Pearsall hoops postpones games this week due to COVID concerns

January 14, 2021

Citing rising virus cases locally, Pearsall High School Athletic Director Edward Bocanegra has elected to postpone basketball games this week against Hondo. “We’ve decided as a district to take a precautionary week off due to rising COVID cases in the community, and surrounding communities, to mitigate the spread of the virus,” PHS AD Bocanegra said.…

Filing period opens for council races

January 14, 2021

Term limits mean Pearsall will have new mayor The filing period for candidates vying for election to places on their respective city councils has opened and continues through 5 p.m. Friday, February 12. City council elections are scheduled for Saturday, May 1, in Pearsall, Dilley and Cotulla, pending any changes caused by the ongoing coronavirus…

“Accountability was lacking…” – Sheriff tests deputies, revisits policies

January 14, 2021

Seeking to rebuild public trust and improve the safety and effectiveness of his agency, Frio County Sheriff Mike Morse held an orientation session last week for all department staff. Morse and his command staff conducted the department-wide event to establish new policies and procedures for the agency. “Accountability was lacking for far too long here,”…

COVID-19 shots continue, when available

January 14, 2021

Providers still waiting for more doses… Residents of Frio and La Salle counties who believe they are next in line to receive the first of two vaccines for the coronavirus face an undetermined waiting period before the state of Texas distributes more batches of the COVID-19 shots to rural areas. In a brief statement on…

Pearsall man dead after second shooting

January 14, 2021

Alvaro Corona, 20, was shot Friday and Saturday, investigators say A Pearsall man has succumbed to injuries he sustained in the second of two gunfire assaults last weekend. The Pearsall Police Department and the Texas Rangers have begun an investigation into the deadly shooting that took place in a residential neighborhood on Saturday, January 9.…

“Let’s get to work…” New sheriff asks court for salaries

January 7, 2021

Moments after being sworn into office as sheriff, Mike Morse stood in front of Frio County commissioners to ask for a budget amendment for salary increases. “I am bringing in three men with me: Peter Salinas, John Meyer and Joshua Longoria,” the county’s top law enforcement officer said. “All I am asking is that they…

“Is your life really worth it?”

January 7, 2021

Courthouse virus outbreak prompts county office closures Frio County has closed all its buildings to the public due to an increase in the number of coronavirus-positive cases at the courthouse. The order took effect on Monday, January 4, and buildings will remain closed until Friday, January 8. During the closure, district court will operate on…

Police want info on taco stand burglary

January 7, 2021

“They only took three dollars…” Although the burglary of a popular Dilley eatery yielded little of value, the city police department is asking anyone with information on the break-in to come forward in an effort to curb further crimes of opportunity. The Gonzales Taco Stand occupies a high-visibility spot near the intersection of FM 117…

Meals on Wheels serves needy in Frio County

January 7, 2021

Organization invites local residents to apply Meals on Wheels San Antonio wants Frio residents to know how to apply for meal delivery services, particularly during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Residents of Frio who live alone, are elderly or have mobility challenges may be searching for help and resources due to challenges brought on by the…

County extends emergency order into February

January 7, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic continues affecting local government operations and businesses in La Salle County, where commissioners agreed this week to extend special measures through the beginning of February. Presenting information to the commissioners’ court was La Salle Fire Rescue & EMS Chief Daniel Mendez, who confirmed that the county has at least 187 active cases…

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