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Fundraiser Softball Tournament

A softball tournament will be held in an effort to raise funds for Daniel Villegas who attended the Under Armor Baseball Factory tryouts in Corpus Christi and was selected out of thousands of players to make the Baseball Factory National team. More...

COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS

  COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS were sworn in early on January 1, 2013 at the courthouse. |align=left|width=250|height=78|link=node] More...

10 illegal aliens detained in crash

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Ten illegal aliens are in custody after a van they were riding in crashed into a mobile home along Texas’ Gulf Coast.  Corpus Christi Police spokesman Lt. More...

Personnel matters dominate first city meeting of 2013

Personnel matters such as approving the retirement, resignation, hiring and promoting of city employees dominated the first meeting of 2013 of the Raymondville City Commission.  The commission accepted the resignations of Police Officer Erick A. More...

San Perlita School News Spring semester begins

AROUND CAMPUS   Students and teachers returned Monday to begin the spring semester. More...

Lasara School News Students return after holidays

Happy New Year!! We are excited to be back at school. We want to remind all parents and visitors that our Raptor ID program is now being implemented at the campus. Any visitor will need to present a valid ID when entering the campus. More...

U.S. spent $18 billion on border protection

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government's enforcement efforts from a Washington t More...

Chronicle’s top sports stories of 2012

DECEMBER  Raymondville Independent School District Athletic Director Alex Leal confirmed that Frank Cantu was no longer the defensive coordinator for the Bearkats football program.  Leal stated that second year head football coach Joe Gonza More...

Bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76M in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) - A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year - even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid st More...

Toby Keith to headline Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

HOUSTON (AP) - Country great Toby Keith will kick off the musical entertainment at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Organizers say tickets go on sale Saturday for the Feb. 25 through March 17 events.   More...

Aggie raising funds to armor Bryan police dogs

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Texas A&M University graduate student has launched a fundraising campaign to armor K-9 dogs for the local police department.  Katie Tippett began a campaign last month to buy Kevlar vets for Kohn and Falco, the two Belg More...

2012 average for gas across Texas most expensive

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas had the most expensive statewide average on record for gasoline in 2012, with the annual average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.43.  AAA Texas said Thursday that the previous annual record was $3.37 in 2011. More...

Bearkat Band Booster Meeting

There will be a Bearkat Band Booster meeting today, Wednesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the band hall. Please use the front entrance to the high school. Everyone is welcome.   More...

Lyford commissioners plan liquor sale election

Having a margarita, a rum and coke, a whiskey and sprite or a piña colada at home or in the nearest city 20 miles away could be a thing of the past in the city of Lyford.  The Lyford City Commission approved an application on Monday night that c More...

RISD Superintendant Johnny I. Pineda

RISD Superintendent Johnny I. Pineda gets ready to press a buzzer outside the main entrance of L.C. Smith Elementary, while a monitor inside the school office shows people standing outside. More...

Severe weather arrived Tuesday and more rain forecast for today

The rain that was forecast for Tuesday night arrived during the wee hours of Wednesday, but the severe weather still was anticipated for later in the day.  More showers and thunderstorms were expected for Wednesday night with damaging winds and More...

Man says he was kidnapped near border

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - South Texas authorities say a man reported that he was kidnapped by mistake in a town near the Mexican border.  More...

Police chief to fire officers caught driving drunk

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The day after a Fort Worth police officer was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, the city's police chief said officers against whom a driving-while- intoxicated case is “sustained” by internal investigation More...

Plans coming to life for Texas Vietnam memorial in Austin

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - Forty years after President Richard Nixon announced the end of U.S. More...

LASARA ISD AND WINTER VISITORS

LASARA ISD AND WINTER VISITORS team up to help the Rivera family. More...

Austin school district uses GPS to track students who play hooky

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Akins High School sophomore Marisol Castro Soto said she had fallen in with the wrong crowd.  She and her friends would frequently skip school or show up to classes at their leisure. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS Texas Legislature enters 83rd session

AUSTIN - After passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 by Congress on Jan. 1, “98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up,” President Obama claimed.  More...

Mexico’s ‘grand warlock’ makes 2013 predictions

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Antonio Vasquez is a cherubic 72-year-old with twinkling eyes, a long white beard and a knack for predicting things that don’t actually happen.  More...

Manziel, Texas A&M beat Oklahoma 41-13 in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and had a Cotton Bowl-record 516 total yards as 10th-ranked Texas A&M wrapped up its first SEC season with a 41-13 win over No. More...

Medina Lake reservoir level continues dropping

LAKEHILLS, Texas (AP) - A reservoir outside San Antonio has dropped so low that tourism in one surrounding community is drying up.  The San Antonio Express- News reports that Medina Lake is at 9 percent capacity. More...

Gateway RV Park Entertainment

Gateway RV Park Entertainment will be held on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m., $5.00 admission. Paul Durocher will be performing.   More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, January 14, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.   More...

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