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Aug

Fleeing fugitive facing felony

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“Drugs will not destroy this town...”

A Pearsall man found himself behind bars last week after police allege the suspect attempted to flee officers and was later found in possession of narcotics.

According to a report on the case, officers on patrol attempted to effect a traffic stop on the driver of a mid-size sedan after noting the vehicle to be traveling at a high rate of speed through a residential area.

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Aug

County approves new pay scale, considers budget

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In the heat of budget season, Frio County Commissioners have spent countless hours combing through requests and revamping employee salaries.

The court approved two budget amendments during a meeting on Wednesday, August 14.

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Aug

School daze...

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A Pearsall youth strikes up a conversation with a classmate during breakfast on the first day of class on Wednesday, August 14 at Ted Flores Elementary.

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22
Aug

City slated to spend $50k on audit

“I ask you move forward after this...”

Last week, after three months of debate regarding allegations over the fraudulent use of insurance monies spent to refurbish Polo Patino Park, Pearsall City Councilors approved to hire an independent auditing firm.

Councilors Roland Segovia and Davina Rodriguez, who were elected to serve on council in May 2019, immediately voiced concerns over non-council approved expenditures at the park.

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Thu
15
Aug

Dilley rumble...

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Jonathan “Woody” Lopez of the Laredo Wrestling Alliance pumps up the crowd during the organization’s performance at the city of Dilley’s Back-to-School backpack giveaway on Friday, August 9 at the Dilley Convention Center. 

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Dilley Police Chief: Fighting crime on the front lines

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Niavez considered armed and dangerous...

In a fight to combat crime, newly hired Police Chief Armando Romo has taken a front row seat in a quest to capture wanted criminals.

According to the police chief, a former emergency medical technician for Frio County is wanted for assault family violence.

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Aug

Stolen vehicle recovered, Laredo man arrested

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He’s no angel...

A Laredo man found himself behind bars last week after a late night traffic stop revealed the vehicle he was driving to be stolen.

According to a report on the case, Dilley police officers effected a traffic stop on Thursday, August 8, after they noticed the driver of a tan Ford F-150 violating the transportation code.

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Aug

Census workers to canvass neighborhoods next week

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Frio County Census workers will be among the thousands nationwide that will begin knocking on doors next week in an effort to compile a complete list of addresses of where people live in the U.S.

These addresses determine where the bureau will mail instructions and send the next major deployment of workers in 2020 for the constitutionally mandated head count of every resident, which is conducted by household.

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15
Aug

Reyes tackles Pearsall budget

“I struggled with this because I had to make a decision on this in the little time I have been here...”

A week into becoming the top administrator of the city of Pearsall, Frederico Reyes tackled the budget, presenting councilors with his recommendations on Tuesday, August 6.

Reyes, who began work on Monday, July 29, spent his first week making contact with department heads and tackling the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.

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Aug

Scorched earth...

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Pearsall Volunteer Firefighters were dispatched to the westside of Pearsall Tuesday afternoon, August 13 for a brush fire along a row of power lines behind two truck stops. 

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