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26
Sep

Meat thief flees police; late night stroll lands man behind bars

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“At the end of the day, it is about the community’s safety...”

Two separate weekend encounters with criminals this week landed a pair of men behind bars on a cache of charges.

39-year-old Javier Gonzalez and 17-yearold Johan Juarez were arrested in separate incidents 12 hours apart.

 

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Thu
26
Sep

Dilley drug raid nets 33 grams of meth

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Operation: All In the Family

Two big busts totaling more than 33 grams of methamphetamine had Frio County authorities busy this week and landed three family members behind bars.

Following an investigation into the alleged selling of narcotics at two separate homes in Dilley, police were able to execute search warrants on the homes, simultaneously on Tuesday, September 17.

 

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Thu
26
Sep

The good, the bad, the ugly

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SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Going Gold...

The diagnosis forces you into a club you do not want to belong to, but helps you find comfort during a dreadful season of your life – families battling childhood cancer.

They are babies, toddlers and preschool-aged children who should be playing outside, riding their bikes, and dressing up, laughing; instead they are crouched over a toilet vomiting.

 

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Thu
19
Sep

Man walks into home, hides drugs; pair arrested on slew of charges

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Pearsall police arrested two men after one of the suspects entered a random home and attempted to conceal a backpack containing narcotics in a woman’s bedroom.

According to a report on the case, officers on patrol attempted to effect a traffic stop on the driver of an Audi TT Coupe for an expired registration sticker on Wednesday, September 11.

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Thu
19
Sep

Suspect flees scene; one man hospitalized following collision

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“We believe we have identified the driver...”

Pearsall police are investigating a hit and run accident that left one man in the hospital on Thursday, September 12.

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to the intersection of North Oak Street and CR 1010, also known as Fitch Road shortly before 11 a.m.

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Thu
19
Sep

City receives updates on infrastructure projects

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A fine mess.

Pearsall city councilors learned last week of a number of infrastructure projects that have been completed and several that require immediate attention.

City Manager Federico Reyes and LNV Project Director Rick Garcia provided Councilors with an update on a number of projects funded through 2012 and 2016 certificates of obligations; the annexation service plan; and the water system plants.

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Thu
19
Sep

Romo remains in charge

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Mayor enters private conversation during open meeting

In a packed community room with citizens supporting Armando Romo, the newly hired police chief continues to be the top law enforcement official for the small community.

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Thu
19
Sep

Does Main Street program exist?

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“Community urges council to reconsider downtown budget cut...”

Pearsall’s Main Street supporters rallied to fight the potential budget cut that would eliminate the two-year program during a meeting on Tuesday, September 10.

Mayor Mary Moore addressed a packed City Hall, most in attendance to show their support of the program, before introducing Texas Main Street State Coordinator Debra Drescher.

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Thu
12
Sep

Pearsall hires event coordinator for October

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By BREYANA SEGURA

Marketing issue?

With approximately $60,000 remaining in the hotel occupancy tax (HOT) fund, Pearsall councilors approved to host a Hispanic Heritage Festival in October.

The two-day event is slated to coincide with Pearsall’s homecoming during the weekend of October 19 and 20.

According to Finance Director Josie Carrizales, the city had budgeted $150,000 during the 2018-19 fiscal year for festivals out of the HOT revenues.

 

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Thu
12
Sep

Dog days...

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South Texas residents were treated to a sweet reprieve from the searing heat and dry conditions as a morning shower dropped nearly a quarter of an inch of much-needed rain to Pearsall and surrounding areas on Thursday, September 5.

 

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