CITY OF DILLEY SUED: Former Employee Alleges Retaliation for Reporting 20-30,000 Gallon Sewage Spill

On August 21st, 2017, Dilley’s wastewater operator, Carlos Ramirez, visited the office of city administrator Rudy Alvarez to report a 20,000-30,000 gallon sewage spill at the city’s wastewater treatment plant located at the Dolph Briscoe prison. The incident must be reported to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, the wastewater operator said. Continue reading “CITY OF DILLEY SUED: Former Employee Alleges Retaliation for Reporting 20-30,000 Gallon Sewage Spill”

CARLOS URESTI GUILTY: A Recap of the Absolutely Bonkers Trial of the Texas State Senator

Carlos Uresti, photo by Texas Tribune, some rights reserved

State Senator Carlos Uresti represents State Senate District 19, which includes the cities of Dilley, Pearsall, Carrizo Springs, Big Wells, Pleasanton, Poteet, and Somerset. On Februrary 22, 2018, Uresti was found guilty of eleven counts of criminal fraud charges.  Continue reading “CARLOS URESTI GUILTY: A Recap of the Absolutely Bonkers Trial of the Texas State Senator”

Turned Away At The Dilley Voting Booth? How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen This Year

It’s an annual tradition: the Dilley city election ends- confusion runs rampant about who was allowed to vote, who wasn’t, and why.

This year, be sure to know your rights and eligibility before it’s time to vote. You have until April 5th to get your registration in order for this year’s city election.

These are the two questions to focus on: Continue reading “Turned Away At The Dilley Voting Booth? How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen This Year”

Dilley Will Have At Least One Challenger for Each Open City Council Seat For The 2018 Election

According to the city of Dilley, for the second election year in a row, each of the city council incumbents will have a challenger. As of February 14th at 5pm, these residents have submitted paperwork declaring their candidacy: Continue reading “Dilley Will Have At Least One Challenger for Each Open City Council Seat For The 2018 Election”

New Federal EPA Water/Wastewater Violations against Dilley Revealed During Heated Council Meeting

Dilley’s wastewater and water woes have been escalated to the federal level through Environmental Protection Agency violations. This information was revealed in a presentation from Communities Unlimited, and the item ended after a testy confrontation on January 9th. Continue reading “New Federal EPA Water/Wastewater Violations against Dilley Revealed During Heated Council Meeting”

ICYMI: Dilley Public Library Hosts Online Archives of Frio-Nueces Current, Dilley Herald dating back to 1961… for Free

Photo: Maria Gauna, Dilley Library Assistant

The newspaper back issues offer a wealth of content for trips down memory lane, fact checks, or even light opposition research for local political candidates…

Maria Gauna couldn’t remember which year her brother died. It had been a couple of decades, and she feared the memory of her loved one was slipping. Continue reading “ICYMI: Dilley Public Library Hosts Online Archives of Frio-Nueces Current, Dilley Herald dating back to 1961… for Free”