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JINGLE ALL THE WAY

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JINGLE ALL THE WAY - Ramirez-Burks Elementary School students in Cotulla made their annual caroling trek through the community on Wednesday, December 12, stopping at county and city government offices, the Las Palmas nursing home, school administration, service providers and local businesses to sing Christmas songs they had rehearsed for the occasion. Boxes of treats were distributed by those from the offices along the route.

 

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Thu
20
Dec

Councilors approve budget amendments

Pearsall city councilors unanimously approved three amendments to the 2018-19 fiscal year budget during a meeting on Tuesday, December 11.

According to Pearsall City Manager Charles Jackson, an amendment to add a $5,000 line item for business licenses was added to the business administration portion of the budget.

“This does not create an expenditure line item,” Jackson said. “Just revenue to keep track of the business license fees.”

Jackson noted the Texas Comptroller’s office has 162 businesses listed in Pearsall.

 

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Thu
20
Dec

Let it snow...

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Pearsall youngsters revel in the snow produced by snow machines during the Downtown Texas Christmas on Friday, December 14 at city hall. The event annually follows the downtown Christmas Parade and features food booths, hot cocoa, snacks, the Snowzilla slide and other inflatable bounce houses. 

 

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IH-35 northbound lanes closed following multi-vehicle crash

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Early morning mishap...

The northbound lanes of IH-35 just north of the Fri0-Medina County line were shut down for several hours early Tuesday morning, December 18 following a string of multi-vehicle crashes.

The Frio County Sheriff’s Office reported that an accident involving three vehicles occurred near the weigh station just north of the Frio County line.

 

 

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Thu
13
Dec

Pearsall borrows funds for street jobs against future payments

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“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

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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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Dec

Christmas surprise...

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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

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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

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“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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