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Viewing party

Eclipse party offers students opportunity to view rare celestial event In celebration of Monday’s total solar eclipse, Pearsall ISD hosted a Solar Eclipse Day event at its campuses and high school football field in an effort to allow students and staff the opportunity to immerse themselves in the celestial event. The solar eclipse of April…

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IH-35 crash claims Dilley man’s life

Driver was pinned in wreckage, investigators say A two-vehicle crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer rig near Derby has left one man dead, according to Frio County sheriff’s deputies. The report from the sheriff’s office indicates a 2014 Ford Expedition collided with the back of a commercial freight truck near Milemarker 91 shortly after…

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City of Pearsall achieves superior financial standing in audit

Pearsall councilors learned the city has superior financial standing, a position Mayor Ben Briscoe attributes to strategic planning by elected officials and the administration. “Overall, the general fund reflected a positive side,” the mayor said in the March 12 meeting before the audit was reviewed by a representative from independent auditors Armstrong, Vaughn & Associates,…

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Police find drug cache after domestic call

A domestic dispute call led Pearsall Police to arrest two men on felony narcotics charges Thursday, March 28. According to emergency dispatch logs, a call regarding a domestic dispute at a residence on Ash Street was received around 5 a.m. Responding officers arrived at the home on the southeast side of town to discover 60-year-old…

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PD reports reduced call volume

Pearsall Police Chief Daniel Flores has reported that the department experienced a decreased call volume in February. “It has been a slow month,” Flores said. “We normally get around five hundred and fifty calls a month.” In his report to councilors during the Tuesday, March 12, meeting, the police chief said the department received 86…

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