Lifestyles

Golden years

Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna and his wife Carmen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party on Saturday, September 19. The Lunas were born and raised in Pearsall and were married in September 1970 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. They have raised two sons and a daughter, Ernie, Randy and Brandie;…

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Moore Senior Box meal program coming to Moore

The Moore Community Improvement Club plans on hosting a meeting at the Moore Community Center in October. “We are excited to get back to business and plan for our community,” MCC representative Shelley Delgado said. “We will be proceeding with caution and be following all active mandates. “We have some exciting news to share with…

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As you go forth

The Dilley Police Department is extending its thanks this week to the Martinez family, whose adults and children invited officers to their home recently and offered tokens of appreciation, including gift bags and a prayer of blessing for those going out on patrol. Police Chief Homer Delgado said he believes the gesture was felt deeply…

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Yard of the month winner

The Cotulla-La Salle County Chamber of Commerce has named its inaugural Yard of the Month winner for September 2020. Celia Avila of Cotulla was awarded the honor this month. She is pictured with Isaac Cerda.

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Bachelor earns Naval promotion

Pearsall First United Methodist Church pastor David Bachelor was promoted to the rank of Naval Captain during a ceremony on September 10 at the church. The promotion is on par with the promotion to a full colonel in other branches of the military. He was joined by his wife Glenda and his mother, Diana Bachelor,…

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Dovalina joins board of directors at BCL

“Understanding of the needs of rural communities…” Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas, a statewide nonprofit lender, announced last week that new members to its board of directors will include Cotulla City Administrator Larry Dovalina. Dovalina is a Laredo native and has served as administrator for Cotulla for several years after a career in…

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ASK TENCHA

“Nombre shut up! I have loved every minute of it!” Hola! It’s Tencha! I want to take the time to say “muchas gracias” for all the years of laughing, crying, good times, and bad times. Next month will be three years of getting to know, and trying to help, my many amigos and fellow readers…

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SWART EARNS STATEWIDE RECOGNITION

The Southwest Area Regional Transit District was awarded the 2020 Texas State Rural Transit System of the Year honor on August 26 by the Texas Transit Association. “We are extremely honored to receive this award and to be recognized by our peers and state leaders,” SWART General Manager Sarah Hidalgo-Cook said. The agency recently celebrated…

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The Bible and The Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD Labor Day celebrations proved people have a sand-nature. From Burning Man celebrations on Ocean Beach near San Francisco to this year’s ‘not’ Burning Man in the Black Rock desert of Nevada to the Ipanema beach of Rio de Janeiro, people swarmed to sandy places regardless of the consequences. San Francisco mayor,…

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The Bible and The Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD The major networks were working very hard recently at fact-checking. The spirit of fact-checking and setting the record straight appears to have influenced ABC News to take a maverick angle and cover a story that did not originate in the election, COVID-19 or urban protests. The story was about equestrians. Equestrians…

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