A justice system upended

County attorney describes challenges with court dates The novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the county judicial system, delaying new trials until further notice. Frio County Attorney Joseph Sindon says the pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the way his office handles court proceedings. “It will likely be a long time before we…

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Pearsall residents may face rate hike

Consultant points out shortfalls, necessities After a rate study conducted by Capex Consulting and a unanimous decision to repeal a surcharge last month by Pearsall city councilors, citizens may soon face a hike in their utility bills. The objective of the rate study was to review the city’s operating and capital costs in order to…

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Five-alarm fire under investigation

Volunteer firefighters from local communities responded to a five-alarm fire Thursday evening to find a home along Interstate 35 fully engulfed in flames. A report on the incident shows Moore VFD Fire Chief JD Earls was notified of the blaze by an emergency medical service employee who happened to see the fire as he was…

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Police nab suspect with multiple narcotics

Man threw money at woman, but drugs fell from his pocket Pearsall police officers investigating an alleged assault on Tuesday, May 12, arrested a man on felony drug charges after he was questioned in connection with an apparent theft. The routine call developed into an investigation into drug possession and the seizure of several types…

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City awards meal contract to locals

Meeting needs of the city’s most vulnerable population during the coronavirus pandemic, Pearsall city officials agreed Monday, May 4, to award two local businesses contracts for a meal program to feed the elderly and disabled. Three businesses had replied to a request for proposals that was advertised for a week. Councilors initially proposed awarding the…

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‘Stranger Danger’ is ever-present threat

Attempted kidnapping in Pearsall; police chief says parents must be vigilant We often become complacent in a rural community; we let our kids play outside from sun up to sun down, and our children are itching to be outside during the ongoing virus-related shutdown. School-aged children yearn to ride their bikes, play with the neighborhood…

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