Rescue attempt turns deadly on IH-35 access road

Rene Perez, left, Ernesto Perez, and Yvonne Zavala were killed in an accident in the early morning hours of July 29.

What started out as an attempted rescue of a man on a crashed motorcycle in a roadway, turned very tragic last Friday night/early Saturday morning around 2:20 a.m. for several local families. Continue reading “Rescue attempt turns deadly on IH-35 access road”

Splash pad anchors grant proposal to improve Briscoe Park

This illustration of a splash pad was one of several examples provided at the Special meeting of the Devine City Council on July 24.

Ten new amenities will be installed at Briscoe Park if the City is awarded a Local Parks Grant by Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPW).
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Devine aims for park upgrades

An aerial view of Briscoe Park shows existing structures and trees. Possible locations of a splash pad and other additions including a pavilion, gazebo, horseshoe court, half-basketball court, and increased parking are outlined in yellow. Existing water and sewer lines are also shown.

The short but intense debate over whether to seek a grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPW) to add a splash pad and other amenities to Briscoe Park was put to rest on July 24 when the Devine City Council voted 4-1 to move ahead in its pursuit.
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County files lawsuit to remove Clerk, opposes bill raising property taxes

County Commissioners filed suit to remove County Clerk Lisa J. Wernette from office. Wernette was elected in 2007 and is in the midst of her third term.

A lawsuit was filed on Friday, July 21, 2017 by the County to have Lisa Wernette removed from her County Clerk’s position.
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