City orders public places closed, imposes new curfew

Mayor addresses Dilley on Tuesday Dilley Mayor Mary Ann Obregon and city councilors broadcast a speech on a live internet feed Tuesday afternoon, November 17, to issue an emergency declaration and new restrictions during a community-wide surge in the number of coronavirus cases. Mayor Obregon’s amendment and extension of the city’s declaration of a state…

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“We needed to keep the students learning…”

Meeting technology demands, Pearsall ISD distributes hundreds of new computers When the coronavirus began spreading across Texas in early March, administrators at Pearsall ISD looked to the first resource they had at hand, adapting an emergency plan originally designed for response to a flu outbreak, and stressed that a school shutdown should not interrupt education.…

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Dilley schools close in virus surge

Eleven confirmed cases in district: “Continue to take precuations,” superintendent says The discovery of at least three cases of coronavirus contagion at Dilley High School last week prompted administrators to issue an order Thursday, November 11, closing the campus until the end of the month. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has now reached…

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County renews safety order, urges enforcement

Violations cause virus spread, officials believe A coronavirus pandemic emergency order that requires protective masks to be worn in public at all times, puts some limitations on businesses and reinforces a countywide curfew was extended by La Salle commissioners in a unanimous vote Monday, November 9. In renewing their order by another month, county commissioners…

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Dilley ISD will offer rapid coronavirus testing

Students and staff at Dilley ISD may soon be tested on-site for the coronavirus and can expect results in 15 minutes, following an administration decision to join a program offered through the Texas Education Agency and health authorities. The new rapid-result COVID-19 tests will be delivered to the district and made available to students and…

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Dilley police chief renews peace officer license

Compliance with state code The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) confirmed late last week that Dilley Police Chief Homer Delgado has fulfilled necessary course requirements and has reactivated his peace officer license. This newspaper reported in its October 1 edition that Delgado had been hired as chief of police in Dilley during the summer…

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Frio, La Salle choose local government, councils, trustees

Highest voter turnout on record… Preliminary results of the local government and school board elections were posted late Tuesday, November 3, at courthouses in Pearsall and Cotulla, while federal, state and regional ballots were still being tallied. County elections officials have confirmed this week that voter turnout has been larger this year than at any…

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