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Arch bishop Burke calls Notre Dame's Obama invitation "a scandal"

WASHINGTON (AP) - A powerful Catholic leader on Friday accused President Barack Obama of pushing an anti-life, anti-family agenda and called Notre Dame's invitation for him to speak scandalous. More...

Lady 'Kats bow-out

Last Friday night at Lady 'Kat Stadium the Lady 'Kats led by Junior hurler Nana Barron came from behind to defeat the Lady Cottonpickers from Robstown 7-5. The Lady 'Kats were behind 5-2 with two outs in the bottom of the 5th. More...

"Jacalito" exhibit to open at historical museum, May 21

Raymondville High School students wanted to learn more about the lives of their hardworking Tejano ancestors, so they decided to partner with the local historical center. More...

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RECIPIENTS OF THE ALBERT "COACH T." TIJERINA SCHOLARSHIP were Yvonne Saldivar and Stephen Gabriel Gonzales. Shown, from left to right, are Hector and Ludy Tijerina, Yvonne Saldivar, Stephen Gabriel Gonzales, Rosie and Mario Tijerina. More...

House hopes to allow EMS districts to raise taxes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Emergency services districts in Texas may soon be able to raise property taxes to help pay for operations. The proposal was given tentative approval in the House on Thursday. More...

Main event pits Molina against San Antonio fighter

This Friday night at Casa de Amistad in Harlingen, Cavazos Boxing Promotions and Budweiser will present Lyford's Eric "Drummer Boy" Molina once again. Molina will be defending his Texas Cruiser Weight title one more time. More...

Gunmen kill 9 in western Mexico, shoot horses

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Gunmen killed nine people in three separate attacks in the Mexico's drug-plagued western state of Michoacan, authorities said Sunday. More...

Expert: Texans should be alert to disaster preparation, recovery

'AVERAGE' HURRICANE SEASON STILL CARRIES RISK

COLLEGE STATION - While there is some discrepancy over what the 2009 hurricane season may bring, forecasters generally agree there will be 'average' hurricane activity from June 1 to Nov. 30. More...

53 pounds of packed cocaine found on Texas beach

SABINE PASS, Texas (AP) - Beachcombers found more than seashells while strolling on a Texas beach: two dozen neatly wrapped packages of cocaine. Jefferson County Sheriff's Lt. More...

Rep. Ortiz, Jr. advocate for Corpus Christi Casinos

CORPUS CHRISTI -- Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr. More...

Lubbock ends ban on wine, liquor and beer sales

For the first time since prohibition ended in the 1930s residents of Texas 10th largest city can now buy beer, wine and liquor inside the city limits. More...

House bill raising exemption on franchise tax to $1 million moves to Senate

AUSTIN - The House on May 4 approved HB 4765, legislation to raise the small business exemption to the state margins tax from $300,000 to $1 million but only for years 2010-11. The primary author of the bill is Rep. Rene Oliveira, DBrownsville. More...

Whoop! Cemetery for Aggies about to open

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The city of College Station is putting the finishing touches on an eternal resting place for folks who are really devoted to Texas A&M University. More...

First-class stamps now cost 44 cents

WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office wants two more pennies for your thoughts. More...

Obama slashes border fence funds

AUSTIN-The Obama admini-stration Thursday unveiled a budget blueprint that fails to fund extension of the popular border fence that stretches across nearly a third of the border that the United States shares with Mexico. More...

Mexico arrests 25 Tijuana officers in cartel bust

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Mexico arrested 25 Tijuana police officers and two civilians on organized crime charges for alleged drug gang ties, the federal attorney general's office said Friday. More...

Texas House Transportation Committee passes Massive gasoline tax hike

AUSTIN-If members of the Texas House Transportation Committee get their way, Texans could see the taxes they pay on gasoline jump dramatically over the next ten years. More...

Deadly 2008 boating season prompts expanded public outreach

AUSTIN, Texas - In 2008, 61 boaters died on Texas waters. It was the highest number in more than a decade, tying the tragic 2002 boating season. More...

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