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Thu
17
Jan

Grant program hopes to spur downtown revitalization

50-50 match has $5,000 cap...

A year after Pearsall was named a Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission, city councilors have approved a façade improvement grant program. The $20,000 line item was created by councilors during the 2018 budget session in an effort to beautify downtown business and will be funded out of the general fund. “There will be no money given up front,” Jackson said during a Tuesday, January 8 meeting. “Any building, this includes vacant buildings that meet city code requirements are eligible to apply.” The fifty-fifty matching grant program is designed to promote Pearsall’s unique character through the revitalization of downtown, according to Main Street Director Leah Carrizales. A $5,000 cap has been set per individual or single property. To qualify a business must be located in the Main Street District which is the eight-block radius of Elm to Ash Street and Brazos to San Antonio Street. 

 

Thu
10
Jan

Request for Proposals: Retail and Wholesale Goods

Notice for Publication
 

Request for Proposals
Retail and Wholesale Goods

The Pearsall Independent
School District requests
Proposals from retail and
wholesale sellers of goods. The
request is for a discount on the
normal shelf, catalog or list price of goods.

Proposals may be submitted by mail or courier.

Daniel Strakos, Director of Maintenance & Transportation
Pearsall Independent School District
318 Berry Ranch Road
Pearsall, Texas 78061
Phone: 830-334-8001 x 1141
Fax: 830-334-8007
E-mail: Daniel.Strakos@pearsallisd.org

Thu
10
Jan

Traffic stop leads to Pearsall drug arrest

$1,200 street value...

Pearsall Police arrested a man on drug charges Saturday, December 29, after a traffic stop in which he was found in possession of controlled substances and several prohibited items that are believed indicative of active participation in drug trafficking.

A report on the case indicates Tommy Torres, 19, had committed a number of traffic violations at the wheel of his Chevrolet pickup truck, among them driving with an expired registration sticker.

Torres reportedly admitted during a roadside interview that he was in possession of marijuana and cocaine, according to police.

 

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Thu
10
Jan

Of grave concern: Frio County Cemetery is full

"There are no available plots..."

Those who have not purchased plots at the Frio County Cemetery will have to look elsewhere for a final resting place.

It was after several concerns were brought to the attention of Frio County Commissioners’ when the court learned of the condition of the cemetery.

According to Joseph Sindon, legal counsel for Commissioners’ Court, all plots at the Frio County Cemetery, also known as the Catholic Cemetery, have been sold.

 

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Thu
03
Jan

Amid statewide closing of rural obstetrics units, FRH is thriving

"We have a very favorable financial position..."

Despite an increase in the Texas population, a recent trend has shown that many obstetrics units in rural Texas hospitals are closing, thus forcing many to travel longer distances for care and delivery.

Expectant mothers in Frio County, however, can breathe a much-needed sigh of relief as officials at Frio Regional Hospital in Pearsall is currently at no risk of shutting down its obstetrics unit.

Nearly every rural hospital performed deliveries 40 years ago, a number that has currently dwindled down to about 40 percent of those facilities. That’s because many obstetrics units are closing down.

 

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Thu
03
Jan

Taking shape...

Local welder Raul Carrizales III finishes work on a section of fencing at Polo Patino Park in Pearsall on Thursday, December 27. As Carrizales is diligently working, a local youth enjoys his winter break by taking advantage of the newly constructed 4,500-square-foot skate park that was completed in November

 

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Thu
03
Jan

A look back: Local leaders reflect on past, set 2019 goals

A turbulent and terrific 2018...

With the burning down of a historical building as a result of arson in January and ending with local law enforcement locating a kidnapped child in California in December, Frio County has seen a number of noteworthy events throughout 2018.

County and local leaders look back over the eventful year, recalling some of their most impactful moments.

In a candid interview with Pearsall City Manager Charles “Tink” Jackson, the longestserving administrator since 2011, he attributes the best accomplishment to positive media.

 

 

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Thu
27
Dec

DPS: Pack Safety for your Holiday Road Trip

Stay sober & follow the law...

 

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to pack safety on their holiday road trips by staying sober and following traffic laws throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

 

In an effort to increase safety on Texas roadways, DPS Troopers will conduct traffic patrols throughout the holiday weekend December 31 - January 1, looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other dangerous drivers. Many local law enforcement agencies will also increase enforcement efforts over the holidays.

 

“The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and it’s up to each and every Texan to be responsible behind the wheel so that everyone makes it home safely to their family during the holidays,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said.

 

Thu
27
Dec

Lansford wins Saddle Bronc World Championship at JNFR

By PAUL SLOCUMB

 

"I knew I had tried my best..."

 

Brandon Lansford enrolled at Sul Ross State University based on the reputations of Rodeo Coach C.J. Aragon and the University’s agriculture program. Now, halfway through his freshman year, Lansford has already earned a world championship reputation of his own.

 

Competing December 6-10 in saddle bronc riding at the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Lansford shined in the novice category as both the highest scorer and the only rider to receive scores in all three rounds.

 

The Cotulla native, who is an animal science major with a pre-vet focus, had only one qualifier’s worth of JNFR experience heading into this year’s event. But that doesn’t mean he climbed into the Vegas chutes lacking poise.

 

Thu
27
Dec

Oh, the choices...

Councilor Richard Gandara helps a youngster choose the perfect toy during the city-wide annual Toy Drive on Wednesday, December 19. Children flocked to the Pearsall Public Library to meet Santa and pick out a Christmas gift. This year the toy drive was sponsored by ACI, T-Construction, Griggs Construction and Frio Adult Probation office.

 

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