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Thu
10
Oct

Backing the blue...

Backing the blue...

Members of the Dilley and Pearsall Police Departments join the Exquisite Dance Company for a choreographed performance during the annual National Night Out event in Dilley on Tuesday, October 1. 

 

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Thu
10
Oct

Commissioners vote against reversing budget

Commissioners vote against reversing budget

 

The majority of commissioners rejected Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna’s request to amend the 2019-20 fiscal year budget that would add five jailer positions.

Commissioners had previously cut the five jailer positions during budget workshops and unanimously passed the budget in mid-September.

In a discussion regarding the agenda item Precinct 4 Commissioner Jose Asuncion questioned nepotism.

“The judge put this item on the agenda and his son is a jailer,” the commissioner said.

Joseph Sindon, legal counsel for the court, said additional information regarding the scope of the item was warranted.

 

 

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Thu
10
Oct

Deputies nab 30 undocumented immigrants following chase

Deputies nab 30 undocumented immigrants following chase

 

Frio County Sheriff’s deputies have been involved in a number of vehicle pursuits, most recently resulting in the apprehension of 30 undocumented immigrants on October 4.

“In the last week and half, our department has come across 11 stolen vehicles, which a majority of them have been stolen out of San Antonio,” A Frio County SO official stated. “These vehicles are mainly Ford trucks F150s to F350s, Dodge and Chevy and are being spotted heading back north and largely being used for human smuggling.”

In the most recent incident, deputies along with US Border Patrol officers engaged in a pursuit on IH35 northbound around mile marker 90.

 

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Thu
03
Oct

Dilley PD forced to disband social media page

Operation: Report Your Competition...

Although the Dilley police department has been ordered to disband its social media page, the law enforcement agency continues to accept tips regarding criminal activity within the city.

The order, issued by Dilley City Hall two weeks ago, comes a week after Chief Armando Romo found himself on a council meeting agenda.

In an email from City Hall Monday afternoon, staff said, “the Dilley police department social media page is temporarily suspended until city council adopts a social media policy for the city of Dilley.”

The social media page garnered mixed reviews from citizens, however, the majority of citizenry welcomed the chief’s efforts to keep the community informed.

 

 

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Thu
03
Oct

SA Food Bank satellite office opens in Pearsall

SA Food Bank satellite office opens in Pearsall

Food, social services assistance available...

The San Antonio Food Bank has opened a satellite unit in Pearsall offering assistance with needed food items, and applications for assistance for a number of social services.

The office is located at 1203 S. Oak Street and is currently open from 8 a.m. until noon. Hours will change from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning the second week of October.

Client Services Specialist Ezra Ortiz is leading the way there and currently spends his afternoons traveling around the area to get the word out on the agency’s available services.

 

 

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Thu
03
Oct

City, County set to begin jail negotiations

Pearsall City Manager Federico Reyes is soon to enter contract negotiations with Frio County regarding an interlocal agreement for jail services.

In the wake of recent staggering high bills submitted by the county for inmate medical services, Reyes urged councilors for permission to begin negotiations talks.

“The city is responsible for inmate medical costs,” the city manager said in a September 10 meeting. “Over the past few months the city has received twenty thousand in medical bills.”

Records filed at City Hall show from January 2019 until July 2019 the county has billed the city upwards of $19,000 for inmate housing and medical.

Thu
03
Oct

Drugs and baby found in apartment

Drugs and baby found in apartment

Midnight marijuana...

Pearsall police investigating a drug operation at a governmentfunded apartment, took a local man into custody following a raid on Thursday, September 26.

Investigating officers executed a search warrant at the apartment on Pecos Street shortly before midnight on Thursday, according to a report on the case.

An investigation into the occupants of the residence was prompted following a number of tips from concerned citizens regarding continuous traffic at the location.

Twenty one-year-old Johnny Molina, along with two other adults and an infant child were found in the apartment. Molina allegedly admitted to the arresting officers that the narcotics in the home belonged to him.

 

 

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Thu
03
Oct

Pearsall approves budget, tax rate for 2019-20

Pearsall approves budget, tax rate for 2019-20

Pearsall city councilors approved an operating budget of $6.2 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year during a meeting on Friday, September 27.

During a meeting on Monday, September 23 councilors voted five to one to approve maintaining the tax rate of .89 cents per $100 of property value.

Councilor Roland Segovia voted against the proposed tax rate; Councilor Davina Rodriguez was not in attendance for the Monday night meeting.

The budget is projected to raise more total property taxes than the 2018-19 fiscal year by $247,000, an increase of nearly ten-percent; property tax revenue from newly annexed property will increase the tax roll by $158,500, according to City Hall.

One citizen, Reynaldo Trevino, addressed councilors during the Friday night meeting regarding some concerns he had when reviewing the proposed budget.

Thu
26
Sep

Pearsall, Dilley to host NNO

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The Pearsall Volunteer Fire Department will join forces with various entities to host the 9th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1.

The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

 

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Thu
26
Sep

Frio Commissioners adopt 19-20 budget

Frio County Commissioners adopted its official budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year during a meeting on Wednesday, September 11.

The budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $1.2 million which is nearly an 11-percent increase from last year, according to records filed at the Courthouse.

 

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