The City of Dilley woke up to a calm morning on Friday as the Texas coast braces for the impact from Hurricane Harvey. The weather channel offered only this guidance for Dilley on August 25, 2017: “thunderstorms possible at 3:15pm,” and google offered a warning “dangerous winds (55 mph+) from Harvey may arrive near Dilley around Saturday evening.” Google’s map shows Dilley at the very edge of the expected path of the storm and Frio is not currently in the National Weather Service alert area. Continue reading “Dilley Residents Brace for Hurricane Harvey”
The City of Dilley posted official notice at City Hall, verifying Mayoral challenger Gilbert Ortiz’s petition for a recount after a narrow 17 vote loss last Saturday, May 6th.
The recount will be held at City Hall on Saturday May 13th at 8am. While the event is not open to the public, residents may be present up to 30 feet from the entrance to the door in which the recount is conducted.
The results for the 2017 Dilley municipal election are in…
In the Mayor’s race, Dilley residents once again chose Mary Ann Obregon to be the city’s chief officer. However, her margin of victory was slim enough (less than 10% of her total votes) to ensure that challenger Gilbert Ortiz will petition for a recount, an action for which his campaign is eligible. The recount is attended by the recount chair and committee members, the candidates and their representatives, the custodian of the voted ballots, the recount supervisor, and any state or federal inspectors.
In the council races, Sabino Mena beat incumbent Joanna Olivarez by a 64 vote margin, and Gilbert Villanueva Eguia defeated 16-year city councilwoman Esther Davalos by a 46 vote margin.
–writtenby Jose Asuncion. Jose received an MFA from University of Southern California in 2008, a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003, and is a former writer/photographer for the Frio-Nueces Current of South Texas. He currently lives in Dilley, TX, home of his grandparents.