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Property crime doubled in a month, chief says

“We are catching these guys, taking them to jail…” Pearsall Police Chief Peter Salinas is warning the community of a recent spike in burglaries plaguing the city. In a presentation to councilors on Tuesday, February 11, Salinas noted property crime had nearly doubled from December 2019 to January 2020. The department responded to 17 property…

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Local man dies in train collision

Driver was crossing tracks… A Frio County man was killed in an accident involving a Union Pacific freight train south of Pearsall Monday evening, February 17. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash shortly after 5 p.m. Monday and arrived to find that a pickup truck and trailer had been struck by…

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Yes, we do…

Five happy couples tied the wedding knot in a special Valentine’s Day ceremony hosted in the Frio County Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 14, by County Judge Arnulfo Luna. The ceremony was held on the historic building’s staircase, which had been decorated for the occasion. This marks the third year that the county judge has conducted…

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Ballots include propositions for policy shaping

2020 ELECTIONS Ballots include propositions for policy shaping Voters casting ballots in this year’s primary elections will have a number of additional decisions to make that may affect policies enacted by state legislators. The Democratic Party ballot in the March 3 election features eleven propositions that cover topics ranging from healthcare to discrimination and criminal…

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Lovers’ quarrel led to crash, police say

“Picking her little brother off the floorboard…” A Pearsall man who allegedly physically assaulted his girlfriend while behind the wheel of a vehicle and then crashed the truck into a guardrail found himself behind bars on Sunday, February 9. The man, identified as 24-year-old Deion Salazar, was allegedly upset after he discovered his girlfriend had…

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Early voting begins Feb. 18

2020 ELECTIONS Frio County BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer With polling stations set to open Tuesday February 18, eligible voters in Frio County have some decisions to make as the ballots are stacked. According to Frio County Elections Administrator Carlos Segura, early voting sites will be available in Dilley and Pearsall from Tuesday through Friday,…

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US Border Patrol arrests former Dilley police chief

FONSECA FACES CHARGE RELATED TO TRANSPORTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS Former interim Dilley Police Chief Rausel Fonseca remains behind bars this week on a criminal complaint charge for the alleged transportation of illegal immigrants. The arrest, made by US Border Patrol agents on Friday, February 7, alleges the former chief was transporting undocumented individuals. Reports indicate Fonseca…

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County judge will conduct free Valentine weddings

For the third consecutive year, Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna will conduct a group wedding ceremony free of charge to pre-registered couples on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. The one-day-only offer from the county judge waives the traditional $50 fee for a wedding ceremony by the county judge. This year, Judge Luna will preside over…

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