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Mexico court orders drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo freed - Ordered torture - Murder of DEA Agent Camarena

MEXICO CITY ( AP) A drug lord convicted in the 1985 killing of a U.S. More...

Son of Mexican mariachi singer arrested at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) The son of Mexican mariachi superstar Pepe Aguilar has been arrested at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing on allegations of attempting to smuggle four Chinese nationals in to the United States.  Jose Aguilar's attorney, Jeremy Warren, More...

Lyford cotton gin wakes up after being dormant for two years

The cotton gin in Lyford is waking up following a two-year sleep.  The facility will become active this year due to an increase in cotton planted.  Gerald Miligan, the general manager for Lyford Gin Association , said they will be up and ru More...

Bit by bit, Trump methodically undoing Obama policies

WASHINGTON (AP) Amid the turmoil over staff shake-ups, blocked travel bans and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, President Donald Trump is steadily plugging away at a major piece of his agenda: Undoing Obama.  More...

Lasara School News

Campus News Elementary   On Thursday, April 13, 2017, we will be having Field Day for PK - 5th grades. Thursday is also an early release for students. There are no classes on Friday, April 14, 2017 and Monday, April 17, 2017. More...

Sheriff: Man sets bus driver's hair on fire, takes bus

SPARTA, Ga. (AP) _Authorities say a 63-year-old retiree is accused of lighting a bus driver's hair on fire, taking control of the bus and leading police on a chase through two Georgia counties that reached speeds of 95 mph.  More...

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Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test? Try it out

In a growing number of states, high school graduates are being required to know at least as much about U.S. founding documents as immigrants passing the citizenship test. More...

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY TENNIS PLAYERS ADVANCE TO REGIONALS -The Varsity and JV tennis teams competed at the District Tennis Tournament this past weekend. More...

Senate panel approves agriculture secretary nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for agriculture secretary, moving the nomination to the Senate floor.  The panel backed former Georgia Gov. More...

Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving, 12 people die in head on crash

HOUSTON (AP) A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving _ highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind More...

Saul Cantu - a Willacy County Institution

Saul Cantu is not new to the world of music. In fact, all of his life, he has been around and involved in the glorious art of sound, rhythm, melody, and harmony. More...

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THIS PAST WEEKEND OUR ROBOTICS TEAM 2721 BLUE MITE visited Waco, TX to compete in the Brazos Valley Regional for FIRST Robotics. More...

Houston police with arm tattoos OK for short-sleeved shirts

HOUSTON (AP) Houston police Chief Art Acevedo plans to change policy and let officers with tattoos on their arms wear short-sleeved shirts. More...

Man and 3-year-old family friend drown when boat capsizes

BRYAN, Texas (AP) The bodies of a 3-year-old boy and the 21-year-old friend of his family have been recovered after they failed to return from a fishing trip on a private pond in a subdivision near Bryan.  More...

Troppy brings artistic skills to town at art league workshop

Anyone wanting to enhance his or her painting skills should go this week to the Willacy County Arts League.  Darrell Troppy, a Willacy County artist, will be giving a workshop on painting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Public Schools -- a better idea

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Pig that fell from truck en route to slaughter is spared

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. More...

Deep sea fishing reels in red snapper for party of Winter Texans

Depending on who one talks to, fishing in the Laguna Madre and in the Gulf of Mexico has been hard lately.  During a recent deep-sea fishing trip on a boat owned by Osprey Cruises, a group of anglers took the nearly eight-hour trip out of Port M More...

San Perlita School News

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L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH-Back Row: Mr. Guerra (Principal), Andrea Jalomo (5th), Jaadaleek Garcia (4th), Isidro Ortiz Jr. More...

MGMS News

Sports News   The 7th and 8th grade boys’ and girls’ teams competed at their district meet last Saturday in Port Isabel. Top performers include:  More...

Longtime Cowboys TE Witten signs extension through 2021

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas tight end Jason Witten has signed a four-year contract extension that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys.  More...

Texas Senate approves scaled-back school voucher plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a major voucher plan offering state funding to children attending private and religious schools _ but only after slashing its potential cost by limiting the number of eligible families and exem More...

Education Secretary DeVos says her predecessor wasted money on school reform

WASHINGTON (AP) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday accused her predecessor of wasting billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools and said that school choice was the way to reform the system.  More...

Missing cat from California ends up in Canada years later

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A cat that went missing in California 2 1/2 years ago has shown up many miles away in Canada.  The San Francisco Chronicle reports that BooBoo the cat went missing in August 2014 in Watsonville, California. More...

Crime Victims Awareness Fair

There will be a Crime Victims Awareness Fair, Thursday, April 6, at Smiley Face Park, 4 to 6 p.m.  For information contact Raymondville Police Department, 689-2441 or Family Crisis Center, 689-5150.   More...

Harlingen Concert Association Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Ticket Sales Get Underway for New Season at Historic Venue

The Harlingen Concert Association is excited to announce its return to the historic Harlingen Municipal Auditorium for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, which runs from November 2017 through March 2018. More...

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