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Moore contests election results, alleges illegal voting practices

June 30, 2022

Mary Moore, who trailed frontrunner Rochelle Camacho in the Democratic Party primary run-off election for the nomination to the ballot for Frio County Judge, has filed a petition contesting the election. Moore alleges that illegal voting practices took place in the hotly contested run-off in May. Neither Moore or Camacho had garnered more than 50…

The Rise of Al

June 30, 2022

Lights come up again at Pearsall’s classic downtown cinema Two years and three months after closing the doors to the only cinema in Frio County, Al Hirani is reopening for business this week. The closure, advertised in place of film titles on the Oaks Theatre marquee, was prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a long-awaited…

Warrant yields drug cache, stolen ID’s

June 30, 2022

Three Pearsall residents were arrested on felony drug trafficking charges last week after sheriff’s deputies seized narcotics and paraphernalia from their home on the east side of town. Investigating deputies say they were alerted to suspicious activity at the home on San Marcos Street after several calls were made to emergency dispatchers about “stop-and-go traffic,”…

INDEPENDENCE FESTIVITIES IN FRIO, LA SALLE COUNTIES

June 30, 2022

DILLEY A one-day free celebration will be held on Sunday, July 3, at City Park with gates opening at noon. Food booths will be open; washer pitching and cornhole tournaments will be held. A fireworks show is scheduled for Sunday evening. Visitors may bring their own drinks. Live entertainment at the park pavilion includes Mando…

Frio county judge’s race will have three candidates in November

June 30, 2022

For the first time in the county’s history, the Frio County judge’s race will have three candidates on the November general election ballot, after independent candidate Jose Asuncion’s application was accepted earlier this month. Asuncion, who currently serves as the commissioner for Precinct 4, filed his application and signature petition to be placed on the…

Dilley picks new city manager

June 30, 2022

Vacancy filled after nine months Dilley city councilors voted Monday, June 27, to hire Henry Arredondo to fill the vacant position of city administrator. The motion, which was supported unanimously, was made contingent on contract changes that were discussed behind closed doors. The decision came five days after councilors directed the mayor to negotiate the…

Services next week for Daniel Aleman

June 23, 2022

Long-serving director took PHS band to state championship Funeral services will be held over three days next week for legendary Pearsall Band Director Daniel Aleman, who died Tuesday, June 14, at the age of 78. Aleman, who served as the head band director for 35 years with Pearsall ISD, worked with students from fifth though…

Leeward breaks ground for Horizon Solar in Frio

June 23, 2022

Mayor believes “implications are huge” for employment, tax revenues Promising hundreds of jobs and at least $30 million in tax revenues to the county and school district over thirty years, the Leeward renewable energy company began construction last week on a solar farm at the outskirts of Pearsall. The groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 15, at…

Council grills police chief on Uvalde crisis response

June 23, 2022

Delgado says he provided aid to “Community on the brink of collapse” Officers from across Texas supported Uvalde after school shooting Dilley Police Chief Homer Delgado faced scrutiny from councilors last week after he was appointed incident commander for an operation to relieve Uvalde officers in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary…

Sheriff, chief deputy outline resources for landowners after smuggler pursuits, damage

June 23, 2022

“Our hands are just as tied…” Frio County Sheriff Mike Morse heard Thursday, June 16, from a room full of frustrated landowners that they continue to suffer property damage from bailouts during the ongoing border crisis of immigrant smuggling and pursuit. The sheriff acknowledged the landowners’ cries for help during a public forum he and…

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