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11
Apr

Eagle Ford Shale: IS THE BOOM BACK?

Eagle Ford Consortium urges South Texas 'to prepare'...

Perhaps it’s the increase of lunchtime traffic, or the caravans of men and women in jumpsuits at the local grocery store, or the RV parks nearing capacities, no matter the way it is viewed, it all points to one thing – the oil boom is back.

According to Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Susan Belding, who attended the Eagle Ford Consortium last week, the board is urging South Texas ‘to prepare.’ The consortium is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that the communities in the Eagle Ford Shale region can explore, produce and benefit from the area’s natural gas and oil resources, according to its website. It is comprised of business and industry leaders and meets regularly to provide updates on the Eagle Ford Shale region.

 

Thu
11
Apr

Cotulla to unveil Lyndon B. Johnson statue Saturday

Luci Johnson, daughter of LBJ, to deliver keynote address...

The City of Cotulla will celebrate the history of former president Lyndon B. Johnson in Cotulla with the unveiling of a life-sized statue at the Welhausen School on Saturday, April 13.

Johnson taught at the school during the 1928-1929 school year.

Delivering the keynote address at the ceremony is Luci B. Johnson, daughter of President Johnson and Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson.

 

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Thu
04
Apr

Rodriguez ousted as Frio Road and Bridge Administrator

File of complaints against 33-year veteran...

Frio County Commissioners voted unanimously to remove Johnny Rodriguez as Road and Bridge Administrator on Monday, April 1.

The 33-year veteran found himself on the hot seat late last month after newly hired Human Resources Director Mary Perez discovered a file of complaints against the administrator.

On Wednesday, March 27 Commissioners convened in executive session for nearly three hours to discuss the fate of Rodriguez.

 

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Thu
04
Apr

Sobering reminder...

A mother mourns the loss of her daughter in a staged crash during the Shattered Dreams Mock Wreck at Pearsall High School on Friday morning, March 29. The event is held annually prior to prom as a reminder to students of the dangers of distracted driving due to texting and substance use.

 

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Thu
04
Apr

DISD trustees approve purchase of students’ school supplies

"DISD school board took the extraordinary step of removing that worry..."

The Dilley ISD school board unanimously approved the purchase of school supplies for all students in the district for the 2019-2020 school year at its regular meeting on Monday, March 25.

“Each year parents have to worry about making sure that they are able to get their son or daughter’s school supplies,” DISD Superintendent Dr. Clint McLain said. “Last Monday night, the Dilley ISD school board took the extraordinary step of removing that worry.

“The superintendent and the principals have been working with staff members for a couple of months to determine what supplies were needed, what type of each school supply item was needed, and how many of each item was needed,” he said. “The list was also shared with a few students who helped with some discussions regarding the high school and middle school.

 

Thu
28
Mar

La Salle County SO awarded $150,000 for interagency operations

“I’m not on the agenda...”

Congressman Henry Cuellar was on hand to award the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office $150,000 in federal funding as part of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) program during a ceremony at Encinal City Hall on Thursday, March 20.

According to a press release from the congressman, the funds will support local law enforcement needs for equipment, over-time pay and resources to conduct interagency operations. In a joint mission to secure the

United States’ borders, the program provides funding to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies.

 

 

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Thu
28
Mar

Search for Tink’s replacement begins in Pearsall

"You guys need to pick someone..."

It the wake of Charles “Tink” Jackson’s resignation, Pearsall City Councilors will soon select an interim city manager as the search for the next top administrator begins.

A unanimous council decision to accept Jackson’s resignation was made during a Tuesday, March 19 meeting.

Jackson leaves the city with a year left in his current contract after he was hired to serve as city manager for La Marque, Texas.

 

 

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Thu
28
Mar

Have no fear...

A volunteer cringes in fear as Cowboy Doug Whitaker performs one of his bullwhip tricks and attempts to cut straw from the barrel of a pistol during the 21st annual Pioneer Day on Saturday, March 23. The event is held on the grounds of the Frio Pioneer Jail Museum in Pearsall. See related photos, Page 9. (CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

 

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Thu
28
Mar

Three arrested following violent altercation

"A gun was pulled on a busy thoroughfare..."

Three Pearsall men were arrested last week after an altercation led to one man pulling a gun at a local bakery.

According to a report on the case, two men later identified as 42-yearold Juan Miguel “Mike” Soto and his 18-yearold son, Jathan Soto allegedly initiated a physical altercation with Jason Perez, 36, and his girlfriend on Wednesday, March 20.

It was after Soto and Soto allegedly attacked the couple at a home on South Walnut Street, when Perez and his girlfriend followed the pair nearly a mile through town before stopping at a bakery on Comal Street.

 

 

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Thu
21
Mar

Sheriff drops county investigator’s commission

“I’m not on the agenda...”

The Frio County Commissioners meeting took a dramatic turn last week after Sheriff Albert DeLeon abruptly left the room refusing to discuss the status of the county investigator.

Frio County Attorney Joseph Sindon placed the item on the agenda for discussion after DeLeon refused to hold Frio County Investigator Rey Trevino’s commission. Trevino is unable to make arrests or carry a firearm without his commission or license being held by a county law enforcement agency.

 

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