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Thu
10
Oct

Abbott puts Bush in charge of disaster mitigation effort

Abbott puts Bush in charge of disaster mitigation effort

 

Aplan is afoot for large-scale, regional projects to improve the state’s resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Oct. 4.

Abbott tapped Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush to lead the federally funded $4 billion-plus “comprehensive mitigation” effort. Funding will come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under a community development block grant.

“Today we are pushing forward with the single-largest mitigation program our state has ever seen,” Abbott said. “Commissioner Bush and I are committed to working together in partnership with HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management to maximize the impact of this funding.”

 

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Thu
10
Oct

We need a Latino museum

We need a Latino museum

 

The story of our nation cannot be told without telling the story of the American Latino.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15 to honor the many Latino Americans who have shaped our nation’s history and culture and continue to do so each day. The United States of America is stronger because of the past, present and future contributions that Latinos have made across our communities, and there is no better example than here in Texas. From the music we listen to, the clothes we wear and the food we eat to the gifted minds of our doctors, educators and more, we see these accomplishments woven into our everyday lives and have a lot to celebrate. I think the world should see this rich history that we South and West Texans see all year long. That’s why this Hispanic Heritage Month I’m encouraging all of you to join me in supporting the creation of the National Museum of the American Latino.

 

Thu
10
Oct

Irma Sosa

Irma Sosa

Irma Sosa, died on September 30, 2019 at the age of 68. She was born on November 19, 1950 to Miguel and Aurora Sosa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alberto Hernandez and sister, Consuelo Casillas.

Irma is survived by her daughters, Priscilla Barroso, Jennifer (Carlos) Gonzalez Jr. and Debra Deleon (Francisco Miranda III); grandchildren, Johnny Muriel Jr., Senovio Miguel Perales, Janay K. Perales, Elaina Perales, Maddox Perales, Eric Nathan Aldaco, Deric Zane Aldaco, Frank Miranda, Jordan Miranda, Rylan Gonzalez, Caleb Gonzalez, Mateo Gonzalez, Matelyn Gonzalez and great grandchild, Peyton Cantu; siblings, Elvira Gauna, Ruben Hernandez, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Thursday, October 3, at Peters Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, October 4, at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery.

Thu
03
Oct

Chief election officer encourages Texans to register before deadline

Chief election officer encourages Texans to register before deadline

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs invited eligible Texans to celebrate and participate in National Voter Registration Day — the fourth Tuesday in September — by ensuring they are registered to vote before the Oct. 7 registration deadline.

Hughs, the state’s chief election officer, issued a final call to action to voters, community leaders and elected officials to encourage their fellow Texans to register and prepare to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election.

“An active and engaged citizenry plays an essential role in ensuring the continued wellbeing of our democracy,” Hughs said.

The number of registered voters in Texas stood at 15,823,406 in September. For more information on voting in Texas, visit www.votetexas.govn back to a safe condition.

 

 

Thu
03
Oct

Weather Whys

We see the long-range forecast is out from the “Farmer’s Almanac” and it predicts a very cold winter for most of the country. How accurate is long-range forecasting?

It depends on exactly what you mean by “long range,” says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University.

“On forecasts within the next 24 hours, forecasts are usually very accurate,” he says. “Forecasts made between 1-3 days are usually pretty good. But beyond seven days or so, the accuracy rate tends to slip because factors that make up a forecast tend to change. So the shorter the time period, the more accurate the forecast.

Thu
03
Oct

Extremely grateful and blessed

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, The Pearsall High School Class of 2021 held their annual Enchilada Plate Sale fundraiser on Friday, September 27 and it was extremely successful due to the tremendous support from our local community, school teachers and administrators. A special thank you to all the class sponsors, parents, grandparents, and class members who assisted in preparing and serving the food. We know your dedication and hard work will serve as examples to others and thus encourage them to participate in future activities. We are extremely grateful and blessed for your continuous support! Proud Maverick, Leah Mata-Rodriguez Pearsall High School Class of 2021 President

 

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Thu
19
Sep

The Bible And The Headlines: News You Can Use

There was a folk song in the 1960s that asks the question, “Where have all the young girls gone?” The verses progress and reveal the answer: The young girls married young men who became soldiers. The song was very popular and was recorded by multiple artists in a variety of languages. Ironically the song was the product of a time between the Korean War and the Vietnam War

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Thu
19
Sep

“Ask Tencha”

“Behind every well-behaved child is a mother with her chancla...”

Q. Dear Tencha, I understand that it is public records anybody can find out who’s been arrested and who hasn’t. My problem is since the Current chooses to put it out there and notify the public. I believe that they should do a follow-up. For example, I do remodels and handiwork. I was arrested back in April for theft even though I told the officers that I had permission to be there and had permission to remove the property that I was removing.

 

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Thu
12
Sep

Executive orders address deadly mass shootings

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By ED STERLING

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 5 issued eight executive orders in hopes of preventing further mass shootings.

Abbott’s orders came days after seven people were killed and 25 injured in multiple shootings by a lone gunman along thoroughfares connecting the cities of Odessa and Midland on Aug. 31. The suspect fired at law enforcement officers and civilians, including while driving a hijacked postal van between the two cities. Law enforcement officers brought the rampage to a halt in an exchange of gunfire resulting in the death of the suspect when the van he was driving had come to a stop after ramming a police vehicle. The suspect, a 36-year-old white male armed with an assault rifle, was identified as Seth Aaron Ator of Odessa.

Thu
12
Sep

Tools to facilitate a cleaner Pearsall

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By UCHE ECHEOZO

FROM THE DESK OF THE PLANNING DIRECTOR

Greetings to the good people of Pearsall. The budget season got the better of us during the month of August hence we did not have any publication.

However, we are pleased to inform you that we are back!

To recapitulate briefly on the previous publication, we presented further details on the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) especially as it pertains to overgrown grass/weeds and junked vehicles.

 

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