Area News

County Arrests

Eight jailed in Frio, July 27 – Aug. 2 Eight individuals were arrested in Frio County last week by sheriff’s deputies and officers of the Pearsall and Dilley police departments on misdemeanor and felony charges. Those taken into custody, with arrest times logged at booking in the Frio County Jail, were as follows: Cesar Garza,…

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County, cities activate new COVID-19 hotline

“Meet in-person for hands-on labs…” Southwest Texas Junior College officials announced that all Fall 2020 Academic/Transfer courses will be offered virtually or remotely via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Canvas Conference on Wednesday, July 22. “Given the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide and in SWTJC’s service area and the uncertainties associated with this rise academic/transfer course…

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Hunter education course available in Pearsall

Training required after age 9… Youths interested in hunting this fall will be required by the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife to take the state’s Hunter Education Course, and one such program will be offered in Pearsall at the end of this month. All prospective hunters who are at least nine years old can…

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Reckless driver faces heavy charges

Burnin’ rubber in the parking lot… A Pearsall man was arrested Saturday evening, July 25, after he decided to perform repeated spins with his vehicle in several business parking lots. According to a report on the case, officers were dispatched to a local bank after calls were made indicating the driver of a black Ford…

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9

With the Texas economy slowly awakening from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers that they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear,…

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City settles suit with former police chief

Zepeda receives $50K payout The city of Pearsall this month has made public the details of a settlement agreement it has reached with former Police Chief Paul Zepeda. The city’s top law enforcement officer was hired in September 2014 and fired by interim City Manager Jose ‘Pepe’ Trevino some nine months later. Following his termination,…

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Tax assessor believes county is mistaken in filing litigation over voter registry

“I didn’t remove anybody…” La Salle County Tax Assessor Dora Gonzales maintains that she was following procedure in the documentation of registered voters prior to this year’s primary elections and is expecting to defend herself in court. County commissioners have continued talks behind closed doors this week with attorneys Michael Shaunessy and Carlos Soltero over…

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