“Give us the buses”

Vaccine numbers rise; judge hopes community will observe guidelines Although there are currently no mandates issued by the state of Texas related to emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic, La Salle County commissioners signed a new declaration Monday, September 13, urging area residents to wear masks and seek vaccines. County Judge Joel Rodriguez told the…

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Investigation into fatal crash continues

Pets discovered, returned to grieving family A crash on IH-35 in La Salle County last month in which two children were killed remains under investigation by the Department of Public Safety. Meanwhile, charitable efforts by local officers have ensured that a puppy and kitten that belonged to the accident victims have been treated and returned…

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‘All Colors’ cancer support walk set for Oct. 2

Despite health insurance and a variety of financial resources for those battling cancer, many rural South Texas families may still lack funds and support as they live with the disease or help loved ones fight the battle. A hundred percent of the proceeds from a non-profit support organization fundraiser based in La Salle County have…

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Art Deco chillin’

La Salle may secure more state funds for historic courthouse When it was built 90 years ago, the jewel in architect Henry Phelps’ crown was the first skyscraper between San Antonio and Laredo, the most prominent structure in La Salle County, and one of the largest and most stylish courthouses in all of South Texas.…

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Wright says baby wipe flushing remains sewer problem

Despite having publicized a message earlier this year asking households to stop flushing non-soluble items down toilets, Cotulla utility director David Wright said last week that baby wipes continue to clog the city’s wastewater lines. City Hall staff and elected councilors agreed at a meeting Thursday, August 12, that it is possible many families are…

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Bag of dark blood

There are things that people of some countries do very well, and things that some don’t. The Belgians, for example, cleverly installed motion-sensitive trash cans in public places, so that anyone who approached them would be met by a friendly voice reminding them to dispose of litter correctly. Alas, the battery-operated trash cans had a…

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