Cantu is city’s top cop for 2019

By Breyana Segura The Pearsall Police Department has named Patrolman Abraham Cantu as Officer of the Year for 2019. Ofc. Cantu joined the department in May 2018 and over the past year has been selected as officer of the quarter once. A mere six months after joining the police force, Cantu earned a canine handler…

Deadline nears for voter registry

2020 ELECTIONS The deadline to register to vote in the March 3 primary elections in Frio and La Salle counties is Monday, February 3.  Voters may register with the county clerks’ offices in their respective county courthouses or online at votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/. After a person registers to vote, a voter registration certificate – which will serve as proof of…

Gunman in custody after police standoff

Fugitive nabbed on warrants in Bexar County… BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer Pearsall police are confirming this week that a man involved in a Wednesday, January 8, standoff has been captured in Bexar County. According to a report on the case, Pearsall officers were dispatched to a home along Power Plant Road on the city’s…

$5.2M contract will pay for El Jardin Road rebuild

MARC ROBERTSON Editor An unpaved county road stretching northeast from Los Angeles towards the Frio River in La Salle County will be rebuilt to support energy industry traffic at a cost of $5.2 million, with a contract for the job going to J. Caroll Weaver. County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 13, to proceed…

County judges project progress for coming year

Looking ahead in 2020: Joel Rodriguez Jr., La Salle County MARC ROBERTSON Editor Road and bridge repair with state funding for more such work are at the top of the priority list for La Salle County government in the new year, and Judge Joel Rodriguez is keen to see progress at the most demanding sites…

CANDIDACY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Frio-Nueces Current has begun publishing announcements of local candidates for election in the 2020 Democratic and Republican party primaries. Announcements for candidacy in local, regional, state and national office may be published once, free of charge, at the candidate’s request, when space allows. Submissions must be no longer than 300 words and should include…

La Salle earns 2019 STEER Eagle Ford Excellence Award

“Life-changing in a rural area” The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) has named La Salle County and its first responders as winners of 2019 Eagle Ford Excellence Award for Community Achievement in Safety. La Salle County was honored for its collaborative efforts with the oil and gas industry to “work diligently to protect…

County judges project progress for coming year

Looking ahead in 2020: Arnulfo Luna, Frio County BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer As he begins his fifth year at the bench, Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna revisits the successes and challenges of 2019 and shares his vision for 2020. Although 2019 came with the normal run-of-the-mill infrastructure projects, Luna touts the county’s success in…

NEW YEAR’S BABY

The first baby born in Frio County in 2020 was delivered at 6:11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, at Frio Regional Hospital. Lucas Jesus Castillo is the son of Loren Maldonado and Jesus Castillo of Pearsall, delivered by Dr. Valentin Ugwe, tipped the scales at 7 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 21 inches in length. He…

US Census seeks local helpers

The US Census Bureau is actively looking for prospective census takers for 2020 and is offering pay of $18.50 per hour and 58 cents per mile for driving. Census representatives are presently touring South Texas communities to recruit census takers and other staff who will take part in gathering information on the population during 2020.…

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