McLain departs Dilley for New Braunfels

Going to join the Unicorns… After serving as superintendent of schools in Dilley for seven years, Dr. Clint McLain has accepted an offer for a position in charge of finances and operations at New Braunfels ISD, where he is scheduled to begin working July 1. The superintendent announced his decision to leave Dilley ISD at…

PHS seniors’ parade set for May 22

A final celebration during lockdown Pearsall High School’s class of 2020 will meet Friday, May 22 for a parade along Oak Street. The event comes nearly three months after the students were sent home to finish their school year during a shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The parade will begin at Carter Street on…

City awards meal contract to locals

Meeting needs of the city’s most vulnerable population during the coronavirus pandemic, Pearsall city officials agreed Monday, May 4, to award two local businesses contracts for a meal program to feed the elderly and disabled. Three businesses had replied to a request for proposals that was advertised for a week. Councilors initially proposed awarding the…

Health service receives $200K for virus testing

Clinics in South Texas have federal backing South Texas Rural Health Services, Inc. in Cotulla has been awarded $204,364 in funding to expand COVID-19 testing by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HHS has awarded $31,137,693 to 72 health centers in Texas, as across…

‘Stranger Danger’ is ever-present threat

Attempted kidnapping in Pearsall; police chief says parents must be vigilant We often become complacent in a rural community; we let our kids play outside from sun up to sun down, and our children are itching to be outside during the ongoing virus-related shutdown. School-aged children yearn to ride their bikes, play with the neighborhood…

City halts street repairs: “Step back and look at our resources…”

Will Pearsall face funding crisis due to budget decisions? Pearsall city councilors havWill Pearsall face funding crisis due to budget decisions?e chosen to delay municipal improvement work, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the uncertainty of sales tax revenue and a lack of engineering services. The decision to table an April 27 agenda item for repairs…

La Salle extends emergency order to May 18

Limited reopening permitted; commissioners hesitate to lift all restrictions An emergency order signed in early April to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in La Salle County was extended last Thursday to continue through May 18, although some businesses may begin reopening their buildings to the public. The decision by commissioners came only four…

Blue Ribbon Campaign promotes civic pride

Now in the mail to addresses in Frio County… Residents of Frio and La Salle counties who have fulfilled their civic duty in the US Census will soon receive blue ribbons to display in front of their properties. “Tie the blue ribbon where it can be seen from the street,” regional census organizer Deborah Hughes…

Soto still at large after Saturday stabbing

Pearsall police are actively searching for local resident Juan Soto on a charge of felony aggravated assault, less than a week after he was arrested for burglary and drug possession. A report on the case indicates officers were dispatched to a home along Devilbliss Street early Saturday morning, April 25, in response to an alleged…

Abbott lets Texas reopen

Restrictions lifted, business can resume Texas Governor Greg Abbott has loosened restrictions at the state level effective Friday, May 1, prompting the state’s economic recovery in a two-phrase approach. The decision has filtered down to rural communities where municipalities are lifting orders to coincide with the governor’s minimum standard health protocols. “This strategic approach to…

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