Monday, December 14, 2015

Commission Approves Bids for Municipal Building Parking Lot and Pad Sites

VON ORMY--At a special meeting held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 the Von Ormy City Commission considered bids to construct pad sites and a parking lot for two municipal buildings.  The buildings will serve as city offices, police offices and meeting locations.  The city office building, was formerly used as a bank building, and was purchased over a year ago.  The buildings and parking lot will be installed in the municipal park on Quarterhorse Road.  The pad sites are 30' x 66' and 28' x 60'.  The parking lot will be 70' x 190'.  The winning bid was awarded to Mobile Home Contractors for $28,600.00.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DPS trooper fatally shoots suspect near Von Ormy

SAN ANTONO--A state trooper shot and killed a driver near Von Ormy just after 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
      The Bexar County Medical Examiner's office said Allen Pacheco, 32, died as a result of this shooting. The Texas Department of Public Safety told KENS 5 a shotgun was found in the rear seat of his vehicle.
    The trooper reportedly pulled Pacheco over on Highway 16 near Kings Hill. Pacheco allegedly told the trooper he was a convicted felon and had a weapon in the vehicle.
The trooper attempted to detain him, but Pacheco attempted to get back into his vehicle.
    The trooper deployed a taser on Pacheco, who was reportedly unfazed by the action. That's when the trooper fired shots and killed him, said DPS.
    The trooper, who has been with the force for about two years, was not injured in the incident.
The northbound lanes of Highway 16 were closed due to the incident. Traffic was backed all the way to Poteet as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Suspected drunken driver rear-ends off-duty Von Ormy Police officer

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police arrested a man who they believe was driving drunk when he rear-ended an off-duty police officer on Interstate 35 North near North New Braunfels Avenue.
Investigators at the scene said the officer who was hit works for the Von Ormy Police Department. He was off duty working a second job controlling traffic in a construction zone when his vehicle was hit from behind around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said they believe that the driver who hit him was drunk. The driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution and is expected to be charged with DWI.

The officer was checked out at the scene by EMS.

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