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.


 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


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. 


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.


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)