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04
Jun

Autopsy shows officer used meth before fatal crash

BY BREYANA SEGURA
 
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office has released a report citing blunt force trauma as the cause of death for Pearsall Police Officer Mike Villarreal and confirming that a methamphetamine was found in his bloodstream after he was killed in an April 12 car crash.
 
Thu
28
May

PEARSALL CITY COUNCIL

PEARSALL CITY COUNCIL members taking their oaths of office with JP Jim Sindon at a May 19 meeting included (L-R) Mayor Mary Moore, Alex Hernandez in Place 5, Ben T. Briscoe in Place 6, and Toby Lopez Jr. in Place 7. Each is a newcomer, except Hernandez, who previously held a different seat.
 
Thu
28
May

Flash floods hit region after week of rain

MARC ROBERTSON
Torrential rains over the past week and a half contributed to a steady rise in the Frio and Nueces river levels, which topped their banks after thunderstorms dumped more rain on the region, causing at least one death to date.
 
Thu
21
May

PEARSALL CITY COUNCILORS

voted unanimously to appoint retired educator Julian Hernandez to serve in Place 3 on Tuesday, May 12. Hernandez will hold the council seatuntil the May 2016 municipal election. The nominee, who served as an educator for 34 years, began his career with Pearsall ISD as a teacher on the Westside Campus and retired as the high school principal in 2013. Currently, Hernandez is the director of the Pearsall Community Basketball Organization, a member ofthe Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church finance council  and serves on the YMCAsteering committee. “I accepted the nomination to council because I would like to see   this community come together and prosper,” he said after his  nomination. 
 
Thu
21
May

COTULLA CITY COUNCILORS

COTULLA CITY COUNCILORS (from left) Mary Koraleski, Juan Garcia and Trish Garcia took their oaths of office this week after prevailing in the May 9 municipal election. Koraleski is new to the council, replacing outgoing Councilor Lytle Arche at Place 5; Garcia  nd Garcia were re-elected unopposed to new terms in Places 3 and 4.
 
Thu
21
May

Fugitive at large after downtown armed robbery

A man who was arrested in Pearsall two weeks ago on charges of being a felon with a firearm and for being in possession of stolen goods has now been listed as Pearsall’s most wanted fugitive after the armed robbery of a downtown store on Sunday. Segundo Escobar III was released on bail after his May 7 arrest andis believed by Pearsall police to have been responsible for holding up the Quick Serv gas station and  convenience store during the evening of May17.   
 
Thu
21
May

“I don’t look good in tights and Spandex

A man hired by the Pearsall City Council to serve as the new municipal judge at CityHall grew  up admiringa vintage cartoon crimefighter and says he was inspired by the caped crusader to pursue his career.In a split vote Tuesday, May 12, councilors  voted to hireAaron Ibarra to fill the vacant office  of municipal judge, 
 
Thu
21
May

Pearsall Parks & Rec. will offer youth programs

The city of Pearsall’s Parks & Recreation Department will host this  ear’s Summer Youth Program for children ages 6 to 13 at the Junior High School annex on Florida Street downtown. This year’s program will include outdoor andindoor recreation, athletics, swimming, movies, reading, games and field trips.  Activities will run from8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning  Monday, June 8, the start of the first week of summer  vacation after the school istrict’s academic year. 
 
Thu
14
May

Pearsall police arrest interim city manager

Pearsall Interim City Manager Jose “Pepe” Trevino was taken into custody Monday afternoon, May 11, three weeks after local police officers filed a compliant against him for criminal trespass.

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