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Stakeholders overcame location challenges to create community garden
Gardeners Judy Sanders and Richard Snyder discussed the challenges they faced while trying to establish a community garden with Portland ChatWork Civic Club members Wednesday. The gardeners helped ...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting locations expanded for voters
PORTLAND – The number of early voting locations for the upcoming general election has been expanded, and Portland City Council members were updated on the changes last week. There will be seven loc...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Developer back with a new plan
PORTLAND –Developer Richard Finch was denied by Portland City Council members a few months ago, but he is back with a revised plan to construct a new a housing complex in the city. Council members ...
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates vie for council seats
PORTLAND – There will be at least one new Portland City Council member for the first time since 2010 after the upcoming general election. Five candidates are campaigning to fill four seats on the c...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firefighters to design plan to replace non-working fire hydrants
GREGORY – Members of the Gregory Volunteer Fire Department will look to create a plan to repair or replace all non-working fire hydrants in the city. Mayor Freddy Garcia requested the plan during M...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taft teen heading to international science competition
TAFT – Junior Roger Garcia’s science project not only helped him win second place at the state science fair, it may also provide a safer alternative for hydraulic fracturing technology. It’s a proj...
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council moves forward with plans to repair sports facilities
by Shane Ersland
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – City council members authorized an engineering company to begin preliminary engineering designs for improving Portland’s sports facilities Tuesday night at city hall. “We have been talki...
Theft crime down dramatically in Odem
by Jason Clay Jansky
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
City council members expressed satisfaction with law enforcement activity in Odem during a sheriff’s department report given at their Tuesday council meeting. Lt. Adrian Rodriguez was on hand to pr...
New public works director hoping to improve safety for commuting students
by Shane Ersland
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Jamie Pyle’s first major project as Portland’s new public works director could be critical in ensuring the safety of children traveling to and from school. Pyle began working for the cit...
the carnival comes back to town
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Kenny’s Funland carnival arrived in Mathis on Monday bringing lots of rides for children of all ages like a carousel, bumper cars as well as games and a wide variety of carnival foods to indulge in...
Latest oil & gas updates
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of March 19-24 a total of 8 permits were requested and/or approved and 1 well completion was repo...
Violent man accused of assaulting pregnant wife
by Paul Gonzales
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
MATHIS – A wanted fugitive gets taken in the morning after Easter for beating his pregnant wife. Leroy Echavarrie, Jr., 24, enjoyed what may be his last Easter as a free man this past Sunday. Echav...

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The trial of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber enters a new...
2015-04-27 06:09:56 -0500
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Lynch testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white po...
2015-04-27 00:03:04 -0500
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James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial will...
2015-04-27 05:14:58 -0500
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks, Conn., speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn., shortly after the court ruled the that state child protection officials aren't violating the rights of her 17-year-old daughter by forcing the girl to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. Fortin's daughter has finished that treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherap...
2015-04-27 07:08:32 -0500
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