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Southwest Airlines completes test flight to Hawaii

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines has completed a test flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu to demonstrate to federal aviation officials that it should be authorized to begin scheduled flights from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii.  More...

Willacy County to hear proposal Thursday for a sixth “wind farm,” another boost to local economy

A proposal to bring in a sixth wind energy project to be located in the El Sauz Ranch area east of San Perlita will be heard Thursday by Willacy County commissioners.  Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., has not yet revealed the exact num More...

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MGMS 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BASKETBALL PLAYERS attended a RGV Vipers game recently. The group was also selected to present the U.S. flag during the pregame ceremonies.   More...

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LASARA VARSITY BASKETBALL BOYS earned a spot in the playoffs with a win over the La Vila Cardinals on Monday night. The boys are under the direction of head coach Rey Garza and assistant Mike Carlos.   More...

Texas grandma uses child’s scooter to fight off masked men

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Police say a Texas woman used her granddaughter’s scooter to defend herself against a pair of machete-wielding men wearing clown masks who attempted to rob the woman and her husband.   More...

Texas districts' Harvey recovery burdened by state payments

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - Texas' school finance system is putting additional strain on two coastal districts that lost millions of dollars after Hurricane Harvey and now owe the state millions more.  More...

Some local symphonies in Texas struggling with money issues

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - The discordant sounds of 35 musicians tuning their instruments echoed through a rehearsal room at Lee College in Baytown.  The Houston Chronicle reports the players, gathered from around the area, were dressed casually. More...

Separated migrant families demand millions from U.S. agencies

HOUSTON ( AP) - Eight immigrant families separated under Trump administration policy filed claims Monday seeking millions of dollars in damages for what a lawyer called “inexplicable cruelty” that did laasting damage to parents and childr More...

Forest County ranch deer tests positive for wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A deer on a Forest County hunting ranch has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.  State agriculture officials issued a news release Monday saying tests confirm the sixyear old whitetail buck was infected.  More...

Prison transport firm closing after escape, cites insurance

DALLAS (AP) - A private prisoner transport company has announced its closure after an MMA fighter accused in two killings escaped this month from one of its vans while being escorted to a jail in Texas.  More...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

NEW YORK (AP) - As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man’s best friend is under the microscope, too.  More...

Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism.  More...

Congressional lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional negotiators reached agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues tha More...

Texas father sues son's classmates for alleged cyberbullying

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio man is suing his son's classmates and their parents, accusing the students of starting online rumors that the teenager was planning a school shooting.  More...

Woman gets 30 years in prison in Texas dismemberment killing

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for severing the limbs of a family member who was beaten with baseball bats and suffocated after she lured him to a San Antonio home.   More...

Measure to increase commissioners’ and mayor’s terms of office rejected in Lyford

Lyford commissioners on Monday rejected a proposal to increase two-year terms of office to three years for elected officials.  The new proposal would also require commissioners to run by place, rather than at-large, which is the present system i More...

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Medal winners were Jaden Brooks - 1st place, SHW weight division, Marcus Capetillo - 2nd place, 148 weight division, Juan Torres - 2nd place, 181 weight division and Rudy Tijerina - 5th place, 220 we More...

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The signing was held on Monday, at 3:30 p.m. at the RHS Gym. RHS coaches plus her family, friends and CMU representatives were present.   More...

Migrant caravan detained in old factory, across from Texas

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - A caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants was surrounded Wednesday by Mexican authorities in an old factory a short distance from Texas, where they hoped to seek asylum even as U.S. More...

Rattlesnakes slither at Texas Capitol to promote roundup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some rattlesnakes have slithered through parts of the Texas Capitol to help promote an upcoming reptile roundup.  Members of the Sweetwater Jaycees were in Austin on Tuesday to support what's billed as the World's Largest Ra More...

30 acres in Illinois once owned by Lincoln head to auction

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2 universities to miss South Padre Island spring break party

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - The college student invasion on South Padre Island for one of the largest spring break parties in the country could look different this year after two large Texas universities opted to set their breaks for a different More...

Rethinking Chicken Florentine with clearer, brighter flavors

Chicken Florentine is a buffet-line favorite featuring chicken breast and spinach in a mild creamand Parmesan sauce sometimes stuffed inside, sometimes stacked on top. More...

LONG AGO

LONG AGO - Blue Ribbon cane on Ranch of John Closner, sheriff of Hidalgo Co near Rio Grande River 1904 .   More...

What the FDA’s actions mean for dietary supplements

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. More...

LONG AGO

LONG AGO - Sebastian school.   More...

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