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DPS Enhances Patrols for Labor Day Enforcement Period

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols Aug. 21 - Sept. 7, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. More...

THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #390

  THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #390 and the American Legion Auxillary Unit 390 donated a U.S. flag and Texas flag to the Willacy County Courthouse. District Judge Migdalia Lopez and County Judge Aurelio Guerra commented on Americanism projects. More...

DPS trooper seizes over $637,000 in marijuana from truck tires

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Monday on U.S. 77, yielding 105 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $637,000.  More...

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CRISTIAN ALANIZ (15) and JONATHAN ALANIZ (11) picked up the sport of archery two months ago and have taken the sport by storm. Both Alaniz boys came in first place in their division. More...

Sheriff’s department losing chief deputy, senior dispatcher

Two veterans of the Willacy County Sheriff ’s Office are going to retire making budget cuts a little easier to swallow for Sheriff Larry Spence.  Jose “Pepe” Sandoval, the chief deputy, and a longtime dispatcher, will leave the More...

County calls special tax election

It was nearly two years ago when voters in the unincorporated areas of Willacy County voted down an initiative that called for paying more taxes.  After all, who wants to pay more taxes?  More...

2 South Texas fishermen drown off Port O'Connor

PORT O'CONNOR, Texas (AP) - Authorities are investigating the apparent drowning deaths of two fishermen whose bodies have washed ashore along a beach in Port O'Connor.  Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden David Janssen identifies the pair as 57 More...

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Amazon.com adding 1,000 jobs in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. More...

Pig OK after flying out of trailer going 65 mph on highway

FORT COLLINS, Cob. (AP) - Maybe pigs can fly.  Authorities in northern Colorado say a 250- pound porker escaped relatively unscathed when it flew out of a trailer that was being pulled at about 65 mph on Interstate 25.  More...

Ball State freshman wins free tuition with half-court shot

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Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids' tests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey.  The Gallup Poll released Sunday found 55 percent opposed l More...

Federal court rejects condemned inmate's racial appeal claim

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose supporters contend was sentenced unfairly because of his race.  The 5th U.S. More...

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July unemployment rate in Texas holds steady at 4.2 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The statewide unemployment rate for July held steady at 4.2 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.  The latest Texas jobless number, the state's lowest monthly unemployment rate since July 2007, mirrors the More...

Reinforced guardrails to be introduced to Texas roadways

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Some Texas and national roadways will get new guardrails after testing at Texas A&M University found a specially made reinforced concrete barrier works better to protect drivers.  More...

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Lightning strikes blamed for refinery, tank fires in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Lightning has been blamed for a refinery fire near Houston and an oil tank blaze along the Gulf of Mexico as storms cut power and flooded some roads.  Emergency responders say nobody was hurt in either fire Thursday.  CenterP More...

State Fair of Texas announces 8 finalists for new foods

DALLAS (AP) - Lobster, alligator and buffalo fried delicacies are among the eight finalists for this year's State Fair of Texas best tasting and most creative foods.  Fair officials in Dallas announced the finalists Tuesday. More...

Beatles 1st recording contract up for auction

DALLAS (AP) - Heritage Auctions plans to sell what's touted as the first recording contract signed by the Beatles.  The Dallas-based auction on Tuesday announced the document, part of the Uwe Blaschke Collection, is expected to sell for $150,000 More...

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WELCOME BACK! MGMS PRINCIPAL MR. RAUL VALDEZ greets students on the first day of school. Shown are left to right, Faith Ambriz (6th grade), Claudette Joe (8th grade), Ajay Sayas (7th grade) and Mr. More...

BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL Students at Pittman Elementary wait for their parents or buses to pick them up outside the school on Harris Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Lyford getting a new business - a credit union

It has been two years since a new business has opened its doors in the City of Lyford.  First it was a Dollar General, then a Subway sandwich shop and, later on a water mill and a body shop.  But at FM 498 and the Frontage Road on the town& More...

‘Kats conclude pre-season at Brownsville Porter

On the small stage of the Brownsville Porter Mini-Stadium the Raymondville Bearkats had one last opportunity to prove themselves against another team before their Week 1 debut. More...

Willacy County 2015 cotton season

The Willacy County 2015 cotton season is in full swing and farmers and gins are harvesting and processing cotton as fast as they can as September is the peak of the hurricane season.  Because of a decrease in acreage planted with the white stuff More...

Port Mansfield to benefit from tax hike on lodging rentals

When it comes to paying more taxes, nobody seems to be happy.  Port Mansfield is.  The Willacy County commissioners recently approved increasing the hotel/ motel tax from 7 cents to 9 cents.  The additional 2 cents will benefit this fi More...

Bulldogs to meet La Villa Friday

The Lyford Bulldogs (3A) battled it out against the La Feria Lions (4A) for their second and final scrimmage this season. More...

Lasara ISD meets TEA financial standards

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has publicly released preliminary financial accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters across the state, with almost 98 percent of all Texas school districts and charters earning a succes More...

Landrieu thanks Houston for sheltering those fleeing Katrina

HOUSTON ( AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu visited Houston to thanks the city's leaders and its citizens for providing shelter for residents fleeing his city in front of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.  More...

New Mexicans claim they created world's longest tamale

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Woman's request in obituary: Don't vote for Hillary Clinton

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has used her obituary to make a final request to friends and family: Please don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. More...

This takes the cake: couple eats 60-year-old wedding slice

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple - married 60 years - are still enjoying a tradition from their wedding day. More...

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Police bust kidnap ring in Cuidad Victoria, free 11 victims

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a cell of the Gulf Cartel in the border state of Tamaulipas and freed 11 kidnap victims showing signs of severe malnutrition and torture.  More...

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Houston officer responding to domestic call kills gunman

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say an officer fatally shot an armed man who earlier fired a pistol in a neighborhood.  Police on Tuesday identified the suspect as 35-year-old Frederick Roy.  Officer J. More...

Houston couple stole 63 pairs of jeans, 56 shirts

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Police say two people from Houston have been charged with stealing 63 pairs of jeans and 56 shirts from a Sears in College Station.  Brazos County jail records show Guillermo Urbina and Iris Valle were being held F More...

Police: Who was driving SUV wreck that killed 5?

MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas (AP) - Central Texas police are trying to determine who was driving an SUV that blew a tire and rolled in a wreck that left five relatives dead and four hurt.  Mustang Ridge police Chief Michael Rodriguez said Wednesday that More...

Texas A&M picks sophomore Kyle Allen to start at quarterback

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Kyle Allen has been picked to start at quarterback for Texas A&M in its opening game against No. 15 Arizona State.  The sophomore Allen was competing against heralded freshman Kyler Murray for the starting job. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, August 31, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.   More...

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