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EON Magic Valley Wind Farm offering scholarships

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) announces the opening for submission of the online scholarship application effective December 15, 2015 through March 1, 2016 for E.ON Climate & Renewables North America Higher Education Fund for Willac More...

San Perlita School News

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Odessa police officer convicted of groping women in custody

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A West Texas jury has found a former police officer guilty of multiple counts of sexual impropriety for groping women during traffic stops.  More...

Man drowns at golf course while diving for golf balls

HUTTO, Texas ( AP) - Police in Central Texas say a man has drowned as he searched for golf balls while illegally scuba diving in a pond at a golf course.  Authorities in Williamson County say the body of the man was found Friday at the course in More...

Reach for a skirt for the holiday party circuit

NEW YORK (AP) - December is a busy month for holiday parties and that inevitable task of trying to make your wardrobe stretch without breaking the bank on fancy dresses you'll wear rarely the rest of the year.  Why not turn to skirt dressing ins More...

Tastier, tougher tomatoes and spinach being developed for South Texas

WESLACO - The revival of the once thriving vegetable production industry in South Texas will begin with the development of new tomato and spinach varieties designed to perform well in the area's harsh conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife More...

'Red Tide' closes oyster areas, prompts Gulf health warnings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A "red tide" algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico has led to the closing of Mississippi beaches, shutdown of oyster harvesting areas in Mississippi and Louisiana, and warnings of potential fish kills and human health problems in Alaba More...

Dallas area police chief, urges citizens to arm themselves

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obania in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would "cause a revolution" is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves.  More...

Local man arrested with half a million worth of meth

A Raymondville man reportedly was arrested last week while trying to smuggle more than half a million dollars worth of methamphetamine.  The arrest took place Tuesday, Dec. More...

At 1,600 pounds, stocking weighs in as world's largest

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Mexican man convicted of drug money laundering

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Mexican businessman again faces up to 20 years in a U.S. More...

DHS reports show 176,000 criminal aliens arrested in Texas since 2011

According to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over 176,000 criminal aliens have been booked Into local Texas Jails between June 1, 2011 and November 30, 2015. More...

Sweet shop offers a popular take on traditional fruitcake

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - In the world of traditional holiday desserts, fruitcake - with its spiced, often alcohol-soaked fruits and nuts - gets a lot of flak. More...

SANTA CLAUS

SANTA CLAUS is greeted by children as the white-bearded gentleman from the North Pole made a stop Monday night at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center. More...

THE RAYMONDVILLE ISD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

  THE RAYMONDVILLE ISD MUSIC DEPARTMENT held their annual Christmas Concert on December 10, 2015. Close to 900 people were present for the performance from 6th grade to 12th graders. |align=left|width=250|height=99|link=node] More...

A COTTON MODULE

A COTTON MODULE caught on fire Friday afternoon near FM 1425 and FM 491 southeast of Lyford. More...

Mickey Mantle rookie card sells at auction for $525,800

DALLAS (AP) - A rare Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle rookie card has sold at auction for more than $500,000.  Dallas- based Heritage Auctions said the pristine card sold Thursday night to a collector who wanted to remain anonymous for $525,800. More...

500 bottles of counterfeit wine destroyed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - About 500 bottles of counterfeit wine have been destroyed in Texas in a case linked to a California dealer who mixed cheap vintages and sold them for millions of dollars.  More...

Spread cheer, not the flu, say physicians

Many people consider the holidays a time for spreading love and cheer, not the flu. But physicians say the increase in holiday gatherings, traveling, and shopping in crowds could provide the perfect environment for spreading influenza. More...

MGMS News

Sports News   Raymondville’s 7th grade boys’ basketball team earned a 26- 22 victory over Rio Hondo last week. More...

1 killed, several hurt in Victoria bus wreck

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Investigators say an 80-year-old driver has died after his vehicle going the wrong way on a South Texas highway hit a passenger bus bound for Laredo.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says the bus driver and three pas More...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Working on Our Way Home  More...

San Perlita high school principal under administrative leave

The principal at San Perlita high school is under administrative leave, and school officials are tight-lipped about what is going on in the school district.  Ramiro Moreno, the principal since 2008, has been under scrutiny following several alle More...

Lasara School News

Campus News Elementary   The Lasara Elementary 4th and 5th grade students will be performing their Christmas play on Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. along with the ACE cheerleaders.  More...

Pope Francis to visit Chiapas, Morelia, Juarez in Mexico

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has announced the details of the pope's upcoming trip to Mexico on the feast day honoring the Latin American nation's patron saint.  The Vatican confirmed Saturday the pope will begin the visit in Mexico City on F More...

Airplane wing damaged while landing at Port Mansfield

Was it a drone or a large kite seen from a distance at the Airport in Port Mansfield.  Neither one.  It was actually a small Cessna-type plane leaning on its right side while its left wing pointed toward the sky.  The plane’s lan More...

Christmas Concert

There will be a Christmas concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 374 W. Hidalgo Ave. - Rios de Agua De Vida church.   More...

YOUNG FARMERS

YOUNG FARMERS members get ready to boil 200 pounds of gulf shrimp for last week’s fundraising held at the Willacy County EMS. More...

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