Melissa Ash, The Premont Journal

There are currently six registered sex offenders that are residing in the Premont area, and police officials want residents to be aware of where they live.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there are six registered sex offenders living in Premont, some of which reside within about a mile from the schools.

According to DPS, they include Jose Luis Arrellano for aggravated sexual assault with a child and he resides at 0 Route 1 Box 40 B; Jose Luis Cantu for indecency with a child and he resides at 715 S Albert Street; Benito Marinez for aggravated sexual assault with a child and he resides at 1316 W. CR 431; Oscar David Mata for aggravated sexual assault with a child and indecency with a child and sexual contact and he resides at 399 CR 414; Oscar Rene Moreno has a court -ordered registration and he resides at 422 S Grace Street, and Ramiro Ramirez for indecency with a child and sexual contact, he resides at P.O. Box 827 or 607 S Albert Street.

The Premont Police Department is aware of the registered sex offenders and will be continuing to monitor them, officials said.

"I am aware of the registered offenders and we will be keeping our eye on them," chief Fidencio Hinojosa said.