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24 jailed in La Salle, January 16-29

COUNTY ARRESTS Twenty-four individuals were arrested in La Salle County over the past two weeks on a range of felony and misdemeanor charges and on warrants issued locally and in other jurisdictions. Arrests were made by deputies of the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, and…

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Nomination period begins for MEC board positions

Medina Electric Cooperative will hold member nominating meetings in February at offices in the three voting districts.  Co-op members who wish to either run or nominate a fellow member to run for a position on the Medina EC Board of Directors should plan to attend the meeting for their voting district. Meetings will be held…

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“Citizens have been attentive,” code officer reports

CITY CLEAN-UP EFFORTS CONTINUE Cotulla residents who have been issued with warning letters regarding unkempt properties are beginning to comply with city ordinances in greater numbers, according to a report filed with the city council. Addressing councilors at their last meeting in January, Code Compliance Officer Joey Garcia said warning letters have been mailed to…

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Court OK’s application for storm drainage grant

“CORNERSTONE FOR PROTECTING COMMUNITIES” Frio County commissioners have given the green light for the new administrator of the Nueces River Authority Region 13 to proceed with applying for grant funding for storm water drainage. Commissioners heard from Javier Ramirez during a meeting on Monday, January 23, and learned a final draft for Frio County’s flood…

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Law enforcement news

NEW TO THE FORCE – The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office has filled three new deputies’ positions by administering oaths to a trio of Laredo natives who are recent graduates of the Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. Sheriff Anthony Zertuche presided over the ceremony in the district courtroom Thursday, January…

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32 jailed in Frio, Dec. 20 – Jan. 8

COUNTY ARREST Thirty-two individuals were arrested in Frio County between Tuesday, December 20, and Sunday, January 8, on a range of felony and misdemeanor charges. Arrests were made by deputies of the Frio County Sheriff’s Office, troopers of the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, and officers of the Pearsall Police Department. In addition to…

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City buys Guadalupe Hall

BUILDING TO BECOME PART OF PLAZA FLORITA RESTORATION EFFORT A real estate deal worth nearly a quarter million dollars is being struck this month between the city of Cotulla and the Catholic Diocese of Laredo for the purchase of a church hall that will become part of a redevelopment plan for the historic Plaza Florita.…

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King begins new term in Texas Legislature

Rep. Tracy O. King (D-Uvalde) was sworn in last week for another term in the Texas House of Representatives, joining 149 other colleagues along with family and friends as the 88th Legislative Session convened on Tuesday, January 10. “I am honored to serve the communities of District 80 and look forward to a productive legislative…

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