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GARZA RECEIVES FOLKLIFE FELLOWSHIP, EXAMINES PASTORELA HISTORY

Researching cultural heritage… Cotulla resident, author and historian Geronima Garza has been awarded the 2022 Texas Community Folklife Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for creation of a podcast exploring some of the region’s cultural history. The program aims to record testimonials, results of extensive research, documented history and folklore to create a long-lasting information resource…

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Abortion officially illegal in Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade effectively ends all legal abortions in Texas within the next 30 days, many news media outlets reported. “Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health, with clinics across Texas, stopped performing abortions following Friday’s decision, due to uncertainty about how the ruling will affect the state’s trigger law…

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July 4th, 2022 Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence, signed 246 years ago, is celebrated whole-heartedly nationwide by businesses and citizens alike. “Independence Day” sales events blanket the airways and TV screens, folks line up picnics, go to rodeos or ballgames, watch fireworks, swim and eat watermelon, typically with a paid day off from work. Reason enough to cheer. It’s…

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MOORE SUMMER FEST IS JULY 16

The Moore Community Improvement Club is extending an invitation to the community to attend its July monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 6 at the Moore Community Center. The group’s 7 p.m. meeting will include a recap of its upcoming Summer Fest Event as well as discussing new business. The club’s second annual Summer Fest event…

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Meaningful change for children, communities

FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI The Senate Committee to Protect All Texans, of which Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, is a member, heard 19 hours of testimony from experts, leaders and advocates last week, who shared their perspectives about making Texas schools and communities safer. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed the 11-member committee…

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The Bible and the Headlines: News You Can Use

Inflation has been in the headlines for months. Everything costs more than it did a year ago. The hope was that these price increases were of a temporary nature. The good news this week is that one type of inflation is temporary, and definitely ends on October 1. The bad news is that the product…

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Daniel “Dan” Aleman

Daniel “Dan” Aleman, 78, of Pearsall died on Tuesday morning, June 14, 2022. He was born on November 26, 1943 in Georgetown, Texas to Carmen and Pedro Aleman Sr. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Orfalinda Aleman and his older brother Pedro Aleman Jr. Dan is survived by his younger brother Edward…

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Garden Club raises funds for Penny Pines Plantation for Uvalde

Cotulla Garden Club members raised over $1,000 for its Penny Pines Plantations fundraiser that will benefit victims of the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde. Members met on Thursday, June 9 and discussed the goal of raising enough money to purchase 21 Penny Pines Plantations to honor each victim. The group raised $1,080 towards the…

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The Bible and the Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD Pastor, Pearsall 1st Methodist Church A group that usually does not speak in public is making headlines this week. This group is the dead. The question various articles wrestle with is whether the dead have rights or not. And whether the living can speak for them (and even to them). On…

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Comptroller releases broadband plan

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week released his agency’s plan to support the expansion of broadband internet access to areas with limited or no access. Hegar and his agency’s Broadband Development Office received feedback through a series of town halls, virtual discussions and more than 16,000 responses to a survey. “An important, recurring theme has…

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