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Thu
01
Feb

The Champ...

Pearsall FFA member Lorena Trevino exhibited the grand champion steer at the 68th annual Frio County Junior Livestock Show in Pearsall on Saturday, January 27 and sold the animal at public auction the same day for $9,000. 

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Thu
01
Feb

Neighborhood Center fire: Does city face asbestos threat?

By BREYANA SEGURA

The five-alarm fire that ravaged Pearsall’s historic Westside School on Sunday, January 14, has denatured the asbestos that contaminated the building.

The fire, which was reportedly set by a pair of teenage boys who remain in custody at the La Salle County Jail, required the attention of six volunteer fire departments. Responding to the Sunday afternoon call were Pearsall, Dilley, Moore, Bigfoot, Devine and Natalia firefighters for a task that lasted well into the morning hours.

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Thu
25
Jan

Commissioners eyeing purchase of former Gonzales Auto Parts building

By ROCKY ALCALA & MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

Frio County Commissioners are looking into purchasing the former Gonzalez Auto Parts building on Oak St. in Pearsall as part of its funds-matching agreement with Camino Real MHMR to house the organization and provide services to locals with psychiatric needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Camino Real has had an office in Dilley for over 20 years but have said the location has become dilapidated and no other viable options are available in the community.

 

Garcia said that Camino Real has a long-term, 25-year lease with Maverick County, and a similar situation in Wilson County, saying they prefer working with local governments and have found it harder when dealing with private landlord’s.

 

 

Thu
25
Jan

Frio County Junior Livestock Show opens this week

By BREYANA SEGURA

 

Students countywide will gather at the Frio County Show Barn for the annual Frio County Junior Livestock Show in Pearsall Thursday through Saturday, January 25-27, for the annual event spotlighting their agricultural projects and handiwork.

 

Schools in Frio County will be closed Friday, January 26 to allow students to attend and participate in the show from Pearsall, Dilley, Moore, Bigfoot and outlying areas.

 

The event includes members of the 4H 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
25
Jan

A fine mess...

Tow trucks work to clear the scene of a one-vehicle crash on the southbound lanes of IH-35 Friday morning, January 19 outside of Cotulla. Officials have determined that an 18-wheeler headed south on the interstate rolled over near milemarker 70. No injuries were reported and at least one lane of the interstate remained closed until mid-afternoon for debris clean up.

 

 

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Thu
18
Jan

Pearsall Community Center destroyed in evening blaze

Suspects found watching fire, assisting firefighters at the scene.

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Two men have been arrested and face second degree arson charges in connection with a fire that destroyed the former Pearsall Community Center Sunday evening, January 14.

In a report on the incident, Pearsall Police Chief Peter Salinas said officers were dispatched to the location Sunday evening and arrived to find the building in flames.

 

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Thu
18
Jan

Council selects Vinton for Place 1, questions fund management

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall City Councilors have appointed Patty Pena Vinton to fill Place 1 at the table, the seat vacated recently by Mando Martinez.

Vinton was among three candidates who submitted applications for council consideration earlier this month. Among the candidates were former Frio County Commissioner and City Councilor Richard Hernandez and Gaelen Fraizer.

 

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Thu
18
Jan

FRH celebrates 55 years with Community Open House January 18

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Pearsall’s Frio Regional Hospital will celebrate its 55th anniversary on Thursday, January 18 with a Community Open House and recognize Shirley Schneider Wilson, the first baby born at the hospital.

The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and will include recognition of Schneider Wilson, who was born at the hospital on January 1, 1963 and provide the community an opportunity to learn about new services offered at the facility. Long-tenured employees of the hospital also will be honored.

 

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Thu
11
Jan

County looks to hospital district for indigent inmate healthcare

By BREYANA SEGURA Staff Writer

 

Frio County commissioners have indicated they are satisfied a portion of the financial burden incurred for inmate medical expenses will be lifted for indigent prisoners. Frio County Attorney Joseph Sindon said he had researched the issue and found that if an indigent inmate is housed at the county jail and is a resident of the current hospital district, any medical services are paid by the hospital district. In November, the hospital district expanded to cover all four precincts in Frio County.

Thu
11
Jan

La Salle incumbents face opposition in 2018 primaries

By BREYANA SEGURA Staff Writer

 

The filing period for the March primary elections for L a Salle County came to a close on Monday, December 11, with a number of positions being contested. La Salle County Clerk Margarita “Margie” Avila Esqueda, who also serves as the District Clerk, is the only incumbent not being challenged in her bid for re-election. La Salle County Judge Joel Rodriguez, Jr. is being challenged by John Barnes. June Galvan, Maria “Mary” M. Perez, and Martin Kruger have placed their names on the ballot to run against incumbent Thelma R. Trevino for county treasurer

 

 

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