Councilors’ no-show prevents resignation

Ayala hoped to leave office during county election bid A shortage of attendees at a Cotulla City Council meeting Wednesday, February 18, left Gilbert Ayala holding his seat, despite his plans to resign while he campaigns for election to a countywide office. Present at the meeting Wednesday with Ayala were Councilors Tanis Lopez and Juan…

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“Seatbelts saved their lives,” Highway Patrol says

Dilley woman and child survive high-speed crash… A highway traveler from Dilley and her young son emerged from the wreckage of their vehicle after a crash on a highway overpass Thursday, February 20, having likely been saved from fatal injury by their seatbelts, according to the Highway Patrol. Emergency responders arrived at the scene of…

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Dilley picks Solis for legal services

The Dilley City Council has voted to retain Molly Solis as the attorney for municipal affairs, electing to switch contracts to a new law firm in order to continue receiving her counsel. Atty. Solis – who represented the city in the past – had addressed the council at its January meeting to announce that she…

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Local man dies in train collision

Driver was crossing tracks… A Frio County man was killed in an accident involving a Union Pacific freight train south of Pearsall Monday evening, February 17. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash shortly after 5 p.m. Monday and arrived to find that a pickup truck and trailer had been struck by…

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Hughes promotes Census participation

“The numbers are going to shape our future…” With wages higher than the average small-town income, temporary employees in this year’s US Census will take an active role in helping their communities qualify for grant funds and government resources, according to Debra Hughes, who addressed Dilley councilors last week. In a special presentation aimed at…

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Sneeze on each other

 A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE I’m not entirely sure how seriously I should take this threat. Something tells me I should pay attention, though. You see, there’s another virus of some kind sweeping Asia. Oh, Asia? Well, we shouldn’t worry about that down here. Asia is… well, it’s a long way away, isn’t it? I…

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Ballots include propositions for policy shaping

2020 ELECTIONS Ballots include propositions for policy shaping Voters casting ballots in this year’s primary elections will have a number of additional decisions to make that may affect policies enacted by state legislators. The Democratic Party ballot in the March 3 election features eleven propositions that cover topics ranging from healthcare to discrimination and criminal…

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Les Mouches

A VIEW FROM THE  BRIDGE There is an old adage that the people will have the government they deserve. I suppose this may be true for a democracy, but it’s a bit harsh to tell people living under an authoritarian dictatorship that they somehow deserved it. But it may apply nonetheless. There have been plenty…

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