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Cheers! Bartender wins lottery, says he'll care for family

NEW YORK ( AP) Maybe the next round is on him: A New York City bartender who hit a $7 million lottery says he has `` no clue'' what he'll do with his winnings.  The New York Lottery said Tuesday that Michael Moriarty gets to keep around $4 milli More...

DPS increases enforcement during Memorial Day Weekend

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday. May 26, through .Monday. More...

Lyford council wishy-washy about eightliners regulation

While the Lyford City Council can’t agree on how to regulate eightliners, a new coinoperated casino parlor is waiting to open.  The council member were planning to amend the city’s game room ordinance during Monday’s special me More...

FIRST COMMUNION

FIRST COMMUNION was celebrated on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in San Perlita. More...

Graduate, 14, youngest ever at Texas Christian University

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A 14-year-old physics major has become the youngest person ever to graduate from Texas Christian University.  Carson Huey-You was among more than 2,000 students getting degrees Saturday at the Fort Worth school founded in More...

Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.  More...

'Fat and frail' seniors benefit from right exercise combo

CHICAGO (AP) Heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn't skip the weight machines or the treadmill, new research suggests.  More...

Texas-based Exxon Mobil opening gas stations in Mexico

IRVING, Texas ( AP) Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to open Mobil-branded gasoline stations in Mexico.  Irving- based Exxon says the first station will open in central Mexico during the second half of 2017. More...

Boy, 11, killed in East Texas school bus crash

SHELBYVILLE, Texas (AP) An 11-year-old boy has been killed in a crash involving the school bus on which he was riding on a rural road near the Texas- Louisiana border.  More...

Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous

WASHINGTON (AP) A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.  More...

Woman slain as boyfriend shoots at another man

DALLAS (AP) Dallas police say a 19-year-old man involved in a fight outside a club grabbed a gun from his vehicle, shot at his opponent and wound up killing his own girlfriend.  Authorities say 18-year-old Natalie Tavares died of her wounds earl More...

Graduating Class of 2017 Blessing and Celebration

There will be a blessing and celebration of the Graduating Class of 2017 on Sunday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Graduation caps weren't the only things flying at one high school commencement in Tennessee after some adults in the audience started throwing punches. More...

College 101 information session this Thursday at city technology center

Some people like to go door to door when campaigning for office.  Others like a different approach.  Rina Castillo, the executive director of the Economic Development Corp. More...

Votes recount of city election yields no changes in Place 2 - Smith is winner

A recount of votes in the race for Place 3 on the Raymondville City Council yielded no surprises on Monday.  Clifton Smith, the incumbent, was re-elected after beating two opponents at the polls - George Solis and Joel Garcia.  Smith receiv More...

Woman who lived in Denver church allowed to stay in US

DENVER (AP) A woman who lived in Denver churches for three months to avoid immigration authorities and another Mexican immigrant arrested last month are among 30 aliens who are being allowed to stay in the United States for two years as they fight to More...

Indian tribe fights to keep bingo center open

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) Historically averse to anything resembling casino style gambling, Texas officials are now going after a thriving electronic bingo center run by an American Indian tribe nearly a year after the machines began filling a rustic bu More...

A Memorial Day Message

Christmas is the most important national holiday. Why? Because that is the day we celebrate when Jesus Christ was bom. More...

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Super Bowl-style halftime coming to College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff is bringing a Super Bowl-style halftime show to the national championship game without bumping the marching bands.  More...

Mexico village bids farewell to 14 killed by fireworks blast

SAN ISIDRO, Mexico (AP) This remote mountain hamlet in central Mexico gave an emotional farewell Wednesday to the victims of a fireworks explosion that killed 14 people, including 11 children.  More...

U.S. rig count rises 16 this week to 901; Texas up 8

HOUSTON (AP) The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. More...

Memorial Day celebration to honor Martin Cavazos’ 50th Anniversary

There will be a Memorial Day celebration to honor the 50th death anniversary of Martin Cavazos at the Sebastian Park on Saturday, May 27, from 8-11 p.m.  There will be live music, educational scholarships, a softball tourney, parade, games and f More...

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