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Port Mansfield sales tax funds to get separate county budget category to ensure local projects benefit

Concerned Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce members learned Thursday a county commissioners’ agenda item to transfer sales tax funds from their businesses to a separate part of the budget will just result in better accounting and ensure funds More...

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DISTRICT TENNIS MEET RESULTS - The Lyford High School Varsity Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Tennis Team participated at the district meet held on April 5-7, 2018 at Lyford CISD. More...

Texas NRCS honors Earth Team volunteers during National Volunteer Week

TEMPLE, TX April 12, 2018 - The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hails Earth Team volunteer efforts, throughout the nation, during National Volunteer Week. More...

Coordinated efforts disrupt human smuggling attempts

EDINBURG - On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Rio Grande City (RGC) Border Patrol Agents, working in collaboration with the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Investigators, received information on a possible stash house in Escobares, More...

Few changes for farmers in House farm bill draft

Protect crop insurance, fix the dairy program and include cotton. You spoke. They listened.  U.S. More...

Sequim man awarded medal for role in saving woman on bridge

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) A Sequim man who risked his life preventing a woman from jumping off the Hood Canal Bridge last year has recently earned a Carnegie Medal for his heroism.  More...

Trade words between U.S., China escalate concerns

They say talk is cheap, but the current dialogue between the United States and China could cost American farmers and ranchers a lot in the end.  After the Chinese government released a list of potential tariffs targeting more than 100 U.S. More...

KitchenWise: Spaghetti squash is tasty alternative to pasta

Spaghetti squash is a large round squash that forms spaghettilike strands when it's cooked. Its texture is crisp, its taste is mild, and it can indeed replace spaghetti in the recipe of your choice. More...

Lasara School News

AROUND LION PRIDE COUNTRY: ELEMENTARY  The end of the 5th Six Weeks  is on Friday, April 20th. The 5th six weeks report cards will go out on Wednesday, April 25th.  There are no classes for students  on Monday, April 23rd. More...

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DISTRICT TRACK MEET RESULTS - The Lyford High School Varsity Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Track teams participated at the district meet held on April 9-11, 2018 at Lyford CISD and are District Champion More...

Houston-area man arrested for threats to University of Texas

CROSBY, Texas (AP) - University of Texas police and Harris County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 23-year-old Houston-area man who they say threatened to shoot at least 200 people at the school in Austin.  Authorities say Sean Evan Haddon has More...

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FAITH PERKINS was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at South Texas Preparatory Academy in Edinburg on March 28. Faith is in the 7th grade at STPA. More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANNAH PEREZ signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Arlington Baptist University. More...

Children’s summer program may be dropped this year by Willacy County Art League’s tight budget

A summer art program for young people offered in the past by the Willacy County Art League likely won’t happen this year, member Cissie Watson said.  The program, which has morning and afternoon classes, usually involves three teachers han More...

Smugglers continue dangerous tactics and endanger public

EDINBURG -On Thursday, April 12, Rio Grande City agents attempted to make contact with a subject on the side of a road and a foot pursuit ensued. While in pursuit, agents observed additional subjects loading into two vehicles. More...

Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see `` Little Simon'' Gronowski again. More...

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Labor market information aggregator shows relationship between labor supply and demand

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of TexasLaborAnalysis.com, an online suite of labor analysis tools designed to provide insight into Texas' labor supply and demand. More...

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HARLINGEN WRITER KATELYNN RENTERIA visited MGMS students last week to discuss her book, “The Other Side of the Law.” Renteria shared her journey in becoming a published writer as part of More...

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Partners with Del Mar College for $500,000 job-training grant

AUSTIN - CHRISTUS Spohn Health System and Del Mar College have partnered to provide job training using a $500,000 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). More...

Texas OKs Mexican-American studies course without the name

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Education has approved creating statewide academic standards for a Mexican American studies high school course, but Republicans insisted on calling it ``ethnic studies'' over the tearful objections of a Democra More...

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LASARA ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup on FM 1015. More...

Summer work program aims to connect 2,000 Texas students with jobs

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the kickoff of its 2018 Summer Earn and Learn program that provides students with disabilities, aged 16-22, with work readiness training and paid work experience. More...

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