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Texas hog hunter becomes pig lover

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Before Courtney Taylor met Hooey, she was an avid hog hunter.  Taylor, 28, of Victoria County, was on a hunting trip near Edna with her boyfriend a year ago when she met the then 5-pound piglet. More...

ON JANUARY 24, 2015

  ON JANUARY 24, 2015, Matthew Hernandez participated in a Jiu Jitsu tournament of Champions 15 in Houston, TX. There were over 500 Jiu Jitsu competitors. More...

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Future Cowboys of America showing their style outside the rodeo grounds. From left to right are Elias Ortega, Ethan Ortega, Westin Garcia, Ty Alaniz and Wyatt Garcia. More...

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Help reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay

Tips from the Dentist: Dr. Pete C. Mungia   1. Sugary foods and drinks should be consumed with meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acid production and rinse food particles from the mouth.  2. More...

San Perlita School News

AROUND CAMPUS   More...

State Capitol Highlights

AUSTIN - On Jan, 28 the main work of the Texas Legislature started when the state budget- writing Senate Finance Committee met at the Capitol.  More...

Guillen announces Interim Report from the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, & Tourism released

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-District 31) released the interim report of the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, & Tourism to the 84th Legislature, and Chairman Guillen is confident that the interim report will help tac More...

Man shoots burglar during break-in

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a man has been shot after attempting to break into a house.  The San Antonio Express- News reports police received an emergency call from a home on the city's north side Sunday afternoon.  A prelimi More...

Monkey removed from San Antonio home after biting banker

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A diaper-wearing monkey named Louie has been put into quarantine for 30 days after biting a San Antonio banker during an outing with his owner.  Officials with Animal Care Services in San Antonio say the owner faces fines of u More...

Masked robber killed in shootout with store clerk

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a masked robber has been killed during a shootout with a convenience store clerk just outside of Tyler.  Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith tells the Tyler Morning Telegraph that the first deputy to arrive on th More...

Police: Drunk driver hits squad car

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over.  Grand Prairie police say a third driver then crashed i More...

Drug-laden drone crashes near U.S.-Mexico border

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Police in a Mexican border city say a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine has crashed into a supermarket parking lot.  Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said Wednesday that police were alerted after the drone fel More...

Willacy County Little League Meeting

There will be W.C.L.L. meeting on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. at the American Legion.  All volunteers are encouraged to attend.  All returning managers and coaches please attend.   More...

Gateway RV Park Entertainment 2015

Wednesday, Feb.11 - Cowboy & the Hobo, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18 - Jay & Tammy, 7 p.m. The public is invited!  For more information please contact Betty Ward at 319-750- 5220.   More...

Border Patrol shoots man who drove through checkpoint

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U. S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.  More...

MGMS News Round Up

Student News   Myra Green Middle School had a strong showing at the District UIL meet held in Port Isabel last Saturday. In total MGMS brought home 52 trophies and ribbons. More...

Lasara School News

Campus News   Junior and Senior Livestock Judging teams as well as one intermediate individual competed in the Kleberg County Livestock show in the Livestock Judging competition on January 31, 2015. More...

Thieves crash pickup truck into Houston store, steal ATM

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are looking for thieves who crashed a truck into a store and stole an ATM but apparently left behind a cellphone while fleeing.  Officials say a convenience store clerk escaped injury in the theft early Wednesday ca More...

THE BULLDOG TENNIS TEAM

THE BULLDOG TENNIS TEAM competed in the PSJA Invitational, Tennis Tournament on Saturday, January 30th, 2015. More...

LYFORD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

  LYFORD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS brought home the 1st place this weekend at the Monte Alto UIL meet. The victorious LES UIL team is pictured. |align=left|width=250|height=99|link=node] More...

Man gets life term over aliens held in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to life in a U.S. prison for leading a human smuggling ring that held more than 20 illegal aliens hostage in Houston.  Samuel Castro-Flores was sentenced Thursday in Houston.  More...

Ennis police shoot, wound gunman in truck pursuit

ENNIS, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers are investigating the police shooting of a man in north Texas who officers say drove toward them in his pickup truck after a pursuit.  Police in Ennis, about 30 miles south of Dallas, say the shooting occurred S More...

Gun debate turns wild

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas gun debate has gone wild, wild west.  Many thought a bill to allow the open carry of handguns would be a slam dunk for the Republican majority in the Legislature. More...

Schlumberger cutting 9,000 jobs

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil services provider Schlumberger Ltd. says it is cutting 9,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.  The reduction represents about 7.3 percent of the Houstonbased company's total global workforce.   More...

Mexican gets 15 years prison in U.S. sex trafficking case

MIAMI (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to 15 years in U.S. prison for his role in a sex trafficking ring that involved girls as young as 14.  More...

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VTX1 PROVIDES $12,000.00 CHECK TO SANTA MONICA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT’S FOR THE NEW DIGITAL RADIO SYSTEMS - Shown, from left to right, are Gabriel Sanchez, Jr., fire fighter, Toni Rivas - VT More...

RHS Band Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Band Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the RHS Band Hall.   More...

Craft Fair

There will be a Craft Fair on Feb. 5 at Gateway RV Park from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Door prizes.   More...

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