Area Breaking News

Council extends disaster declaration after Uri

Winter storm left hundreds without power or water, Feb. 14-18 Two weeks after Winter Storm Uri left nearly the entire city without water and electricity, Pearsall councilors have extended a disaster declaration through March 24. Harsh winter weather conditions wreaked havoc on the area from Sunday, February 14 onwards, resulting in the failure of three…

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Pearsall reopens parks, public facilities

Community Room still reserved for vaccine registration Nearly three months after extending a closure of facilities for the safety of employees and the public, the city of Pearsall has re-opened a number of public sites. “I recommend opening the facilities and still following the CDC guidelines,” City Manager Federico Reyes said during the Monday, March…

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The people’s policeman

Pearsall’s new chief reaches out to community for improved relations in crime fighting Humberto Torralba II has been named the top law enforcement officer for the city of Pearsall, where he expects to focus on education and community involvement. Torralba was among four finalists for the police chief’s job after Peter Salinas resigned from his…

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Human transport cases rise

Stolen vehicles carry immigrants at high speed through South Texas, officers say The Frio County Sheriff’s office continues to report a constant stream, part of the regional spike, of human smuggling cases that result in high-speed pursuits. Sheriff’s deputies and officers of neighboring agencies have been involved in scores of similar cases in a mere…

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Job opening

The Frio -Nueces Current is looking for a temporary, part-time receptionist. Duties to include answering the phone, assisting customers, typing classified ads, uploading web content, bookkeeping, proficient in Excel. Email resumes to [email protected]

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Dilley receives emergency supply airlift

Helicoptersmbring water, MRE packs to city “in dire need” Bearing a disaster declaration that had been handwritten because electricity had been turned off in the aftermath of a snowstorm and hard freeze last week, Dilley city authorities secured deliveries of emergency food supplies and water by the Texas National Guard and the US Air Force…

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Cotulla ends short-term ‘boil water’ order

“Nobody anticipated the failure of services” The city of Cotulla joined the ranks of many other local governments in South Texas on Thursday, February 18, to issue an order that all drinking water be boiled before consumption. The order was lifted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, when water samples were laboratory tested and found…

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