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Donnie Setterbo waves at a passing motorist who honked to show support for locked-out workers at Sherwin Alumina, as James Thompson, left, looks on.
Donnie Setterbo waves at a passing motorist who honked to show support for locked-out workers at Sherwin Alumina, as James Thompson, left, looks on.
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Unhappy holidays for locked-out workers
GREGORY – Contract negotiations between Sherwin Alumina and representatives for locked-out worker...
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Doroteo C. Rosalez
Doroteo C. Rosalez, 89, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Mr. Rosalez was born on Feb. 6, 1925, to Cosme and Dominga Cantu Rosales. Doroteo worked construction with Toland Construction Company of Taft un...
Jesusa Lugo Rodriguez
Sinton – Jesusa Lugo Rodriguez, 77, of Sinton, formerly of Michigan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Mrs. Rodriguez was born July 30, 1937, in Taft and was a resident of Sinton for 40 years. She was se...
Lawrence D. "Larry" Stapp
Lawrence D. “Larry” Stapp, age 90, passed away Dec. 17, 2914. He was born Mar. 18, 1924 in Calf Creek, Texas to Rasberry King and Ethel Wallace Stapp. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII. Larry...
Soveida A. Dela Cruz
Soveida A. Dela Cruz, 83, of Taft, died Wesnesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Mrs. Dela Cruz was born July 28, 1931, to Pedro and Anastasia Adame. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aniceto Del...

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