Lifestyle

Thu
30
May

TWS-vocational rehabilitation services transferring to Workforce Solutions office in Pearsall

Two vocational rehabilitation (VR) services staff from the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services offices in Pearsall will move into co-located space at the TWS Alamo office as part of the transition of services from the former Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

These team members will integrate VR services with workforce development and employment services provided by Workforce Solutions Alamo.

The move is expected to go into effect on Thursday, March 30 from the previous location on 1009 N. Oak, Suite A to 107 E. Hackberry St.

 

 

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Thu
30
May

HEB Earth Day contest

HEB in Pearsall held an Earth Day Bag collection contest and named winners in each grade level at Ted Flores Elementary and Pearsall Intermediate. Winners included Ms. Gonzales, TFE Pre-K, 237 bags collected; Ms. Waldrum, TFE kindergarten, 1,182 bags collected; Ms. Smith, TFE first grade, 1,500 bags collected; Ms. Bernal, TFE second grade, 1,713 bags collected; Ms. Ramirez, Intermediate fifth grade, 906 bags collected; Mrs. Deleon, Intermediate fourth grade, 1,964 bags collected; Mrs. Robles, Intermediate third grade, 1,263 bags collected. Winning classes at TFE were rewarded with a pizza party and Intermediate winning classes received an ice cream sundae party with HEBuddy.

 

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Thu
16
May

Cotulla Garden Club donates mugs,plants for Mother’s Day

Ehlerts provide herbal information...

By Kay Childers

The Cotulla Garden Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m., at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

The meeting was called to order by President Elda Nora Quintanilla. She also gave the pledge and prayer. Our roll call was “Our favorite Herb or Spice.” Basil won out over all other herbs. Kay Childers gave the Secretary’s report of our last meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve our minutes. Patsy Leigh gave our treasurer’s report. We thank Leonard Brown for donating ten trees that we were able to sell for the use of our scholarships.

The Garden Club fixed and donated coffee mugs with plants to give out for the mothers at the La Salle County Nutrition Center for Mother’s Day. They enjoyed them very much. We also thanked Darlene Meyer for donating the rose bushes for the Alexander Memorial Library.

 

Thu
09
May

BANDA GRADUATES FROM CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Pearsall High School alumnus Heather Banda has graduated from Concordia University in Austin during ceremonies on Saturday, April 27. Banda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. She is the daughter of Conrad and Patricia Banda and the granddaughter of Jesus and Lucia Banda and Evaristo and Maria Villesca, all of Pearsall.

 

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Thu
09
May

NEW TO TOWN

The city of Pearsall, its Main Street Program and Tourism and Business Development Center held grand opening ceremonies for South Texas Strength during the First Friday event on May 3. The new workout facility is located at 218 E. Colorado Street. Pictured (L-R) are Main Street Director Leah Carrizales, Interim City Manager Josie Carrizales, council member Brenda Trevino with Baby Dumpling, Mayor Mary Moore, owner Jameson Cubriel and council member Sonia Hernandez.

 

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Thu
02
May

BCRSPA April Meeting includes Visiting Alaska presentation

By Elizabeth Whitwell

Members of Brush Country Retired School Personnel Association met on April 18 for their regular meeting and were treated to a “Visiting Alaska” presentation by local resident, Amanda Snowden.

Snowden shared her admiration for Alaska after having experienced a cruise that began at Seattle, Washington and visited several ports along the way.

 

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Thu
02
May

Huajilla Unit TRTA tours D’Hanis Brick Yard

By Brenda Prestage

Members of the Huajilla Unit of Texas Retired Teachers Association met April 22 at the D’Hanis Community Center.

The first activity was a guided tour of the D’Hanis Brick Yard, which many members had done as school children. Plant Manager Mark Garrison explained to the group of approximately 30 members how the manufacturing of bricks progresses from raw clay to the finished, fired product.

 

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Thu
25
Apr

Cuellar increases government transparency through FY19 appropriations

Language Directs Govt to Post Grant Awards, Vendor Contracts Online

Congressman Henry Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of language in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill to increase transparency in the federal government.

The language directs that all unclassified vendor contracts and grant awards from federal agencies be posted publicly on USAspending.gov, and that OMB ensure the consistency of information on the website.

“I secured these provisions to increase transparency, good governance, and smart spending,” Congressman Cuellar said. “This money belongs to the American people, and they deserve to know exactly how and where it is being spent. These online tools will help hold their government accountable.”

 

Thu
25
Apr

Rep. Tracy King recognizes Ed Walker on retirement

Edward William Walker retired from the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District on March 31, after 20 years of service.

“It has been an honor to serve as general manager for the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District,” Walker said. “I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and want to express my thanks for their kind words.”

In 1997 during the 75th Legislative Session, Representative Tracy O. King passed House Bill 3602, establishing the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District. In January 1999, the district opened its doors to serve the citizens of Dimmit, La Salle and Zavala Counties.

 

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Thu
18
Apr

Blue Sunday

The First United Methodist Church in Pearsall held a ceremony in support of Blue Sunday, which honors Child Abuse Prevention Month, on April 14. Francie Gasch spoke about child abuse during church and about Blue Sunday and the three million annual cases of abuse nationally. In April, eight million people will be praying for children around our nation who have been abused this year.

 

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