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The City of Floresville is currently accepting applications for the following position: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER PART-TIME. A complete job description and application form may be obtained at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas 78114, Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.; or Floresville website, www.cityoffloresville.org. Deadline to submit application is 5:00 PM on February 5, 2016. The City of Floresville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, nationality, related medical condition or handicap.
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Officials nab 34 illegal aliens


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A total of 34 illegal aliens from Mexico and Honduras are in the custody of agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after being captured near Hobson.

According to Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva, someone reported a suspicious vehicle just before noon June 11 on F.M. 81. Responding deputies briefly pursued two Chevrolet Suburbans that were driven into a pasture before the occupants -- as many as 30 -- abruptly exited the vehicles and fled.

Deputies, assisted by troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety and ICE agents, established a perimeter in the approximate area of F.M. 81 and county roads 207, 211, and 220 west of Hobson. By 5 p.m., 26 people -- including three women -- were in custody. Five hours later, Villanueva said, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a van in the same area, where five illegal immigrants from Honduras were arrested. Another three suspects, who were on foot, were apprehended in the same area the next morning.

Villanueva said that deputies on June 11 also lost sight of a Dodge Dakota or Ford Ranger pickup truck also believed to be smuggling illegal immigrants in the same area. He believes that as the weather warms up and as harvesting seasons start, officials in Karnes County will see an increase in human-smuggling-related activity.

As border safety continues to be an issue for counties located farther away from the Rio Grande, farmers and ranchers are urged to be aware of signs that illegal immigrants in transit might be traversing their lands. Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said indicators may include:
•Empty beverage or food containers
•Dumped trash
•Tire tracks.
“Call in and let us know, so we can come patrol the area a little more,” Tackitt said. “We need [residents’] help also.”
 

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