Frio develops plan with local reps

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE “The whole thing comes down to common sense…” Local government leaders, health officials and school district representatives from across Frio County met Monday, March 16, to discuss how to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Acknowledging the public’s reaction and issues surrounding COVID-19, Frio Regional Hospital CEO John Hughson said he believes the facility is…

La Salle focuses on vulnerable; won’t close parks

School district on Spring Break; trustees decide this week on closure Closely monitoring state health reports from metropolitan areas to the north and south, La Salle County Judge Joel Rodriguez said on Tuesday that he has ordered a focus on helping prevent the most vulnerable residents from being exposed to the coronavirus. The La Salle…

Late-night correction flips La Salle primary result

2020 ELECTIONS Sheriff Rodriguez’ slim lead vanishes; challenger Zertuche claims victory Two-term incumbent La Salle County Sheriff Miguel Rodriguez was celebrating a narrow victory over challenger Anthony Zertuche on Tuesday night, March 3, when elections staff admitted they had made an error. The correction, which was made an hour after the county posted its election…

Police raid nets four, yields meth, heroin, pills

‘Stop-and-go traffic’ indicative of drug trade… Four Pearsall residents were jailed last week after a police raid of their west side residence in which officers reportedly uncovered a cache of narcotics. Pearsall police indicated in a prepared statement this week that investigators had received several tips regarding what they described as stop-and-go traffic at the…

Commissioners kickstart county’s dialysis clinic project

$3.3M facility should be built by next spring Kidney dialysis patients in La Salle County may soon have a new facility closer to home in which to receive lifesaving treatment, following a commissioners’ decision Monday, March 9, to accelerate the construction bid process and apply for a grant. The county’s new dialysis clinic is planned…

‘Twilight Sparkle’ cash machine-smashing robbery bungler remains at large

A Pearsall man wearing a ‘Twilight Sparkle’ mask failed in his attempt to rob an automated teller machine using a rock and a pair of scissors, according to investigators. Police were dispatched to a bank on the city’s west side Saturday, February 22, where they discovered the ATM had sustained extensive damage, according to a…

Law enforcement continues hunting bat-wielding killer

A Dilley man has died from sustaining blunt force trauma injuries to his head when he was beaten with a baseball bat on Thursday, February 27. Law enforcement officers have begun making inquiries into the case and are reportedly looking for any information on an assailant. Sources close to the case have indicated 60-year-old Matthew…

Allala files suit against city staff, fellow councilor

Claims of illegitimate officeholding… A lawsuit filed by Cotulla City Councilor Luis Allala Jr. was served to the city secretary and administrator five minutes before a council meeting was to take place Wednesday evening, February 26, alleging improper appointment and illegal officeholding by a fellow councilor. The suit was also filed against Councilor Gilbert Ayala,…

Top candidates head into May 26 run-off elections

2020 ELECTIONS DeLeon, Morse take the lead for sheriff in Frio County; Sheriff Rodriguez wins nomination in La Salle Polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Democratic and Republican party primaries for local, state and national government offices, and a number of candidates in Frio and La Salle counties will face each…

2020 Elections

Speaking their minds… The Frio-Nueces Current hosted a public forum in Pearsall on Sunday, February 23, featuring the candidates running for the office of Frio County Sheriff in the Democratic and Republican Party primaries, which will be held on March 3. Candidates who took part in the forum to answer questions from the public were…

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