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“We don’t know how long it was in there...”

Alert: Card skimmer in gas pump; investigators caution motorists

By MARC ROBERTSON

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in an investigation into who may have installed a credit card reader in a gas pump at a truck stop in Cotulla and how long the device has been fraudulently skimming customers’ card numbers.

A preliminary report on the case Friday, July 14, from Sheriff’s Investigator Homar Olivarez and Cpl. Anthony Zertuche indicates that the manager of a gas station at the intersection of IH-35 and FM 468 was alerted to the presence of a foreign device in one of the station’s pumps during an examination of pumps that are scheduled to be replaced.

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20
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One dead in IH-35 crash

By MARC ROBERTSON

The Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol has taken over investigation of a fiery multiple-vehicle crash that took place ten miles south of Cotulla on IH-35 Wednesday morning, July 12, an incident in which one traveler was killed.

Deputies from the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters and medics of the La Salle Fire Rescue & EMS, and agents of the US Border Patrol joined DPS troopers at the scene near Milemarker 58 and closed the interstate, diverting northbound traffic to the access road and restricting southbound traffic to a single lane.

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Thu
20
Jul

Jackson floats ideas for sports complex development

HOT revenue can be allocated for park expansion

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall councilors have temporarily shelved a plan offered by City Manager Charles Jackson on July 11 to promote tourism and economic development by making improvements to the municipal sports complex.

Under Jackson’s plan, the Victor Trevino Sports Complex would be converted into a regional park. The city manager said he worked with Police Chief Peter Salinas to draft a two-phase proposal that includes adding a ‘splash pad’ children’s water play area for $120,000; and a roping arena.

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20
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Splish Splash...

A Pearsall youth took part in the water activities offered by the city of Pearsall before watching a movie on Thursday, July 13. This summer the city is hosting Movies in the Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. with water fun, face-painting and a jumping castle at the Palo Patino Park; the movie begins at sun down.

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Thu
20
Jul

“You limited local agents,”

Pearsall officials examines health insurance options

By BREYANA SEGURA

Following a heated debate between councilors and administration regarding the wording of a health insurance advertisement, Pearsall city councilors rejected all sealed bids during a special meeting on Monday, July 17.

According to Jackson, the most enticing quote presented to Pierre Newkirk, consultant for the city, was not submitted as a sealed bid due to an oversight.

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Thu
20
Jul

I swear...

City of Pearsall Municipal Judge Noemi Flores administers the oath of office to newly appointed Councilor Aurora Garza on Tuesday, July 11. Garza was the sole applicant for fulfilling the vacant Place 3 seat after councilors voted to oust James Leal earlier this year for alleged council misconduct violations.

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Thu
13
Jul

The big catch...

A Texas Parks and Wildlife official helps a Pearsall youth unhook his catfish for weighing and measuring during the annual Frio County Agriculture Extension Office Safety Day at the Frio Regional Community Lake last Thursday, July 6. The event features fun-filled learning for children 8-14 years and includes demonstrations and discussions on ATV and boat and water safety, fishing and other activities.

 

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13
Jul

Commissioners request repair estimates...

Frio jail future remains in limbo

By BREYANA SEGURA

Three months after Frio County Commissioner Richard Graf requested an update on the conversion of the jail into a full-time facility from Sheriff Albert DeLeon, the court remains undecided in it’s decision to move forward due to unknown costs to complete required repairs to meet state jail standards.

“In April we asked for the Sheriff to get some reports together for what it would cost for repairs,” Comm. Graf said in the Monday, July 10 meeting. “Where are we at?” According to DeLeon, three or four companies have been to look at the facility for the repair of the plumbing system, however, they are requesting blueprints.

 

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13
Jul

We remember...

Pearsall Police Officers, Frio County Deputies, DPS and Dilley PD were joined by city and county officials for a moment of silence on Friday, July 7 as decreed by the Texas Governor’s Office as a statewide sign of respect and commemoration for peace officers who are killed in the line of duty and to San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, whose funeral was held the same day.

 

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Thu
06
Jul

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS - 390 books were handed out to students in kinder to 8th grade by The Virginia Thompson Pearsall Education Foundation attending summer school, enrichment classes and migrant students in June. “Studies have been shown that students who read four or more books over the summer fare better on readingcomprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or more books and that teachers spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material students have forgotten over the summer, and for this reason we (VTPEF) have decided to purchase these books to try and help the students of the community excel and be better prepared for the upcoming school year,” VTPEF Secretary Amy Dugosh said. The Foundation was able to give three books each to students in kinder through 2nd grade and two each to 3rd through 8th graders.

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