Local officers continue smuggler pursuits

“It’s not stopping” Hazardous high-speed chases have become a routine occurrence in Frio County and are ending in abrupt stops with people fleeing in all directions into the brush. “It is not stopping,” Frio County Sheriff’s Lt. Joshua Longoria said of the many chases in which the sheriff’s office was involved last week. “Many of…

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Frio opens time capsule Aug. 21

Pipe buried in 1971 contains letters, mementoes of county’s centennial A time capsule buried in the Frio County Courthouse lawn in 1971 has been recovered and will be opened during a special ceremony next month. Extensive research by county officials responsible for organizing the excavation during the past three months included a call for assistance…

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Pearsall considers EDC

Pearsall could soon establish an Economic Development Corporation (EDC), to help diversify the city economy by retaining and attracting primary jobs and investment. “This is how we want to potentially incentivize people,” City Manager Federico Reyes said prior to a presentation by legal counsel. “It is an entity created by the city to utilize sales…

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Pearsall man dead after FM 117 crash

A Pearsall man lost his life during the early morning hours of Monday, July 12 after a one-vehicle accident along FM 117 in far west Frio County. According to a report on the case, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Zavala and Frio County line along FM 117 at 5:23 a.m. after bypassers reported…

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“Arrow in its quiver”

County may deploy GPS trackers for detainees Frio County commissioners have tasked Judge Arnulfo Luna with negotiating a pilot program that would require certain offenders to wear ankle monitors upon magistration instead of being incarcerated. During a lengthy presentation by Robert Herrera of EPS Monitoring Company, commissioners learned that the coronavirus pandemic forced judges and…

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In fear for their lives

Domestic violence scars families forever; women’s shelter offers hope Southwest Family Life Centers, a short-term emergency housing and safe shelter for those fleeing domestic violence, is reaching out to residents in Frio County who have fallen victim to an abusive partner. Established in 1984, the shelter offers a safe place to stay for a maximum…

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