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Thu
13
Jun

Brandishing bandit behind bars

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Weed and guns...

A Pearsall man found himself behind bars on narcotic charges following an investigation into a male brandishing a gun along Oak Street on Monday morning.

According to a report on the case, Pearsall Police responded to the call shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday morning after a witness called Frio County dispatch regarding a man ‘waving a gun in the air and arguing with a woman.’

Officers responded within minutes to find the parking lot vacant. However, the witness was able to identify the man as 25-year-old Jerel Corona.

It was during the course of the investigation that officers later discovered over a pound of marijuana in plain sight at Corona’s home, laying on the kitchen table of the apartment Corona had been staying in.

 

 

 

Thu
13
Jun

Nifty catch...

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Families flocked to Polo Patino Park to enjoy the city of Pearsall’s first Movie Night of the summer on Thursday, June 7. Attendees enjoyed a variety of games, face painting, a water slide, park amenities, and the movie, Small Foot. Festivities begin at 6:30 with the movie starting at dusk; on Thursday, June 20 Ralph Wrecks the Internet will be shown.

 

 

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Thu
13
Jun

Martinez sought in Ash St. stabbing

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“Victim sustains two lacerations...”

Pearsall police are actively searching for a male suspect wanted on second degree felony charges after he allegedly stabbed a man

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to a hotel along Ash Street on the city’s south east side of town to investigate the stabbing on Friday, June 7.

It was when officers arrived on scene they found emergency medical personnel tending to an injured male.

The man had sustained two lacerations to each side of his back with the left side puncture requiring the injured man to be life-flighted to University Hospital in San Antonio.

Although the cause of the assault is unknown, investigating officers were able to identify the suspect as 26-year-old Lupe ‘Pito’ Martinez.

 

 

Thu
13
Jun

Pearsall narrows city manager search

And then there were two...

Nearly three months after the resignation of Charles Jackson, Pearsall Councilors have named two finalists for the city manager position,

It was during a meeting on Wednesday, June 5 when the councilors interviewed the top five candidates for the job.

According to records filed at City Hall, nine applications were received from interested individuals vying for the top administrator job.

Jackson was hired in March 2016 and was the longest-serving city manager since 2011. Prior to Jackson’s tenure, the city saw a revolving door of city managers with the average time employed being eight months.

Councilors interviewed Andy Joslin, Melissa Landin, Fred Reyes, Brian La Borde, and Gerald Gonzales during the Wednesday night meeting.

 

 

Thu
06
Jun

Business trio to host First Friday

Flowers, cuts, sweets...

The city of Pearsall’s Main Street department is busy this month as it is preparing for its First Friday event that will feature two grand openings.

On Friday, June 7, the monthly event will be held along Brazos Street as it will be hosted by MT&N Flowers, Magical Ice, and 888 Classics Barbershop.

According to Main Street Director Leah Carrizales, bounce houses will be set up, disc jockey-style music, free face painting, a chalk and game area for kids, and food will be available to purchase.

The event is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.; the face painter will arrive at 5:30 p.m.; and families are encouraged to play games from 6 to 8 p.m.; the event ends at 9.

 

 

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Thu
06
Jun

Ibarra tops field, takes office as new Frio County Clerk

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“My goal is to give the residents...the best experience possible...”

On the eve of Angie Tullis’ retirement, newly appointed County Clerk Aaron Ibarra took the oath of office on Friday, May 31. It was four months into her fifth term of office when the tenured clerk formally announced her retirement, prompting commissioners to seek qualified applicants. Ibarra surpassed 11 candidates during May 17 interviews. The new clerk hold a degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio; has roughly two years of experience with Child Protective services as an investigator; and nearly four years as a Community Supervision Officer with the Adult Probation office. Ibarra plans to provide an informative, efficient, and

 

 

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Thu
06
Jun

CHS Top Ten

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Cotulla High School Top Ten graduating students in the Class of 2019 are (Left Photo, L-R) Valedictorian Dylan Teneyuca, Salutatorian Elisa Gonzalez; (Upper Photo, Front Row, L-R) Mallory Garcia, Tyrese Perkins, Aleah Bustamante; (Top Row, L-R) Krystalynda Garza, Leah DeLaRosa, Haley Ramirez, Reagan Leone, Alexia Aguero. CHS commencement ceremonies are this Friday at 8 p.m.

 

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Thu
06
Jun

Frio County Jail in compliance

"A year later..."

Following a year of failed jail inspections, the Pearsall facility has passed an unannounced visit and has met the minimum standards of compliance.

According to a letter issued by Texas Commission on Jail Standards Executive Director Brandon Wood, the recent inspection conducted by Jennifer Shumake on May 23, shows the jail to meet minimum standards.

“Please be advised that technical assistance was provided in some areas,” Wood noted in his letter. “The requirements review has been attached for your review to ensure that you are fully aware of the issues. Failure to address the technical assistance areas in a timely manner may result in the issuance of a notice of non-compliance.”

A May 11, 2018 inspection

resulted in eight deficiencies requiring corrective measures be made within thirty days.

 

 

Thu
30
May

Pearsall to host Summer Movie Nights

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BY BREYANA SEGURA

On the cusp of summer vacation, the city of Pearsall Parks and Recreation department will begin its Movies in the Park nights beginning June 6.

The annual event takes place at the newly renovated Polo Patino Park on the city’s westside of town.

 

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Thu
30
May

Annex building on hold; ponce is top candidate

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall City Councilors appointed Juan Ponce to serve as the municipal judge for the next two years during a meeting on Tuesday, May 21.

The decision to appoint Ponce was made after Mayor Mary Moore broke a tie-vote among councilors during the Tuesday meeting.

Councilor Julian Hernandez made the motion to hire Ponce following two nights of candidate interviews, he garnered the support of Councilors Brenda Trevino and Robert Villarreal. Councilors Roland Segovia, Davina Rodriguez, and Sonia Hernandez voted against the appointment of Ponce. Councilman Richard Gandara was not in attendance.

“We had amazing candidates for the municipal judge position,” Moore said. “However, only one person can fill that position.”

 

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