Area News

PJHS students had BB gun on campus, school says

In a letter to parents, Pearsall ISD Superintendent Dr. Nobert Rodriguez confirmed that a PJHS student was found on campus in possession of a bb gun on Monday, August 30. “Earlier today, a junior high student was found to be in possession of a bb gun while at school,” a statement from the superintendent said.…

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Walk Across Texas! program turns 25 years young

Program has helped thousands begin, maintain physical activity By Paul Shattenberg Walk Across Texas!, a community-based program helping Texans of all ages adopt a physically active lifestyle, just turned 25 years old – and it’s still going strong. The program, a wellness initiative of the Family and Community Health Unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife…

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Investigation continues into marijuana plant

Elderly homeowner unaware of plant in back yard… Dilley police officers seized a six-foot tall marijuana plant from a backyard on the city’s northeast side of town on Sunday, August 22. Police say the department became aware of the illegal plant after an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen. Once aware of the illegal plant,…

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Frio unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent in July Jobs Report

The Frio County unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in July, down from 6.0 percent the previous month in the Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) jobs report. The unemployment rate is lower than that of the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and lower than the 6.0 percent rate for Texas. Frio County’s rate…

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Wright says baby wipe flushing remains sewer problem

Despite having publicized a message earlier this year asking households to stop flushing non-soluble items down toilets, Cotulla utility director David Wright said last week that baby wipes continue to clog the city’s wastewater lines. City Hall staff and elected councilors agreed at a meeting Thursday, August 12, that it is possible many families are…

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City preps to launch improvement plan

Nearly a year after receiving a grant through the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the city of Pearsall will begin the first stage of its comprehensive improvement plan. A centerpiece of local planning efforts, the plan will articulate a series of goals, objectives, policies and standards that are intended to guide future decisions by elected…

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County arrests

32 jailed in Frio, July 11 – August 4 Thirty-two individuals were arrested in Frio County between Sunday, July 11, and Sunday, August 8, on a range of felony and misdemeanor charges. Arrests were made by deputies of the Frio County Sheriff’s Office, troopers of the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, and officers of…

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