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Encinal carjacker nabbed in Alabama

Woman,  small children were in vehicle A man who allegedly kidnapped a woman and her small children while stealing their vehicle in Encinal on Saturday, March 14, has been apprehended by authorities in Alabama and faces extradition to Texas. Investigators in La Salle County are describing the case as a carjacking and expect to charge…

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SA Food Bank posts extra plea for supplies

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE The San Antonio Food Bank, which provides many South Texas residents with additional supplies for their meals, has issued a special request this week for donations that will help needy families through the emergency period caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The organization is hoping to provide an extra two weeks’ worth of food…

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City considers changes to garbage collection services

Pearsall residents may soon see a change in their garbage collection after a proposal by Republic Services to increase the brush pick-up. In a recent presentation, Republic Services representative Blake Caesar reviewed the city’s contract for garbage service, outlining the number of accounts and the trash pick-up schedule. “Everyone has a ninety-six gallon cart and…

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Dilley ISD Trustee Participates in leadership program

Dilley ISD trustee JD Rodriguez III joined 35 other school board members from across Texas on February 20-22 at the third session of the Leadership TASB class of 2020. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of…

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Pearsall: 2018 audit done a year past deadline

“We are on the right path for the ‘19-’20 fiscal year…” Pearsall city councilors unanimously voted to accept the 2018 fiscal year audit in a meeting on Tuesday, March 10, a year after the state-mandated deadline. The 2018 audit was presented by Robert Carter late last month and revealed the city had three administrative faults.…

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Frio County: 11 in custody, March 9-15

Eleven individuals were taken into custody in Frio County over the past week, with arrests made by sheriff’s deputies, Pearsall police, Dilley police and troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charges ranged from misdemeanor offenses to felonies. Those taken into custody between Monday, March 9, and Sunday, March 15, with arrest times logged…

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Council denies Allala right to file suit on city

Plaintiff walks out of meeting Thursday, March 5 A lawsuit filed in late February by Cotulla City Councilor Luis Allala Jr. foundered on Thursday evening, March 5, when he was denied permission to pursue the case in his official capacity. The councilor had filed a lawsuit against the city itself and against City Administrator Larry…

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