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Billy Frank Gumm
HOUSTON – Billy Frank Gumm, 77, of Spring, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in The Woodlands. Mr. Gumm was born on Nov. 23, 1936, in Refugio, to J.B. and Helen Gumm. He graduated from Refugio High sc...
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Mayor declares emergency
REFUGIO – A Refugio wastewater illegal discharge was reported to Mayor Joey Heard at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22. Heard, who declared an emergency at 10 a.m., said he didn’t know what caused the di...
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‘He had no intention of s...
By Ben Tinsley The Progress GEORGE WEST – A Live Oak County sheriff’s deputy was forced to shoot out the front and back passenger tires of a 2002 Ford pickup early Saturday to stop the out-of-contr...
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Karnes leading state in o...
KENEDY – The Karnes County Appraisal District hosted a meeting in Kenedy last week aimed at helping local residents understand the methods used in the appraisal of tax values on oil and gas resourc...
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Contestants will compete ...
KENEDY – A total of 31 contestants will compete for honors across four categories in the Miss Bluebonnet Days Pageant happening Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Kenedy Elementary School Cafeteri...
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Beavers clinch district c...
Carole Gaskamp photo Falls City senior, Justin Twine, hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against Port Aransas to clinch the 31-A District Championship for the Beavers. FC scored the...
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Kenedy golfer advancing t...
Contributed photo Andrew Aguirre, a senior from Kenedy High School, participated in the 1A Region IV golf tournament held at the Brenham Country Club this past week. All of the participants battled...
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KCRTA donates books
Each year the Karnes County Retired Teachers' Association provides books for the kindergarten students of Karnes County. At their April 16 meeting these KCRTA members prepared for distribution the ...
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Seals family catches record size gator
by Jason Collins
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The temperature was cool but not cold. The air was a bit humid that morning but still pleasant for a South Texas spring. It was the perfect morning to take to the lake and fish. But these five guys...

Shooting for more than a bull’s-eye
by Bruce Harper
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
BEEVILLE – “Pop, pop, pop!” Sounds like a lot of balloons popping. But, it turns out to be a practice session for the Bee County 4-H Shooting Club. With 16-20 young boys and girls involved, the 4-H...

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1903 flood
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Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rancher Cliven Bundy greets a supporter during a Bundy family "Patriot Party" near Bunkerville, Nevada
Two Republican U.S. senators who voiced support for a Nevada cattleman in his showdown with feder...
2014-04-24 22:07:49 -0500
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Eleven middle school students and a bus driver were injured on Thursday, three critically, when t...
2014-04-24 20:09:13 -0500
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Shaun McCutcheon is pictured in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's ...
2014-04-24 15:30:14 -0500
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Eddie Outlaw, a Jackson hair salon owner, displays the stickers he and some other business owners display and have distributed to others in a show of support for gay and lesbian customers, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, outside his business in Jackson, Miss. The group sees this as an effort to push back against a religious-practices bill recently signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The round, blue window stickers declare: “We don’t discriminate. If you’re buying, we’re selling." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatme...
2014-04-25 03:38:14 -0500
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