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Fire prevention week

First responders visit Dilley students

Students at Dilley ISD’s Early Childhood Center and those at Dilley Elementary were treated to presentations by first responders from Dilley, including the constable, game warden, Dilley PD, highway patrol, Dilley Fire Department, Pearsall PD, ambulance and border patrol.

HOW ITS DONE

 Members of the Pearsall Volunteer Fire Department held a presentation for local third, fourth and fifth graders at Pearsall Intermediate during Fire Prevention Week. Sessions included demonstrations on using their equipment

FOR SAFETY’S SAKE 

Members of the Pearsall Volunteer Fire Department visited the Ted Flores Elementary School last week to offer students fire prevention and safety tips and offered a tour of one of their fire trucks during Fire Prevention Week. 

(CURRENT Photos: Manuel Azocar III)

 

2019 All Colors Matter Cancer Walk

NO ONE WALKS ALONE - Participants in the All Colors Matter 2019 Cancer Walk in Cotulla carry portraits of loved one aflicted by the disease during the second annual event last Saturday, October 12 at Veterans Park. Event organizer Anna O. Marroquin said the event raised $3,400 and each featured recipient this year received $1,100 dollars. Adeylyn Esquivel was presented with $300 dollars towards her Disney World trip spending money. 

HISPANIC HERITAGE FIESTA

Area residents flocked to Pearsall’s Polo Patino Park for the inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. The two-day event, featured live performances from a number of artists including AJ Castillo, Pearsall natives M-Dos, Lucky Joe, Zamorales, Vision, Marcos Orozco, Ricky Naranjo and Michael Salgado. A washer pitching tournament and barbecue cook-off were also held on Saturday. Initial reports indicate the event drew nearly 5,000 people for both days, the largest event in Pearsall since the 2018 Cindo de Mayo event featuring La Mafia saw attendance figures of over 3,000 people. Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The celebration is held from September 15 to October 15 each year; beginning in the middle of the month because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. 

(CURRENT Photos: Manuel Azocar III & Kasie Gonzales)

Pearsall Intermediate Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Classes at Pearsall Intermediate celebrated Red Ribbon Week with numerous activities and presentations throughout the week. Pearsall ISDs Police Department joined with members of the Pearsall Police Department for an anti-drug presentation for the children. Pearsall Municipal Judge Lupe Ponce and his staff held a presentation on school safety and representatives from the Texas Agricultural Extension Office and Texas State Department of Health Services in Pearsall also gave a history of Red Ribbon Week and why it is celebrated to fourth and fifth graders. Winners were also announced in the PISD PD door decorating contest. Winning classrooms included third grade class Jeanne Robles, fourth grade class Rocky Hernandez and fifth grade classes Amy Rodriguez and Amanda Garza.

SEASON’S BEST AT THE COTULLA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Families came to the La Salle County Fairgrounds Pavilion and Exhibition Barn Saturday, December 14, for the annual Cotulla Country Christmas (Photos this page), hosted by the Fair Association and featuring seasonal gift ideas, arts and crafts, jewelry, woodwork, skincare and beauty products, scents and decor, and a visit from Santa Claus as well as movie screenings of popular children’s films, and a booth featuring puppies for adoption from a shelter organization. Also popular this year was the traditional hot chocolate station. A variety of foods were also cooked on site and sold as meal plates or wrapped to take home, including fajitas and burgers and the holiday favorite tamales. Event organizers look to expanding the Country Christmas each year to attract more families and to return the festive celebration and fair to its place on the calendar as a key part in the community’s holiday activities. 

(CURRENT Photos: Marc Robertson)

"PIGGIES AT THE CARIBBEAN" AT THE COUNTY FAIR PARADE

Wild Hog Fun in La Salle County: Saturday, March 14 in Downtown Cotulla.

MUSIC & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT THE COUNTY FAIR

Wild Hog Weekend in La Salle County, March 12-15.

LA SALLE COUNTY FAIR FOOD SHOW WINNERS

Participants in the annual Food Show at the La Salle County Fair this year submitted their entries for judging on Friday, March 13, and were awarded ribbons and trophies in categories by age for pastries and desserts, and in the open show for canned goods. Entries earning the highest places in the show went to auction on Saturday, March 14, as a fundraiser for the La Salle County Fair Association. All other entries were offered for sale to the public in the Exhibition Barn.

COTULLA WILD HOG COOK-OFF WINNERS

Announced at the La Salle County Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 14

2020 PHS Senior Parade

Members of the Pearsall High School Class of 2020 held a social distancing parade through the city on Friday afternoon, May 22, traveling the length of Oak Street in decorated cars to the applause of crowds that were being kept at appropriate space from each other. For many students who have been in lockdown since Spring Break, it was the first opportunity to see their fellow community members in more than two months.
(CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

2021 AMERICAN PRIDE: Independence Day Parade, Cotulla

South Texas residents, businesses, elected officials and friends showed their red, white and blue in scorching temperatures Saturday evening, July 3, for the annual Independence Day Parade through downtown Cotulla, an event that attracted scores of participants on floats, foot and horseback through the city.
(CURRENT Photos: Marc Robertson)

2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY, COTULLA STYLE

Live music by Elida Reyna, among other popular Tejano artists, food vendors, refreshment booths and family gathering drew crowds from across La Salle County and beyond for a two-day festival at the county fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4 (Photos this page), while the county hosted another festival of its own with more live music at Martinez Park. The events marked the first large public celebrations at which families have come together since the coronavirus pandemic.
(CURRENT Photos:
Marc Robertson and Amanda Brown Snowden)

FRIO MARKS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2021

National Night Out was celebrated locally Tuesday evening, October 5 in Pearsall and Dilley with activities that included entertainment, a meet-and-greet with police and emergency responders, refreshments and games. Tabbed as a way to show support for community policing and neighborliness, local residents light the night from their porches, signaling a safe environment for families walking or enjoying cooler temperatures outdoors as a way to ring in the fall season. The annual event also marks a way for law enforcement officers and local residents to become better acquainted, and police can promote safety campaigns and crime awareness programs, National Night Out has been geared toward bringing families together and offering activities for children.
Locally, the event is held like a street block party with firefighters and law enforcement demonstrating their emergency response vehicles, children climbing into fire trucks, and a family-friendly atmosphere in which officers and residents are at ease communicating with
each other.
(CURRENT Photos: Breyana Segura & courtesy of city of Dilley)