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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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Thu
19
Jul

Day on the lake...

Children in the Pearsall Summer Recreation Program enjoy some fishing at the Frio Community Lake as part of the 15th annual AgriLife Extension Ag Safety Day Tuesday, July 17. State Game Wardens and officers with the Texas Border Patrol offered presentations throughout the event.

 

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Thu
19
Jul

Councilors quiz project director over street issues

By BREYANA SEGURA

An LNV representative found himself on the hot seat Tuesday, July 10, when Pearsall City Councilors quizzed the man over the condition of newly-paved roads.

Rick Garcia, LNV project director, attended the meeting to answer a series of questions from city councilors.

 

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Thu
12
Jul

Court ponders constables’ duties during jail staff shortage

By BREYANA SEGURA

A Frio County resident has made public inquiries into the role of elected constables after Sheriff Albert DeLeon put in a request that commissioners fund the salaries of additional jail staff.

After learning that the sheriff’s department has been using its county deputies to transport inmates to other counties due to what the sheriff describes as a staff shortage in the Frio County Jail, Pearsall resident Lucinda Trevino has asked county commissioners why constables are not being employed for transport duties.

 

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