Law in a time of corona

La Salle chief deputy says officers face challenges during crisis Downtown Cotulla’s landmarks include a large park built in the 1930s with paths forming a cross at the center, and a fountain with a statue of the city’s founder, all watched over by government offices in the iconic Art Deco courthouse on its prominent hill,…

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Book review – On my shelf

‘Crabwalk’ by Gunter Grass First published in German as ‘Im Krebsgang’ by Steidl in 2002, the novel that comes close to bracketing Grass’ series of ‘Danzig’ books (among them ‘The Tin Drum,’ which was made into a popular film) is surprisingly shocking in its content, not least because it combines a horrific event that took…

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Bring out the jammies

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Don’t blow your entire budget on pencils and tennis shoes this weekend. The state’s annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday, encouraging families to shop for their children’s school supplies and clothes in mass quantities right before the start of the new academic year, which is set…

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County settles $1.1M lawsuit over inmate’s death

“There was an audio recording…” In the final hours of his life, a Cotulla man cried for medical attention that never came, and his anguished death may have been observed by county jailers who mocked him from the other side of a window. The Texas Association of Counties has stepped in to cover 75 percent…

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Friends rally for injured child after fatal crash

Encinal woman killed July 15 near Catarina Families across La Salle County have begun hosting fundraisers via social media in support of seven-year-old Mason Reyes, who was seriously injured and lost his mother in a crash on Hwy 83 near Catarina on Wednesday evening, July 15. A preliminary report on the fatal accident from the…

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Brink of an abyss

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE There was always a degree of fear and uncertainty about the new school year. It would begin appearing in the background of our consciousness right at the very height of summer, while we were on holiday with our parents, whom we visited from boarding school during the long break. There…

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Tax assessor believes county is mistaken in filing litigation over voter registry

“I didn’t remove anybody…” La Salle County Tax Assessor Dora Gonzales maintains that she was following procedure in the documentation of registered voters prior to this year’s primary elections and is expecting to defend herself in court. County commissioners have continued talks behind closed doors this week with attorneys Michael Shaunessy and Carlos Soltero over…

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