BREAKING: TCEQ Pursues Enforcement Action Against City of Dilley

Left: Enforcement Action letter from TCEQ against the City of Dilley. Right: Mayor Obregon's campaign signs read "Integrity * Honesty * Leadership"
Left: Enforcement Action letter from TCEQ against the City of Dilley, addressed to Mayor Obregon. Right: Mayor Obregon’s campaign sign, posted in a Dilley yard, reads  “Integrity * Honesty * Leadership”

Recently released documents show that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has pursued “enforcement action” as recently as February for unresolved e. coli and suspended solids limit violations that started in 2015. The violations and potential penalties have yet to be mentioned in city council meetings. Continue reading “BREAKING: TCEQ Pursues Enforcement Action Against City of Dilley”

Dilley Oral Histories: When Celso Threatened to Jump off the Water Tower

Celso San Miguel
The former Dilley volunteer firefighter, Celestino “Celso” San Miguel, received one dollar for every monthly meeting he attended, despite his unorthodox firefighting methods.

Born April 1955, Celestino “Celso” San Miguel’s reputation started as a young man who could extinguish house fires with only his coat, but his legend was solidified when he threatened to jump from Dilley’s water tower, only to tell the local probation officer… Continue reading “Dilley Oral Histories: When Celso Threatened to Jump off the Water Tower”

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: 5 WEEKS
March 28th, 2017 Dilley City Council Meeting Roundup

The city council avoids voting on hot issue items such as the new city council room and the $800,000 loan.

With the election looming, city council approves non-controversial items such as renewing the little league playing field agreement and pay raises for the police department.

Councilwoman Esther Davalos hit with surprise remodel permit fee.

Mayor Mary Ann Obregon addresses the coverage of the March 14th meeting…

Dilley City Council March 28, 2017
Dilley City Council March 28, 2017

Continue reading “ELECTION COUNTDOWN: 5 WEEKS
March 28th, 2017 Dilley City Council Meeting Roundup”

ELECTION COUNTDOWN 
Someone Forgot to Put a City Council Meeting Room in the 
new $4 Million City Hall/ 
Convention Center

MARCH 14th Dilley City Council Meeting Roundup:

Someone forgets to build a city council meeting room in the nearly complete $4 million city hall convention center.

A mayoral candidate accuses city council of political retribution.

The city administrator advises Dilley that they need a loan that may amount to “bonded indebtedness.”

4th of July festivities were scaled back.

All in one meeting. Less than two months from Election Day. Continue reading “ELECTION COUNTDOWN 
Someone Forgot to Put a City Council Meeting Room in the 
new $4 Million City Hall/ 
Convention Center”

District Attorney
Audrey Gossett Louis
Visits Dilley City Council Meeting – March 14, 2017

Fresh on the heels of a victory in an election in which she defeated a twelve year incumbent, District Attorney Audrey Gossett-Louis of the 81st Judicial District addressed and attended Dilley’s March 14, 2017 city council meeting, where she outlined the duties and goals of her office.

District Attorney Audrey Gossett Louis addresses residents of Dilley at their city council meeting.
District Attorney Audrey Gossett Louis addresses residents of Dilley at their city council meeting.

District Attorney Audrey Gossett-Louis stood in front of the residents of Dilley, TX- a crowd that included city contractors, a city council challenger and two challengers for the mayoral office.

“I am your new District Attorney,” she said. “I am here for the community of Dilley. We cover five counties.  We handle all of the felonies for five counties: Frio, LaSalle, Atascosa, Wilson, and Karnes. We handle all felony crimes in our district and crimes that are committed by public officials. Continue reading “District Attorney
Audrey Gossett Louis
Visits Dilley City Council Meeting – March 14, 2017″

Frio Sheriff’s Office Weekend Bust yields 3 arrests, drugs, cash, weapons

 

On the night of March 3rd, the Frio County Sheriff’s Office led a multi-agency drug bust, assisted by the United States Border Patrol and the Pearsall Police Department.

Frio County Sheriff's Deputy leads a suspect away in handcuffs.
Frio County Sheriff’s Deputy leads a suspect away in handcuffs.

As the task force approached the house located on a dark county road outside Dilley, the team of officers watched in disbelief as two vehicles pulled up to the driveway. The residence, long suspected of drug activity, just received a few unlucky customers. Continue reading “Frio Sheriff’s Office Weekend Bust yields 3 arrests, drugs, cash, weapons”