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Thu
21
Jun

I swear...

Newly-elected Dilley City Councilors Alicia Machado, Place 3; Everardo ‘Bebe’ Castillo Jr, Place 4; and Joe Garcia, Place 5 were sworn into office of Monday, May 14. The trio prevailed over long-time incumbents in the May 5 municipal elections.

 

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Thu
14
Jun

Routine traffic stop nets meth, arrest

By BREYANA SEGURA

While on routine patrol a Pearsall police officer conducted a traffic stop that landed a man behind bars for possession of narcotics and an open container.

It was while on routine patrol of an east side neighborhood Friday, June 8, when the arresting officer effected the traffic stop.

 

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Thu
14
Jun

Energy salesman was Dallas fugitive, carried fake ID

By MARC ROBERTSON

A man employed by a company offering residential electric utility service was arrested in Cotulla on Friday, June 8, after he and his crew overstayed their hotel booking and he was identified as being wanted on an arrest warrant in Dallas and was carrying a fictitious identity card.

Jesus Eduardo Salinas Jr., 29, of Brownsville told arresting officers that he was the crew leader of an eight-man team representing Green Mountain Energy, which is headquartered in Plano, Texas. The man was being questioned by La Salle County Deputies Jose Cardenas III, Juan Mirelez and Arnoldo Cadena at a truck stop on the outskirts of Cotulla, where he had parked a cargo van registered to a Brownsville woman but bearing Green Mountain Energy logos on its sides.

 

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Thu
14
Jun

Jail deficiencies addressed, staffing shortage remains

By BREYANA SEGURA

Frio County Sheriff Albert DeLeon provided Commissioners with an update regarding the recent failed jail inspection on Wednesday, June 6.

“We are moving along best we can,” DeLeon said. “We have completed the majority of things that we can from our side.”

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Fun and games for all...

City hosts summer activities, games, learning

By BREYANA SEGURA

The city of Pearsall has announced a number of family-friendly programs to keep youths active and reading this summer.

The Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off its annual Summer Recreation Program beginning June 18. The six-week program runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and features arts and crafts, movies, sports, field trips, swimming, a reading program, and nature and outdoor education.

Children ages six through 13 are eligible to attend the program; registration applications can be picked up at City Hall.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Game on...

Cotulla High School senior Celisia Cruz is corraled by a pair of defenders from the sophomore and junior class during the second annual Cotulla High School Powder Puff Football Game on Thursday morning, May 31 at Myers Memorial Stadium. The game pits the freshmen and senior classes against the sophomores and juniors in a flag football contest for high school bragging rights.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Our time...

Pearsall ISD seniors participate in the Senior Walk at Ted Flores Elementary on Friday, June 1. The event had seniors visit each PISD campus that morning.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Blaze was caused by line strike, city says

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall city officials have confirmed that a gas fire on Wednesday, May 30, was a direct consequence of a line strike by crews from T Construction replacing water lines along Willow Street.

According to Public Works Director Xavier Antu, the fire department was dispatched to the westside neighborhood after crews were unable to manipulate a valve due to its proximity to the fire.

 

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Thu
31
May

Incumbents fall in May 22 run-off elections

By BREYANA SEGURA

Results of the May 22 Democratic Party run-off elections canvassed by county governments this week indicate that all three incumbents vying for re-election in Frio and L a Salle counties have lost their places on the ballot for the general election in November.

In the hotly contested race for the commissioner’s seat in Frio County Precinct 4, Alvaro “Lalo’ Tijerina was successful by a mere two votes in his bid to unseat long-time Incumbent Jose ‘Pepe’ Flores, who has sat on the court for the last 20 years.

 

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Thu
31
May

For those we lost...

Visitors at the Frio County Veterans Cemetery visit the gravesites of loved ones following a ceremony by the local Claudio Gonzales VFW Post #9195 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 in Pearsall.

 

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