Frio-Nueces Current


Zepeda launches new programs in Pearsall


Since being hired by the city in mid- August, Pearsall's new police chief has begun work on a number of community programs he believes will reinforce the department's image. Paul Zepeda replaces Henry Martinez, who was fired by City Manager Richard Alvarez in July following accusations that he had illegally implemented a quota system for his officers and that he had refused to act on a directive to investigate a patrolman's relationship with a city employee.

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"I don't want to incur a debt that my grandson is going to pay" --

Utility service improvements such as a system upgrade recently undertaken in downtown Cotulla are among the municipal priorities listed for expenditures under a proposed $10 million bond sale.

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Green flash

Pearsall's Adrian Leal cuts off a block from teammate Adrian Garcia and hits the sidelines for an 89- yard kickoff return for a score during the Mavs' 33-14 loss to Lytle on Friday. The score gave Pearsall a 14-13 lead at the time.

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Pearsall pillaged

By Manuel Azocar III 

Pearsall hit the road for the first time this season and hit a wall in dropping a 33-14 decision to Lytle last Friday at Walter Joyce Stadium. Offensively, the Mavericks looked outmatched and were out of sorts defensively in collecting the first loss of the year.

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Yellow Jackets outlast Cowboys 28-20 in non-district tilt

By Manuel Azocar III 

In another solid effort, Cotulla took additional steps toward securing its first victory of the season but fell just short in a 28-20 loss to Sabinal last Friday. “Our players took another big step forward this week,” CHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Cory Spivey said. “I'm proud of our effort.

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