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Arrest imminent in knife assault

OFFICERS IDENTIFY PRIME SUSPECT AFTER WOMAN IS STABBED Pearsall police continue their investigation into a violent assault on Saturday, January 21, in which a woman was stabbed and have noted they are likely to make an arrest soon. According to police, officers were dispatched to a home on West San Marcos Street around 6:30 a.m.…

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Court OK’s application for storm drainage grant

“CORNERSTONE FOR PROTECTING COMMUNITIES” Frio County commissioners have given the green light for the new administrator of the Nueces River Authority Region 13 to proceed with applying for grant funding for storm water drainage. Commissioners heard from Javier Ramirez during a meeting on Monday, January 23, and learned a final draft for Frio County’s flood…

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Council OK’s emergency well repairs

CORRECTING PAST FAILURES PEARSALL WATER SERVICE AT RISK WHILE PUMPS INOPERABLE With the second anniversary of Winter Storm Uri fast approaching, Pearsall city councilors have begun pressing for progress on water wells and pumps to be in running order and in readiness for demand under extreme conditions. The storm in mid-February 2021 knocked out water…

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No applicants yet for council seats

The filing period for the May 6 general election for the city of Pearsall opened last Wednesday and currently has no candidates for the four seats. City Hall confirmed Tuesday morning that the mayoral and council seats in Places 5, 6 and 7 do not have any applicants. An amendment to the Home Rule Charter…

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Pearsall receives $2M for drains

Pearsall city councilors accepted a $2 million grant from the General Land Office to use for drainage projects during a meeting on Monday, January 23. The no-match grant funds were awarded to the city earlier this month after the Alamo Area Council of Governments developed a method of distribution for the regional mitigation program. “This…

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Highway Patrol examines Encinal high-speed crash

TEEN DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF SPEEDING SUV NEAR CITY HALL, OFFICERS REPORT AFTER EMERGENCY AIRLIFT An investigation has begun by the Texas Department of Public Safety into the circumstances of a high-speed crash in Encinal last week that left several travelers with serious injuries. The US Department of Homeland Security has also been drawn into…

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Christmas Eve gunman charged

ORTIZ IN CUSTODY AFTER DERBY BURGLARY Police are confirming this week that 36-year-old Joe Ortiz is the suspect who was wanted in connection with a Christmas Eve shooting at a Pearsall home that left a man with a gunshot wound to the face. Pearsall police say the emergency dispatch notified officers on Christmas Eve that…

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