April 2, 2014 RSS feed / News

Chamber plans Pioneer Days events

The Raymondville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Willacy County Heritage Gala on Friday, April 11th.  More...

2 migrants die after being pushed off train

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) Authorities in the Mexican state of Veracruz say that two Central American migrants died after being thrown off the train they were traveling on.  Veracruz state prosecutors say the two Honduran died Wednesday night in the More...

Mission woman gets 20 years for killing husband

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for masterminding the 2010 killing of her husband in a faked home invasion.  More...

San Perlita School News

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Court rules in favor Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld Texas’ tough new restrictions on abortion, meaning Dr. More...

Attorneys say jail lawsuit in the people’s interest

Attorneys who filed a $65 million lawsuit on behalf of Willacy County say it’s in the people’s interest.  More...

MGMS News Round Up

April marks the beginning of STAAR testing for students on campus. The first round of testing includes 8th grade students (Math and Reading) and 7th grade students (Writing Day 1 and Day 2). More...

Hidalgo County sheriff resigns under a cloud of suspicion about drug traffic

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) A South Texas sheriff whose office had attracted the attention of federal investigators suddenly announced his resignation Friday, only slightly more than a year into a new elected term.  More...

Mexican police, soldiers kill 10 alleged kidnappers

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) Authorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say state police and soldiers engaged in a gunbattle with suspected kidnappers, killing nine men and a woman.  The state Public Safety Department says in a brief statemen More...

Texas economy strong, but how to keep it that way?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Oil and gas production is up, construction is on the rise and unemployment is low. More...

Best bee patient, 21 tons of honey cover freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) Twenty-one sticky tons kept many Southern Californians from shouting their usual ``honey, I'm home'' for hours.  Nearly all lanes of northbound Interstate 605 were closed during rush hour after a big-rig overturned spilling 42,0 More...

Drug cartel manager pleads guilty to conspiracy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former manager for Mexico's Gulf cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy charges in federal court in Brownsville.  The U.S. More...

Suspect in 2001 Galveston slaying caught in Mexico

GALVESTON, Texas ( AP) - A suspect in a 2001 slaying in Southeast Texas who was captured in Mexico has been returned to Galveston.  Galveston County jail records show 32- yearold Jose Pablo Lopez was being held Wednesday on a capital murder char More...

2 deaths in San Antonio murder-suicide victims

SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio police say the shooting deaths of a woman and her 4-year-old son appear to be a murdersuicide.  Police Chief William McManus says the bodies were discovered Friday afternoon by family members who were concerned abou More...

OWLS GALORE

OWLS GALORE - A family of owlets stand guard inside a deer blind on a South Texan ranch while one of their parents keeps an watchful eye just in case an intruder gets any closer to the nestlings. More...

Popular plant sale set April 5 in San Benito

SAN BENITO - Just in time for spring planting, the Cameron County Master Gardeners, in association with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will hold their Annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

KATS WIN 4TH IN A ROW

‘KATS WIN 4TH IN A ROW - The Raymondville boys golf team won their fourth tournament of the year. More...

Judge upholds country of origin label for meat

WASHINGTON ( AP) - Shoppers who want to buy American beef for dinner instead of meat from Canada or Mexico will still be able to find the country of origin on the label.  More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Vietnam Veterans Monument is placed at Capitol in Austin

AUSTIN - Forty-one years after the last US, combat troops left Vietnam, the new Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was dedicated in a March 29 ceremony attended by a crowd of thousands, including veterans, active duty military, families, friends More...

In week, Mexico finds 370 abandoned child migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) Authorities in Mexico say that in one week they found 370 migrant children who had apparently been abandoned by the traffickers they paid to take them to the United States.  More...

Texas pushes native plants for Monarch butterflies

HOUSTON (AP) A half-century ago Monarch butterflies found plenty of nourishment migrating from Mexico to Texas. More...

Lasara parent protests school board president, administration

Sandra Gonzales began standing on a street corner in the middle of Lasara on Monday morning with a sign that states, “School Board President Albert Trevino lied to me! More...

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