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Pearsall residents may face rate hike

Consultant points out shortfalls, necessities After a rate study conducted by Capex Consulting and a unanimous decision to repeal a surcharge last month by Pearsall city councilors, citizens may soon face a hike in their utility bills. The objective of the rate study was to review the city’s operating and capital costs in order to…

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Five-alarm fire under investigation

Volunteer firefighters from local communities responded to a five-alarm fire Thursday evening to find a home along Interstate 35 fully engulfed in flames. A report on the incident shows Moore VFD Fire Chief JD Earls was notified of the blaze by an emergency medical service employee who happened to see the fire as he was…

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Census ‘Blue Ribbon’ displays earn prizes

All households are required to complete a 2020 US Census form and may now only do so online at uscensus.gov or by phone on a toll-free line at 844-330-2020 for English and 844-468-2020 for Spanish. There will be no more paper questionnaires mailed in this year’s census. Residents of Frio County who have completed their…

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Summer Reading Program begins June 1, despite closure

DILLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS By Norma Herrera Library Director The Dilley Public Library is still closed for everyone’s protection and to keep our children safe. We believe that social distancing is the best thing to help protect all of our community members. We regret to report that our traditional in-house “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading…

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George Curtis Toalson

George Curtis Toalson, died on the morning of Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the age of 88 years. He was born on June 27, 1931 in Pearsall to George Andrew and Ima Dell Clark Toalson. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jimmie Nan, and her brothers Michael Leslie and William Timothy Mangan.…

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Cotulla – La Salle Airport receives fed support

The Cotulla-La Salle County Airport has received $20,000 in funding through the Airport Improvement Program in the CARES Act, used to help pay for incurred costs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The funds are also aimed at allowing critical safety and capacity projects to continue regardless of the airport’s current financial circumstances, according to US…

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WSA launches tutorial video for job seekers

Workforce Solutions Alamo has developed step-by-step tutorial videos to help applicants navigate its online services as part of the agency’s strategy to improve accessibility for job seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created with the city of San Antonio, the goal of the tutorial videos is to help recently laid-off workers understand what information they need,…

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Cotulla considers $150K splash park near Hwy 97

An idea floated late last year with public input to the Frank Rodnofsky architectural firm for urban planning may soon see the light of day, if the city of Cotulla is able to coordinate efforts for construction of a splash park on undeveloped land beside Hwy 97. The targeted property lies between the state highway…

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Crowd restrictions remain in place at area businesses

With county and city governments easing their restrictions on the heels of an order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to encourage reopening the state’s economy, a number of local and voluntary guidelines remain in place. At retail stores, gas stations and restaurants, crowd limitations remain in effect, with dine-in facilities limited to 25 percent of…

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Pearsall, Cotulla receive funds for public housing assistance

The Pearsall Little League organization will be cancelling its 2020 season amid safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release this week. “While this was a difficult decision to make, we believe this decision was in the best interest of our community,” the organization noted in its statement. “We will provide…

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