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Teen charged with stealing $25,000, giving classmates $100 bills

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A 13- year-old Ohio boy accused of stealing $25,000 from his 83-year-old grandfather and handing out $100 bills to his middle school classmates has been charged as a juvenile.  The Medina reports the boy was charged with deli More...

FEMA grant won’t cover cost of storm shelter - which may not be built

Willacy County has rejected all four bids for an emergency storm shelter to be built on land owned by the Raymondville school district and funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.  The action was taken at a Thursday Commission More...

Missing 5-year-old located by deputies

Willacy County Sheriff's officers were assisted by a local resident in recovering a small boy who wandered away from his Sebastian home early Sunday, Sheriff Larry Spence said.  More...

Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

ARLINGTON, Texas ( AP) - Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box to a loud ovation. The Texas Rangers fans got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right- field corner for a double.  More...

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THE LASARA ISD 2015 KINDER GRADUATES had their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 27. The theme was based on the Dr. More...

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PORT MANSFIELD MUNICIPAL POOL? In reality it is flood waters left from an early Sunday morning downpour that left many areas in a similar situation. More...

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COMBINED MEETING OF THE TEXAS BORDER SHERIFF’S COALITION and the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition (CA, AZ, NM and TX) in Del Rio, TX in April 2015. More...

DPS urges Texans to prepare as hurricane season begins

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents that the hurricane season begins today and continues through Nov. 30. More...

Lyford High School Class Reunion

The Lyford High School Class of 1975, and the classes from 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, will be having a class reunion. The reunion will begin for the class of 1975 on Friday, June 12, 2015. More...

County honor students have lofty goals

Top students at Willacy County's four high schools are staying focused on their goals despite a challenging job market and soaring college costs.  Valedictorians and salutatorians face many challenges as they leave the security of high school an More...

River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby.  More...

Sheriff fractured leg in home accident

Willacy County Sheriff suffered a possible fracture of his left leg while leaving his home on Friday, he said,  "We were leaving the house to go to the Casa Blanca (Restaurant) and I caught my heel on the welcome mat and it twisted me around and More...

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RHS VAL & SAL- Logan Duran - Valedictorian and Madeline Bustos - Salutatorian. More...

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MGMS 7TH GRADE CLASS took a field trip to the IMAS museum in McAllen. Students took a tour of the art gallery and learned about the value of space and science exploration. More...

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THE LASARA 5TH GRADE STUDENTS showcased a magical performance of Aladdin on Thursday, May 28. Music teacher Mrs. Maldonado and fifth grade teacher Mrs. Cantu and Mrs. Guerrero put the show together. More...

Survivors tell of terror during deadly tornado in Mexican border city

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) - Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the winds picked up and torrential rain began to fall.  More...

Texas Legislature approves concealed handguns at colleges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved allowing residents with licenses to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses - but included a caveat that lets college presidents designate "gun-free zones."  The House voted 98- More...

MGMS News Round Up

Student News   8th grade students Celeste Valdez and Briana Soria were named winners of the MGMS Talent Show held last Friday. The duet sang “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz with assistance from Ms. A. Whitaker. More...

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HILARY DIANA WHITAKER competed at the State UIL in Austin on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in both Feature and News Writing. This was Hilary’s 3rd visit to the state UIL meet. She came home with a 3rd place medal in News Writing in Conference 32-AA. More...

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