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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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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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Scholarship winner

Victoria R. Gonzalez of Cotulla has been awarded the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Scholarship for her continuing higher education at Texas A&M International University. The award was made this year in honor of Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown and was presented last week by La Salle County Sheriff Anthony Zertuche. A 2019 graduate of Cotulla…

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Mavs down Owls in opener

DISTRICT 30-4A BASKETBALL Pearsall rolls in second, third periods to crush Hondo 77-64 to open district. Pearsall used a strong second quarter effort to break open a close contest and cruise to a 77-64 win over Hondo in the District 30-4A opener last Friday, January 14. Strong scoring efforts from senior Julian Baez, sophomore Leon…

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Current will publish election candidates’ announcements

By Craig Garnett Publisher The Frio-Nueces Current provides an opportunity for each political candidate to announce his or her candidacy once, free of charge as a news story, before early voting begins. The primary elections for local, regional and statewide government offices will be held Tuesday, March 1. Early voting begins Monday, February 14. Those…

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CITY GOVERNMENT AT THE START OF A NEW YEAR…

Reyes sees hope for Pearsall through grants, planning “Give ourselves a chance to grow” Pearsall City Manager Federico Reyes details city projects he sees as practically important including infrastructure, housing and the completion of master utility studies. During a candid interview on Monday, the city manager was confident the first steps in the $4 million…

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