High-speed chase ends with crash in Pearsall

BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer A high-speed chase through downtown Pearsall ended in a crash near the elementary school around noon on Monday, police say. According to law enforcement agencies, a man later identified as 34-year-old Moises Espinoza crashed his sedan after he led officers on a chase for nearly 30 minutes. Texas Highway Patrol…

Council will advertise two vacancies

Two seats empty after mandatory resignations BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer With the municipal elections approaching, Pearsall city councilors have chosen to advertise two vacated seats until March 16. The decision came after a closed-door discussion on Tuesday, January 14. “We need to come up with a process on how to advertise and direct the…

A home destroyed

A Pearsall family of five is without a place to live after a morning blaze on Friday, January 17, left only embers of their manufactured home. According to a report on the case, emergency first responders were dispatched to a trailer park on the city’s north side shortly before noon on Friday, January 17, to…

Frio Junior Livestock Show openas Thursday in Pearsall

MARC ROBERTSON Editor Youths from across Frio County will converge on the outskirts of Pearsall from Thursday to Saturday this week for the 70th annual Junior Livestock Show & Auction, which includes animal projects as well as a range of crafts and cooking. Participant members of the 4H and FFA organizations in each of the…

Dilley picks Zertuche as interim police chief

“Build on the people’s trust in law enforcement…” MARC ROBERTSON Editor A five-hour Dilley City Council meeting culminated in a unanimous vote late Tuesday, January 14, to promote Police Lt. Anthony Zertuche to the position of interim chief of the department. Councilors retreated behind closed doors for 45 minutes at the end of their meeting…

Cantu is city’s top cop for 2019

By Breyana Segura The Pearsall Police Department has named Patrolman Abraham Cantu as Officer of the Year for 2019. Ofc. Cantu joined the department in May 2018 and over the past year has been selected as officer of the quarter once. A mere six months after joining the police force, Cantu earned a canine handler…

Deadline nears for voter registry

2020 ELECTIONS The deadline to register to vote in the March 3 primary elections in Frio and La Salle counties is Monday, February 3.  Voters may register with the county clerks’ offices in their respective county courthouses or online at votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/. After a person registers to vote, a voter registration certificate – which will serve as proof of…

Gunman in custody after police standoff

Fugitive nabbed on warrants in Bexar County… BREYANA SEGURA Chief Staff Writer Pearsall police are confirming this week that a man involved in a Wednesday, January 8, standoff has been captured in Bexar County. According to a report on the case, Pearsall officers were dispatched to a home along Power Plant Road on the city’s…

$5.2M contract will pay for El Jardin Road rebuild

MARC ROBERTSON Editor An unpaved county road stretching northeast from Los Angeles towards the Frio River in La Salle County will be rebuilt to support energy industry traffic at a cost of $5.2 million, with a contract for the job going to J. Caroll Weaver. County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 13, to proceed…

County judges project progress for coming year

Looking ahead in 2020: Joel Rodriguez Jr., La Salle County MARC ROBERTSON Editor Road and bridge repair with state funding for more such work are at the top of the priority list for La Salle County government in the new year, and Judge Joel Rodriguez is keen to see progress at the most demanding sites…

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