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MARIACHI COTULENO

The Cotulla High School Mariachi Band, has earned advancement to the state competition after receiving three Division I ratings of ‘Superior’ from judges at the regional Mariachi Solo & Enselmble competition on Saturday, February 3. The State Mariachi Contest will be held Feb. 22 at the Seguin Performing Arts Center. Directors Frank Ramirez and Elio…

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BARBECUE CONTEST TEAMS

From Dilley High School are setting high standards this year as all the groups have earned a bid to the state competition in May. The BarBie Queties, the first ever all-female pitmasters group, Onesis BBQ, Dilley Wolves and Dilley Lobos teams competed in Uvalde on Saturday, February 3, all earning a bid to the state…

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DEBATE TEAM MEMBERS

From Dilley High School (L-R) Jonathan Osio, Brazos Viesca, Abriella Kayl and Chloe Rodriguez have earned places at the University Interscholastic League State Contest in Cross Examination Debate, scheduled for March 11-16 at the University of Texas at Austin, after the boys earned first place and the girls second in the February 2 district competition.…

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FLORAL DESIGN

Students in Karrie Thomas’ class at Cotulla High School recently took and passed the Texas State Floral Association exam. The course is a part of the FFA program at CHS and is designed to develop students’ ability to identify and demonstrate the principles and techniques related to floral design as well as develop an understanding…

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UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

Two earn degrees at Sam Houston State A pair of locals have received degrees during the 2023 Fall semester at Sam Houston State University. Moore’s Reese Reynolds and Cotulla’s Gail Salinas earned their degrees during commencement ceremonies at SHSU Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in December. Salinas graduated with a Master of Science degree in Homeland…

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ALL-STATE BAND

Students from Frio County (L-R) Dante Mendez of Dilley and Steven Herrera of Pearsall, both on trumpet, earned advancement and auditioned for seats last week for the clinic and concert held during the annual conference of the Texas Music Educators’ Association in the Lila Cockrell Theater at the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center in San…

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Reynolds named to Dean’s List at LeTourneau University

Shelby Reynolds of Pearsall has been named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List at LeTourneau University in Longview. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester. “As the comprehensive Christian polytechnic institution in the country, LeTourneau University attracts students who are among our nation’s…

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SWTJC offers vocational training for Cotulla grads

Southwest Texas Junior College Workforce Training and Development representatives met with Cotulla High School seniors on Friday, January 26, to provide information on a number of specialized courses that help young adults earn career salaries. The educational programs are available to seniors immediately after they graduate from high school. Those who enroll immediately after leaving…

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ACADEMIC TEAM MEMBERS

ACADEMIC TEAM MEMBERS from Cotulla High School took part in the University Interscholastic League invitational at Eagle Pass High School last week, competing against peers from other South Texas schools in the pre-district season in a variety of debate and academic contests as part of their training for the main event later in the semester.…

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