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Friday music festival raises scholarship funds

POPULAR TEJANO BANDS PERFORM 6 P.M. TO 1 A.M. The La Salle County Fairgrounds will light up on Friday, November 25, for a Thanksgiving holiday festival of live music and cornhole games, as the Cotulla FFA Booster Club launches a fundraiser expected to help support scholarships for college-bound students. The event is the first of…

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An oven in which to roast the beast

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE  It’s time to belly up to the dinner table and tuck in to a giant feast of roast beast and a hearty helping of pulpy veggies. I hope your gravy is lumpless, your cranberry sauce perky, your yams creamy and your pie foamy. I hope you are satisfied. More than…

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Council allows game parlor owner to move machines

By Marc Robertson A scant quorum of Cotulla city councilors agreed Thursday evening, November 10, to allow a business owner to move game parlor machines from one location to another in the wake of a recent burglary. Councilors debated the measure at length and were made aware that changing the city’s established ordinance may set…

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City clean-up goes into high gear

TRAFFIC-BLOCKING VEHICLES TO BE TOWED, DERELICT BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED More than 25 years after the Cotulla City Council launched a program to rid neighborhoods of hazardous structures, the drive has been given new teeth with code enforcement and a demolition plan taking effect immediately. Jose Garcia, employed as the city’s code enforcement officer, told councilors Thursday,…

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Driver crossed center line before collision, DPS says

By Marc Robertson The Texas Highway Patrol has revealed this week that a high-speed collision between two sport utility vehicles on FM 624 near Cotulla on November 4 may have been due to a driver crossing the two-lane road’s center line. A statement issued this week by the Department of Public Safety shows that a…

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Teacher charged over affair with HS student

A San Antonio man who served as an art teacher at Cotulla High School has been indicted by a La Salle County grand jury on a second-degree felony charge of engaging in an improper relationship with a student and may be arrested this week. In a brief statement on the case Monday, the La Salle…

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Voters pick new county judge, commissioner

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 2022 LA SALLE REJECTS CREATION OF EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT  DILLEY ISD HAS NEW BOARD MEMBERS Voters in Frio County cast their ballots early, by mail, and on election day Tuesday, November 8, to put a new judge and a new commissioner into office, while those in La Salle decided they will not…

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Three jailed after Cotulla armed robbery

GETAWAY CAR CRASHES NEAR SA SUSPECTS SHOPLIFTED DISGUISES TO HOLD UP GAME PARLOR Three suspects have been remanded into custody at the La Salle County Jail on felony charges related to the armed robbery of a game parlor in Cotulla from which they fled in a car that crashed near San Antonio after a police…

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Country style Halloween

Young Cotulla cowboy trick-or-treater Jesus “Vegas” Avila IV tastes one of his candy treats while traveling between local homes on Monday night’s traditional outing, when costumed parents and children moved door to door in cars, trucks, golf carts and trailers to celebrate Halloween.                        …

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