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Drug deal set up on Facebook ends with teen shot, injured

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Authorities say a drug deal an 18- year-old in San Antonio had set up on Facebook turned out to be less than social.  San Antonio police say the teenager was shot and injured around 3 a.m. More...

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SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE LADY BEARKAT POWERLIFTING TEAM visited Carrizo Springs on Saturday to compete in the Girls Regional Championship. Lady Bearkat Karina Martinez came home with the Gold in the 259 lb. weight division. More...

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TRAIL RIDERS FROM THE COWBOYS HORSEMAN ASSOCIATION turn south Monday onto the I-69E frontage road on their way toward Harlingen and, eventually to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show grounds in Merc More...

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SIXTO SALAS AND CATALINA MARTINEZ were picking onions Tuesday on a farm near FM 1762. Workers scrambled to bring in the crop before the drizzle became a full-blown rainstorm. (Photos by Allen Essex) More...

Texas woman loves the buzz of being around honeybees

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Once Erika Thompson got a peek into the world of bees, she was hooked.  More...

Iowa farmer sentenced to prison for bank, bankruptcy fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) A Lake City farmer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for committing fraud to get bank loans, crop insurance proceeds and ease a bankruptcy burden.  Federal prosecutors say 36- year-old Clint Devries was se More...

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LYFORD CISD HOSTED FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT “Celebrating with Dr. Seuss” on Thursday, March 1, 2018. More...

Texas hospital lets transplant patients hold own hearts

DALLAS (AP) After years of working for cardiologists and vascular surgeons, Jane Poston held her own broken heart in her hands Thursday morning, literally.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports and, yes, her hands were shaking a little.  More...

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THE MGMS 7TH GRADE 4X100 M RELAY TEAM won first place at the Roberto Garza Relays held in Rio Hondo last Saturday. Shown are Chris Guerrero, Diego Gutierrez, Luis Reyes and Pedro Rodriguez. More...

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) - What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less than two weeks after a blast shook a More...

Mountain lion rarely seen in North Texas killed on highway

MINERAL WELLS, Texas (AP) - State wildlife officials are hoping a necropsy will help them figure out how a large mountain lion wound up in a North Texas county where it was struck and killed by a car.  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officia More...

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Different religions

As I’ve noted in the past four weeks, India is a vibrant country.  One of the reasons it has only gotten to be a world economic power is that it only started accepting foreign investors in the early 1990’s. More...

Mexico: 2 Texans kidnapped, rescued near Monterrey

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Two kidnapped Americans from Texas were rescued near the northern city of Monterrey and their two alleged abductors arrested, Mexican authorities reported.  More...

DPS offers Spring Break safety tips

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to keep safety a top priority as they prepare for this year’s Spring Break. More...

LONG AGO

LONG AGO - These men take a break from clearing the land in Raymondville on June 15, 1914. More...

Texas man dies in explosion on his front porch

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police in Texas are investigating an explosion that killed a man early Friday on his front porch as an isolated homicide.  More...

Ringling Bros. circus cars get new home in Williston

WILLISTON, Fla. (AP) - When Ringling Bros. More...

County OKs permit for Colorado’s second-largest solar farm

DENVER (AP) The second largest solar farm in Colorado could be coming to fields south of Bennett.  The Denver Post reports Arapahoe County commissioners last week approved a permit for the 75-megawatt Hunter Solar project, which would rank as Co More...

Hit the road in country music icon Merle Haggard's tour bus

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Want to hit the road like a country music icon? More...

CRIME OF THE WEEK

CRIME OF THE WEEK - On March 5, 2018 between the hours of 2:40 a.m. More...

Mexican pleads guilty in human smuggling by Texas soldiers

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man living in the U.S. More...

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BORSTAR SUPERVISOR JESSE ROSAS, of the U.S. More...

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WORKERS FROM GONZALES CONSTRUCTION INC., Edinburg, have been working steadily since good weather returned to complete the downtown Raymondville sidewalk/brick paver project in the central business di More...

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THE LYFORD BULLDOG GOLF TEAM PLACED FIRST at the La Grulla Invitational Meet held at Howling Trails Mission, Texas on February 21, 2018. Jonathon Rodriguez was also 1st place medalist. More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL BOYS POWERLIFTING - The following seniors have advanced to compete at the Region 5 Division 3 Regional Powerlifting meet in Bishop on Friday, March 9, and an opportunity to earn th More...

Jailer put on leave after 3 prisoners flee Bexar County jail

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says a department jailer has been placed on administrative leave after last week's escape of three murder suspects.  More...

San Perlita School News

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Wisconsin high school students learn to take care of piglets

BEAVER DAM, Wis. More...

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ROAA FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH- Raymondville Options Academic Academy’s John Anthony Falcon received the Student of the Month award for the month of February. Falcon is shown with Frank L. More...

Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive located in Mexico, arrested

AUSTIN - Freddie Alaniz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested Feb. 26 in Mexico. Alaniz was wanted for murder and sexual assault of a child, and has been a fugitive since 2006. More...

Momentum growing to aid poor, working class gain voice

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A collective of local churches, unions and community groups hoping to reshape local politics and draw attention to the needs of working-class Chattanoogans is growing.  More...

Steamed mussels are a perfect choice for a weeknight meal

Mussels are the perfect choice for a weeknight meal. They're a terrific source of lowfat protein, they're inexpensive, they cook up quickly, and as they cook, they automatically generate tasty juices to whichever sauce you're making. More...

Houston mayor: Recovery from Harvey not fast enough

HOUSTON (AP) Six months after Hurricane Harvey's flooding wreaked havoc in Houston, recovery efforts in the United States' fourth-largest city aren't ``happening fast enough,'' Houston's mayor said Friday.  More...

East Texas boat parade rescheduled; too much water

GLADEWATER, Texas (AP) - A boat parade planned for this weekend in Gladewater in East Texas has had to be re- scheduled because there's too much water.  Heavy rains last week have led to flooding along the Sabine River, where a Mardi Gras boat p More...

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STRONG WINDS OUT OF THE NORTH BLEW HEAVY BLACK SMOKE FROM SUGAR CANE STALK BURNING into the busy intersection of East Hidalgo Avenue and I- 69E on Thursday, where Raymondville Plaza is located. More...

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