Early voting begins Feb. 18

2020 ELECTIONS Frio County BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer With polling stations set to open Tuesday February 18, eligible voters in Frio County have some decisions to make as the ballots are stacked. According to Frio County Elections Administrator Carlos Segura, early voting sites will be available in Dilley and Pearsall from Tuesday through Friday,…

US Border Patrol arrests former Dilley police chief

FONSECA FACES CHARGE RELATED TO TRANSPORTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS Former interim Dilley Police Chief Rausel Fonseca remains behind bars this week on a criminal complaint charge for the alleged transportation of illegal immigrants. The arrest, made by US Border Patrol agents on Friday, February 7, alleges the former chief was transporting undocumented individuals. Reports indicate Fonseca…

Over 200 in county may believe they can’t vote, legal counsel tells court

LA SALLE ORDERS MAIL-OUTS AFTER VOTERS WERE DROPPED FROM REGISTRY An ongoing dispute between La Salle County officials over the actions of the tax assessor’s office in suspending untraceable voters from the registry took a new turn this week with an order by commissioners that notices be posted and a federal suit filed to ensure…

County judge will conduct free Valentine weddings

For the third consecutive year, Frio County Judge Arnulfo Luna will conduct a group wedding ceremony free of charge to pre-registered couples on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. The one-day-only offer from the county judge waives the traditional $50 fee for a wedding ceremony by the county judge. This year, Judge Luna will preside over…

“Five hundred people were dumped”

Suspended voters are back on county registry La Salle County Tax Assessor Dora Gonzales is defending her office’s recent action in the apparent suspension of scores of voters and their subsequent reinstatement as fully qualified to cast ballots in the next election. The tax assessor is reiterating that she has never picked individuals to block…

Hospital auctions contents of former Hungry Hunter restaurant

Deer antler sculpture, stained-glass windows, furnishings go on sale Frio Regional Hospital in Pearsall recently bought a former restaurant building on an adjoining property and has announced a public auction of the business’ contents, including several pieces of locally made art. The onetime Los Cazadores and Hungry Hunter restaurant on the IH-35 access road in…

Downtown chase driver still in custody

A week after leading police on a high-speed chase through downtown Pearsall, Moises Espinoza remains behind bars on a slew of charges. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers attempted to effect a traffic stop on the white sedan Espinoza was driving last Monday when the man began his attempt to flee police. The chase began…

Current earns honors for journalism from Texas Press Association

The Frio-Nueces Current has been awarded honors for journalism by the Texas Press Association, which presented trophies at its annual convention in Galveston in mid-January. The 2018-19 TPA Better Newspaper Contest was in a transition year and covered a 20-month period, the longest in TPA history, according to event organizers. Newspaper staff were judged on…

Murder suspect arrested in La Salle

MARC ROBERTSON Editor A man who was listed as wanted in connection with the shooting death of a San Antonio woman has been remanded into custody by Encinal Police and Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car. Identified as Jose Maria Galindo, 22, the man…

Grand Champion

FRIO COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW Pearsall FFA member Lorena Trevino raised the top-scoring steer in this year’s Frio County Junior Livestock Show, which was held last weekend at the local showbarn. The steer went on to earn $10,500 at auction on Saturday. (CURRENT Photo: Manuel Azocar III)

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