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01
Aug

Councilors’ push for ACO budget amendment fails

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“We are putting the focus on policing...”

With two months left in the fiscal year, a push by Pearsall City Councilors for a budget amendment to fund an animal control officer failed during a meeting on Tuesday, July 23.

According to Interim City Manager Josie Carrizales, in 2016, a civilian animal control officer had a total budget of $81,000 which included a $40,000 yearly salary.

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Thu
01
Aug

Habitual offender revokes federal parole, faces felony charges

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A Dilley woman on federal parole was arrested early Tuesday morning on felony narcotic charges only to be released within hours of her arrest.

According to a report on the case, after a number of tips flooded the department officers opened an investigation into the alleged drug sale at a home on the city’s east side.

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Thu
01
Aug

Forged signatures, price gouging?

“This man is not even an apprentice...”

Councilors learned last week the city of Pearsall does not have a designated contract with a company or individual to provide electrical services and will begin to revamp an ordinance in an effort to stop alleged price gouging for residential and commercial inspections.

Although the agenda item was meant to address commercial and residential inspections, the verbiage led Councilor Julian Hernandez to believe it pertained to electrical work performed for the city of Pearsall.

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Thu
01
Aug

Pearsall set to hire coordinator for event

“This is not a cityapproved festival...

As the hotel occupancy tax (HOT) funds dwindle down to a little over a quarter of a million dollars, Pearsall City Councilors approved to hire an event coordinator for a Hispanic Heritage festival in October.

The non-approved city event was questioned by councilors before the split decision vote to move forward.

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Thu
01
Aug

County, city sign deal to finish street project

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A smooth end in sight...

A project between the city of Pearsall and Frio County to rebuild a heavily damaged road will soon begin following an agreement between elected officials Wednesday, July 24.

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Thu
25
Jul

A NEW BEGINNING

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- Cotulla ISD Superintendent and trustees are joined by La Salle County Judge Joel Rodriguez and Mayor Javier Garcia for a groundbreaking ceremony for the district's new elementary school on Wednesday, July

17. State Representative Ryan Guillen was the keynote speaker for the event.

 

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Thu
25
Jul

THE 7 & THE 2: Tragedy Turns To Melody

Finding hope and healing through music...

Inspired by a casual encounter with a Tejano music legend, a grieving mother found a spiritual connection that helped her cope with loss, and strengthen her faith.

Martha Valor Duran, 64, a songwriter and Spring Branch, Texas resident, is the mother of three sons. Her life was filled with joy until the day she suffered an unimaginable loss.

Her youngest son, Adam Duran Alonso, was a premature baby. Due to the complications he suffered from birth, Adam was disabled and blind. He survived for eighteen years before passing away on January 24, 1999.

 

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Thu
25
Jul

Attorney secures Dallas-born teen’s release from Pearsall ICE facility

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By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Legal citizen being held?

An attorney for a Dallas-born citizen being held at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement South Texas Detention Complex in Pearsall secured his release Tuesday afternoon, July 23 after nearly a month in custody.

Francisco Erwin Galicia was detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias on June 27, according to his attorney Claudia Galan.

“After a month of being away from my mom, I’m ready to see her and give her a hug,” Galicia told reporters following his release from the facility.

 

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Thu
25
Jul

Head first into fun...

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Pearsall youngsters take a reprieve from the daytime heat while swimming at the Pearsall public pool at the city of Pearsall’s Summer Recreation Program on Monday afternoon, July 22. The annual summertime program provides children with an assortment of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, a reading program and field trips.

 

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Thu
18
Jul

TML clarifies city use of insurance monies

“We really do not care what it is used for; it is just a building...”

Amid concerns raised by newly elected councilors regarding monies spent out of an insurance settlement, Texas Municipal League (TML) representatives provided clarification during a meeting on Tuesday, July 9.

Concerns regarding the alleged fraudulent proposal submitted to TML and non-council approved expenditures were raised by Councilor Roland Segovia, shortly after being elected in late May.

“I did not know you all were coming,” Segovia said to the representatives. “I have a letter to give to the board of directors; I spoke with Ms. Melanie [Friske, TML Risk Pool adjustor] once and she was very rude to me. I will wait and forward my proposal to the board of directors.”

 

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