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Bride-to-be calls off wedding, throws party for homeless

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana woman who called off her $30,000 wedding threw a party Saturday for the homeless at the swanky event center she had booked for the reception.  Sarah Cummins told the Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/ 2sVpDW4 ) she c More...

San Perlita School News

San Perlita FFA members attended the state convention in Corpus Christi last week, where they continued their award-winning ways. Chapter President Karsen Kilbourn represented Area X in the statewide talent show. More...

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Fishermen come back in for more ice and bait at Port Mansfield. More...

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Members of the Lyford Chamber of Commerce and City Commission break ground for a new $300,000 park that will be home to a baseball diamond, jogging trail, bird and butterfly habitat and other feature More...

Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman arrested

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman has been arrested on drug and weapons charges.  More...

New feature film “Arizona” being shot in New Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) A film office says a new feature called ``Arizona'' has completed its shooting nearly 350 miles away in New Mexico.  The New Mexico Film Office announced that the movie produced by Rough House Pictures and Imperative Entertainment w More...

Doctor accused in deaths of at least 7

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) A Texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.  Howard Gregg D More...

Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures

DETROIT (AP) Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result of a crash.  More...

Killeen police arrest eight on riot charges

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) Police have arrested eight people on riot charges after a weekend fight at a Central Texas mall.  A Killeen police statement says four adults and four juveniles were arrested Saturday night following the disturbance at the Ki More...

Damaged statue atop Waco courthouse removed

WACO, Texas (AP) A statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of divine law, has been removed from the top of the McLennan County Courthouse dome 115 years after it was placed there.  Crews removed the almost three-ton zinc statue Saturday, three years More...

Son of ex-maid charged with killing Houston-area woman, 79

HEDWIG VILLAGE, Texas (AP) Investigators say the son of a maid who formerly worked for a 79- year- old Houston- area woman found slain has been charged with the killing.  Records show 55-year-old Michael Susberry oaf Houston was being held witho More...

Wounded deputy defying odds

HOUSTON (AP) Doctors didn't expect Nick Tullier to survive after a gunman shot him in the head, stomach and shoulder during an ambush that killed three other law enforcement officers last summer in Louisiana.  A year later, the 42-year-old sheri More...

No injuries reported in crude oil pipeline rupture

BASTROP, Texas ( AP) Authorities say nobody has been hurt after a contractor accidentally cut an underground crude oil pipeline in Central Texas and caused about 50,000 gallons to spill.  A spokesman with Magellan Midstream Partners of Tulsa, Ok More...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:  More...

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RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, July 24, 6: 30 p. m. in the RHS Old Gym, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.  New members are welcome.   More...

REFUGIO ZUNIGA

REFUGIO ZUNIGA recently celebrated his 100th birthday at Mirasoles Adult Day Care and City of Raymondville Mayor Gilbert Gonzales awarded him with a flag. He is shown with Gonzales and Sen. More...

Sheriff and county judge comment on prison issues

Takeover of operations of the Willacy State Jail by Lasalle Corrections of Louisiana is not expected to have any negative impact on current employees, Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said Tuesday.  More...

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Heavy rainstorms have continued to pound Willacy County as cotton farmers scramble to pick this year's crop. More...

County to buy new phones at cost of $17,500

Willacy County officials approved on Thursday replacement of the telephone system at the sheriff ’s office and jail at a cost of $17,500 but a final decision on how the system will be financed has not yet been determined. More...

Sooners without Stoops still preseason pick to win Big 12

IRVING, Texas (AP) Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title after coach Bob Stoops' surprise retirement.  The Sooners, who last season won their record 10th Big 12 title under Stoops, got 19 of 32 firstplace votes in the p More...

“OBSERVATIONS”

My tour of the South began at home in Texas

I’ve been on the road again.  Because my column is new to the Chronicle, I need to let readers know that I love to travel. More...

Houston police to stop field testing for drugs

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Police Department says it will no longer have officers conduct field tests that give initial indications whether a substance is an illegal drug.  More...

Gasoline thieves are out of control in Mexico

TEPEACA, Mexico (AP) The police officers gripped their assault rifles tightly as they stared at the men filling plastic tanks and loading them onto a dozen pickup trucks in a cornfield in central Mexico. More...

Girl, 11, stopped for speeding

HOUSTON (AP) An 11- year- old Houston- area girl who was pulled over for speeding told police that her mother allows her to drive but that this was the first time without an adult.  Police in Pasadena say the girl told them she was driving her 1 More...

Police find 400 pounds of marijuana in cars made in Mexico

WARREN, Ohio (AP) Authorities say more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of marijuana has been found in 15 new cars made in Mexico and shipped to Ohio and Pennsylvania to sell.  More...

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape, police said Thursday.  More...

Texas closes 3 of 4 prisons slated to cease operations

DALLAS (AP) A Texas official says three of the four prison facilities set for closure under the state's budget have ceased operations, and that the fourth will be closed long before the September deadline.  More...

Texas Gov. Abbott begins re-election bid with no rivals yet

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Republican Texas Gov. More...

Car is 2nd to plunge from Austin parking garage

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Officials say a woman was hospitalized after her car plunged from a downtown Austin parking garage the second time in less than a year a vehicle had plunged from the garage.  Officials with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medic More...

Mother says cops took phone after she videoed sons’ arrests

DALLAS (AP) A woman says police in the Dallas suburb of Arlington offered to drop charges against her two teenage sons in exchange for cellphone video she shot that she says shows an officer needlessly pushing her older son to the ground and arrestin More...

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