Area Breaking News

La Salle hesitates to repeat $60k Food Bank donation

Learning that the county has been paying a higher amount than its neighbors to the San Antonio Food Bank for charitable supplements for local households, La Salle commissioners have put on hold a decision on continuing the arrangement without substantive changes. Annual contributions by La Salle County to the food distribution organization have totaled $60,000,…

Read More

Voters decide last of local elections

A run-off election for a place on the Cotulla ISD Board of Trustees and a re-run to settle a tied vote in a Dilley City Council race ended Saturday, June 12, with winners announced shortly after polls closed. Nathan Rodriguez has defeated Dilley Councilor Joanne Rodriguez for Place 2 at the table, garnering 188 votes…

Read More

No backflow valve: New Encinal library damaged by feces surge

When the new Encinal Public Library opened last year, its operations were limited by constraints imposed under health and safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic, but county officials were unaware that the building lacked a backflow device that would prevent raw sewage rushing across the floor. Heavy rains recently raised sewage and run-off levels…

Read More

County plan for engineering contract founders

Progress in contracting Ardurra Group, Inc. as an engineering firm for the county came to a halt Wednesday morning after Precinct 4 Commissioner Jose Asuncion questioned Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna’s readiness to hire the company. Asuncion quizzed the judge during a Wednesday, June 2, commissioners’ court meeting, citing the ‘irregular time and day’ and…

Read More

A Taste of Texas

Pearsall native Mitch Moreno Jr., 5, takes advantage of an early summer rainbow to add a little color to his world. The region has experienced a range of severe weather systems in recent weeks, including successive fronts of torrential rain between days of bright sky and temperatures in the 90s. Heavy downpours last week swept…

Read More

Pearsall traffic stop yields meth, marijuana

A routine traffic stop turned into a felony drug arrest last week after officers found methamphetamine and marijuana. Pearsall police say the driver behind the wheel of a Ford truck was traveling 21 miles over the posted speed limit on Oak Street. The officer effecting the traffic stop reportedly noted a strong smell of marijuana…

Read More

The masks come off

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an order that the mask mandate in place for the past year is to be fully lifted this week, and there may be no more enforcement of the requirement that the public wear masks at places of government, business and open spaces. In Frio and La Salle counties, government…

Read More

“We are going to go on doing what we do”

Indications are strong that South Texas has begun its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Sales tax revenues to cities, based on purchases made two months previously, and payments to the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund contribute data that is judged by municipal governments for an immediate evaluation of the economy. That economy, according to city…

Read More