October 14, 2009 RSS feed / News

Texas sheriff declines to use Tasers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The sheriff of Tarrant County is bucking the trend of issuing Tasers to his deputies even as Texas' largest metropolitan law enforcement agencies continue to adopt the use of the weapon. More...

Mistrial ruling ends intoxication manslaughter trial of Santa Monica man

Visiting judge Martha Huerta of Corpus Christi ruled a mistrial in the case of a Santa Monica man who was on trial for more than a week in Raymondville. More...

Mayor slain in Mexican border town

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Unidentified assailants kidnapped and killed the top official of the border town of Palomas, across from New Mexico. More...

929 gallons of moonshine found in North Carolina mountains

WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) North Carolina authorities say they have found 929 gallons of moonshine under a shed in the mountains. More...

Bearkats bring down Pirates, improve to 4-2 for season

For the second straight week, Raymondville High School's varsity football team tussled it out in a close contest but this time won and gave Hidalgo their first District 32-3A loss (24- 21) of the season. More...

Bulldogs edge Tarpons, remain perfect at 5-0

Lyford High School's varsity football team won their District 32-3A contest against Port Isabel 14-13 last Friday. The Bulldogs (5-0 overall, 3-0 in district) are now in first place in 32-3A. More...

Photos

THE RHS CLASS OF 1979 attended their 30th class reunion Friday. The Raymondville Bearkats beat the Hidalgo Pirates during their Homecoming game. More...

Texas A&M WR Fuller returning to practice

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M receiver Jeff Fuller will return to practice this week after sitting out three games with a broken right leg. The 6-foot-4 sophomore broke his fibula in the Aggies' 38- 30 win over Utah State on Sept. 19. More...

Texas tumbles to No. 3 before Oklahoma game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - This was not how Texas wanted to head into its annual border showdown with Oklahoma. A 38-14 win over Colorado exposed more flaws than it fixed, then the Longhorns on Sunday fell a spot in the Associated Press rankings to No. More...

Additional 300 miles of US/Mexico border fencing killed

McALLEN, Texas (AP) Legislators have killed a provision that would have required the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build 300 new miles of pedestrian fencing along the U.S.- Mexico border by the end of next year. More...

Routine agenda dealt with at Lyford City meeting

Lyford resident Emilio Vera asked city commissioners to adjust his water bill during Tuesday's city meeting. Lyford city meeting are normally held on Monday but due to Columbus Day this month's meeting was moved back a day. More...

1,725 -pound pumkin takes the prize in US

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A teacher has won top honors in a pumpkingrowing contest with a 1,725-pound behemoth that could land worldwide bragging rights. More...

Bearkats out played the Pirates to the last second!

"I DON'T THINK SO" #25 RAYMOND GRAY not allowing #1 of the Pirates to catch the ball. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

TxDOT terminates plan to build Interstate 35 'corridor'

AUSTIN Back in January, the governor's office announced its decision to jettison plans to create the Trans-Texas Corridor, a 4,000-mile network of motor-ways, including rail, power, water, gas, oil and telecomm-unications lines. More...

1,200 DWI convictions in Houston to be thrown out

HOUSTON (AP) More than 1,200 driving while intoxicated convictions in Harris County are invalid after a contractor was convicted of faking inspections of alcohol breath testing devices, prosecutors said. More...

Woman survives car, train accident in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Riding the rails turned into a DWI investigation in San Antonio. Police detained a driver after her car and a train collided early Monday. Investigators say alcohol was believed to be a factor. More...

National 4-H Week in Willacy County

Willacy County 4-H played a key part in marketing and promoting some of what 4-H has to offer. This week included participation at two football game flag raising ceremonies, community service projects and giving back to the community. More...

Number of active drilling rigs rises by 17

HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week rose by 17 to 1,041. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 726 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 305 for oil. More...

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