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Thu
20
Jun

Nervous driver alerts deputy to cocaine cargo

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Needing to pee and puff...

A Laredo man en route to San Antonio was taken into custody after a traffic stop and subsequent search of his vehicle resulted in the seizure of nearly 100 grams of cocaine just south of Pearsall. At about 10:45 a.m., a Frio County Sheriff’s deputy effected a traffic stop of a white Mercedes on IH-35 at the 91 milemarker, for traffic violations. The driver, identified as Jonathan Recio, 28, of Laredo, gave indicators during the traffic stop that alerted the officer. “I made contact with the driver...during the roadside interview the male was nervous and couldn’t stand still,” the office notes in his report. “During the interview he asked to use the restroom several times and asked to smoke cigarettes several times.

“Consent was given to search the vehicle and approximately 90 to 100 grams of cocaine was found underneath the driver side seat inside a natural void of the car.”

Thu
20
Jun

Councilors seek clarification on park project expenditures

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Did council break bidding laws?

The Texas Municipal League Risk Pool has confirmed this week the city of Pearsall has met its obligations regarding the expenditure of insurance monies collected from the destruction of the neighborhood center during a January 2018 fire.

Concerns surrounding additional work completed at Polo Patino Park were brought up by newly elected Councilor Roland Segovia late last month.

Segovia’s request for an independent audit of competitive bids for additional work did not garner adequate support at a Tuesday, June 11 meeting.

“We need to get in-house information before we hire an outside auditor,” Councilor Julian Hernandez said.

According to Mayor Mary Moore, an independent audit would cost the city an excessive amount of money. A move she finds frivolous since TML has to approve all projects funded by the insurance claim.

Thu
20
Jun

Reyes named new Pearsall city manager

"We are very excited for the city of Pearsall..."

Pearsall Councilors unanimously voted to hire Federico Reyes Jr. as the next city manager during a meeting on Tuesday, June 11.

Reyes was one of two top candidates vying for the top administrator position, subsequently prevailing over Gerald Gonzales, Jr.

“Thank you very, very much,” Mayor Mary Moore said after returning from closed-door negotiations with the top two applicants. “We are very excited for the city of Pearsall, however, we only can choose one.”

Councilor Julian Hernandez made the motion to hire Reyes contingent on contract negotiations.

According to his application, Reyes earned a masters of public administration degree from Angelo State University in 2003; and a masters of business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2011.

 

 

Thu
13
Jun

Undercover sting nets drug arrests, cocaine

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“The tips we received from the community was indicative of narcotic trade...”

A lengthy undercover investigation led to the arrests of a Pearsall couple in connection with felony and misdemeanor drug charges on Thursday, June 7.

According to Pearsall police officers, several tips regarding the stop-andgo traffic at the residence on 501 Power Plant Road initiated the investigation.

“The tips we received from the community was indicative of narcotic trade,” Chief Peter Salinas said. “We take these tips seriously and immediately opened an investigation.”

Officers executed a search warrant on the home of 39-year-old Michael Pena and his wife, 25-year-old Amili Pena.

It was during the search of the home that officers discovered 44 grams of cocaine; the illegal narcotic was found in bulk and packaged for sale.

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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