- FREEDOMFEST FIESTA
FREEDOMFEST FIESTA will be held Friday and Saturday, July 2-3, 5 p.m.-midnight at Polo Patino Park in Pearsall. Music by Roberto Pulido and other bands. $5 per person. Food vendors. Event is sponsored by El Sacrificio, a non-profit organization providing scholarships. Proceeds will go to repair El Sacrificio Community Center on Peach Street, a future food bank provider. Call Reynaldo M. Treviño at (830) 772-5930 or email: [email protected]
- INDEPENDENCE DAY
INDEPENDENCE DAY festival vendors and parade participants wanted for the Cotulla two-day event, Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4, with evening parade through downtown and events with booths and entertainers at the La Salle County Fairgrounds. Call City Hall, (830) 879-2367.
- TIME CAPSULE
TIME CAPSULE details are needed by Frio County for accurate information on its exact location. The time capsule was buried in 1971 at the courthouse north lawn. Anyone with information on a precise location, call the Office of the County Judge at (830) 334-2154.
- AFFECTED BY COVID-19?
AFFECTED BY COVID-19? Eligible families may qualify for up to $3,200 in utility assistance. Encinal Outreach is available July 7 and 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Encinal Nutrition Center at 602 Nopal St. in Encinal. Call (830) 876-1212.
- TREASURE HUNT
TREASURE HUNT’ Vacation Bible School hosted by the Dilley First United Methodist Church on West Miller Street, in conjunction with the Bethania United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9, for children from pre-K through 6th grade. Older youths are welcome to help; parents are welcome to stay. Lunch is included. For information, call Pastor Jennifer Kelley, (432) 693-6330.
- MANGONADA & BAKE SALE
MANGONADA & BAKE SALE hosted as a fundraiser by the Dilley High School Band Boosters, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Dollar General store on Main Street.
CELEBRATION and bake sale will be on Saturday, July 10, hosted by the Bigfoot Wallace Museum, beginning at 9 a.m. with hot dog meals for $5. Museum T-shirts, caps, cookbooks and postcards will also be on sale. All donations go to the museum at FM 472 and FM 462.
- SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT
SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT hosted by the Pearsall Police Department is Friday, July 16 at dusk at the PD parking lot, 911 Veterans Drive. The Croods 2 will be shown. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be available. There will also be an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.
- SUMMER READING PROGRAM
SUMMER READING PROGRAM is underway at Alexander Memorial Library, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. through July 29. Call AML at (830) 879-2601.
- PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. by the Pearsall Independent School District to discuss the 2021-22 Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) Application. The hearing will be held in the PISD Administration Building Board Room on 318 Berry Ranch Road.
- FOOD DISTRIBUTION
FOOD DISTRIBUTION on Thursday, July 22 at 101 Commerce St. in Dilley starting at 9:30 a.m. The truck usually arrives between 8 and 9 a.m.
- READING RAILROAD
READING RAILROAD “Keeping Our Kids On Track” hosted by the First United Methodist Church, 122 West Miller Street in Dilley; 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, for children in Pre-K through 6th grade, featuring crafts and games, and storybook reading. Local volunteers are helping. Snacks and prizes are included. For more information, call Pastor Jennifer Kelley, (432) 693-6330.
- PESTICIDE APPLICATOR
PESTICIDE APPLICATOR training course offered by La Salle County AgriLife Extension Service, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, at the AgriLife office at 119 S. Front Street, Cotulla. Cost of training is $10, cash only. Contact Victoria Wilson for more information, (830) 483-5165.
- MEDICAL BENEFIT
MEDICAL BENEFIT fundraiser plate sale, 11:30 a.m. onwards, Saturday, July 24, at Dilley downtown park, with hamburgers, chips and drink for $6 donations to help offset expenses for Raymond Castaneda Jr., undergoing cancer treatment. Pay in person or by CashApp to $JPCAST7. All contributions appreciated.
- MINI CHEER CAMP
MINI CHEER CAMP hosted by the Pearsall Maverick cheerleaders, July 26-28 at the PHS Gym from 8 a.m. to noon. Themes for the event include Hawaiian, Fiesta and Spirit Day. The event is for children ages 3-13 years of age and young children must be potty trained. Fee is $30 for one child and $15 for each additional child in the family.
- BIG FISH BAY
BIG FISH BAY Hooked on God’s Mercy Vacation Bible School at the Pearsall First United Methodist Church will be July 27-29 from 9 a.m. to noon, 507 E. San Antonio for students in kinder to fifth grade. Pre-registration runs through July 16 in the church office. Call Nancy Harris at (830) 334-9494 from 9 a.m. to noon to register
- 50TH REUNION
50TH REUNION of the Cotulla High School Class of 1971 will be on Saturday, August 14, at noon at the Talbert Hunting Lodge at 1620 Cochina Rd. in Cotulla. All class members and their spouses are welcome for an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship. RSVP Hector Soliz at (956) 652-5950, Luanne Potthast Byars (940) 886-8088 or Laura Leifeste Boatwright (979) 450-3497.
- TOWN HALL
TOWN HALL meeting hosted by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office for all county landowners, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the AB Alexander Convention Center, Cotulla, to discuss the border and immigration crisis, property damage, trespassing, human smuggling and pursuits.
- PEARSALL FOOD BANK
PEARSALL FOOD BANK sponsors and volunteers needed by El Sacrificio. Food Bank has been pre-approved and will be located at the Sacrificio Community Center ion Peach St. Food bank administered by El Sacrificio, call Albert Alvarez, President, (956) 588-5021.