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21
Jun

Workshops slated next week to discuss raises...

Councilors table talk on employee raises

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall city councilors took no action on an agenda item to increase hourly employee pay citing budget concerns during a meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

At the request of Mayor Mary Moore, Pearsall City Manager Charles Jackson looked at how employees were compensated and presented councilors with a proposal for an 80-percent increase for hourly employees.

“I looked at discrepancies [in pay],” Jackson said. “The analysis looks at the position, not the people.”

According to the City Manager, a number of employee salaries had been set on a ‘who knew who’ basis; creating a third of employees being paid below market area value.

 

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Thu
21
Jun

Punched...

Emergency responders were dispatched to the corner of Thornton and Lane streets on the east side of Cotulla at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 14, after an accident in which a vehicle had struck a building. La Salle Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Mirelez noted in his report that 18-year-old Christina Marie Aguilar was driving a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck on Lane Street and may have lost control of her steering while negotiating the Thornton intersection at an unsafe speed.

 

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Thu
21
Jun

Ready to serve...

Pearsall Municipal Judge Noemi Flores reads the oath of office to newly-elected City Councilors (Right Photos, L-R) Richard Gandara and Sonia Hernandez. Incumbents (Left Photos, L-R) Julian Hernandez and Brenda Trevino were also sworn into office during the meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

 

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Thu
21
Jun

I swear...

Newly-elected Dilley City Councilors Alicia Machado, Place 3; Everardo ‘Bebe’ Castillo Jr, Place 4; and Joe Garcia, Place 5 were sworn into office of Monday, May 14. The trio prevailed over long-time incumbents in the May 5 municipal elections.

 

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Thu
14
Jun

Routine traffic stop nets meth, arrest

By BREYANA SEGURA

While on routine patrol a Pearsall police officer conducted a traffic stop that landed a man behind bars for possession of narcotics and an open container.

It was while on routine patrol of an east side neighborhood Friday, June 8, when the arresting officer effected the traffic stop.

 

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Thu
14
Jun

Energy salesman was Dallas fugitive, carried fake ID

By MARC ROBERTSON

A man employed by a company offering residential electric utility service was arrested in Cotulla on Friday, June 8, after he and his crew overstayed their hotel booking and he was identified as being wanted on an arrest warrant in Dallas and was carrying a fictitious identity card.

Jesus Eduardo Salinas Jr., 29, of Brownsville told arresting officers that he was the crew leader of an eight-man team representing Green Mountain Energy, which is headquartered in Plano, Texas. The man was being questioned by La Salle County Deputies Jose Cardenas III, Juan Mirelez and Arnoldo Cadena at a truck stop on the outskirts of Cotulla, where he had parked a cargo van registered to a Brownsville woman but bearing Green Mountain Energy logos on its sides.

 

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Thu
14
Jun

Jail deficiencies addressed, staffing shortage remains

By BREYANA SEGURA

Frio County Sheriff Albert DeLeon provided Commissioners with an update regarding the recent failed jail inspection on Wednesday, June 6.

“We are moving along best we can,” DeLeon said. “We have completed the majority of things that we can from our side.”

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Fun and games for all...

City hosts summer activities, games, learning

By BREYANA SEGURA

The city of Pearsall has announced a number of family-friendly programs to keep youths active and reading this summer.

The Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off its annual Summer Recreation Program beginning June 18. The six-week program runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and features arts and crafts, movies, sports, field trips, swimming, a reading program, and nature and outdoor education.

Children ages six through 13 are eligible to attend the program; registration applications can be picked up at City Hall.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Game on...

Cotulla High School senior Celisia Cruz is corraled by a pair of defenders from the sophomore and junior class during the second annual Cotulla High School Powder Puff Football Game on Thursday morning, May 31 at Myers Memorial Stadium. The game pits the freshmen and senior classes against the sophomores and juniors in a flag football contest for high school bragging rights.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Our time...

Pearsall ISD seniors participate in the Senior Walk at Ted Flores Elementary on Friday, June 1. The event had seniors visit each PISD campus that morning.

 

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