November 19, 2008 RSS feed / News

PITTMAN ELEMENTARY 2008-2009 PTO OFFICERS

Pittman Elementary 2008-2009 PTO executive officers shown, from left to right, are Frank Rodriguez, historian, Amanda Perez, vice-president, Lisa Rodriguez, secretary, Rose Garcia, treasurer, and Chris Vento, president. More...

Teen gets 99 years for wounding cop

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Mexican teenager living in South Texas has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder of a police officer. More...

Teen sentenced to 30 years for bank robberies

AUSTIN(AP) - A 17-year-old boy was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery for robbing a bank twice in January. A jury found Charles Blackburn Jr. More...

More than 20 slightly hurt in Bastrop school bus wreck

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - At least 22 children suffered minor injuries when their Bastrop school bus went off a rain-slick road, into a ditch and hit a barbed-wire fence. More...

Military News

Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew J. Delgado has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., to be a member of the Army National Guard or Reserve Split-option Program. More...

Casandra Patiña rules as Ms. TSTC

Royalty should be afforded the luxury of redcarpet treatment and pageantry befitting high social rank, but Ms. TSTC 2008 - Casandra Jennise Patiña of Raymondville - often finds herself in the role of "the working class. More...

Article

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL is held every Saturday morning to early afternoon at the old Pony League Park, at the corner of 1st and Chihuahua. More...

Supreme Court refuses to consider Brownsville murder appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court declined last Monday to take an appeal from a woman convicted of using a fortuneteller to arrange the murder of a teen-ager who spurned her daughter. More...

Man pleads guilty to shooting at Border Patrol agent

LAREDO, Texas (AP) A 25- year-old Mexican man has pleaded guilty to a firearms charge and assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he allegedly fired at a pair of agents in September. More...

Flores under investigation for plane trips

AUSTIN (AP) - A Texas lawmaker is under criminal investigation over air travel he received from a beer distributor. Rep. Kino Flores' attorney confirmed the investigation Friday but didn't believe the Palmview Democrat violated any laws. More...

Tuskegee Airman of the Week: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Airman 1st Class Israel Garza is the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2. More...

Armadillos finding their way into southern Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - An animal common to southern states appears to be making its way into Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says four armadillos have been found dead in southern Indiana in recent years. More...

Bulldogs bounced out by Sinton 48-14

Last Friday night at sold-out Bulldog Stadium in Lyford, the Sinton Pirates 31-3A champions, bounced our Bulldogs out of the playoffs 48-14. It had been 39 years since the last time the 2008, Willacy Co. champs had hosted a playoff game. More...

"Paving the way" - #53 Senior Center Jerry Rangel

The late Tom Landry, ex headcoach of American's Team was once asked to describe the game of football. Dallas Cowboys' longtime headcoach answered, "The game of football is incredible. Sometimes it is so incredible that it is unbelievable. More...

2008 LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN

Lyford High School held its annual Homecoming Royalty Coronation on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. Noe Valdez and Analisa Gonzales were crowned Lyford High School Homecoming King and Queen. Noe is the son of Alma Gracia of Lyford. More...