Area News

Cuellar co-sponsors bipartisan legislation to support women veterans

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) co-sponsored H.R. 2452, the Deborah Sampson Act, which aims to address inequities in accessing VA healthcare and benefits for women veterans. The Deborah Sampson Act will improve access to healthcare, legal services, housing, and other resources for women veterans. “Veterans deserve the highest quality care when they return home, regardless of…

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Frio arrests: November 4 – 10; 15 go to jail

Fifteen suspects were taken into custody in Frio County over the past weeks, with arrests made by Sheriff’s deputies, Pearsall Police Dept., Dilley Police Dept. and troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charges ranged from misdemeanor offenses to felonies, including drug-related offenses. Those taken into custody between Monday November 4 through Sunday November…

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Winner, winner

Lupe Esquivel was the third place winner of the Virginia Thompson Pearsall Education Foundation’s annual fundraising raffle on Friday, November 1 during the Pearsall Mavericks football game against Hondo. Esquivel was awarded a $2,500 gift card. The VTPEF provides funding to teachers and students in the form of scholarships.

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DPL awarded Ladd and Katherine Hancher Foundation Grant

The Dilley Public Library has been awarded a $10,156 grant from the Hancher Foundation and the funds will be used to enhance the library’s services for the children of the community and surrounding areas. DPL Director Norma Herrera says the library will be purchasing AWE Educational Learning Centers, units that include two Early Literacy stations…

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Academic Honor Rolls

PEARSALL HIGH SCHOOL SECOND SIX WEEKS Ninth grade A honor roll, Jackson Beever, Madyson Bradley, Nicholas Camarillo, Samantha Diaz, Bryant Feldhousen, Abram Garcia, Ebony Garza, Sophia Garza, Gavino Gutierrez, Weston Hurst, Zarina Leal, Diamond Morquecho, Jennacy Munoz, Nilay Patel, Armando Peralta, Alexis Perez, Braeden Phillips, Caesar Sosa, Lorena Trevino; ninth grade AB honor roll, Chloe…

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La Salle County Arrests: November 4 – 10; 5 cuffed

Five individuals were taken into custody on a range of charges in La Salle County over the past weeks, with arrests made by sheriff’s deputies and troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol. In addition to those being held in the La Salle County Jail on behalf of other law enforcement agencies…

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To preserve history…

The remaining members of the Frio Vision Alive organization donated the remaining funds from that group after it dissolved due to a lack of volunteers to the Frio Pioneer Jail Museum Association in Pearsall during a ceremony Monday evening, November 11. The group extended its thanks to the many volunteers and donors with whom they…

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Senator Zaffirini seeks re-election in 2020

Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, has filed her candidacy for re-election in 2020 to represent the state’s 21st Senatorial District, which includes all or part of 18 counties, namely, Atascosa, Bee, Caldwell, Bexar, Duval, Guadalupe, Hays, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Webb, Wilson and Zapata. The first…

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Huajilla Unit TRTA reports state organization nearing membership goal

Members of the local Huajilla Unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association met at the D’Hanis Community Center on October 28 for its monthly meeting. Sixty members and two guests were in attendance. After pledges, an opening prayer, and singing of the National Anthem, President Jim Rigby opened the meeting. Guests Frances Nadine Lovett and…

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CASA at Fall Festival

Pearsall Police Chief Peter Salinas, CASA Advisory and Supervisor Francie Gasch pose with children at the annual First United Methodist Church, San Pablo Methodist Church and Tree of Life Learning Academy school Fall Festival. Anyone interested in helping children in need can call (830) 267-1025 to find out more about CASA and how they are…

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