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The Nature Conservancy to purchase Glebe Mountain land

WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) - Southern Vermont's Glebe Mountain will soon be conserved and protected from development.  The Brattleboro Reformer reports that The Nature Conservancy will be buying 3,500 acres in Windham and Londonderry. More...

Texas lawmakers look to quicken parole for youth offenders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers looking to shrink Texas' prison population and costs are considering a bill that would allow some people convicted of committing serious crimes as minors to apply for parole in half the time they're currently allowed.&n More...

Welcome to the 'agrihood': Subdivision built around farm

BAHAMA, N.C. (AP) - Around a decade ago, when he was a recent graduate of Duke University, Rick Bagel started drawing up a business plan for what would become Wetrock Farm a housing subdivision built around a working organic farm.  More...

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Ringmaster Fridman Torales, who grew up in his parent’s circus in Peru, says the Kelly Miller performers are on the road eight months out of the year touring and performing.   More...

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LOCAL BOYS MADE USE OF AN OPEN SPACE at the recent “Not Just a Small Town” festival to play soccer.   More...

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A REPAIRMAN USED A BUCKET TRUCK recently to fix the roof at First Baptist Church, Raymondville.   More...

Dogs with unique training to help round up rare turtles

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Specially-trained dogs from Montana are coming to Iowa to help round up a rare and threatened turtle species.  The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the Bur Oak Land Trust is coordinating the project this spring to help More...

Blocked by court defeat, Iowa lawmakers push new ag-gag bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Just two months after a federal court judge struck down Iowa's existing law meant to discourage investigations of animal abuse on farms, lawmakers are pushing another socalled ag-gag measure that opponents say would likely lan More...

Charge dismissed in case of girl found dead in Texas culvert

DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a child-abandonment charge against a Dallas area woman who's been in jail for more than a year following the death of her 3-yearold daughter whose body was found in a culvert.  The Dallas County District At More...

LONG AGO

LONG AGO - Jimmie Jamison (center) is shown handing the keys for the first new Oldsmobiles sold in Raymondville in 1958 to Leon Peeples (center left) and Alex Anzaldua. Oldsmobile salesmen Odie Karr, left, and P.C. (Polo) Cantu, right, look on. More...

Houston seafood company recalls more than 50 tons of catfish

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-based seafood company is recalling more than 50 tons of wild-caught catfish because the products were produced, packed and distributed without federal inspection.  More...

Authorities: Texas man, 75, admits he killed fiancee in 1983

HOUSTON (AP) - A 75- year-old Houston-area man is accused of murder in the 1983 death of a woman who authorities identified as his fiancee.  More...

Chickens attract more students to library-really

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - One elementary school has found a unique way to get more students going to the library. More...

Same smile, fresh paint in the works

Plans are underway to give Smiley Face water tower a makeover.  City Manager Eleazar “Yogi” Garcia said the proposed project for maintenance, repair and painting for three city water towers continues to move forward.  Project pr More...

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THE RAYMONDVILLE BOYS POWERLIFTING TEAM traveled to Bishop, TX on March 8 to compete in the Regional Championships. Regional Qualifiers were Anthony Torres, Juan Torres, Jaden Brooks and Marcus Capetillo. More...

Bridal shop fulfills dream woman shared with her late mother

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STEVEN MAY & THE SOUTHERN KNIGHTS warmed up the crowd at the Raymondville Chamber’s “Not Just a Small Town” festival recently between the VFW hall and the Deluxe Inn.   More...

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A PICKUP TRUCK CROSSES AN INTERSECTION AT SECOND STREET AT YTURRIA STREET in Raymondville. More...

10 measles cases this year in Texas exceeds last year’s 9

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas health officials say there have been 10 measles cases in the state so far this year, exceeding the nine cases last year.  More...

Mexico launches plan to consult Mexicans living in U.S.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government is launching a plan to give Mexicans living in the United States a voice on national policy.  The Institute for Mexicans Abroad is planning to hold open-ended public consultation sessions from mid-March More...

Ex-bank vice president convicted of bank embezzlement/fraud

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A 69-year-old permanent legal resident from Mexico living in Brownsville has entered pleas of guilty to theft/ embezzlement of bank funds, theft of funds by a bank employee and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. More...

Sheriff’s office alters no-knock policy after Houston raid

HOUSTON (AP) - The Harris County Sheriff's Office is revising its policy on the use of no-knock raids following a drug raid on a home that turned into a deadly shootout in which two residents were killed and five undercover officers injured.  More...

Judge tosses Ohio’s lawsuit against gas pipeline developer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A judge has tossed out a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of a $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan.  The lawsuit sought to force the builders of the Rover Pipeline to pay f More...

Suspect in sister’s slaying in Louisiana kills self in Texas

KIRBYVILLE, Texas (AP) - Police say a man suspected of killing his sister and wounding a friend at the Louisiana home the siblings shared fled to Texas and fatally shot himself.  Kirbyville police Chief Paul Brister says the suspect died Saturda More...

2 bills could help Texas landowners near transmission towers

HOUSTON (AP) - Two proposed bills could give Texas landowners more options should electric transmission towers be put up on or near their property.  More...

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