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Lamborghini driver in Houston hits 2 pedestrians

Houston police say the driver of a recently acquired Lamborghini has been blamed for a wreck that left three people hurt.  Police say two pedestrians were struck by the sports car and someone in another vehicle hit by the Lamborghini suffered mi More...

Daniel Gomez picked as new AD/Coach for Lytle ISD

Following an hour of closed session deliberation regarding personnel, the Lytle School Board emerged with a lone selection for an athletic director/head coach to fill the position at Lytle High School. More...

Woman’s body found on UT-Pan Am campus

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Police at the University of Texas- Pan American are investigating a suicide after a woman’s body was found near an outdoor staircase of a campus building.  A statement from the university says the body was found shor More...

Troiani going after seat in U.S. House of Representatives

A Brownsville lawyer is riding in the same boat as a group of hopefuls who are eyeing the seat for the U.S. District 27.  The 44-year-old served in the Marine Corps and went to a Houston law school under the GI bill program.  More...

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8 states on board with natural gas vehicle push

DENVER (AP) - Eight states have now signed up in an effort to encourage U.S. More...

State Farm to hire 3,000 with focus on vets

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - State Farm Insurance said Friday it will hire 3,000 people across the U.S. and Canada, filling many positions left empty during the recession, and add 900 agents.  More...

Mexico sees 1st big remittances rebound since 2008

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The amount of money Mexican migrant workers sent home in 2011 increased by 6.86 percent over the year before, the first major rebound in remittances since the 2008 economic downturn, Mexico's central bank announced.  More...

The Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates its 58th year with “A Night of Elegance”

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. More...

U.I.L. overhauls District 31-3A, but ‘Kats & ‘Dogs to continue travel

The University Interscholastic League brought significant changes to Lyford and Raymondville High School’s conference after the association unveiled its biannual statewide athletic district realignment on Thursday morning.  One thing that More...

Family of slain border agent files $25 million claim for wrongful death

PHOENIX (AP) - The family of a slain U.S. More...

Funeral Wednesday for slain U.S. missionaries

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) - Funeral services for an American missionary couple slain in Mexico have been set for today at their home church in suburban Dallas.  John Casias and his wife, Wanda, were found dead Tuesday at their home in a village out More...

Garza seeks 27th district seat

Saying his experience as a business recruiter is a plus, a Port Isabel man is seeking the U.S. More...

Many Texans earn low pay, hold few assets

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - Texans politicians like to tout the state’s economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty.  More...

Fired A&M exec, friend of Perry, hired by DPS

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A close friend of Gov. Rick Perry’s who was fired as a Texas A& M University System executive after brandishing a pocket knife has a new job - assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.  More...

Juarez police flee their homes after 5 are slain

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Every one of the 2,500 police officers in this Mexican border city has been ordered to leave home and stay in a hotel after the killing of five officers by a local drug cartel.  The gang threatened a week ago to kill More...

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