2020 Elections

Speaking their minds… The Frio-Nueces Current hosted a public forum in Pearsall on Sunday, February 23, featuring the candidates running for the office of Frio County Sheriff in the Democratic and Republican Party primaries, which will be held on March 3. Candidates who took part in the forum to answer questions from the public were…

City on brink of charter violation

Audit finds administrative faults Pearsall councilors learned this month that an audit of the city’s books for 2018-19 reveals three flaws. The announcement was made by Robert Carter, representing independent auditing firm, Leal & Carter, PC. One of the three findings was the apparent absence of any procedures for the reconciliation of utility accounts. Carter…

Rodriguez claims Feb. 11 attendance, says constituents should be told

“I was there, because I voted…” Dilley Councilor Joanne Rodriguez was absent from a meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at which a vote was taken on hiring a new law firm for city representation. Rodriguez claimed this week that she was present. Councilors taking part in the Feb. 11 meeting voted to sign a contract…

EAGLES TAKE FLIGHT

BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFFS Pleasanton three-point barrage grounds Mavericks in bi-district playoff loss. Finishing as the fourth place team in District 29-4A, Pearsall was matched up with an offensive buzzsaw in the first round of the playoffs as the Mavs dropped a 100-52 bi-district decision to Pleasanton Monday evening, February 24. “Our season came to an end…

Property crime doubled in a month, chief says

“We are catching these guys, taking them to jail…” Pearsall Police Chief Peter Salinas is warning the community of a recent spike in burglaries plaguing the city. In a presentation to councilors on Tuesday, February 11, Salinas noted property crime had nearly doubled from December 2019 to January 2020. The department responded to 17 property…

Current will host forum for Frio sheriff candidates, Feb. 23

The Frio-Nueces Current will give each of the candidates vying for election as Frio County sheriff an opportunity to address vital issues in a public forum in Pearsall on Sunday afternoon, February 23. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Frio County Community Room adjacent to the county courthouse. Invitations…

Local man dies in train collision

Driver was crossing tracks… A Frio County man was killed in an accident involving a Union Pacific freight train south of Pearsall Monday evening, February 17. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash shortly after 5 p.m. Monday and arrived to find that a pickup truck and trailer had been struck by…

Yes, we do…

Five happy couples tied the wedding knot in a special Valentine’s Day ceremony hosted in the Frio County Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 14, by County Judge Arnulfo Luna. The ceremony was held on the historic building’s staircase, which had been decorated for the occasion. This marks the third year that the county judge has conducted…

Ballots include propositions for policy shaping

2020 ELECTIONS Ballots include propositions for policy shaping Voters casting ballots in this year’s primary elections will have a number of additional decisions to make that may affect policies enacted by state legislators. The Democratic Party ballot in the March 3 election features eleven propositions that cover topics ranging from healthcare to discrimination and criminal…

Lovers’ quarrel led to crash, police say

“Picking her little brother off the floorboard…” A Pearsall man who allegedly physically assaulted his girlfriend while behind the wheel of a vehicle and then crashed the truck into a guardrail found himself behind bars on Sunday, February 9. The man, identified as 24-year-old Deion Salazar, was allegedly upset after he discovered his girlfriend had…

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