August 20, 2008 RSS feed / News

Lance Armstrong uses a lot of water

AUSTIN (AP) - Lance Armstrong always had a bottle of water within reach when he powered up the mountains in the Tour de France. More...

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ALAMO HEIGHTS JUNIOR SCHOOL STUDENT, SHELBIE SHED shown at the 2008 USFA Class "B" World Series fast pitch softball tournament in Panama City, FL. USFA stands for United States Fast pitch Association. More...

UT has 3 running backs battling to replace Charles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas coach Mack Brown refuses to talk about depth charts early in training camp. It wouldn't do much good at running back, where three Longhorns are battling to be the starter. It wasn't supposed to be this way. More...

Kenedy County Commissioner Anne Armstrong warmly remembered

COLLEGE STATION - Vice President Dick Cheney and first lady Laura Bush were among the hundreds gathered Friday at Texas A&M University to remember Anne Armstrong, a longtime Republican Party figure and a former A&M System regent. More...

34th Annual Fishing Tournament

THE BOZEMAN FAMILY outing at Port Mansfields 34th Fishing Tournament. More...

Texas child left in hot car all day dies

WEBSTER, Texas (AP) - A 3- year-old child is dead after police said he was left in a hot car all day in Webster. More...

KENEDY AND WILLACY REPRESENTED AT HARVARD

- Noemy Renee Garcia, Superintendent/Principal at Kenedy County-Wide Common School District and Sylvia Hembree, Principal at Pittman Elementary in Raymondville attended a summer institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer. More...

A NEW PRIEST FOR TWO PARISHES

The parishioners of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Hostyn and Sts. Peter and Paul in Plum held a reception on the church grounds after the 5 p.m. Mass in Hostyn to acknowledge two special occasions. More...

Lawsuit in Texas car contest suicide settled

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - A Texas car dealership has settled a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who killed himself after dropping out of a contest in which participants tried to keep their hand on a vehicle the longest. More...

Texas A&M selects collie mascot Reveille VIII

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University has chosen a 2-year-old female collie to serve as Reveille VIII, the school's decades-old mascot. More...

Girl, 14, dies in Acapulco shooting

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A 14-year-old girl has died in a shooting attack two blocks from the main coastal boulevard in Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. More...

Raymondville Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster meeting on Monday, August 25, at 6:15 p.m. at the RHS gym. More...

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CHRISTINA R. CALDERA, a Raymondville ISD teacher for 38 years, was honored with a retirement/luau party at the VFW hall. She received a Texas flag that was flown over the capitol on her last workday, June 5, 2008. More...

Kenedy County volunteer fire department chooses interim officers

Monthly meetings will be the second Wednesday

Kenedy County Fire Chief Arnold De La Rosa reported that the county's volunteer fire department chose five interim officers for their board, including a chairman, president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. More...

Former agent sentenced in checkpoint smuggling

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A former Border Patrol agent and his wife have been sentenced to more than four years in prison for running an operation allowing illegal aliens on buses to slip through a checkpoint. More...

Texas Syndicate leader sentenced to life in prison

DALLAS (AP) - A leader of the violent Texas Syndicate prison gang has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. More...

Texas school district letting teachers carry guns

HARROLD, Texas (AP) - A tiny Texas school district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to protect against school shootings when classes begin this month, provided the gun-toting employees follow certain requirements. More...

Matamoros pitcher tosses perfect game at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - An ice pack strapped around Jesus Sauceda's potent right shoulder slipped down into his jersey, interrupting a postgame interview. More...

DRUNK DRIVING IS ON THE RISE IN TEXAS

Thousands of law enforcement officers joining Labor Day crackdown

HOUSTON - Federal, state and local transportation officials rallied at Texas Southern University Thursday to call attention to the growing problem of drunk driving in Harris County and across the state. More...