City of Pearsall – No water for NE quadrant

Contractors working on the west side of town have struck a water main at the intersection of Mulberry and Trinity Streets. The city is hoping to have the water restored by 4 p.m. today. The total NE quadrant of the city will be effected.

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Gonzales is PPD’s Officer of the Quarter

The Pearsall Police department has announced that Lindsey Gonzales has been named Officer of the Quarter for the months of April though June 2021. Officer Gonzales has been with the department since November 2018. During her tenure she has earned her canine handler’s certification. In October 2020, the officer began patrolling the streets with her…

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MCIC raises over $3,000 at Summer Fest

The Moore Community Improvement Club is lauding the success of its inaugural Summer Fest event in which the group raised over $3,000. “This money will be invested into our club, whether it is used for facility upgrades and maintenance or used to provide us with a bigger budget for future events and service projects,” MCIC…

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Police investigate infant’s death

Medics arrived, but baby was unresponsive Pearsall police are confirming this week that an investigation into the death of an infant earlier this month is still ongoing. According to a press release from Pearsall Police Chief Humberto Torralba II, officers were dispatched to a home on West Colorado Street shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, July…

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Michael R. Hardy

Michael R. Hardy, 74, died on July 21, 2021. He was born on April 28, 1947 to Charles D. and Margaret Hardy in San Antonio and resided in Dilley for 72 years. He is preceded in death by his sister Cindy Hardy. Michael is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Hardy, daughters Shauna…

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Joe C. ‘Chepe’ Salazar

Joe C. ‘Chepe’ Salazar, 88, of Houston, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. He was born December 22, 1932 in Dilley to parents Telesforo and Enriqueta C. Salazar. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Margarita S. (Fermin) Selvera, Catarina S. (Francisco) Garcia, and Julian C. (Jovita) Salazar. Joe is survived by his…

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Firefighters handle local blazes

Three house fires in Pearsall last week have displaced two families and prompted an arson investigation after the discovery of an apparent ignition site in a vacant mobile home. The first incident took place at 4 p.m. Monday, July 19, when firefighters were dispatched to handle a fire that had allegedly been set intentionally in…

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Roberto ‘La Sancas’ G. Aranda

Roberto ‘La Sancas’ G. Aranda, 76, of Dilley, died on June 28, 2021 in Dilley. He was born on October 15, 1944, in La Salle County to Octavio Aranda Jr. and Trinidad Aranda. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Carlos Aranda and sister Esperanza Aranda. Roberto was a United States Army veteran.…

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Last weekend to dump: City closes brush site Saturday

Snake alert was sign that site needed attention In use for more than twenty years by Pearsall residents disposing of tree limbs, brush and garden waste, the municipal dumping ground beside the city sports complex is scheduled to close on Saturday, July 31. While considered convenient and enabling local residents to remove tree cuttings from…

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Listed as dangerous, escapee nabbed in La Salle

A man who escaped from a detention facility in Gonzales County last week has been captured locally after a search involving officers from several law enforcement agencies. Identified as Juan Mario Garcia, 21, the fugitive is believed to have scaled two lines of perimeter fencing around a recreation yard at the Gonzales County Jail on…

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