Methodist Ladies’ host Hats and Harp Brunch

“Like taking a step back in time…” By Cathe Graves It was like taking a step back in time… all the way back to 2019 when it was still possible for a small community of women to gather for food and fellowship. Only this event took place on June 27, 2020. So temperatures were taken…

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Frio sets office limits Frio County commissioners have established new restrictions on hours of operation and building occupancy by various departments under their authority. The new restrictions apply to all county offices and include guidelines on appropriate distancing and face mask requirements. Contact telephone numbers are also being publicized. New restrictions in place La Salle…

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Three tips to pick out a sweet watermelon

A good watermelon is a staple, healthy summer snack, so it is important to know how to pick one, regardless if you are at the grocery store or the local farmers market. When it comes time to pick the perfect melon, people often make their selection based on three characteristics: presence of seeds or lack…

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Noe Martinez Jr.

Noe Martinez Jr. died on June 25, 2020 at the age of 70. He was born on January 3, 1950 to Noe and Carolina Martinez Sr. Noe is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Alicia S. Martinez, children Noellee (Roberto J.) Malacara, George (Elizabeth) Martinez, Marcena Martinez (Domingo Lumbreras)…

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Carlos Cudd

Carlos Albert Cudd, 80, formerly of Pearsall, died at Briarcliff Health Center in Tyler on June 19, 2020, with family at his side. Carlos was born the eldest son of the late Cecil and Mary Alice (Baker) Cudd in Corpus Christi on October 21, 1939. Carlos is survived by his wife of 35 years Carol…

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La Salle County: Over 60 go to jail during virus lockdown

More than sixty individuals were taken into custody in La Salle County during the coronavirus lockdown, with arrests made by the sheriff’s office, the Highway Patrol, local constables and the Encinal Police Department. Those taken into custody in La Salle County between Monday, March 30, and Sunday, June 21, with arrest times logged at booking…

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The Bible And The Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD Novel. This Fourth of July will certainly be novel. The primary force behind its novelty is the novel coronavirus aka COVID 19. Measures to contain the spread of this disease are shaping Independence Day celebrations both public and private. For the four counties in Texas specifically named as hot spots, the…

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Cruel to be kind

Demolition work has begun for preservation and rejuvenation of the former Paisano Hotel on Oak Street in downtown Pearsall as workers removed the building’s sidewalk awning that was sagging and falling down in some places. The iconic building is scheduled to be refurbished and will include business fronts on the ground level and apartments on…

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Candelaria Camacho

Candelaria Ramirez Camacho, 83, died on June 27, 2020 in Pearsall. She was born on January 25, 1937 in Pearsall to parents Pedro Ramirez and Martha Ramirez. Cande was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mercedes Camacho, sisters and brothers-in-law Dominga (Cecilio) Bernal, and Francisca and Eleno Quinonez; brothers and sisters-in-law Lorenzo (Refugia) Ramirez,…

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“Ask Tencha”

“Behind every well-behaved child is a mother with her chancla…” [email protected] Q. Dear Tencha, I am out of work right now. I have been self-employed for the past two years and business was good. I was an independent contractor, so I have been filing 1099. Now with everything going on, work is stagnant and I…

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