“I died five times. I flatlined. For different reasons every time. Respiratory failure, kidney failure, excessive blood loss,” Monyka Sarinana recounted about her recent stay in the hospital. Continue reading “Less Than A Year After Coma, Sarinana Organizes Dilley’s Only Soccer Team”
The filing period ended on August 20, 2018.
The candidates for the Dilley School Board Trustees are: Continue reading “Full Slate of Candidates for Dilley ISD Election”
Dilley city administrator Rudy Alvarez resigned and public works foreman Oscar Rodriguez retired on August 6, 2018. Their written notices did not include reasons for their departures. Alvarez had served as city administrator for nearly one year. Rodriguez had worked for the city for 34 years. Continue reading “Dilley Appoints Interim City Administrator, and other notes from August 14th”
On Friday July 13th, 2018, a Dilley police officer fatally shot an area resident armed with a shotgun in the city park at 1:00 am, according to several news reports. Continue reading “The Week Ending July 13th: Tragedy in the Park, Tensions at Council Meeting”
Dilley Council Meeting Roundup
“Review of city bills” is a routine item listed on every Dilley regular meeting agenda. Typically, it’s passed without discussion. At the June 12 meeting, Mayor Mary Ann Obregon asked for a motion, adding “hopefully, this won’t take too long.” Continue reading “Dilley Council Meeting Roundup; Lalo Tijerina Gets A New Challenger For The Office Of Frio County Commissioner Pct. 4.”
Dilley’s new city council members were sworn in on May 14, 2018 and participated in a full agenda.
The meeting’s set-piece was a presentation on the city’s audit of finances and internal system controls for the period from October 1, 2016 through September 20, 2017. Continue reading “Dilley Council’s First Post-Election Meeting Included Audit Presentation”
The 2018 Dilley election saw the completion of the sudden and rapid turnover of Dilley’s city council. In just two years, each of the five city council seats has been won by first time office-holders.
Vote totals according to unofficial results: Continue reading “Dilley May 5 2018 Election Results”
Dilley City Council Voting Day Information Continue reading “Plan for Dilley City Council Election Day, Saturday May 5th”
SINCE THE May 2017 ELECTION…
Despite a combined 45 years in office, despite a historic oil boom, the city council incumbents have found themselves unable to campaign on a record of accomplishment in Dilley.
So was Dilley’s progress of the past year the result of two first time councilmen pushing for action? Or were these planned steps in the combined multi-decade tenure of the old-guard council currently up for election? Continue reading “Does Voting Even Matter? A Dilley Council Recap and What’s At Stake This Year…”
At the April 10, 2018 Dilley city council meeting, council members voted to designate an area for the new playground and restrooms. The council also discussed a proposal to position park activities and playing fields to create a centralized area behind each home plate- a plan that drew audible reactions of approval from parent representatives of the little league present at the meeting. Continue reading “A Victory for City Park; Results of City Admin Contract Vote”