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Despite low voter turnout, Cotulla OK’s $65M bond

May 12, 2022

New high school, other facilities on priorities list Students presently attending elementary school in Cotulla are likely to be among the first to occupy a brand-new high school campus when they reach 9th grade, as voters approved a $65 million bond for the district in last Saturday’s election. The bond represents the largest amount over…

Encinal-area traffic stop nets marijuana, assault rifle

May 12, 2022

A Laredo man was taken into custody near Encinal on Saturday, May 7, after a routine traffic stop revealed he was under the influence of drugs and was carrying an automatic weapon. Encinal police working with the Texas Highway Patrol said a traffic stop was effected shortly after 3:30 p.m. when the driver of a…

Calallen sweeps Pearsall in battle of state ranked teams

May 12, 2022

AREA PLAYOFFS Veteran Wildcats muscle past Lady Mavs in area playoff series. Corpus Christi Calallen displayed poise, patience and strong pitching in earning a two game area sweep of the Pearsall Lady Mavs last weekend in the Class 4A playoffs. Pearsall came into the contest ranked fourth in the Texas Girls Coaches Association state poll…

Mavs bow out

May 12, 2022

BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFFS After close call in game one, Somerset rolls to bi-district sweep of Pearsall. Pearsall surrendered a 4-3 game one lead after a four-run sixth and allowed 12 runs in two innings of a game two loss as the Mavericks were swept two games to none in a bi-district playoff series to Somerset last…

Few Frio voters choose councilors, trustees

May 12, 2022

City charter amendments pass Pearsall, Dilley elections see some re-elected, some new faces Voter turnout in municipal elections continues to decline, with just over 20 percent of registered voters casting ballots in local races this month. In Dilley, approximately 20 percent of the registered 1,603 voters cast ballots in the municipal election; in Pearsall, of…

Election canceled: Cotulla councilors take oaths this month

May 12, 2022

The city of Cotulla canceled its council election this year due to a lack of opposition to the candidates who had filed for three seats at the table. Two returning officials and one new councilor will be administered their oaths at the next city council meeting. Mayor Javier Garcia and Place 2 Councilor Eloy Zertuche…

Reyes views city finance highs, lows

May 12, 2022

Pearsall City Manager Federico Reyes believes he has a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence municipal finances, including inflation. Reyes outlined the financial outlook for the city in late April and reviewed revenue projections and operating expenses for the current fiscal year. “During the height of the pandemic we saw a decrease in sales…

Teen jailed after drive-by shooting

May 5, 2022

Cotulla suspect surrendered to deputies A La Salle County teenager surrendered to law enforcement and was taken into custody last week in connection with an apparent drive-by shooting that took place outside a rural residence in mid-April. Investigators have indicated they believe an argument that began in the lunchroom at Cotulla High School escalated to…

Cotulla bond goes to voters

May 5, 2022

11-cent tax hike pays for buses, new high school, other facilities At the same time as South Texans choose their local government leaders in municipal and school board elections Saturday, May 7, voters in La Salle County will decide whether to allow Cotulla ISD to issue a $65 million bond for extensive construction projects and…

Bi-district blowout

May 5, 2022

BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFFS Pearsall routs Pleasanton 23-2, 8-2 in playoff opening series sweep. Pearsall’s state-ranked Lady Mavs flexed their playoff muscles in a bi-district sweep of Pleasanton last week, winning the opening round series two games to none. The Lady Mavs crushed the Lady Eagles 23-2 at Pleasanton in the opener on Thursday, April 28 and…

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