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Juvenile stabbed in overnight altercation

A 15 – year- old male juvenile was stabbed with a knife on May 15, 2019, at approximately 9:17 pm.

An Eagle Pass Police Department arrest report states that Police Officials responded to a home in the 500 block of San Marcos St. regarding a fight in progress.

Upon arriving at the scene officers made contact with two individuals including the male juvenile.

Eagle Pass Fire Department Emergency Services personnel were summoned to the scene and proceeded to transport the minor to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers Emergency Room for treatment.

The alleged aggressor was identified as 37-year-old Alfredo Hilario Rodriguez (09/11/1981).

Mr. Rodriguez was detained and is facing Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon charges.

EPPD detectives continue to investigate the incident and what transpired before the stabbing between both individuals

Eagle Pass ISD Superintendent announces retirement

Eagle Pass Independent School District Superintendent Gilbert Gonzalez announced publicly that he will be retiring from the EPISD as of August 31, 2019.

Gonzalez made the announcement at the Eagle Pass Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

“ I have just informed the Board that I intend to retire as of August 31, 2019, which is around the corner. I do want to thank the Board for all that they have done for me. I feel very fortunate to have worked with a Board as good as this Board. I respect all of you and your support. I will submit my formal letter this Friday. Again, I thank you for all that you have done for me,” stated Gonzalez.

One Vehicle MVA claims one life

A one vehicle accident has occurred minutes ago at approximately 5:30 pm on May 7, 2019 in an area between El Indio and Carrizo Springs, Texas on FM 2644 that has claimed the life of one and seriously injured another.

More information will be made available once authorities conduct a thorough investigation of the scene

Two persons attacked by bees, one succumbs to injuries

An elderly male died as a result of injuries he sustained when he was attacked by bees earlier today.

The elderly man and a woman in her 50’s required medical assistance after they were attacked by bees in an area by the 700 block of Colorado St. On Monday, May 6, 2019, at approximately 11:30 am.

Eagle Pass Fire Chief Manuel Mello reported that at least 4 individuals were stung in the attack.

The two victims were transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers Emergency Room for a medical evaluation and treatment.

Tragically, the man succumbed to the injuries he sustained from the bee attack.

Davis, Ramon win re-election to City Council

In a close and contested race for Councilperson Place 3, Yolanda Perales Ramón defeated Alfredo Arellano 734 to 394 votes. A difference of 340 votes.

William “Billy” Davis ran unopposed in Place 1 and automatically won his seat.

Raft Carrying Nine Migrants Capsizes on Rio Grande River; One Body Recovered, Three Still Reported Missing

*Press Release* – The body of a child has been recovered and three people are missing after the raft they were using to cross the Rio Grande River capsized late Wednesday night.

“What we’re dealing with now is senseless tragedy,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol have been doing everything in their power to prevent incidents like this. And yet, callous smugglers continue to imperil the lives of migrants for financial gain.”

On Wednesday, at approximately 9:45 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station detained a man for illegally entering the United States. Upon his apprehension, the man told agents he was part of a group that attempted to cross the Rio Grande River in a rubber raft that capsized, spilling all of its occupants into the cold and fast-flowing waters. The man also informed agents that his wife, two sons, 10 months old and 6 years old, and a nephew, seven, were among those who were swept away. An adult male and female child were also reportedly among the missing. This prompted an intensive search operation in the area by all available resources.

Shortly afterward, cries coming from the river alerted agents to the riverbank where two people, a woman and a child were in distress struggling to stay afloat. Disregarding his own personal safety, an agent jumped into the river and successfully rescued both individuals later identified as the wife and child of the man who made the initial report. The six-year-old boy was treated by Border Patrol Emergency Medical Personnel (EMTs) on site, and rushed to a local hospital for advanced treatment.

A man and his juvenile son were found a short time later on the U.S. bank of the river. They did not require medical assistance and were transported to the Eagle Pass South Station.

Del Rio Sector’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team was dispatched to the area and began an intensive water-borne search effort. Sadly, later that morning, the missing 10-month-old boy was found deceased several miles downriver.

The Border Patrol continues to coordinate with local officials and the government of Mexico as the search for the remaining three victims moves through its first full day.

Number of emergency calls continue to grow on a yearly basis

An emergency call comes into the Eagle Pass Dispatch Center. Within minutes Eagle Pass Fire Department emergency services are on their way to one of numerous calls they attend to on a daily basis.

On a yearly basis, the Eagle Pass Fire Department responds to thousands of emergency calls throughout our community. The number of emergency calls just continues to grow on a yearly basis,

For example, during 2018 the Eagle Pass Fire Department had a 15 % increase of emergency calls as compared to 2017.

EPFD reports show that at the end of the year they had 7,758 emergency calls from both the county and city limits combined. While in 2017 there were 6,748 calls reported a difference of 1,011 more emergency calls which include Fire and Emergency Medical Service calls.

This increase represents an average of approximately 21 calls per day in 2018 while in 2017 there were approximately 18 calls per day recorded.

The newest emergency calls statistics reflects growth in our community and most importantly the need for reinforcement of emergency services within our county as well.

Often times the daily strain of the increase in calls can be seen as emergency crews have changed their approach to emergency responses this past year.

One of the protocols that were changed was the way that fire units respond to calls. With every call that comes in for EMS services, an accompanying fire engine is taken along to be able to be prepared if any other call comes into the units responding area.

They say that with growth comes changes and the way that the Eagle Pass Fire Department is now handling their work is a true picture of that growth and change of approach.