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Thu
09
Aug

READY TO GO

READY TO GO - A Pearsall youth excitedly tries on her new backpack during the city’s annual Backpack Giveaway on Monday, August 6 at the public library. The city handed out a total of 263 backpacks during the event

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 10-12

Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday this weekend. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 10-12. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

Children sitting on quarter million dollars’ worth of narcotics...

Traffic stop yields 11-kilo cocaine cargo

By MARC ROBERTSON

The routine traffic stop of a northbound sport utility vehicle on IH-35 between Cotulla and Dilley on Tuesday evening, July 24, resulted in the seizure of 11 kilos of cocaine worth more than a quarter million dollars, according to a report from the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office.

The case in which a Mexican national has been remanded into custody is now in the hands of the US Drug Enforcement Administration, whose agents are pursuing investigation and prosecution for narcotics smuggling.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

Out with a bang...

Pearsall’s Summer Recreation Program came to a close on Tuesday, July 31 with water activities at the Victor Trevino Sports Complex. Children in the program enjoyed time at the Splash Pad, had water balloon fights and also had a water gun fight with local law enforcement, including the Pearsall PD, Frio County Sheriff’s Office and Frio Constables.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

Pearsall crew pulls car from rain-soaked creek

By BREYANA SEGURA

A crew of Pike company employees returning to South Texas was able recently to come to the aid of a stranded motorist whose vehicle had veered off a state highway during a heavy storm.

Pike foreman Ernie Rodriguez described the rescue in an interview last week.

The crew, he said, had been traveling between Austin and San Antonio on the Hwy 130 toll road when he and his fellow workers noticed a car hydroplaning on the rain-soaked pavement.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

POWERFUL CELL

A sudden storm burst with dangerous wind gusts, heavy rain and some hail struck homes and businesses near the IH-35 access road in Cotulla shortly before sundown on Tuesday, July 24, resulting in the destruction of the Taco Palenque restaurant sign (photo), temporary blockage of the access road and North Baylor Street, and damage to some residences. Witnesses have described a storm cell with tornadic characteristics.

 

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Thu
26
Jul

“The levels are staying steady...”

City encourages conservation, not enforcing water restrictions

By BREYANA SEGURA

Despite ongoing drought conditions and high daytime temperatures, Pearsall City Hall announced this week that it has no plans to implement water restrictions. City Manager Charles Jackson said city staff have been monitoring water levels and have seen minimal decrease in the municipal supply.

“The levels are staying steady,” Jackson said. “If we start to see a decrease, we will implement restrictions.” A 2011 municipal ordinance orders limitations on water consumption when drought conditions hinder the guarantee of an uninterrupted water supply.

 

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Thu
26
Jul

Jump to it...

Members of the Pearsall Maverette Dance team provide instruction to a group of youngsters during the annual dance camp at the Pearsall Intermediate gymnasium on Thursday, July 19.

 

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Thu
26
Jul

ROAD TO IMPROVEMENT

The city of Pearsall recently assigned a third crew member to the pothole patcher team in an effort to expedite repairing roads near schools. The crew finished patching potholes along Vaughn Road from Moore Street to Powerplant Road Tuesday morning before moving to the intersection of Willow and Florida.

 

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Thu
19
Jul

Texas Rangers investigating officer-involved shooting in Dilley

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Dilley officials have confirmed to the media that local police shot and killed a man early Friday morning, July 13 after he allegedly pulled a modified 20-gauge shotgun from his pants when approached by the officers.

In a statement to KENS-5 news, last week, Dilley City Administrator Rudy Alvarez said that a man was shooting a modified 20-gauge shotgun around 1 a.m. Friday when two Dilley Police officers approached him at Dilley City Park.

 

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