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Central Texas town's police chief shot dead

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY, Texas (AP) - The police chief in a small Central Texas town has been shot dead while checking a report of an armed man.  Lee Dixon had been police chief in Little River-Academy for a month after holding the job previously i More...

Illegal alien children crisis calls out to local EMS for help

Although the crisis with under aged illegal aliens has not spilled over into Willacy County, the local Emergency Medical Services is lending a helping hand.  The EMS portable hospital was taken to Mc Allen over the weekend and is now being used More...

Texas, OU extend Cotton Bowl game to 2025

DALLAS (AP) - Texas and Oklahoma will play annually at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl until 2025.  Officials confirmed that the two schools have agreed to a fiveyear extension at the historic stadium in the city’s Fair Park neighborhood.  More...

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CNAs WORKING AT RETAMA MANOR RAYMONDVILLE were honored on June 19, 2014 for their hard work and dedication to our elderly in long term care. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.  New members are welcome.   More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Top officials order surge to secure border

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus on June 18 jointly directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border.  More...

Mexico returns man accused leading sex trafficking

HOUSTON (AP) - A man accused in a federal indictment of heading a ring that used violence to force girls and young women from Mexico into sexual bondage in Houstonarea bars has been returned to the United States by Mexico.  More...

Texas jobless rate slips to 5.1 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate has declined for a third straight month to settle at 5.1 percent for May.  The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the latest seasonally adjusted jobless rate compares to 5.2 percent un More...

Prepare yourself and your family for Hurricane Season

AUSTIN, Texas- Statistics from the National Weather Service report total property damage from weather events in 2013 at $ 8.8 billion, down from $32.8 billion in 2012 and $20 billion in 2011. More...

Local veterans comment on their experiences with the VA health system

RAYMONDVILLE -- Willacy County veterans were filled with hope when new buildings were constructed only a few years ago for the Department of Veterans Affairs at nearby Harlingen.  But, like so many other promises they have heard, the veterans ar More...

Killeen man charged with slaying of officer

BELTON, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a Killeen police officer in an incident that left three other officers wounded.  A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Marvin Louis Guy of Killeen on a More...

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Lyford Volunteer Fire Department awarded foundation grant

AUSTIN - The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) and the Trusted Choice Foundation recently awarded the Lyford Volunteer Fire Department a Volunteer Fire Department Grant. Grant funds will be used for fire prevention week activities.  More...

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MGMS held their Promotional Ceremony on June 5, 2014. MAYA ALEXIS COY was among the many students promoted to RHS. More...

Mass graves uncovered in Falurrias cemetery contain remains of aliens

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) Mass graves have been discovered in a south Texas cemetery, and researchers believe they contain the bodies of aliens who died crossing into the U.S. illegally, according to published reports Saturday.  More...

Coast Guard rescues 10 from catamaran off Port Mansfield

PORT MANSFIELD, Texas ( AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued 10 people from a catamaran adrift in the Gulf of Mexico off Port Mansfield.  Coast Guard officials in Corpus Christi on Saturday reported nobody was hurt and the disabled vessel was safel More...

Ranchers, feds seek path to wildlife survival

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) Geographically, El Tecolote Ranch sits in the middle of nowhere more than five miles from the nearest paved road. It is an hour's drive north of Brownsville and about four hours south of San Antonio. More...

Texas jail inmates get chance to garden

LUFKIN, Texas ( AP) With corn stalks reaching eagerly into the sky and rows of greenery promising a plentiful haul, the Angelina County Jail garden is anything but secret.  Passers-by and visitors to the jail on Lufkin Avenue can see the plot wi More...

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