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Thu
07
Feb

Pearsall couple behind bars following drug raid

A Pearsall couple found themselves behind bars on felony narcotics charges following a joint operation spearheaded by the Pearsall Police Department on Friday, February 1.

According to a report on the case, officers executed a search warrant on Vinton Street during the early morning hours and discovered a cache of illegal narcotics packaged for sale.

The couple, identified as 43-year-old Enoch Montemayor and 36-yearold Dana V. Torres, were in the home and subsequently arrested.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb

Juvenile detained in connection with drive-by shooting

“Behavior will not be tolerated...”

arrested a juvenile on deadly conduct charges after a case of mistaken identity put the public’s welfare in danger.

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to South Nopal Street on the afternoon of Saturday, January 26 following calls regarding gun shots.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb

La Salle awarded $500,000 TDA grant for dialysis clinic

"This investment is critical..."

La Salle County has been awarded a $500,000 by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the construction and operation of a dialysis clinic.

TDA Commissioner Sid Miller notified county officials of the funding, which is part of the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program, federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that TDA has dedicated to economic and community development in rural Texas.

 

 

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Thu
31
Jan

Marketplace post leads to arrests, recovery of stolen items

“We firmly believe that all four have formed a criminal enterprise...”

After a recent spike in thefts, Pearsall Police have credited social media postings and video surveillance footage to the arrest of four individuals last week.

According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to two separate burglary of a motor vehicle calls in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 24.

During the interview with the victim, investigating officers learned that among a number of items taken from the vehicle was an active debit card. Since the time of the alleged theft, the card had been used at a local convenience store in town.

It was during the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers, with the help of store employees, were able to identify the two men as Robert Serrano and Ignacio Juarez.

 

Thu
31
Jan

FCJLS sales top $500,000

Grand champion steer sells for $10,000...

Pearsall FFA student Lorena Trevino exhibited the grand champion steer at the Frio County Junior Livestock Show in Pearsall on Friday, January 25 and auctioned the animal on Saturday for $10,000.

Trevino’s steer was purchased by First Commercial Bank of Pearsall, HEB and Todd Matthews.

The reserve champion steer at this year’s show was exhibited by Hayden Gulley of the Mavericks 4H Club, who sold the animal for $3,400 on Saturday.

 

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Thu
31
Jan

Cotulla to honor LBJ with statue

When school started in September of 1928, the boys and girls of the Welhausen School in Cotulla could never have imagined they would have a male teacher, let alone one who would go on to become President of the United States.

This was to be their first of many surprises. That their beloved Mr. Johnson, would become the President? Unimaginable. After all, these Mexican-American children lived in poverty, worked in the cotton fields alongside their families and hadn’t fully mastered the English language.

On a tragic day in November, President John F. Kennedy was shot, and their former teacher, then Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson was launched into the Presidency. The Welhausen students mourned along with the rest of the nation but also prayed for their beloved teacher’s safety.

 

Thu
24
Jan

Traffic stop yields meth, Pearsall pair arrested

“These guys are out there... no matter the time or day,”

A Pearsall couple found themselves behind bars Friday morning after officers found methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop.

According to a report on the case, officers pulled a Dodge sports utility vehicle over for a speeding violation around 5:30 a.m. on Oak Street.

 

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Thu
24
Jan

FCJLS opens Thursday at show barn

By BREYANA SEGURA

Show prep...

Students countywide will gather at the County Show Barn for the annual Frio County Junior Livestock Show in Pearsall, Thursday through Saturday, January 24-26, for the annual event spotlighting their agricultural projects and handiwork. Schools in Frio County will be closed Friday, January 25 to allow students to attend and participate in the show from Pearsall, Dilley, Moore, Bigfoot, and outlying areas. The event includes members of the 4-H and FFA clubs exhibiting animals, foods, arts and crafts, as one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, with many high schoolers using their auction revenues to pay for college. 

 

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Thu
17
Jan

Commissioners quiz Sheriff on employee comp time

5,343 compensatory hours in 2018...

Frio County’s apparent backlog of employee compensatory time has prompted commissioners to question Sheriff Albert DeLeon on the divisive issue.

Commissioners questioned DeLeon after learning the jailers, dispatchers and deputies had accumulated some 5,343 hours in compensatory time from January 1 through December 31, 2018.

“There are quite a few people who have accumulated time,” Judge Arnulfo Luna said.

“It is high,” the sheriff said during the commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, January 9. “Because we were short; one officer left, we have one female pregnant.”

Records filed at the County Auditor’s office show that $142,414.00 was paid in compensatory time during 2018.

Further investigation revealed $24,859 was paid in compensatory time to Pearsall Police officers during the 2018 fiscal year. The line item budgeted for $30,000.

 

Thu
17
Jan

The next phase...

Crews from All Aquatics began construction on the first of three playgrounds at Palo Patino Park last week. In addition to the playground, crews have also begun removing the antiquated playground equipment and installing a splash pad in the middle of the park.

 

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