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Thu
25
Jul

THE 7 & THE 2: Tragedy Turns To Melody

Finding hope and healing through music...

Inspired by a casual encounter with a Tejano music legend, a grieving mother found a spiritual connection that helped her cope with loss, and strengthen her faith.

Martha Valor Duran, 64, a songwriter and Spring Branch, Texas resident, is the mother of three sons. Her life was filled with joy until the day she suffered an unimaginable loss.

Her youngest son, Adam Duran Alonso, was a premature baby. Due to the complications he suffered from birth, Adam was disabled and blind. He survived for eighteen years before passing away on January 24, 1999.

 

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Thu
25
Jul

Attorney secures Dallas-born teen’s release from Pearsall ICE facility

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By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Legal citizen being held?

An attorney for a Dallas-born citizen being held at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement South Texas Detention Complex in Pearsall secured his release Tuesday afternoon, July 23 after nearly a month in custody.

Francisco Erwin Galicia was detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias on June 27, according to his attorney Claudia Galan.

“After a month of being away from my mom, I’m ready to see her and give her a hug,” Galicia told reporters following his release from the facility.

 

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Thu
25
Jul

Head first into fun...

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Pearsall youngsters take a reprieve from the daytime heat while swimming at the Pearsall public pool at the city of Pearsall’s Summer Recreation Program on Monday afternoon, July 22. The annual summertime program provides children with an assortment of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, a reading program and field trips.

 

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Thu
18
Jul

TML clarifies city use of insurance monies

“We really do not care what it is used for; it is just a building...”

Amid concerns raised by newly elected councilors regarding monies spent out of an insurance settlement, Texas Municipal League (TML) representatives provided clarification during a meeting on Tuesday, July 9.

Concerns regarding the alleged fraudulent proposal submitted to TML and non-council approved expenditures were raised by Councilor Roland Segovia, shortly after being elected in late May.

“I did not know you all were coming,” Segovia said to the representatives. “I have a letter to give to the board of directors; I spoke with Ms. Melanie [Friske, TML Risk Pool adjustor] once and she was very rude to me. I will wait and forward my proposal to the board of directors.”

 

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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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