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”
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”
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”
The complete candidate list for the May 5th, 2018 Dilley city council election: Continue reading “The Final List of Candidates- 2018 Dilley City Council 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”
According to the city of Dilley, as of February 7th, five residents have filed their paperwork declaring candidacy for the three open city council seats: Continue reading “Candidates File For Three Open Dilley City Council Seats”
Dilley City Council chambers August 18, 2008. Photo by: Jose Asuncion
As Dilley city council candidate filing opens on Wednesday January 17th, 2018, here’s a look back at the recent history of Dilley elections, from 1999-2017: Continue reading “Thinking About Running for Council? A Look Back at Past Elections…”
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”
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”
No movement on Prison WWTP
On October 30th, Dilley’s city council authorized the commencement of proceedings for a $7 million dollar loan to build a new wastewater treatment plant that would exclusively serve the Dolph Briscoe prison. Continue reading “Dilley City Council End-of-2017 Updates”