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Sep

Vehicles recovered, one in custody in auto theft case

It all comes out in the wash...

One man is facing a long list of charges after Pearsall police seized a stolen vehicle and property and law enforcement are investigating the recovery of two unrelated auto thefts.

According to a report on the case, officers attempting to effect a traffic stop in downtown Pearsall on Saturday, August 31, learned the Ford F-150 was reported stolen out of San Antonio.

During the roadside interview the driver allegedly told officers he had borrowed the truck “to do his laundry.” A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a suitcase full of women’s clothing and shoes, in which the man had no explanation as to whom the items belonged too.

Thu
05
Sep

Reyes to draft rules of decorum

“It is time we stop pointing at each other...”

Pearsall’s mayor pro tem has asked the city administrator to draft a set of written rules for conduct at their official meetings in an effort to address decorum.

The request was made during a Monday, August 26 meeting as part of the elected officials’ plan to improve decorum and promote a positive image of the city government.

“This was done in a workshop right after you guys won,” Mayor Mary Moore said to councilors who were elected in May. “It was brought back at the request of the mayor pro tem, which I agree. We have had lots of complaints about the decorum; we are a team and want to present like that, we need to revisit.”

According to Mayor Pro Tem Julian Hernandez, two years ago councilors developed a set of guidelines that outlined how the council would conduct business with the citizens of Pearsall, the staff, and council.

 

 

Thu
05
Sep

Guns, ammo discovered during traffic stop

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Houston, we have a problem...

During a routine traffic stop along Interstate 35 on Sunday, September 1, Dilley police found a cache of weapons and ammunition inside a vehicle.

According to a report on the case, a Houston man, identified as 25- year-old Alfredo Rodriguez, was traveling home from Laredo when officers effected the traffic stop.

During the roadside interview, Rodriguez allegedly consented to a search of his vehicle. It was during the search of the Chevrolet pick up truck that officers found two assault rifles and a handgun inside a suitcase. Along with the weapons, law enforcement discovered a large amount of ammunition. The search revealed six, 30-round magazines; one, 100-round drum magazine; and over a 1,000 rounds of unspent bullets, police say.

Thu
05
Sep

Dog days...

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Pearsall’s Ethan Waldrum tries to break the tackle of a Burbank Bulldog defender on a sweep during the Mavs’ season-opening 20-14 double-overtime loss last Thursday, August 29 at the San Antonio ISD Sports Complex. (CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

 

 

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Thu
29
Aug

Sept. 22: Council set to adopt budget

By BREYANA SEGURA

“This is the worst budget I have ever seen...”

After a three hour workshop, Pearsall city councilors voted to approve the proposed 2019-20 fiscal year budget on Monday, August 26.

The Monday meeting was the fourth workshop council held as they combed through the budget in an effort to understand operational costs, eliminate and add positions, and restructure healthcare.

“This is my eleventh budget I go through,” Councilor Roland Segovia said during a meeting on Tuesday, August 20. “Six as mayor, four as council, and now five and this is the worst budget I have ever seen. We just spent two-and-a-half hours on the third meeting and we didn’t get nothing accomplished.”

 

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Thu
29
Aug

Man shot at westside apartment complex

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Gunshot wound to left shoulder...

A Sunday afternoon shooting at a government funded apartment complex has left one Pearsall man facing felony charges and the other in a San Antonio hospital.

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to the Athol apartments shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday after dispatch received a disturbance call at the west side complex.

It was when officers arrived on scene that a man behind the wheel of a black sedan was seen driving away from the scene. Nearly a mile from the apartment complex the man stopped the vehicle and the officer noticed he had a number of head lacerations and was covered in blood, the report noted.

 

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Thu
29
Aug

Tip leads law enforcement to alleged Dilley sex offender

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By BREYANA SEGURA

“We were able to put a stop to this heinous crime...”

The Dilley police department, in conjunction with the Texas Rangers, arrested a man last week on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge.

According to Chief Armando Romo, the department received a tip on Monday, August 19, that subsequently led to an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.

During the course of the investigation, officers were able to gather enough information to question Abel Eric Trevino.

 

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Thu
29
Aug

Council axes Main Street Program

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“Don’t got my support...”

Pearsall city councilors have chosen to not fund the Main Street program two years into a three-year contract leaving the town’s community development in limbo.

In the latter part of 2017, the city was encouraged by a resident to apply for the Main Street Program because “it aligned with the city’s vision and acceptance into the program would be the catalyst that spurred the revitalization efforts.”

In an August 15 memo to Pearsall City Manager Frederico Reyes from Debra Drescher, State Coordinator, Texas Main Street Program, she outlined the roles and responsibilities of the program, “The city of Pearsall applied for Main Street designation in 2017, and upon the successful application, officially became a designated Main Street community January 1, 2018.

 

Thu
22
Aug

In the black: Reyes restructures Pearsall budget

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"I feel positive we have a balanced budget..."

A week after predicting a nearly $400,000 deficit, City Manager Fred Reyes presented a balanced budget to councilors on Tuesday, August 13.

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Thu
22
Aug

Man attempts to evade police by reversing car

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Seven bags of methamphetamine

A man accused of fleeing from Pearsall police by reversing his sports car a number of times was arrested on Wednesday, August 14 after officers found him to be in possession of illegal narcotics.

According to a report on the case, officers on patrol in a west side neighborhood noticed a black Ford Mustang traveling at a high rate of speed and ignoring stop signs.

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