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Texas students take aim at Jefferson Davis UT Statue

DALLAS (AP) - The University of Texas is considering a request from student leaders to remove a century-old statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Austin campus.  Even as administrators review the issue, the NAACP and others wh More...

Texas House requires breath test for drivers convicted of DWI

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Under a bill that has passed the Texas House, convicted drunken drivers whose licenses are suspended may still drive - but only while sober.  Dallas Republican Rep. More...

City finances in good shape, audit shows

The city of Raymondville is good shape even though it’s starting to feel the impact of losing a contract it had with a prison shut down after an inmates riot.  The city has more than $29.8 in current assets and more than $10.8 in liabiliti More...

Underage drinking topic of town hall meeting in Lyford

Underage drinking will be the topic of a town hall meeting to be held today (Wednesday) at the Lyford City Hall.  The event - Teens in the Driver Seat - is being organized when area schools have their proms and/or graduation ceremonies.  It More...

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Probationer caught with bottle of urine to beat drug test

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man already on probation is jailed after his probation officer discovered he had a shampoo bottle filled with urine taped to his leg in an attempt to falsify a drug screening test.  More...

Lasara School News

Campus News   On May 20th, we will have our last Flag Raising Assembly for the 2014 / 2015 school year along with our Awards Assembly for PK - 12th grades beginning at 8:30 am.  There will be a band concert on Thursday, May 21st at 1:30 pm More...

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THE SEBASTIAN INDIANS PONY DIVISION took 1st place at the Mid Season Tournament held in Harlingen Victor Park, April 28th - May 4th. More...

Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

WASHINGTON ( AP) - Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014.  Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. More...

House OKs tapping $3billion from car sales for roads

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has voted overwhelmingly to funnel more than $3 billion in annual tax revenue from car sales to building and maintaining trafficclogged roads statewide.  Thursday's 138-3 vote gave preliminary approval to a p More...

Traffic stop in Hildalgo County yields more than $600,000 cash

WESLACO, Texas (AP) - Authorities have seized bundles of cash adding up to $620,000 during a South Texas traffic stop.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says the driver from Mexico has been arrested on felony money laundering counts.  More...

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SPRING TIME IN PARIS AT FIRST BAPTIST - First Baptist Church Raymondville recently hosted a brunch for the ladies and their guests. More...

Indiana teen takes great-grandmother, 93, to junior prom

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MGMS News Round Up

Student News   Last Thursday, the MGMS NJHS inducted 27 new members to its organization. Students were chosen based on their academic, scholastic, and service to the community.  More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.   More...

Assistant principal in Austin quits over bus driver sex case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An assistant principal in a Central Texas school district has resigned after seeing a bus driver allegedly touch a 6-year-old girl but not reporting it for months.  The Austin Independent School District has not released the More...

Young Farmers fishing tourney limited to one day only, May 23

The 2015 Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing “Bullet” Bob Austin memorial Fishing Tournament will take place later this month and the biggest change from last year is that fishing will be limited to one day.  WCYF decided to hold th More...

Lyford commissioners discuss annexing two homes

Two houses located on the southwest side of Lyford were scheduled to be annexed during Monday’s meeting of the city commission.  But a snag over how much property should be inside the city limits led the commissioners to take another route More...

9 charged with damage to football field

On Saturday, April 25th, at approximately 10:30 p.m., 9 individuals gained unlawful entry to the Raymondville Football Stadium in a motor vehicles. Once on Rayamondville I. S. D. More...

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Lyford CISD School News

Upcoming Events   LCISD will celebrate Paraprofessional Appreciation Day on May 12th, LMS will have Career Day from 8:30-11:30 AM on May 12th. On May 13th Lyford Elementary 3rd-5th grade will have Career Day. More...

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MAJOR TROUBLE - SEBASTIAN PONY LEAGUE SHETLAND BOYS placed 2nd at the Mid-Season tournament held at Harlingen Nationals April 22-26. More...

Texas looks to German experience for Astrodome plans

BRAND, Germany (AP) - It rose on a former Soviet airfield south of Berlin, a towering hangar bigger than a dozen football fields where ambitious entrepreneurs planned to revive Germany's zeppelin industry. More...

Top 10 baby names of 2014

The top 10 baby names of 2014:  Girls 1. Emma 2. Olivia 3. Sophia 4. Isabella 5. Ava 6. Mia 7. Emily 8. Abigail 9. Madison  10. Charlotte   More...

Judge orders former Austin officer's case to federal court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has ruled that a former Austin police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man during a 2013 bank robbery investigation should be considered in court a federal officer because of his assignment that day to an More...

Houston police investigate slaying of Cadillac dealer

HOUSTON (AP) - The owner of a Houston luxury car dealership has been fatally shot at his home in a slaying being investigated as a homicide.  Houston police on Friday identified the victim as 55-yearold Joseph John Stewart. More...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. • No Fish Tank License  More...

Mexican police sieze $2.9 million in drug money

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - Police in northern Mexico have seized nearly $2.9 million in cash that was apparently in transit to a criminal gang.  A statement from the security coordination agency in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas, which b More...

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GRANT PROGRAM TARGETS LOSS PREVENTION - (Austin) - Lyford CISD has been awarded a loss prevention grant of $2800.00 from the TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Risk Management Fund. More...

Gulf Shrimp Season Closing on Friday, May 15th

AUSTIN - The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close on May 15 until a still-to-be determined time in July.  The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Tex More...

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