Area News

“We want action; some houses have snakes”

By Marc Robertson More than a dozen owners of empty lots or abandoned houses in Cotulla have been sent notice this month that their properties have been targeted by City Hall for clearing and that they may be billed for the work. In a move prompted by a unanimous vote from councilors present at Thursday…

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A little help from our friends

Winter Storm Uri continues to affect South Texas homes, revealing the vulnerability of some cities’ antiquated water systems and their inability to survive extreme water and climate changes. Nearly a week after the Valentine’s Day storm wrought havoc across the state, causing millions to go days without electricity or water, utility services were restored by…

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PD names Gutierrez Officer of the Quarter

By Breyana Segura The Pearsall Police Department has named Detective Corporal Jesse Gutierrez as the Officer of the Quarter, commending him for a proactive approach to law enforcement and a series of notable arrests. The six-year veteran earns the year’s first-quarter accolade for “Providing exemplary service to the community,” according to Police Chief Humberto Torralba…

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Fatal collision

A northbound Ben & Jerry’s box truck collided with the rear of a freight truck shipping container trailer Monday afternoon, April 5, in the northbound lanes of IH-35 south of Pearsall near Melon. Police have confirmed that the driver of the truck, only identified as a San Antonio man, was killed in the collision. Authorities…

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We stand together

Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from all agencies and services joined hands and observed a minute of silence Thursday afternoon, April 1, in commemoration of the life and service of Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Walker, who died on March 31, five days after sustaining several gunshot wounds during a…

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WIC hosts community fair in Dilley

Frio County Women, Infants & Children (WIC) collaborated with local non-profit organizations last week to host a community resource fair with the intent of giving back to the community during the pandemic and aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. WIC representatives hosted the outreach event in Dilley on Thursday, March 18. The event aimed to bring…

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Lopez is Woman’s Club of Cotulla Honors Banquet Guest Speaker

The Woman’s Club of Cotulla 62nd Honors Banquet which annually honors the top three students in each high school class will be held on April 15 the Betty Avant Cafetorium on the Cotulla High School campus. The banquet, which will be at 6 p.m., will also recognize only the members of the Los Jefes Chapter…

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STRANGULATION: IDENTIFYING A NEW EPIDEMIC

  STRANGULATION: IDENTIFYING A NEW EPIDEMIC Conference on Crimes Against Women works with law enforcement to help investigate, reduce incidents of abuse By Marc Robertson Late on a Saturday night, a lone sheriff’s deputy responds to a call from a home on the edge of town. A fight has broken out between a couple who…

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