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Valentine’s Day dress made from hearts of 160 decks of cards

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Marjorie Taylor said she enjoys making weird clothing.  She has created an elaborate costume for the 2008 Slug Queen Marie Antoinette Slugtoinette and her designs have been featured at Eugene’s Fashion Week.  More...

Guillen to tackle synthetic marijuana problem

AUSTIN - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-District 31) has introduced HB 488 to combat the sale use of synthetic marijuana and his bill would create a 'catch all' for drugs that have similar chemical composition to other synthetic drugs listed in More...

LAURA’S FLORAL DESIGNS

  LAURA’S FLORAL DESIGNS has a large variety of gift items, flower bouquets and other merchandise for Valentine’s Day. Shown, from left to right, are Eron Montez - store owner and Raymond Santana. More...

Lyford approves May 9 election order

The City of Lyford Commission has approved the order of the May 9 election during Monday’s night meeting of the city commission.  The mayor and two commissioner seats will be decided on that day.  So far, Mayor Henry De La Paz and Com More...

1 dead after brothers pursue suspected truck thief

HOUSTON (AP) - One person is dead after Harris County sheriffs deputies say two brothers chased a man they said drove off with a pickup truck from their home.  Authorities say a burglar alarm alerted the truck owner and his brother early Sunday. More...

Man who shot Bexar County deputy gets 40 years in prison

SANANTONJO (AP) - A man who shot a sheriffs deputy as he tried to serve him with several warrants at a house outside of San Antonio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.  Juan Daniel Gonzales Jr. More...

San Perlita School News

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LYFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL U.I.L

  LYFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL U.I.L. completed another successful season of competition. L.M.S. students demonstrated their hard work by attending after-school practices and invitational competitions. The students attended a U.I.L. More...

MGMS 7TH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM

  MGMS 7TH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM - Bottom row, left to right, Dante Hernandez, Hipolito Coy, Marco Alfaro, Juan Rosas, Devon Serrato, Andrew Fonseca, Ethan Zamora, Esteban Cantu, Paxton Root, Kobe De la Garza and Thomas Zambrano. More...

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A WILLACY COUNTY team from San Perlita, called Rich and Rare Grillers, took fourth place for chicken at the fundraising BBQ hosted by the Brownsville Police Officers Association. More...

Giant African snails seized at Houston airport

HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. More...

Houston man was killed by exploding air bag

HOUSTON (AP) - An autopsy has found that a metal disc from a defective air bag sliced into a Texas man’s neck and killed him after a low-speed car accident last month near Houston.  More...

New Mexico House panel eyes truancy driver’s license bill

SANTA FE, N.M. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Senate panel hears testimony on funding needs

AUSTIN - Last week, the Senate Finance Committee began groundwork for its budget-writing duties with public hearings on four consecutive days.  More...

Lasara School News

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MGMS News Round Up

Student News   Students in grades 6th -8th grade will be receiving progress reports this week to help monitor academic progress in each subject area.  More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.   More...

Raymondville High School News

RHS students competed in the U.I.L Invitational Meet February 7, in La Feria. Logan Duran placed 4th in Science (senior division), 10th place in Calculator, and 8th in number sense. More...

Texas Game Wardens arrest night hunters near Downtown New Braunfels

AUSTIN - Texas game wardens have arrested two adults and two juveniles for killing three deer and firing as many as 30 rifle rounds in and around Landa and Prince Solms parks in the New Braunfels city limits.  More...

San Antonio firefighters find snakes roaming in house fire

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Call it "Snakes in a Home."  San Antonio firefighters handling an electrical fire Friday morning found themselves dealing with snakes slithering around, including four vipers and a cobra.  The San Antonio Express- News re More...

Free Cultural Event

Sunday at the Museum will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p. m. at the Raymondville Historical Museum.  The topic will be “ Irrigation in Willacy County.”   More...

County students learn marine life on Texas Floating Classroom

Unlike traditional learning a school setting provides, hundreds of students from Willacy County’s four school districts are learning about marine life on a floating classroom.  The course, which began Monday and will continue through Feb. More...

VALENTINE'S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY is Saturday so don’t forget your loved ones. More...

Looking to make a healthy change? Fill up on broccoli

Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues?  Truth is, it’s such a versatile vegetable seemingly unbound by season, it becomes a go-to vegetable - particularly in winter - for the American dinner table. Nothing wrong with that. More...

Landmark tree in Dallas felled by mistake

DALLAS ( AP) - The largest black willow tree in the state of Texas has been accidentally cut down in White Rock Lake area of Dallas.  More...

ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015 RAYMONDVILLE FAMILY DENTISTRY

  ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015 RAYMONDVILLE FAMILY DENTISTRY and staff participated in its first annual “Give Kids a Smile” event. More...

Angry owl in park attacks fourth jogger

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MGMS 8TH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM

  MGMS 8TH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM - Bottom row, left to right, are Christian Saravia, Eliseo Barnhart, Ricardo Rebeles, Marcus Capetillo, Robert Quesada, Aaron Castillo, Trey Hernandez, Jakob Rodriguez and Anthony Najera. More...

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San Antonio police searching for suspect in ice pick stabbing

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police are investigating after they say a 41-year-old man was stabbed in the back of his head with an ice pick.  Local media outlets report the man is recovering after being taken to the hospital for the nonlife th More...

U.S. to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government pledged $3.2 million on Monday to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. More...

Port Mansfield reopening for business

An Army Corp of Engineers contracted dredge is returning to Port Mansfield. More...

Vela Statement on Violence in Mexico

Brownsville, Texas - Today, U.S. More...

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR FOR 2014 - The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard Pacheco was awarded the Distr More...

RHS Varsity Basketball

With the varsity basketball season quickly winding down, the Raymondville Bearkats find themselves 7-5 and in sole possession of third place.  More...

Gateway RV Park Entertainment

Wednesday, Feb.11 - Cowboy & the Hobo, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 18 - Jay & Tammy, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 22 - Clarence Haydon - 7 p.m. The public is invited!  For more information please contact Betty Ward at 319-750- 5220.   More...

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