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MAGGIE QUILANTAN

MAGGIE QUILANTAN, left, takes oath of office from Mayor Henry De La Paz (Photo by Tony Vindell) More...

Officials: New Orleans ready for hurricanes after $9 billion spent for improvements

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers - responsible for the massive rebuilding of hurricane protection after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 - and leaders from around the metropolitan area say they’re working closely on em More...

Fire departments drawing heat over lack of equipment needed to fight fires

A meeting of Lasara Volunteer Fire Department got a little steamy Sunday after another volunteer fire chief and several county officials showed up and started discussing internal issues.  More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Turnout low in primaries, runoffs set for July 31, most Texans vote Republican

AUSTIN - About 1.5 million ballots were cast for Republican Party candidates and about 600,000 ballots were cast for Democratic candidates in the 2012 Texas Primary Election, in early voting and on Election Day, May 29.  More...

Going heads up with a poker legend

In my nine years of playing Texas Hold'em Poker, I have always wanted to go up against one of the legends. Having played in six World Series of Poker tournaments, I have never gotten the chance. More...

Gunmen kill 11 in drug rehab center in Mexico

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - Authorities say gunmen opened fire with automatic rifles inside a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico, killing 11 men.  Coahuila state prosecutors say several others were wounded during the attack Sunday n More...

In Texas, Dewhurst-Cruz Senate battle rages on

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Republican primary battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas has already been nasty and expensive - and now it’s just getting started.  More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102- G.  New members are welcome.   More...

Sheriff: Mom helped son escape from Arkansas jail

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The mother of a suspect in a murder case passed her son a hacksaw blade during a court appearance, helping him and another man escape from jail, the Miller County sheriff said Friday. More...

Inmate acquitted in warden’s death gets parole

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Parole has been granted a Texas inmate famed for his three acquittals in the 1981 deaths of the warden and farm manager of the prison where he was locked up.  The Austin American- Statesman reports the state parole board vot More...

Experts: Oklahoma, not Texas, had hottest summer ever

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma and Texas have argued for years about which has the best college football team, whose oil fields produce better crude, even where the state border should run. More...

To All Willacy County Voters and Supporters

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us during the recent Democrat Primary Elections. More...

County judge recuses himself from commissioner’s son case

Willacy County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. threw in the towel last week, recusing himself from a case involving the driving while intoxicated arrest of David Guerra, son of Precinct 1 Commissioner Eliberto “Beto” Guerra.  More...

Andy Garcia talks about ‘Greater Glory,’ new film tells little known Mexican history

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Garcia can't understand why an episode of Mexican history as bloody as the Cristero War is barely known outside Mexico or even within the country.  More...

South Texas county wary as oil boom settles in

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) - Sitting in the bank manager’s office, the man turned to his wife.  “ Show it to him, Mama,” he said as they settled into wooden chairs across from Paul Brysch in the Karnes County National Bank. More...

Texas man works 70 years for same furniture store

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - For some companies, it’s old photos that document their histories. For others, decades-old records do the job.  Chesnick Furniture Co. has all of that. More...

Arizona cities start June with record heat

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona has started the month of June with record temperatures in Phoenix and Tucson and excessive heat warnings for the northwestern edge of the state.  The National Weather Service says temperatures reached 111 degrees Friday in More...

WILLACY COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS

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