City of Pearsall – No water for NE quadrant

July 30, 2021

Contractors working on the west side of town have struck a water main at the intersection of Mulberry and Trinity Streets. The city is hoping to have the water restored by 4 p.m. today. The total NE quadrant of the city will be effected.

Gonzales is PPD’s Officer of the Quarter

July 29, 2021

The Pearsall Police department has announced that Lindsey Gonzales has been named Officer of the Quarter for the months of April though June 2021. Officer Gonzales has been with the department since November 2018. During her tenure she has earned her canine handler’s certification. In October 2020, the officer began patrolling the streets with her…

Police investigate infant’s death

July 29, 2021

Medics arrived, but baby was unresponsive Pearsall police are confirming this week that an investigation into the death of an infant earlier this month is still ongoing. According to a press release from Pearsall Police Chief Humberto Torralba II, officers were dispatched to a home on West Colorado Street shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, July…

Firefighters handle local blazes

July 29, 2021

Three house fires in Pearsall last week have displaced two families and prompted an arson investigation after the discovery of an apparent ignition site in a vacant mobile home. The first incident took place at 4 p.m. Monday, July 19, when firefighters were dispatched to handle a fire that had allegedly been set intentionally in…

Listed as dangerous, escapee nabbed in La Salle

July 29, 2021

A man who escaped from a detention facility in Gonzales County last week has been captured locally after a search involving officers from several law enforcement agencies. Identified as Juan Mario Garcia, 21, the fugitive is believed to have scaled two lines of perimeter fencing around a recreation yard at the Gonzales County Jail on…

Investigation reveals lightning strike caused downtown business fire

July 29, 2021

Wires burned, ceiling joists charred; attic space does not meet building codes, marshal says Although electricity and telephone service had been turned off in a vacant business space at the end of a downtown building in Cotulla, a lightning strike on Tuesday morning last week is believed to have caused wires and outlets to burn,…

Report: No foul play in cowboy’s drowning

July 22, 2021

Manhunt ends with sad news The discovery of a local cowboy’s body in a stock tank on a ranch in northeastern La Salle County early Monday, July 19, put an end to an overnight manhunt involving officers from several law enforcement agencies. Jasper Triplitt, 20, had last been seen shortly before sundown when he and…

Local officers continue smuggler pursuits

July 22, 2021

“It’s not stopping” Hazardous high-speed chases have become a routine occurrence in Frio County and are ending in abrupt stops with people fleeing in all directions into the brush. “It is not stopping,” Frio County Sheriff’s Lt. Joshua Longoria said of the many chases in which the sheriff’s office was involved last week. “Many of…

A chance to voice concerns

July 22, 2021

La Salle Town Hall meeting set for July 28 La Salle County residents who own property in outlying areas as well as those in towns affected by recent law enforcement action in the interception of smugglers are being encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, to discuss their concerns.…

Judge asks for mask use during new virus threat

July 22, 2021

“It doesn’t hurt,” hospital CEO says A rise in the number of active coronavirus cases in Texas and the threat of a pandemic resurgence prompted local government officials this week to ask the public to exercise precautions. Measures such as wearing masks in public and continuing social distancing, according to Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna…

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