PD names Gutierrez Officer of the Quarter

By Breyana Segura The Pearsall Police Department has named Detective Corporal Jesse Gutierrez as the Officer of the Quarter, commending him for a proactive approach to law enforcement and a series of notable arrests. The six-year veteran earns the year’s first-quarter accolade for “Providing exemplary service to the community,” according to Police Chief Humberto Torralba…

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Cowboy on the fence

Pearsall’s JP Gonzales advances in television reality show challenges Wednesday nights have not been the same in this small town since Pearsall cowboy John Paul “JP” Gonzales became an overnight celebrity. With its sixth episode airing this week, viewers of “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown” are anxious to see if JP wins the reality show hosted on…

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WIC hosts community fair in Dilley

Frio County Women, Infants & Children (WIC) collaborated with local non-profit organizations last week to host a community resource fair with the intent of giving back to the community during the pandemic and aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. WIC representatives hosted the outreach event in Dilley on Thursday, March 18. The event aimed to bring…

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Louisiana driver faces drug charges

By Breyana Segura A Louisiana man was arrested by Frio County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine and cocaine. The case originated shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, March 5, when a deputy effected the traffic stop of a Ford F-150 pickup truck for a defective…

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Council approves ‘no shot, no leave’

By Breyana Segura An amendment to the emergency leave policy for the city of Pearsall requires employees be vaccinated for the coronavirus or they become ineligible to receive the fourteen-day break. “This addresses the changes that have been made as we receive guidelines from CDC,” City Manager Fred Reyes said during a Tuesday, March 9,…

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Tips lead to drug raid, two arrests

By Breyana Segura A Pearsall couple faces felony drug charges this week after a lengthy investigation by Frio County sheriff’s deputies into the alleged sale of illegal narcotics in a school zone, and another local is wanted in connection with the crime. Investigators believe the suspects were selling narcotics from their home close to downtown.…

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