September 3, 2008 RSS feed / News

Texas DT suspended for next game after arrest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston was suspended for Saturday's game at Texas El-Paso after his arrest on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge a few hours after the Longhorns beat Florida Atlantic 52-10. More...

Off-duty officer accused of driving drunk

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A police officer remains on restricted duty after being arrested for allegedly driving drunk while off duty, authorities said. More...

Gas explosion rocks portion of Central Texas

STAIRTOWN, Texas (AP) - The fire is out at a Central Texas natural gas pipeline after an explosion sent flames 400 feet into the air Thursday. More...

Write-in candidates create contested races in Kenedy & Willacy Counties

Several candidates vie for seat of Anne Armstrong

About 70 voters in Kenedy County will decide in November whether to continue the legacy of having a family member from Armstrong Ranch represent their county in Precinct 3 or have an interested rancher or small business owner represent them. More...

2 killed when crash ends police chase in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - A police chase on U.S. 75 in northern Dallas came to a deadly end overnight. More...

Border agents find pot in entertainment centers

NACO, Ariz. (AP) - Some furniture inspected by customs agents at the Arizona-Mexico border gives new meaning to the term "entertainment centers" - they were allegedly used to hide $2.7 million worth of marijuana. U.S. More...

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Lyford C.I.S.D. School Menu

Sept. 8-12, 2008

MONDAY BREAKFAST - Biscuit and sausage, orange juice, 1/2 pt. milk. LUNCH - Beef fingers w/white gravy, fluffy potatoes, broccoli w/ cheese, hot roll, 1/2 pt. milk. TUESDAY BREAKFAST - Peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable, orange juice, 1/2 pt. More...

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RAYMONDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FIRST PEP-RALLY was held Friday, August 29, at the RHS gym. Coach Alex Leal thanked the administrators, staff, students, parents and visitors for all their support and introduced the team captains. More...

Sherman promises Aggies will start winning

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Mike Sherman pronounced himself disappointed on Monday, two days after his Texas A&M coach- ing debut ended in a stunning home loss to Arkansas State. "We didn't give them a win," Sherman said of Aggie fans. More...

Medical helicopter crashes, killing 3

BURNEY, Ind. (AP) - A medical helicopter crashed into a farm field in southeastern Indiana shortly after takeoff Sunday, killing all three people aboard. The Air Evac Lifeteam aircraft crashed about 1:17 p.m. More...

Cat survives long drive on spare tire under truck

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - A Gilbert cat survived a 2 1/2-hour trip on a spare tire under her owner's truck. Gil Smith recently drove from his home 70 miles away for a business meeting in Kearny. More...

Man uses baseball bat to fend off burglar

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - Said Salles says he was just trying to protect his wife and property when he used an aluminum baseball bat to bash the head of a man trying to break into his home. More...

Marriage license law among new ones Sept. 1

AUSTIN (AP) - If you're getting hitched in Texas, get ready to face a stiffer fee for a marriage license. It's going up from $30 to $60 starting Monday. More...

State Rep.'s worker suspected in fatal beating

McALLEN (AP) - A ranch worker hired by a Valley lawmaker is a suspected illegal alien now wanted in the fatal beating of a young Hispanic man, authorities said Monday. More...

No buyers for Wisconsin man's million-mile Chevy

CATAWBA, Wis. (AP) - A 1991 Chevrolet Silverado that has traveled more than 1 million miles is still on the market, its owner says, though it failed to fetch the premium price that he had hoped for. More...

U.S. man dies in Mexico jail; officers investigated

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Six Mexican officers have been placed under house arrest on suspicion of homicide after an American man died while in police custody in the resort city of San Jose del Cabo, a prosecutor said Monday. More...

Identity of arm found in Willacy County will hinge on DNA sampling

Search for body suspended pending further leads

Initial pathology tests for the human arm found on Aug. 26 in a remote area of northeast Willacy County were inconclusive, according to Sheriff Larry Spence. More...

Pigs attack woman on Wisconsin farm

SOLDIERS GROVE, Wis. (AP) - About a half dozen pigs attacked a woman who fell on a Crawford County farm. In a news release, the county sheriff's department says officials there received a 911 call about 11:30 a.m. More...

Police say man swam nude in NY neighbor's pool

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a man who lives in a town just north of New York City has been caught with his pants down - skinnydipping in his neighbor's swimming pool. More...

Bomb squad destroys WWII souvenirs

YOAKUM, Texas (AP) - A Yoakum woman going through a trunk of family heirlooms found a live grenade as well as some other ammunition her father brought back after his service in World War II. More...

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JUSTIN KYLE ROCHA, 12, of Lyford, landed this 24 lb. Red Snapper a few weeks ago while fishing on "Enjoy the Moment" out of South Padre Island. He was fishing with his mom, Alison Busse, and friends. More...

T.M. Warriors outscore Bearkats 36-34

Coach Alex Leal took nothing for granted last Friday night when he led his Raym ondville Bearkats into District 31-4A C.C. Tuloso Midway to jump start the 2008 season. More...

Bulldogs drop first game to Longhorns

Hebbronville's Longhorns proved to fast for the Lyford Bulldogs Friday night in the rain, 33 to 13. The Bulldogs played strong in the first half but wore out in the third quarter from spending too much time on defense. More...

Mexican police purges nets 129 tainted cops

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A total of 129 police officers were suspended or fired in an anti-corruption purge of law enforcement agencies in the Mexican border state of Baja California, authorities announced Wednesday. More...

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SANTA MONICA COOK-OFF was held August 30. Rocking "T" Cooking team, in memory of Mary Tijerina, took first place for the pan de campo and beans; and third place for fajitas and carne guisada. More...

Lone Star State serves up frightening Fair fare

DALLAS (AP) - Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the calorie counts at the State Fair, which will offer such delicacies this year as deep-fried s'mores and a fried banana split. More...

3 die in crash in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - An early morning crash in Odessa killed three people and injured two others. Odessa police said the three who died were in a car that went out of control and collided with a pickup truck. More...

McCoy tough as No. 11 Texas rolls to win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Talk about tough. Ask Florida Atlantic now if they think the Texas Longhorns can take a few hits? On a night when Texas retired the No. 10 jersey of Vince Young, McCoy passed for three touchdowns, ran for another and the No. More...