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Sheriff commends local girl who saved family from fire

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office has presented a special commendation to local youth Deserae Victoria Tellez for her swift action in response to discovering a fire in her family’s home. Reports from the incident early on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, indicate Deserae alerted her parents and siblings to the fire, helping all escape…

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Cotulla agrees on lease contract for airport terminal

Although it has been in operation for several months, Cotulla’s new airport terminal saw its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 9, and a lease agreement was reached last week between the government and manager ET Page’s company. Under the terms of the agreement signed January 13, Cotulla Jet Center will occupy office…

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Valdez earns seat on All-State Band

Area auditions held this month Dilley High School junior Alexis Valdez has earned a place on the All-State Band and will perform in a public concert in San Antonio next month. The Association of Texas Small School Bands held regional auditions in December, with hundreds of high school band students from across South Texas vying…

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Big bolsters of denial

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE It started with a sore throat. Within just a few hours, I knew something was wrong. I’d never had a sore throat this persistent and sudden congestion this aggressive before. Comes with age, doesn’t it? Once you’re past middle age, things like colds feel different from the way they felt…

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CITY GOVERNMENT AT THE START OF A NEW YEAR…

Dovalina looks to new growth for Cotulla in 2022 “The future is bright” A new truck stop, utility improvements, street paving, flood plain surveys, and restoration of historic sites lie ahead for Cotulla in 2022, a year in which the city government expects to continue its economic recovery. City Administrator Larry Dovalina said this week…

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Orphaned olive or wodge of cheese

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE I resolve not to count the lady’s groceries in line ahead of me to ensure she has fifteen or fewer items. Caught myself doing it more than once. It’s only going to make me angry. Does a two-pack of stick deodorants count as one item or two? Ah, it’s all…

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City Hall repeats ‘No baby wipes’ request

Residents, businesses, detention center must stop flushing non-soluble waste, engineers say Despite repeated requests this year by city staff that area residents not flush baby wipes and other cloths down their toilets, the amount of non-soluble material in Cotulla’s sewers remains a labor-intensive problem. City Hall has again issued a verbal request to the general…

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Anything remotely pointy

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Which would you prefer, poisoning a fish or strangling a seagull? It’s been a while since we would routinely be asked ‘paper or plastic?’ at the grocery store, when there was a choice of bags available to us. Apparently, and contrary to most people’s understanding of pollution, the plastic bags…

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Family left homeless after Christmas Day fire

Awakened by smoke, parents, five children flee unharmed A Cotulla family of seven is being temporarily housed with friends and relatives this week after fire destroyed a home on Martinez Street before dawn on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25. Charity efforts are now underway at the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office with donations of clothing…

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