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Cory to serve as Portland's new police chief
PORTLAND – Mark Cory, who is currently a commander with the Rockport Police Department, will soon take over duties as Portland’s new police chief. With more than 28 years of experience in law enfor...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Latest oil and gas updates
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions on a weekly basis. For the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of Feb. ...
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Council approves design for new veteran's memorial
PORTLAND – City council members approved another step in the process that will bring a new veteran’s memorial to Portland Tuesday night at city hall. Council members authorized David Richter of Ric...
Feb 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gregory police arrest wanted gangster
GREGORY – Police officers arrested a confirmed gang member who had warrants out for his arrest last week in Gregory. Ismael Chapa, 19, was arrested at his mother’s house in the 100 block of Carole ...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Odem game room target of latest sheriff’s department raid
ODEM – One of the last remaining game rooms in the county was shut down Monday after deputies executed a search warrant and made two arrests. Part of Sheriff Leroy Moody’s campaign to crack down on...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aleman backs out of plea deal in horse mutilation case
A man facing felony charges of animal cruelty backed out of a plea deal in district court Friday, leaving his attorney to withdraw from the case. Arturo Marques Aleman is accused of having stabbed ...
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State's budgetary priorities in need of reform, former state rep. says
by Shane Ersland
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Former State Rep. Raul Torres discussed some concerns he has regarding the state’s financial system Tuesday at Portland’s Northshore Country Club. Torres was the keynote speaker during t...
Group aims to raise $117K for dog park
by Shane Ersland
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – A group of dog lovers is working to raise funds for a proposed off-leash dog park in Portland and plans to host a 5K run is the latest initiative on the agenda. Group members presented t...
Firefighters assist child faced with tough predicament
by Shane Ersland
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Four Portland firefighters were recognized for assisting a child who recently found herself in a tough predicament. Portland Fire Chief Lyle Lombard presented a letter of commendation to...
Latest oil and gas updates
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions on a weekly basis. For the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of Feb. ...
Police subdue axe-wielding Portland man
by Shane Ersland
Feb 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Several police officers assisted a San Patricio County constable after he was threatened with an axe last week in Portland. The constable began pursuing a Portland man after he observed ...
Wills wins Stephen F. Austin spelling bee
by Shane Ersland
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
GREGORY – David Wills won Stephen F. Austin’s 2015 spelling bee last week and will move on to the regional round next month. Wills joined Natalie Flores, Joshua Vaughan, Courtney Holifield and Dani...

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A truck engine is tested for pollution near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California
By Bruce Wallace WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate...
2015-02-27 00:08:34 -0600
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Eric Holder arrives at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena
Shopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other technique...
2015-02-27 07:05:21 -0600
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(Reuters) - Nine people were found dead in rural southwest Missouri in at least four different lo...
2015-02-27 07:35:39 -0600
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, crew members walk near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky. Fiery wrecks this month of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama...
2015-02-27 07:37:39 -0600
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