of live music and cornhole games, as the Cotulla FFA Booster Club launches a fundraiser expected to help support scholarships for college-bound students. The event is the first of…

Service plan nearly ready for city spread

November 17, 2022

PEARSALL EXPANDED BY TWO SQUARE MILES IN 2018 A comprehensive plan to provide utility services to two square miles of land at the edge of Pearsall is 90 percent complete, four years after the city annexed the property for expansion. Wendy LaNeil, representing CDM Smith, the engineering firm contracted by the city, presented councilors with…

City clean-up goes into high gear

November 17, 2022

TRAFFIC-BLOCKING VEHICLES TO BE TOWED, DERELICT BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED More than 25 years after the Cotulla City Council launched a program to rid neighborhoods of hazardous structures, the drive has been given new teeth with code enforcement and a demolition plan taking effect immediately. Jose Garcia, employed as the city’s code enforcement officer, told councilors Thursday,…

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