Jim Moore

Odessa died on October 25, 2019. Jim was born in Durant, Oklahoma in 1934 to Delbert and Montie Moore. He was preceded in death by parents Delbert Moore and Montie Moore, and brothers Terry and Bill Moore. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, LaRue Moore of Odessa; his daughter Emily McDoniel and…

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Juanita Villarreal

Juanita Guadalupe “Janie” Villarreal, 65, of Pearsall, died on November 9, 2019 in Pearsall. She was born on September 29, 1954 in Ogallala, Nebraska. She is the daughter of Jose Guadalupe and Lupita Deleon. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jose Guadalupe Deleon Jr; niece, Amanda Deleon and sister-in- law, Martha Deleon.…

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Police credit tips from locals for recovering stolen items

Mower, generator found; items valued at over $3,000… MANUEL AZOCAR III Managing Editor Pearsall Police have credited local citizens for their help in recovering a number of stolen items in three separate theft cases and have identified a suspect in two of the incidents. “The common threads in all three cases are that concerned citizens…

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Cuellar co-sponsors bipartisan legislation to support women veterans

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) co-sponsored H.R. 2452, the Deborah Sampson Act, which aims to address inequities in accessing VA healthcare and benefits for women veterans. The Deborah Sampson Act will improve access to healthcare, legal services, housing, and other resources for women veterans. “Veterans deserve the highest quality care when they return home, regardless of…

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Frio arrests: November 4 – 10; 15 go to jail

Fifteen suspects were taken into custody in Frio County over the past weeks, with arrests made by Sheriff’s deputies, Pearsall Police Dept., Dilley Police Dept. and troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charges ranged from misdemeanor offenses to felonies, including drug-related offenses. Those taken into custody between Monday November 4 through Sunday November…

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Stolen vehicle quickly located one day later

“Many unanswered questions…” MANUEL AZOCAR III Managing Editor Pearsall Police recovered a stolen vehicle but have no suspects in the case and are pursuing leads in an investigation they say has ‘many unanswered questions’. According to a report on the case, tips from local citizens of a suspicious vehicle that appeared to have been abandoned…

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“Ask Tencha”

“Behind every well-behaved child is a mother with her chancla…” asktencha@gmail.com Q. Dear Tencha, I am already in my late sixties and I met a nice woman. She’s in her fifties, beautiful, smart, and funny. I have taken her out to dinner on more than one occasion and she is a wonderful conversationalist, but I…

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PISD bond passes, voters approve nine of ten amendments

Five percent voter turnout in La Salle County… MANUEL AZOCAR III Managing Editor Pearsall voters narrowly approved the school district’s $12.1 million bond package, which allocates funding for district-wide campus improvements and a new performing arts center, garnering 54 percent of the vote while locals were also in favor of nine of ten proposed Texas…

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Cowboys back in the saddle

DISTRICT 15-3A, DIVISION I Randolph routs Karnes City, Cotulla clinches first playoff berth since 2015. MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor With an open week coming in the final week of the regular season, Cotulla Head Coach David Silva sat in the stands and watched Randolph rout Karnes City 40-7 to secure the Cowboys of the…

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Winner, winner

Lupe Esquivel was the third place winner of the Virginia Thompson Pearsall Education Foundation’s annual fundraising raffle on Friday, November 1 during the Pearsall Mavericks football game against Hondo. Esquivel was awarded a $2,500 gift card. The VTPEF provides funding to teachers and students in the form of scholarships.

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