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Thu
22
Nov

County celebrates $1.6M FEMA grant for firefighters

"A few minutes is a matter of life or death..."

As many as fifteen new fulltime firefighters and paramedics may be employed soon in La Salle County to provide 24-hour coverage at Cotulla and Encinal, following the award of a $1.6 million grant in federal funds officially presented at a ceremony on Monday, November 19.

US Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-Texas 28) and Will Hurd (R-Texas 23) joined in a bipartisan effort to help secure the funds for La Salle County through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ‘Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response’ (SAFER) grants, of which few have been awarded to date.

 

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Thu
22
Nov

SHINE BRIGHT...

Roger Hernandez and Jesse Martinez put the final touches on the Christmas tree as the city of Pearsall prepares for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 26. The event is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a special appearance by Santa Claus, who will read a story to the children; attendees will also enjoy holiday caroling and performances. The city will provide refreshments and goody bags to the first 50 children in attendance.

 

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Thu
22
Nov

Pearsall risks losing CDBG grant for utilities

COUNCIL FAILS TO APPROVE ENGINEERING FIRM...

The city of Pearsall may have forfeited a quarter-million dollar grant for utility service improvements, as a split vote by councilors last week halted approval of an engineering firm.

A motion to designate LNV as the engineering service provider foundered during a meeting Tuesday, November 13, when the city was called upon to complete its obligations in securing a Texas Department of Agriculture 2019-2020 Community Development Block grant (CDBG).

A vote on hiring the firm initially passed by four votes to three but then failed in a council roll call, 3-4.

 

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Thu
15
Nov

Polo Patino Park: City opens new skatepark

By BREYANA SEGURA

 

Despite the rain and frigid temperatures, Pearsall youth have flocked to the newly constructed skate park at the Palo Patino Park on the city’s west side of town.

 

Since the completion of the 4,500-square-foot park last week, skaters hav e enjoyed the various sized ramps, rails, and ledges on a daily basis.

 

According to American Ramp Company, the facility features a variety of ramps and rails for riders of all skill levels. ARC provided a Signature Pro Ops Sofa element to add a ‘dash of color and character’ to the park.

 

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Thu
15
Nov

Lest we forget...

A pair of Pearsall High School JROTC cadets stand at attention during the playing of Taps during the 15th annual Frio County Memorial Wall Ceremony on Saturday, November 10 on the grounds of the Frio Pioneer Jail Museum. The event featured rousing speeches by Deacon Marcus Salazar, Frio County Attorney Joseph Sindon and County Judge Arnulfo Luna and the colors were presented by the PHS JROTC with music by the Dilley High School marching band.

 

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Thu
15
Nov

ENTERING COWBOY COUNTRY

The Cotulla-La Salle County Chamber of Commerce, with the help of the Cotulla High School Welding department, installed a new ‘Welcome To Cotulla’ sign at the entrance of the Mustang Ranch property owned by Jerry House. The sign is to welcome all who travel through the city off of the North IH-35 exit. The sign was designed and welded by CHS seniors John Borrego and Gerardo Garza, with the help of their teacher Sammy Yanez and Principal Dr. Norris. Pictured are (L-R) Chamber President Noe Rodriguez, property owner Jerry House, Chamber Board Member Jose Gonzalez, Chamber 2nd Vice-President Jerry Farrell, CHS welding teacher Sammy Yanez and students John Borrego and Gerardo Garza.

 

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Thu
15
Nov

DILLEY ROYALTY

Dilley High School seniors Mercedes Santos and Jesus Olivarez were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Wolves’ football season finale against Nixon-Smiley on Friday, November 9.

 

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Thu
08
Nov

Chamber hosts Scholarship Gala Casino Night

The Cotulla- La Salle County Chamber of Commerce is putting a spin on their annual fundraiser this year as the entity introduces Scholarship Gala Casino Night on Friday, November 9.

The yearly event, which raises money for scholarships to members of La Salle county graduates will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 10:30 p.m. at the Alexander Convention Center in Cotulla.

 

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Thu
08
Nov

Off to market...

Visitors flocked to the streets on Saturday, November 3 for the annual Frio County Market Day on Oak St. in downtown Pearsall. The event featured several performers and an array of vendors and crafts and
numerous food booths and DJ music throughout the afternoon.

 

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Thu
08
Nov

Pearsall passes power plant payment proposal

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall councilors voted unanimously, on Monday, November 5, to accept the final offer from South Texas Electrical Cooperative for a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), in response to the city’s plan to annex the power plant property.

The councilors’ decision to accept the offer increases the general budget by $486,000.

“There were one hundred and seventy-six changes to the counter offer,” Pearsall City Manager Charles Jackson said.

 

 

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