Suspect had marijuana in car and underpants, police say

Local driver jailed… A routine traffic stop at a gas station on the edge of Dilley Tuesday evening, September 15, evolved into a drug arrest by the police department, according to a brief report on the incident. Identified by the Frio County Jail as 18-year-old Frio County resident Ryan James Rodriguez, the suspect in the…

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“This Herculean effort”

Cotulla ISD reopens campuses for second six-week grading period… Students at Cotulla ISD were able to return to their campuses for the first time since Spring Break on Monday, September 21, after administrators concurred that parents in La Salle County could be given the option of sending their children back into the classroom. At his…

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Dilley PD makes arrest in bat-attack murder

Leonardo Arebalo, 59, beaten to death at home Suspect reached police by social media A transient man with connections to Dilley has been remanded into custody on a first-degree felony murder charge after a six-month investigation revealed that he may have beaten a local resident to death with a baseball bat. Identified through the Frio…

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Meeting the challenge

After a month of ‘hybrid’ schooling… A little over a month ago, students and teachers at Dilley ISD dived headlong into the unknown, beginning a school year half in and half out of the traditional classroom, and their new superintendent believes the plan has worked well so far. When school districts in South Texas assessed…

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“Doing the right thing”

Promoting drive-through testing service Pearsall-area residents lined up in the City Hall parking lot Friday morning, September 4, to take COVID-19 tests that were administered free of charge by the Center of Advanced Wellness of San Antonio. The testing session was arranged at short notice in a collaboration between the company and City Hall, where…

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Dilley keeps same tax rate for 2021

Property owners in Dilley will not see a hike in their tax rates for the next year, following a unanimous council decision last week to maintain the 2020 levy. The vote on the tax rate came at the close of a brief special meeting Thursday, September 3, at which councilors concurred that they expect to…

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In wonder and horror

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE My nephew lives in Louisiana, where his wife is stationed with the US Army, and he found himself sitting at home late Wednesday, August 26, as Category 4 Hurricane Laura came bearing down upon the Gulf Coast with 140-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain. It was then that he realized –…

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