April 17, 2019 RSS feed / News

Texas' high court keeps execution drug supplier secret

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A supplier of Texas' execution drugs can remain secret under a court ruling Friday that upheld risks of ``physical harm'' to the pharmacy, ending what state officials called a threat to the entire U.S. death penalty system.  More...

Call center to give Raymondville a trial run

The owner of a South Carolina debt collection company who is planning to open a call center in Raymondville is already interviewing prospective employees and setting up equipment.  More...

Officials open drainage contract, review paving project

Raymondville city leaders oversaw the opening of five bids for a city drainage project Tuesday by Engineer Vicente Mendez, of Ambiotec Engineering during a brief meeting.  The bids will be reviewed by engineers and a recommendation will be brou More...

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STUDENTS AND FANS FROM SAN PERLITA AND LASARA participated in an Autism Awareness Walk before the varsity baseball and softball games on April 15. More...

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A WORKER TILLS A FIELD NORTH OF SEBASTIAN on Friday. Recent rainfall has improved chances of a good crop this season.   More...

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THE RAYMONDVILLE VARSITY TENNIS TEAM recently participated at district. Armando Herrera and Keighara Leija are mixed doubles district champs and have advanced to regionals. More...

Passion, love drives founder of teen center

CLINTON, Ill. (AP) Michelle Witzke knows every teen struggles along the way.  More...

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THE LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BULLDOGS AND LADY BULLDOGS GOLF TEAMS participated at the district golf tournament held on Friday, April 5, at Los Lagos in Edinburg. LHS Boys and Girls Golf Teams were both Team District Champions. More...

Home visit by gun rights advocate alarms Texas lawmakers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas gun rights advocate drove to the homes of three Republican legislators he blamed for scuttling a proposal to carry firearms without a permit, prompting state troopers to monitor the House speaker's family residence.  More...

Chaos erupts, two arrested during Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Chaos erupted outside Texas' death chamber when the son of the condemned inmate pounded on the chamber windows, shouted obscenities and threw fists after his father spoke his final words.  More...

Texans share history of convict leasing, unearthed remains

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Negotiations are underway between the Fort Bend Independent School District and Fort Bend County to determine who will ultimately own land near Sugar Land where last year the remains of 95 former state of Texas convict laborer More...

Airmen to honor last WWII Doolittle Raider at Texas service

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Hundreds of airmen will line the main entrance of an Air Force base in Texas to salute as the family of the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders arrives for his memorial service. More...

Battle of San Jacinto event canceled for Texas plant cleanup

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Organizers say an annual event marking the Battle of San Jacinto and re-enactment of the fight for Texas independence has been canceled amid continuing cleanup from a Houston area chemical plant fire.  The nearby Intercont More...

Texas Senate OKs $5K teacher raises, but negotiations ahead

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Every teacher in Texas would get a $5,000 raise under a spending bill approved by the state Senate, but any pay hike still has a long path to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.  More...

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CLARK THOMAS ROBERTSON, an 8th grade student at Pieper Ranch Middle School, was recently selected as a Comal ISD Superintendent’s student of the month for March 2019. More...

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CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES PAINT STRIPES on new asphalt on Highway 186 on the east edge of Raymondville Monday. Resurfacing of the highway has just been completed through a Texas Department of Transportation project in the area.   More...

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THE RAYMONDVILLE 9TH AND JV TENNIS TEAM played in the district tournament. The teams brought home the 9th girls’ district title, 9th boys’ district title and the JV girls’ district title.   More...

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RISD TRACK PLAYERS qualified for the area round of competition. Front row, from left to right, Angel Sandoval, Jose Pena, Devin Cabrera, Matthew Medina, Devon Serrato. More...

MARTIN CANTU

MARTIN CANTU, owner of Earl’s Agri-Business, said his feed store is quickly gearing up for the Easter holiday. He shows baby chicks available for sale now. More...

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SAN PERLITA ELEMENTARY STUDENT ELLA RODRIGUEZ participated in the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup at the Willacy County Laguna Point Park in Port Mansfied on Saturday. More...

DPS distributes lifesaving tool, tactical training to troopers to help combat opioid overdoses

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today began deploying NARCAN kits, along with tactical emergency training, to all Texas State Troopers to provide an additional lifesaving tool for the public and law enforcement. More...

DPS cautions public against trooper fundraising scams

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging the public to be cautious of fundraising scams allegedly being used to support Texas Troopers. More...

West Texas educator focuses on student wellness, conduct

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Although it looked like University of Texas Permian Basin Associate Dean of Students Corey Benson might become a journalist, he opted for trying to make students' quality of life better in higher education.  More...

Texas governor seeks sales tax increase to help raise funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. More...

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