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Mexico: Houston woman drowns in tour boat accident

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) An American woman drowned in a river boat accident Tuesday in the famed Sumidero Canyon in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexican authorities said.  A Civil Protection rescuer told The Associated Press that the acci More...

RAYMONDVILLE BEARKATS POWERLIFTING

Sr. Jacob Zepeda had his best total of the year and finished 10th in the region in the 198 weight division.  In the 242 weight division, Tristian Rodriguez placed 5th and met the State qualifying total of 1,500 lbs. More...

MGMS News

Sports News   With Spring Break over, sports resume at MGMS. The baseball team (1-0) will host San Perlita on the diamond this Thursday. While the MGMS softball team (0-1) looks to rebound in their game versus San Perlita this week. More...

San Perlita School News

AROUND CAMPUS   Most SPISD students enjoyed a week off March 13th through the 17th. The FFA members did not have that luxury, as they took their livestock and shop projects to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show.  More...

Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston to fight Zika virus

HOUSTON (AP) Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.  The Houston Chronicle reports that Harris County officials are More...

Mexico’s Baja California is home to Los Cabos, a favorite vacation destination

CABOS SAN LUCAS, Mexico - If enjoying the great outdoors, dining and bar hopping are parts of your travel plans, Cabos San Lucas is one of those places to go.  Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California State - one of 33 geo p More...

Dallas officials say abandoned calls a source of 911 woes

DALLAS (AP) The city of Dallas has backed away from its claim that a T-Mobile `` ghost calling'' glitch flooded the city's 911 call center and resulted in hundreds of calls being placed on hold.  Authorities initially believed that T-Mobile phon More...

80 years ago, hundreds were killed in Texas school explosion

NEW LONDON, Texas (AP) Otis Bryan was filling an inkwell on March 18, 1937, when suddenly the 11- year-old fifth-grader’s art class in his school in the East Texas town of New London was shaken and invaded by a dark cloud of smoke.  More...

Dallas-area boy fits into washing machine, then can't get out

PLANO, Texas (AP) A 13- year-old suburban Dallas boy playing around at home with some friends decided to see if he could fit in a washing machine.  Turns out he could.  But then he couldn't get out.  More...

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MICHAEL A. ADAMEIT, JR. placed 2nd in the 165 lb. weight class for weightlifting. He is currently ranked 3rd in the State of Texas in Division 3. His coach is Gerardo Jauregui. More...

NATALIE JANES

NATALIE JANES, a senior at Texas A&M University- Kingsville, has been named the recipient of the William N. More...

Lasara School News

Campus News Elementary   The following is the schedule for the upcoming STAAR testing:  Tuesday, March 28th - 4th & 7th Writing, 5th & 8th Math, English I  Wednesday, March 29th - 5th & 8th Reading  Thursday, March 30t More...

Texas House again approves ban on texting while driving ban

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) The Texas House on Wednesday approved a statewide ban on texting while driving, advancing legislation either fizzled out or was vetoed in previous years.  More...

Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON (AP) The mystery of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a former tabloid newspaper executive’s role in the case.  More...

County to pay law firms after settling MTC lawsuit

Paying a law firm that filed a lawsuit against the company that now owns the Willacy County Correctional Detention Center will be on the table at a meeting this week of the commissioners’ court.  More...

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CANINE SPRING BREAKER stopped by the Reber Memorial Library last week as part of the annual spring recess called KidFest. More...

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing More...

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