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Members from PFLAG - Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - rallied at the San Patricio County Courthouse before David Strickland's hearing. Pictured, from left to right, are Skye Canales, Cindy Candia, Justice Wallace, Rey Candia, Jocleyn Rocha, Chris Elda Hernandez, Arleen Marin and Josh Benys.
Members from PFLAG - Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - rallied at the San Patricio County Courthouse before David Strickland's hearing. Pictured, from left to right, are Skye Canales, Cindy Candia, Justice Wallace, Rey Candia, Jocleyn Rocha, Chris Elda Hernandez, Arleen Marin and Josh Benys.
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Gay rights activists rally at Strickland hearing
SINTON – Gay rights activists who came from as far as Harlingen and San Antonio rallied outside t...
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Modesta M. Perez
Mathis – Modesta M. Perez, 78, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Tynan to Lucio and Jacinta Munoz Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Perez. Survivors inclu...
Brianna Ashleigh Rodriguez
Brianna Ashleigh Rodriguez, 3 months, died Nov. 21, 2014. She was born August 7, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Frank Rodriguez and Cheryl Babin. She is survived by parents, Frank Rodriguez and C...
Vernen Lloyd Ludwig
Vernen Lloyd Ludwig, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Mr. Ludwig was born in West Sinton on Sept. 4, 1925, to Phillip and Katherina (Riemenschnider) Ludwig. He was a farmer in the Clareville commu...
Violet “Vi” Marshall Duncan
by Shane Ersland
Violet “Vi” Marshall Duncan was born to Ralph and Rose Mason on October 24, 1926. She was born on the family farm, just north of Dickens, Iowa, in the same bedroom as her six brothers and sisters. ...

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Anjana Patel cleans up the damage from Monday's riots at her store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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2014-11-28 14:14:35 -0600
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The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, pulls up to the North Portico of the White House in Washington
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2014-11-28 12:31:10 -0600
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A Walmart employee helps a customer with a 50" TV on sale for $218 on Black Friday in Broomfield
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