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14
Feb

Mariachi Cotuleño completes “Race for Seis”, earns another state title

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Cotulla High School’s Mariachi Cotuleño has earned a six consecutive Class 3A Texas Association of Mariachi Educators state championship title during the event on Friday, February 8.

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Thu
14
Feb

Gunman’s slip ends 8-hour standoff

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An eight-hour armed standoff between officers and an assault suspect ended in Pearsall on Monday, February 11, when the gunman tripped and fell in the front yard of a home on Nora Street.

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Thu
07
Feb

Garcia faces attempted capital murder charge following county chase

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A Cotulla man was taken into custody on charges of attempted capital murder following a chase through county roads involving multiple agencies early Wednesday morning, January 30.

Frio County Sheriff’s deputies place Uvaldo Garcia III, 38, into custody following a lengthy chase after Garcia failed to pull over during an attempted law enforcement traffic stop at about 1 a.m. on FM 117 West near Dilley.

According to a FCSO report, Garcia, the alleged driver, refused to stop and a pursuit ensued through several county roads. The report alleges that Garcia fired approximately six shots at the FCSO Cpl. giving chase.

“For a brief moment deputies lost site of vehicle due to lots of dust from the county road,” the officer said in the report. “After awhile the same vehicle was coming out of a ranch, this time with a female driver.”

 

 

Thu
07
Feb

Ride along...

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Thu
07
Feb

Pearsall couple behind bars following drug raid

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A Pearsall couple found themselves behind bars on felony narcotics charges following a joint operation spearheaded by the Pearsall Police Department on Friday, February 1.

According to a report on the case, officers executed a search warrant on Vinton Street during the early morning hours and discovered a cache of illegal narcotics packaged for sale.

The couple, identified as 43-year-old Enoch Montemayor and 36-yearold Dana V. Torres, were in the home and subsequently arrested.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb

Juvenile detained in connection with drive-by shooting

“Behavior will not be tolerated...”

arrested a juvenile on deadly conduct charges after a case of mistaken identity put the public’s welfare in danger.

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to South Nopal Street on the afternoon of Saturday, January 26 following calls regarding gun shots.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb

La Salle awarded $500,000 TDA grant for dialysis clinic

"This investment is critical..."

La Salle County has been awarded a $500,000 by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the construction and operation of a dialysis clinic.

TDA Commissioner Sid Miller notified county officials of the funding, which is part of the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program, federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that TDA has dedicated to economic and community development in rural Texas.

 

 

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Thu
31
Jan

Marketplace post leads to arrests, recovery of stolen items

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“We firmly believe that all four have formed a criminal enterprise...”

After a recent spike in thefts, Pearsall Police have credited social media postings and video surveillance footage to the arrest of four individuals last week.

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to two separate burglary of a motor vehicle calls in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 24.

During the interview with the victim, investigating officers learned that among a number of items taken from the vehicle was an active debit card. Since the time of the alleged theft, the card had been used at a local convenience store in town.

It was during the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers, with the help of store employees, were able to identify the two men as Robert Serrano and Ignacio Juarez.

 

Thu
31
Jan

FCJLS sales top $500,000

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Grand champion steer sells for $10,000...

Pearsall FFA student Lorena Trevino exhibited the grand champion steer at the Frio County Junior Livestock Show in Pearsall on Friday, January 25 and auctioned the animal on Saturday for $10,000.

Trevino’s steer was purchased by First Commercial Bank of Pearsall, HEB and Todd Matthews.

The reserve champion steer at this year’s show was exhibited by Hayden Gulley of the Mavericks 4H Club, who sold the animal for $3,400 on Saturday.

 

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Thu
31
Jan

Cotulla to honor LBJ with statue

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When school started in September of 1928, the boys and girls of the Welhausen School in Cotulla could never have imagined they would have a male teacher, let alone one who would go on to become President of the United States.

This was to be their first of many surprises. That their beloved Mr. Johnson, would become the President? Unimaginable. After all, these Mexican-American children lived in poverty, worked in the cotton fields alongside their families and hadn’t fully mastered the English language.

On a tragic day in November, President John F. Kennedy was shot, and their former teacher, then Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson was launched into the Presidency. The Welhausen students mourned along with the rest of the nation but also prayed for their beloved teacher’s safety.

 

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