Lifestyle

Thu
11
Jan

YOUNG AT HEART

Gregoria Salazar Vasquez celebrated her 101st birthday with a church mass and celebration and party at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall on Saturday, December 30 with friends and family in attendance. Born on January 4, 1917 to the late Bonifacio and

Tomasita Salazar of Pearsall, Vasquez has lived most of her life in Pearsall and also lived in Lubbock. She is the mother to Luisa Viesca of Pearsall and Rita Munoz of Lubbock and sister to the late Silverio Salazar.

 

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Thu
04
Jan

McClain-Cellete to wed

Charles and Rita McClain and James and Tina Kinsey, of Dilley have announced the engagement of Samantha Rene McClain to Matthew Gerard Celette of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. The couple celebrated their engagement on November 5 and are planning a Spring 2018 wedding.

 

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Thu
04
Jan

One of the select few

Dilley High School ‘s Ashley Perez was one of more than 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country representing Varsity Spirit in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade. Ashley qualified to perform in the parade after being selected as an All-American at a summer camp hosted by the Universal Cheer Association. All- Americans are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading, dancing, and leadership skills at camps across the country. Ashley will be among parade peformers from all over the world. The theme of this year’s parade is “Showtime!” and will celebrate the greatest shows on earth. In addition to cheering in the parade, All-Americans will be able to celebrate the holiday’s European style with the chance to tour some of London’s most historic sites during their seven-day stay.

 

Thu
28
Dec

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

Members and friends of the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office and St. Timothy’s Christmas Cheer for Children volunteers joined Friday morning, December 22, in making the rounds throughout La Salle County’s communities and outlying areas to distribute Christmas presents to children.

 

According to organizers Louisa Franklin and Cissy Allen, this year’s charitable effort will reach at least 126 families with a total of 368 children receiving gifts. Donations were made towards the cause throughout December, and volunteers hosted collection booths at local retail stores and in government buildings. Area residents contributed cash donations as well as new toys. Every donation went towards the children’s gifts. All the gifts were wrapped by a team of volunteers in the days preceding the countywide distribution, and each family’s gifts were tagged for individual children.

 

Thu
28
Dec

Goodies galore...

Pearsall youngsters, who waited in line for hours, marvel at the many gifts available during the annual city of Pearsall Toy Giveaway at the public library on Wednesday evening, December 20. Council members and city staff members were on hand to help distribute the toys and officials are estimating that several hundred toys were handed out to children that evening.

 

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Thu
21
Dec

Retired Teachers Christmas Social

By Irene RodriguezÔ-Dubberly

 

The Huajilla Unit Retired Teachers Association held its holiday social on Monday, December 11, at the Alsatian Restaurant with about 45 members attending.

 

Lewis Stroud offered the opening prayer and blessing followed by the pledges. Members then sang “Jingle Bells” to get started on the festivities.

 

Thu
14
Dec

Easy money...

Frio-Nueces Current Managing Editor Manuel Azocar III and 2017 FNC Pigskin Poll winner Rick Rendon (center) present a check to Frio County Child Care Board representatives Patsy Youngblood (receiving check) and Mary Graf on Friday, December 8. Contestants in the Pigskin Poll each donate $100 and select a charity of choice for the event. This year’s prize was $1,100.

 

 

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Thu
14
Dec

Local Knights of Columbus Council receives Top International Award

Knights of Columbus Council No. 8327 of Pearsall has earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2015-2016 fraternal year.

 

The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made the announcement. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities.

 

The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Ruben Elizondo at a special ceremony on Thursday, December 7.

 

 

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Thu
07
Dec

Huajilla members visit historic Rio Frio in November

By Irene Dubberly

The Huajilla Unit of Retired Teachers traveled to historic Rio Frio on November 27 for its monthly meeting.

President Irene Dubberly welcomed 43 members and guests, followed by an opening prayer led by Lewis Stroud. The pledges to the American and Texas flags was followed by the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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Thu
30
Nov

DILLEY NATIVE PENS NEW BOOK

Dilley native Lillie Ammann has published her sixth book, titled, Finding God in the Everyday. The book is a collection of Christian devotionals based on events in the author’s life. Ammann, a writer, editor and blogger, has previously written the column Country Tales in the Frio-Nueces Current, sharing stories of growing up on a farm outside Dilley in the mid 20th century. Of her newest book, romance author Molly Noble Bull said, “If you like the smell of cookies in the oven and watching reruns of The Waltons, you will love the folksy flavor of Finding God in the Everyday.” Ammann is active via social media at @lillieammann on Twitter and on her website at www.lillieammann.com. Links to purchase her books are also available on her website.

 

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