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Woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rosario Arredondo Rodriguez, 38, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 6 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing cocaine. More...

Mexican gets prison in Texas drug, ammo case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) A man from Mexico has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison in a Texas drug and ammunition smuggling case.  Prosecutors in McAllen on Wednesday announced the penalty for 31-year-old Edgar Daniel Zapata.  More...

Man who ran Texas stash houses gets prison

McALLEN, Texas (AP) A man from Mexico has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for running two South Texas stash houses for illegal aliens.  Prosecutors in McAllen on Wednesday announced the penalty for 33-year-old Jose Santos Gomez- V More...

State Capitol Highlights

Texas, Amazon.com come to terms, Company to begin collecting sales taxes

Texas last week resolved a multi-year dispute over uncollected revenue with Seattlebased Internet sales giant Amazon.corn a company with a physical presence in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  More...

Witte Museum opens Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center

SAN ANTONIO - It’s time South Texas reclaimed the legendary story of this wild and vivid land, and the Witte Museum is doing just that with the grand opening of the Robert J. and Helen C. More...

Dallas cop accused of driving drunk, firing gun

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police officer is accused of firing a gun while driving drunk early Sunday when he was off duty.  Authorities say Dallas police Officer Rafael Mendoza was arrested in nearby Mesquite on charges of drunken driving, aggravat More...

Trucker nabbed Mexico with ammo is charged

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Four-foot-long alligator removed from Bryan street

BRYAN, Texas ( AP) An unwelcome visitor in a Texas city has been put in its place.  Animal control officers have safely removed a 4- foot- long alligator that turned up on a residential street near downtown Bryan.  Police spokesman Officer More...

THE OSCAR M. GARCIA FAMILY CEMETERY

THE OSCAR M. GARCIA FAMILY CEMETERY dedication/ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The cemetery was a vision that Mrs. Oscar M. Garcia made into a reality. More...

Texans fill needs at WR, O-line

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans came out of the draft with all of their specific needs filled.  More...

Austin man used guitar in fatal beating

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say a Central Texas man has been accused of using a guitar to beat his neighbor to death at the victim's apartment.  Travis County Jail records show 42-year-old Peter Levay of Austin was held Tuesday on a murder charg More...

Australian billionaire: Titanic II to sail in 2016

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian billionaire said Monday he’ll build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from England to New York, just like its namesake planned.  More...

13 injured in Texas crash involving school bus

SEGUIN, Texas (AP) - Nine students were among 13 hospitalized after a fiery fourvehicle crash that left a charred school bus on its roof in south central Texas.  A school official said none of the middle and high school students sustained lifeth More...

Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball

SEATTLE ( AP) - A gray whale found dead in Washington state’s Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don’t know what killed the animal.  More...

Falcon International Reservoir tops list of best bass lakes in the U.S.

ATHENS-Fabled Falcon has been ranked the number one bass lake in the country by the editors of Bassmaster magazine, but the good news doesn’t stop there.  Another Texas-Mexico border reservoir, Amistad, is number six on the list, and six o More...

Mexico tightens rules, lowers weight on trucks & trailers

MEXICO CITY ( AP) The Mexican government said Friday it will tighten inspections and lower maximum allowed weights for freight trucks after protests over a string of deadly accidents involving double-trailer trucks.  More...

Brownsville man sentenced to 4 years prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rosario Jorge Leija, 31, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 4 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing cocaine. More...

Woman gets 10 years for meth in her beer

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in South Texas say an Illinois woman must serve more than 10 years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine in beer bottles.  A federal judge in McAllen on Tuesday sentenced 20-year-old Carolina Avila. More...

Lady Bulldogs open playoffs against Blue Jays of Needville

After recently winning the District 31-3A title with a 9- 1 record ( 16- 6 overall), Lyford High School 's varsity softball team will kick off its postseason later this week.  More...

New farm bill designed to cut $23 billion over 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a five-year, halftrillion dollar plan to overhaul the nation's food and farm policies.  The measure goes now to the full Senate. More...

CHARLIE CLARK

CHARLIE CLARK gets ready to cut a ribbon during a soft opening of his new Nissan dealership in Brownsville. More...

Houston QB Keenum to join Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Record-setting Houston quarterback Case Keenum says he plans to sign with the Texans.  The 6- foot Keenum went undrafted despite setting Football Bowl Subdivision career records for total offense, yards passing and touchdown passes More...

San Perlita School News

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Drunken driver’s public punishment suspended

HOUSTON (AP) A convicted drunken driver has been suspended from serving his public punishment at the site of the Houston crash that killed a man.  More...

7 killed in clash in Mexican state of Sinaloa

MEXICO CITY ( AP) - Police say a soldier, an officer and five alleged bandits have been killed in a shootout in the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico.  Sinaloa state police spokesman Edmundo Apodaca says a clash between rival drug gangs er More...

And the bulldog goes Woof! Woof!

Thurday night at Spike’s Bar and Grill, was something different for Lyford. Willacy residents who enjoy hip-hop were found at Spike’s Bar and Grill at 13492 Broadway. More...

Cowboys use first 4 draft picks on defensive players

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys were serious about being defensive in the draft.  For the first time since 1982, the Cowboys used their first four picks on defenders.  More...

15 lbs of pot found in teen's backpack at border

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) - A 14- year- old boy from Palomas, Mexico, has been arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found nearly 15 pounds of marijuana is his school backpack.  More...

Highland Park soda shop, ex-pharmacy turns 100

DALLAS (AP) - Short of your mother’s kitchen, you can't just show up many places and have two perfectly poached eggs, two slices of bacon, an English muffin and iced tea appear a few minutes later.  But that’s Barry Hancock’s r More...

Showers emerges as QB candidate at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Jameill Showers threw two long touchdown passes on Saturday in Texas A&M’s first Maroon & White game under new coach Kevin Sumlin.  More...

Okla. man hopes to lure anglers into buying fishing gadget

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RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.   More...

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