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At least four Taft officers resign
Taft interim City Manager Bruce Mills confirmed today at least four city police officers have turned in their resignations, effective immediately. The officers planning on resigning last week had b...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber staff moves to temporary location
PORTLAND – Staff from the Portland Chamber of Commerce moved to a temporary location Friday, as their new permanent location is under construction. Chamber staff moved to a temporary location at th...
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Latest oil and gas updates
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions on a weekly basis. For San Patricio County for the days of April 23-30, 0 permits were requested and/or approved and 0 well com...
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Corpse found at Taft motel
TAFT – Police are on the scene at Inland Motel here in town after a man was found dead there this morning. The previously-unidentified man, now known to be 54-year-old Oddiss Darren Seal of Sinton,...
May 03, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Water boil notice in effect for residents between Odem and Sinton
Rincon Water Supply Officials confirmed Monday a water boil notice is in effect for anyone living on the northwest side of State Highway 77 between Sinton and Odem. Any water intended for human con...
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New East Cliff's construction to be complete by June 1
PORTLAND – The construction of Gregory-Portland ISD’s new East Cliff Elementary School is nearly complete. David Batot, the district’s construction manager, updated school board members on the proj...
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taft city manager resigns
by Jason Clay Jansky
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Taft City Manager Ray DeLosSantos tendered his resignation with the city of Taft today, effective immediately. He did not cite his reason for resigning in his email. "With sights set on the future,...
Sheriff raids three area game rooms
by Jason Clay Jansky
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
San Patricio County Sheriff Deputies raided three area game rooms yesterday afternoon at around 6 p.m. King Silver in Taft, Silver City on U.S. Highway 77 and St. Paul Amusement in St. Paul were ta...
City council not ready to support housing plan
by Shane Ersland
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
City council members are agreeable to a developer’s request to rezone more than 100 acres of land in Portland, but they have concerns about what a portion of that land will be used for. Council mem...
Candidates weigh in as early voting begins
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
TAFT – Eight individuals are running for school board, each with a differing array of goals for the school. The San Patricio County News reached out to all eight candidates and asked them about the...
Super heroes steal the show at 2016 Windfest
by Shane Ersland
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Windfest visitors who attended the Saturday afternoon South Texas Gunfighters Show witnessed an infiltration that proved to be a super bonus. The gunfighters were in the middle of their act when th...
Latest oil and gas updates
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions on a weekly basis. For San Patricio County for the days of April 15-22, 0 permits were requested and/or approved and 0 well com...

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