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Seven jailed in Frio, Jan. 6-12

Seven suspects were taken into custody in Frio County over the past weeks, with arrests made by Sheriff’s deputies, Pearsall Police Dept., Dilley Police Dept. and troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charges ranged from misdemeanor offenses to felonies, including drug related offenses. Those taken into custody between Monday, January 6 through Sunday,…

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Valdez is candidate for Dist. 80 state office

ELECTIONS 2020 Former Webb County Judge Danny Valdez is a candidate for State Representative District 80, including Dimmit, Frio, Uvalde, Zapata, Zavala and part of Webb County. “The citizens have shaped my agenda,” Valdez said. “They are tired of absent leadership. They cannot understand how a district that is geographically blessed and rich with business…

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Salinas is candidate for Frio Pct. 3 seat

ELECTIONS 2020 Conrado (Conrad) Salinas is announcing his candidacy for Frio County Precinct 3 commissioner in the March primary election. A native of Frio County, Salinas graduated from Pearsall High School in 1976 and attended East Grand Forks, Minnesota Area Vocational and Technical Institute. He was employed locally for 32 years in the agricultural chemical…

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Ortegon is candidate for new term in Frio

ELECTIONS 2020 Rodolfo “Rudy” Ortegon Jr. will seek re-election as Frio County Constable in Precinct 2 during the March Democratic Party primaries. “I take great pride in serving and protecting our community and the citizens of precinct 2,” Ortegon said. “With your help, I hope to continue providing my services as your constable.” Ortegon is…

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La Salle supports CASA with annual $20K donation

By Marc Robertson Funding towards the CASA of South Texas advocacy group’s work in helping abused and neglected children through foster and adoptive care has been made again this year by La Salle County in the amount of  $20,000. The grant that was made at the beginning of the year was made official with a…

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12 jailed in La Salle, Jan. 6-12

Twelve individuals were taken into custody by law enforcement officers last week in La Salle County on a range of felony and misdemeanor charges. Those charged between Monday, January 6, and Sunday, Jan. 12, with the exception of those held on behalf of other jurisdictions, with arrest times logged at booking in the La Salle…

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Villarreal seeks election in Frio Pct. 3

ELECTIONS 2020 Robert S. Villarreal is announcing his candidacy in the Democratic Party primaries on March 3, 2020 for the office of Precinct 3 County Commissioner. “First and foremost, I’m truly blessed to live in this community,” Villarreal said. “For the past three years, I have served this community as a council member for the…

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Sindon seeks re-election as county attorney

ELECTIONS 2020     Joseph A. Sindon is seeking re-election as Frio County attorney in the March primary election. “I am proud of the accomplishments this office has made during the last four years,” Sindon said. “Most changes have centered around ensuring that this office actually does the job with which it is charged. “First and…

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A busy December for all

DILLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS By Norma Herrera Library Director December was a busy month for the Dilley Public Library, where we recorded visits by 245 patrons, of whom at least 113 used the internet services; circulation of over two hundred books; and at least 118 visits by students. The library encourages every child who visits…

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Eighteen arrests in La Salle, Dec. 23 – Jan. 5

COUNTY ARRESTS Eighteen individuals were taken into custody in La Salle County by local law enforcement agents on a range of misdemeanor and felony charges over the past two weeks. Those jailed between December 23 and January 5, with arrest times logged at booking in the La Salle County Jail, excluding those held on behalf…

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