July 31, 2013 RSS feed / News

Mexico’s drug war boils over again in Michoacan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico’s rough western state of Michoacan is proving to be just as painful a thorn in the side of President Enrique Pena Nieto as it was for predecessor Felipe Calderon.  More...

Man shot dead in struggle with Austin policeman

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man is dead after he was shot while struggling with a police officer in central Austin.  Police say the shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. More...

Sheriff says body of man, 20, found in Texas river

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say they have identified the body of a man pulled from the Guadalupe River as a 20-year-old from Austin who had been spending the day with friends.  More...

Students recognized at Awards Graduation Ceremony

Sierra Hyde was finally in a position where she could deliver some advice. More...

Memorial Garden planted to honor deceased students

Texas State Technical College housing students and Director of Housing Charlie Perez recently planted a Memorial Garden near the student dorms in honor of two deceased housing students.  More...

County commissioners recognized by Texas House

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court has been recognized by the Texas House of Representatives for their leadership in economic growth and environmental sustainability.  The distinction was issued during the second called session of the More...

39th Annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament

Lots of fun for the Family!

Flags over the chamber of commerce pavilion. More...

Fall practices to begin for Lyford and Raymondville football teams

PHYSICALS Any student athlete (male and female) wishing to participate in any sport this upcoming school year must first complete a physical. More...

‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ home hits market for $1.2M

DALLAS (AP) - Need space to practice roundhouse kicks and fist-enforced Texas justice? More...

LEGIONNAIRES WIN 2013 3RD DIVISION BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

  LEAGUE CITY LEGIONNAIRES WIN 2013 3RD DIVISION BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT held at the Raymondville ISD baseball field. More...

Sebastian Guadalupe Cemetery

Sebastian Guadalupe Cemetery Association Fundraiser will be having plates for sale at $6.00, include carne guisada, rice, beans, jalapeno, bread and coke. August 3, 2013 at 11am-2pm at old store across from the Country Store in Sebastian.   More...

RAYMONDVILLE BAND PRACTICE BEGINS!

- The Raymondville Bearkat Band began its first day of summer band with very good attendance. Shown is the Bearkat Band in block form rehearsing marching fundamentals. More...

54 dogs, 1 cat rescued from El Paso house

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Officials say 54 dogs and 1 cat have been rescued from an El Paso family’s house and taken to an animal shelter.  Field Services supervisor Hugo Navarro says animal control workers began investigating after foul odors More...

Smallest county seat in U.S. has 14 residents

AMIDON, N.D. (AP) - A sign outside the tiny southwestern North Dakota town of Amidon boasting it's the smallest county seat in the nation still stands, but the designation doesn't.  As of the 2010 U.S. More...

Mexican artist who made clay migrants dead at 49

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) - Alejandro Santiago, a Mexican artist who filled the streets of his hometown with clay figures to represent the migrants who left for the United States, died Monday. More...

Man charged with burning Austin police horse with cigarette

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been charged with using a cigarette to burn the neck of an Austin police horse along entertainment- popular Sixth Street.  More...

Man indicted in deaths of former SEAL Kyle, friend

DALLAS ( AP) - The North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man has been indicted.  Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and Iraqi war veteran charged with killing Kyle and a friend at an Erath County gun ran More...

7 killed, 15 wounded in attack in Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say seven people died after gunmen opened fire on a group of community selfdefense members gathered on a plaza in the western state of Michoacan.  Michoacan state prosecutors’ spokesman Alejandro More...

Texas teen charged in auto wreck that killed 3

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been charged in a deadly crash that killed three classmates at Stephen F. More...

Students earn GED at TSTC

At some point, Dario Aguilera, 42, figured that life had more to offer. Growing up in the Harlingen-San Benito area, Aguilera was raised as a farmworker. Aguilera traveled across Texas and to Florida looking for work with his grandparents. More...

Lyford approves payment for water tank

A $79,000 payment submitted by a construction company working on the city’s water tank was approved by the Lyford City Commission.  The bill was from Maguire Iron Inc. and it’s part of a package the city has with the U.S. More...

GOLFERS

GOLFERS John Rodriguez, left, and Albert Silva, warm up before the start of the fifth annual Willacy County Emergency Medical Services Golf Tournament Sunday at the Raymondville Golf Course. More...

Willacy County youth sports roundup: basketball and track

TRACK A group of youth track and field competitors placed at an event held at the Cabaniss Multi Purpose Complex in Corpus Christi Friday and Saturday. More...

No starting QB yet for Oklahoma; Texas has answer

DALLAS (AP) - Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was quick to point out Tuesday that there still is no final decision on who will be the Sooners’ starting quarterback this season.  It has been quite a while since that has been a question for Stoops More...

People Around Town

Pedro Soria, III has been a fixture on the Bearkat sidelines the past eight seasons. His passion and enthusiasm for coaching football is clearly visible under the Friday night lights. More...

VILLISTAS MC RAYMONDVILLE CHAPTER

- Shown, from left to right, Villista James (Sec./Treas.), Villista Mino (Pres.), Villista Robert (V.P.), Villista Mon (Sgt. at Arms), Villista Eli. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.  New members welcome.   More...

Early to bed can take effort at summer’s end, but pays off for students

Parents, you can already picture those first mornings of the school year: the challenge of dragging cranky kids out of their beds at dawn after two months of mellow summer mornings.  More...

Coroner: Texas roller coaster victim fell 75 feet

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet (23 meters) before striking a metal beam.  More...

Mexico’s navy vice-admiral killed in ambush Texas bust yields cocaine hidden in truck battery

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say gunmen have ambushed and killed a high-ranking navy official and the officer escorting him.  Prosecutors in the western state of Michoacan say Sunday’s attack on Vice Adm. More...

Unruly passenger on Southwest flight pleads guilty

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - An unruly passenger on a Southwest Airlines jet bound from California to Texas faces prison for interfering with the crew during the May flight.  More...

150 years later, Sam Houston remembered as Texas hero

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - He had been the hero of San Jacinto, twice the Texas republic’s president, a congressman, a United States senator, a leader with White House potential. More...

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