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Galveston Arts Center features wood-carved Dairy Queen art

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A fast-food favorite in Texas is getting some artsy attention.  A wood-carved array of Dairy Queen items is on display at the Galveston Arts Center in an exhibit called ``Thank You, Please Drive Through.''  The Galve More...

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RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VALERIE APARICIO and a friend show commemorative tshirts the Chamber offers as a fund-raising effort.   More...

Raymondville City Commission approves police participation in Homeland Security Child Exploitation Task Force

Raymondville police got the go-ahead Tuesday from city commissioners to participate on a Homeland Security Child Exploitation Task Force.  One detective will work with the group and the city will receive valuable help in child sex abuse cases, e More...

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LASARA VARSITY GIRLS SOFTBALL took their second district win against the Premont Cowgirls on Friday which gives them a record of 2-0 in district play. The girls are under the direction of head coach, Rey Garza, and assistant coach, Joanna Gomez. More...

Smugglers test lack of infrastructure at the border

EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of more than 1000 pounds of narcotics.  More...

Free “Kidney Care” health fair to be held in valley

WESLACO - March is National Kidney Month, and Valley residents are invited to a free “Kidney Care Fair” on Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

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LASARA ISD hosted Dinner Tonight Cooking School recently. Shown, from left to right, are Elaine Montemayor-Gonzalez, Healthy Specialist and Lasara ISD board member Micaela Rodriguez.   More...

Baby killed after driver crashes into shopping cart in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a suspected intoxicated driver crashed into a shopping cart in a parking lot, killing a baby who was sitting in the cart's seat as her mother unloaded groceries.  More...

3 workers fired after Austin Zoo investigates leak to media

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - Three zookeepers have been fired from the Austin Zoo following a newspaper's investigation into animal mistreatment that quoted one of the workers detailing how a blind, aging monkey was kept alive for years despite her and othe More...

West Texan honored for international wheelchair donations

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Troy Allan Chesnut found true happiness seven years ago on a dirt road leading into Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana.  The Odessa American reports Chesnut and an English Rotarian, Milton Frary, were on their way to give wh More...

Spring Home: From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won’t let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. More...

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Man held hostage in his East Texas home nearly 2 weeks

MOUNT VERNON, Texas (AP) - An East Texas sheriff says a woman has been arrested on charges that she used a gun to take an acquaintance hostage on Valentine’s Day and held him for nearly two weeks in his house.  More...

Jury convicts former officer

McALLEN, Texas - A 45- year-old former sergeant with the Progreso Police Department has been convicted of two counts of aiding and abetting the attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. More...

Southwest Airlines expands Albuquerque- Austin service

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Southwest Airlines is expanding service between New Mexico’s largest city and Austin, Texas.  The airline has announced that flights between Albuquerque and Austin will be offered daily starting Aug. 6. More...

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- 70th birthday celebration for railroad.   More...

Guillen works to prevent veteran suicide

Home to more than 1.5 million, Texas faces a devastating loss of nearly 500 veterans each year to suicide. Research has shown that an estimated 20 veterans take their own lives every single day throughout the United States. More...

RPD investigating Saturday shooting

Raymondville police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that happened at 1:49 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of North Second Street.  The shooting took place on the street, Detective Robert Castro said. More...

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A LINE BEGINS TO FORM AT A&E’S SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE trailer at Saturday’s “Not Just a Small Town” festival in Raymondville.   More...

Border Patrol continues to arrest criminals

EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. More...

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FORMER DALLAS COWBOYS QUARTERBACK QUINCY CARTER second from left, shares his expertise with Kameron Means, left; Jarod Cavazos and Nate Munguia at Burnett   More...

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

BEIJING (AP) - China said it plans to grow crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers.  More...

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THE MGMS 7TH GRADE 4X200 M RELAY TEAM won silver medals at the Hidalgo Relays. Team members are Kristian Tovar, Jonathan Cerda, Gus Oviedo, and Roman Hinojosa.   More...

Texas public schools see less money from state's $44 billion fund

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $44 billion Texas Permanent School Fund is the largest education endowment in the country, but the state's public schools are seeing less money than they did decades ago.  More...

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RAYMONDVILLE MAYOR GILBERT GONZALES recently visited and gave Elvira Salinas Cruz a proclamation in honor of her 100th birthday on February 6.   More...

Donation of 20 sewing machines keeps students in stitches

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - When Belle Terre Elementary School teacher Cassandra Meyers proposed an afterschool sewing club for sixthgraders, she expected that maybe four or five students would respond.  More...

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro  We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro.  To start, we used the pasta method (an abundance of water) to boil our farro, which ensured the grains cooked ev More...

Lawsuit: Texas Rangers’ misconduct deliberately ignored

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A former Texas Department of Public Safety investigator is suing the agency, accusing it of turning a blind eye to misconduct by the Texas Rangers the state’s elite police force who the department oversees.  More...

Nearly 300 family units and unaccompanied children arrested in matter of hours

GRANJENO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehend the largest group encountered in the area so far this year.  More...

Texas man accused of killing girlfriend, another in argument

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man is being accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend and another woman after an argument and then firing at police officers before surrendering.  Larry Darnell Moore remained jailed Saturday in the N More...

California unemployment rate slightly increases

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Local substitute teacher specializes in life-saving texts

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Franklin Middle School substitute teacher Michelle Muse believes her carefully worded text messages have the power to save lives.  More...

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