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Thu
18
Jul

Fishin' for fun...

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The Frio County AgriLife Extension Office hosted the 16th Annual Ag Safety Day at the Frio County Community Lake on Wednesday, July 10 attracting nearly 100 youth. Texas Parks and Wildlife, Border Patrol, and Game Wardens from Frio, Dimmit, La Salle, Atascosa, and Medina counties, along with marine biologists attended the event.

 

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Thu
18
Jul

Rhonda Gonzales: “I’m okay”

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“I am at peace...”

She defied the odds, found her faith, spread the word of the Lord, made a dent in her bucket list, was the woman who was willing to give it her all, but the cancer is prevailing.

“I’m still okay with everything and my faith has tripled,” the nearly bed-ridden woman said. “But I feel like it’s coming sooner than six months and I’m in so much pain.”

In 2017, the on-the-go, mother of three, Rhonda Gonzales was just living her best life. Organizing school functions, managing a residential area, tending to her husband, raising her children, and enjoying her grandchildren – then came the news that would send her life into a whirlwind.

 

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Thu
18
Jul

City addresses complaints of pothole-riddled Roosevelt

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“When it rains, it just gets worse...”

By BREYANA SEGURA

A day after citizens packed City Hall launching complaints over the condition of Roosevelt Street on the city’s east side of town, crews began the first step in reconstructing the pothole-ridden road.

Following every rain, potholes will spring up on the road, adding to the ordeal of water being drained from a local business, water-logging the street.

“When it rains it just gets worse,” Chaparral Road resident Frank Ramirez said during the Tuesday, July 9 meeting. “Especially when it rains cause then Patty’s Herbs drains the water from the fields and it just sits there.”

 

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Thu
11
Jul

Performance review prompted Reyna’s exit from Dilley

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Police chief built community bonds but office suffered admin flaws...

Dilley Police Chief Jerry Reyna tendered his resignation on February 25 in the wake of an internal performance audit that revealed apparent flaws in his administration, procedures and management.

Information on Reyna’s review and subsequent resignation is being made public this week by City Hall more than five months after the events occured.

 

 

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Thu
11
Jul

Lend us your ears

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Pig Trophy Day in the Brush Country...

The La Salle County Fair Association is set to host a “Bring your Ears” campaign in an effort to combat the increasing feral hog population in the Wintergarden area on Saturday, July 20.

The feral hog reduction grant program awarded to the association is allotting five dollars per set of ears turned in on July 20; the ears will be collected on the fair grounds, 300 Engineer Lane in Cotulla from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

 

 

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Thu
11
Jul

Local racers offer excuses for speeding

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In the wake of the arrest of two Pearsall men for illegal racing, officers are warning citizens to be on high alert as street racers try to avoid law enforcement.

Officers are reporting that while on patrol Friday, July 5 they noticed a white Ford Mustang traveling at a high rate of speed near the outskirts of Pearsall.

 

 

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Thu
11
Jul

COLORS IN THE WIND...

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Thu
04
Jul

COTULLA CRUISIN’

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Cotulla’s minor boys and junior girls all-stars won the District 21 titles in their respective division tournaments in Pleasanton Monday night.

The minor boys completed an unbeaten romp through tournament play as they allowed a mere five runs through five games at the event.

Cotulla opened with a 22-0 decision over Uvalde and then crushed Pleasanton 11-1. They blanked Hondo 11-0 in their third outing to move into the championship semifinals against Pearsall.

The Frio County all-stars put up the most runs in the event against Cotulla but fell in another rout 13-3.

In a rematch in the title game, Cotulla took on Pleasanton, who made their way back into the title game via four wins in the loser’s bracket, and won a narrow 4-1 decision.

Pleasanton knocked off Pearsall 5-1 for the right to return to the title game on Monday night.

 

Thu
04
Jul

RODRIGUEZ PEGS HOMETOWN FOR PINNING CEREMONY

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United States Army Captain Arturo Rodriguez III has chosen his hometown of Pearsall for his pinning ceremony representing his promotion to Major.

Rodriguez was born and raised in South Texas until his parents moved to Michigan in the mid-nineties. The 1999 Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School graduate knew a military path was in store for him.

In 2001, Rodriguez moved back to Texas, shortly thereafter he joined the Texas Army National Guard in 2003.

In 2007 Rodriguez graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, earning a dual major in history and political science. During his time at UTSA, Rodriguez participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 2007.

 

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Thu
04
Jul

Council hires Reyes at top dollar

 

Pearsall city councilors have put an end to their search for a new city administrator, naming a successor for the fulltime position earlier this month.

During a meeting on Tuesday, June 25 Mayor Mary Moore announced that Federico Reyes Jr. and council members had reached a mutual agreement in contract negotiations.

Reyes was a top candidate surpassing ten other individuals vying for the city manager job; councilors named him as the finalist on June 11.

According to his application, Reyes earned a masters of public administration degree from Angelo State University in 2003; and a masters of business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2011.

Reyes is currently the director of general services for the city of Midland, a job he has held since November 2014.

 

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