Area News

Frio commissioners support countywide burn ban during drought conditions

Frio County Commissioners have approved a county-wide burn ban, restricting all outdoor burning for 90 days beginning January 25. With input from County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Kallio, commissioners cited “circumstances present in all or parts of the unincorporated areas of the county that create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor…

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“Seatbelts saved their lives,” Highway Patrol says

Dilley woman and child survive high-speed crash… A highway traveler from Dilley and her young son emerged from the wreckage of their vehicle after a crash on a highway overpass Thursday, February 20, having likely been saved from fatal injury by their seatbelts, according to the Highway Patrol. Emergency responders arrived at the scene of…

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Councilors’ no-show prevents resignation

Ayala hoped to leave office during county election bid A shortage of attendees at a Cotulla City Council meeting Wednesday, February 18, left Gilbert Ayala holding his seat, despite his plans to resign while he campaigns for election to a countywide office. Present at the meeting Wednesday with Ayala were Councilors Tanis Lopez and Juan…

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Frio Hospital adds MRI machine

Serving clients soon… Frio Regional Hospital in Pearsall recently added a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and is accepting outpatient appointments for MRI exams in addition to providing diagnostic scanning for hospital inpatients. In partnership with Advanced Imaging Management, LLC of League City, Texas, the hospital will provide the services weekly Monday through Friday during…

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Dilley picks Solis for legal services

The Dilley City Council has voted to retain Molly Solis as the attorney for municipal affairs, electing to switch contracts to a new law firm in order to continue receiving her counsel. Atty. Solis – who represented the city in the past – had addressed the council at its January meeting to announce that she…

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La Salle County: 29 in custody, Feb. 3-16

Twenty-nine individuals were arrested by law enforcement officers in La Salle County on a range of felony and misdemeanor charges between Monday, February 3, and Sunday, Feb. 16. In addition to those held on behalf of other jurisdictions, those taken into custody with arrest times logged at booking in the La Salle County Jail, were…

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Hughes promotes Census participation

“The numbers are going to shape our future…” With wages higher than the average small-town income, temporary employees in this year’s US Census will take an active role in helping their communities qualify for grant funds and government resources, according to Debra Hughes, who addressed Dilley councilors last week. In a special presentation aimed at…

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Council hires LNV for street improvement project

After much debate, Pearsall city councilors have voted unanimously to hire LNV Engineering for the preparation and specifications of an upcoming street project. Councilors expressed their concern with awarding the contract to the engineering firm after claims of neglect by LNV. “We pay them a lot of money,” Councilor Davina Rodriguez said. “What I see…

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