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Thu
23
Aug

Uvalde woman confesses to murder of roommate

Roman facing first degree murder charge, currently awaiting extradition to Frio County

By BREYANA SEGURA

A Uvalde woman remains in custody after she allegedly confessed to murdering her roommate Saturday, August 18.

Although the motive remains unclear this week, investigators have confirmed the woman, 53-year-old Mary Jane Roman, was living with 64-year-old Larry Pate in Bigfoot. The living arrangement had begun a few weeks prior to the murder, the deputy noted in his report.

 

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Thu
23
Aug

Forensics team dates human remains at over 1,000 years

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Although it’s possible a body found outside of Pearsall last week met an untimely demise, Frio County deputies are no longer investigating the remains found along the Frio River at Hwy 57 as a ‘cold case’.

Additional study by a forensic archaeological team from Texas State University in San Marcos has determined that the skeleton could be over 1,000 years old.

 

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Thu
23
Aug

City passes ‘No Truck Zone’ ordinance

By BREYANA SEGURA

Commercial truck owners will soon have to find a new place to park their vehicles, following a municipal ordinance passed by Pearsall City Councilors on Tuesday, August 14.

The ‘no truck zone’ ordinance has found itself on the council table since 2012. However, administration recommended the passing of the ordinance outlining the effect freight trucks have on city streets.

 

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Thu
16
Aug

The color of class...

Members of the Pearsall Junior High School cheerleaders apply colorful stencils on one another at their booth during the Pearsall ISD Back-to-School Bash on Friday, August 10 in the parking lot at Mack Laxson Field. Local organizations handed out free school supplies, backpacks and child booster seats while some local businesses provided free haircuts, raspas, snacks and other items.

 

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Thu
16
Aug

City to add 118 acres to municipal boundaries...

Pearsall enters second stage of annexation plan

By BREYANA SEGURA

City councilors passed an ordinance Monday, August 6 to extend Pearsall’s municipal boundaries by 118 acres, subsequently making a motion to consider the annexation of an additional 215.

Phase II of the city’s proposed annexation plan came to a halt late last month after councilors learned of an email from South Texas Electrical Cooperative’s attorney.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Step to it...

Pearsall varsity and junior varsity players run through a series of defensive agility drills during the first day of football workouts on Monday afternoon, August 6 at Mack Laxson Field. Whistles began blowing across the state as the day marked the official start of the 2018 high school football season. Dilley and Cotulla gridders took to the fields Monday morning for their practice sessions. High school volleyball action also began this week as many teams opened their regular seasons with non-district action Tuesday evening.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

GR888T CUTS

GR888T CUTS - A number of Pearsall youths were treated to free haircuts in time for school on Tuesday, August 7 at 888 Classics Barbershop. The local business also handed out free backpacks as well as hot dogs and drinks.

 

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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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