2015-05-20

New city commissioners, RISD school trustees sworn in




The votes cast in the May 9 city election were canvassed during Monday’s special meeting of the city commission. And although a few more votes were tabulated, that did not change the outcome of the election. Newly elected Commissioner Chris Lopez Tamez and Commissioner Yolanda Alexandre, who won reelection to another four-year term, were sworn in following the canvassing. Lopez […]

Local man whose son died in Iraq war gets help from veterans




A man whose son died in the Iraq War is getting help from veterans and from other sectors of the community. Arturo Aguirre, 74, who lost his son, Anthony, in 2007 has been living in a rundown 24-by-26 foot shack made of particle board on East Gem Avenue. But thanks to the help of veterans and business folks from Raymondville, […]

SLICES OF LIFE:

It’s a mall world

I don’t go to the mall much. It hasn’t always been this way. I used to be an experienced and proficient shopper. Hobnobbing at the mall was one of my main talents and preferred hobbies. Then, I got out of the habit, I guess. Kind of like I did with running, except with running I never actually started. My change […]

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH – LYFORD



FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CATHOLIC CHURCH – SEBASTIAN



Graduation Class of 2015 Church Blessing



Prince of Peace Catholic Church along with its Missions of St. Martin of Tours and Santa Monica invite you to share in the blessing and celebration of the Graduating Class of 2015 on Sunday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Lyford. A reception to follow in the parish hall. Graduates: Please wear your graduation gown […]

Behind the Badge

Let's pause to remember our fallen heros

As we approach the end of May while still looking ahead to Graduations, we find we need to pause and remember those we honor on Memorial Day. Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day because Veterans Day honors all veterans and is observed in November. On Memorial Day we first of all pause to honor all those who fought and […]

$1.3Million in marijuana found in bell pepper shipment in Arizona



NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) – Federal authorities at the Arizona border in Nogales say more than $1.3 million worth of marijuana has been found in a shipment of bell peppers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa commercial facility conducted a secondary inspection after a drugsniffing dog alerted to a tractortrailer. The officers located more than 2,700 pounds of […]

4 killed in crash of small plane in Central Texas



SPRING BRANCH, Texas (AP) – Investigators say a Central Texas man, his wife and their two children died when the plane they were flying crashed next to a feed store shortly after takeoff. The Comal County Sheriffs Office identified those killed as 38- year-old pilot Michael Scott Galloway of Spring Branch, his 32-yearold wife Heather Louise Galloway, their 10-year-old son […]

A FORD F250 DIESEL TRUCK