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13
Dec

Pearsall borrows funds for street jobs against future payments

“First free loan...”

Pearsall will soon see accelerated street improvement work, thanks to a council decision this month to borrow against future payments from the South Texas Electric Cooperative’s PILOT Program.

The first payment totaling $486,000 will be made to the city on August 15, 2019 by STEC. The council expects to begin several projects in advance of that payment.

“It is right at the end of the budget season,” City Manager Charles Jackson said during a Tuesday, December 14 meeting, proposing that the council allocate the funds now, borrowing against the current reserves. Records filed at City Hall show the city has $600,000 in reserves.

 

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Thu
13
Dec

DOWNTOWN TEXAS CHRISTMAS AND PARADE BEGIN FRIDAY

The city’s two-day Downtown Texas Christmas will commence with the annual Parade of Lights Friday, December 14. The parade, slated to begin at 6 p.m., begins at Pearsall High School with participants traveling south down Oak Street to City Hall.

Following the parade the city will have a number of performances, a bucking reindeer, the Snowzilla slide, food and craft vendors, bounce houses, hot chocolate and S’mores, the snow globe and announce the parade winners. On Saturday, December 15, beginning at 2 p.m., activities will continue and winners of the home and business decorating contest will be announced.

 

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Thu
13
Dec

Christmas surprise...

A pair of tykes pose for photos in a decorative box during the Frio Regional Hospital’s Polar Express Train Ride Christmas event on Saturday, December 8. The event featured a drive-in style movie, children writing letters to Santa, arts and crafts and snacks.

 

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Thu
06
Dec

Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

Pair facing felony possession charges for meth...

Frio County deputies arrested two people on drug charges following a routine traffic stop on IH-35 north of Pearsall on Friday evening, November 30.

According to a report, deputies effected a traffic stop for a traffic violation at about 9:40 p.m. Friday night. While conducting a roadside interview with the driver, Pedro Sandoval, 41, of Cotulla and the passenger, Barbara Garcia, 29, of Moore, the deputy noted inconsistencies in their stories and a general nervousness about them.

 

 

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Thu
06
Dec

Santa’s coming to town for First Friday

“The idea is to support local business...”

Santa Claus is coming to town this Friday during the city of Pearsall’s fourth First Friday event.

This Friday’s event will be held along San Marcos Street as it will be sponsored by Cookie’s Creations. The stretch of San Marcos Street between Ash and Oak streets will be closed for the event.

 

 

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Thu
06
Dec

Bill to rename Encinal Post Office passes House

“We owe our freedom to veterans...”

The Encinal post office is one step closer to being named the Encinal Veterans Post Office, following the recent passage of H.R. 1211, a bill authored by Congressman Henry Cuellar to rename the post office located at 400 N. Main Street in Encinal.

The bill passed the House and will now move to the Senate.

Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans by stating. “Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who have honorably served our country,” Cuellar said. “A great example would be Judge Frank Weikel of Encinal, who enlisted in the United States Navy after high school and served for eight years.

 

 

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Thu
06
Dec

Pearsall pedestrian killed on highway loop

Police describe incident as "tragic accident"...

A pedestrian was killed in Pearsall on Wednesday evening, November 28, when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Business Loop IH-35, according to officers investigating the death.

Police were dispatched to the north end of town shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday to find that 39-yearold Julio Sambrano had succumbed to injuries in the collision.

 

 

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Thu
29
Nov

Family escapes housefire through bedroom window

Firefighters battle blaze for four hours...

A Moore father and his two children narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in their home Sunday morning as the family of three slept.

It was around 2:30 a.m. when the family awoke to the smell of smoke and were unable to exit the home after learning the door was blocked by the raging fire. The trio were able to use a bedroom window to escape the flames.

 

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Thu
29
Nov

Christmas toy drive begins in La Salle

FROM NOW TO DEC. 17...

The annual toy drive coordinated by St. Timothy’s Christmas Cheer for Children and the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office has begun, with collection boxes now in place at several retail stores and government offices. The public is being invited to make contributions of new unwrapped toys that will be distributed shortly before Christmas to needy children in La Salle County who might otherwise not receive gifts during the holiday season.

 

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Thu
29
Nov

SHINE BRIGHT...

Local youth Yvonni Vega tells Santa exactly what she wants for Christmas during the city of Pearsall’s annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Monday evening, November 26.

 

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