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Believe in me, too...

A Cotulla youngster shares his Christmas wishes with Santa Claus, who visited the city Friday evening, December 5, for the annual lighting of the downtown decorations at Veterans Park, an event that began with a lighted parade and included music and refreshments for children.

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Garcia will retire

BREYANA SEGURA 

Within days of taking the oath of office for his sixth consecutive term, Frio County Judge Carlos "Chale" Garcia will call it quits in January, citing family and personal priorities but leaving a gap at the head of the commissioners' table.

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Encinal opens $1.5M City Hall with fanfare

MARC ROBERTSON 

City, regional and state officials joined law enforcement, school and civic leaders beside IH-35 in Encinal Friday morning, December 5 to celebrate the official opening of a purpose-built City Hall that was paid for in large part by the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division.

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Cowgirls finish third at Maverick Classic

By Manuel Azocar III 

Cotulla won two of three outings at the Maverick Classic basketball tournament to place third overall at the event, after dropping the host team on Saturday morning. Having dropped a nondistrict decision to Pearsall earlier in the week, Cotulla avenged that setback in the third place contest with a 38-36 decision.

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Wolfe Pride...

The Dilley Youth Football Association Junior Wolves won their pee wee division title in playoff action in Lytle on Saturday, December 6 with a record of 5-2. Teams in contention at the event included Pearsall, Lytle, Cotulla, Dilley, Natalia, Jourdanton, Devine and Charlotte. Team members include Elijah Luna, Seth Cano, Roman Martel, Aiden Gonzalez, Joe Torres, Gavin Hernandez, Dorian Aranda, Ethan Santos, Zachariah Garcia, Juan Garcia, Damian Kisner, Colton Ward, Jerrod Garcia, Adrian Carrazco, Diego Torres, Sebastian Garcia, Michael Perez, Raul Molina, Kenneth Mintor. Head Coach is Roger Ramirez and assistants are Danny Cano, Danny Aranda, Fabian Santos and David Luna. Team moms were Dalia Ramirez, Brenda Carrasco and Dora Aranda.

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Maverick Classic action...

Pearsall's Natalie Ramos (Left Photo) drives the lane on a Charlotte defender during first round action of the Maverick Classic basketball tournament on Thursday, December 4. (Right Photo) Jeremy Telles splits a pair of Natalia defenders and draws a foul on his way through the lane during the Mavs' tourney opener.

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Gonzalez named Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Station hiting Field recently announced their Sailor of the Year. The program recognizes the top Sailors nominated by the air station’s Air Traffic Control, Crash, and Security divisions. The recipient was Aviation Boatswain’s Mate First Class Sofia Gonzalez. Gonzalez’ performance in professional and collateral capacities was singular among her peers.

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Ventura graduates basic training

Jon A. Ventura, a 2013 graduate of Pearsall High School, has recently completed his Navy Basic Training a the Naval Command Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Ventura is attending a LS “A” School Training in Meridian, Mississippi. After completion of “A” school training, the seaman will be station in Newfort News, Virginia.

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