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Hunter working to rid Texas of human trafficking
PORTLAND – Rep. Todd Hunter informed Chatwork Civic Club members Wednesday about a bill he introduced to combat human trafficking in Texas. Hunter spoke to the group at Portland’s Community Center,...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students diagnosed with mononucleosis return to their classes
PORTLAND – Gregory-Portland ISD officials believe that a brief bout with mononucleosis appears to be on the mend. A total of seven students—four at the high school, two at the junior high and one a...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sherwin Alumina workers locked out after contract negotiations break down
GREGORY – Hundreds of workers have been locked out of Sherwin Alumina after contract negotiations broke down last weekend. The Gregory plant’s officials have been negotiating with employees and the...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olympic hopefuls to attend Skeleton school
Two local trainers have proven that, even in South Texas heat, it is possible to accomplish Olympic-sized goals in winter sports. Zeph Littleton and Josh Safarik—who are both trainers at Gregory’s ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council addresses G-P ISD concerns; housing and infrastructure plans on 'correct path'
The City Council addressed concerns regarding infrastructure and affordable housing available in Portland Tuesday night during a regularly scheduled meeting. City Manager Randy Wright said a Sept. ...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Latest oil and gas updates
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions for the following counties on a weekly basis: Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio. For the week ...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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District officials pay tribute to athletics pioneer Shirley Rowe
by Shane Ersland
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Those who knew former Gregory-Portland coach Shirley Rowe spoke Saturday (at the gym that was recently renamed for Rowe) of the late coach’s dedication, struggles and leadership in securing benefit...
Gregory-Portland's 2014 Homecoming Court
by Shane Ersland
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Gregory-Portland's 2014 Homecoming Court were jumping at the opportunity to become Homecoming royalty Oct. 2 at the high school. Nominees pictured, from left to right, are Javier Harvey,...
City manager: More single-family homes needed
by Shane Ersland
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – City Manager Randy Wright updated members of the Portland Church Women Tuesday about the city’s plans for managing growth and new industries. The group met at the First Presbyterian Chur...
Water conservation cited top priority for Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidate
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
As Texas’ drought conditions persist, state officials continue to brainstorm water conservation methods, which will be Sid Miller’s primary focus if he is elected as Texas’ agriculture commissioner...
Latest oil and gas updates
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions for the following counties on a weekly basis: Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio. For the week ...
Portland residents meet political candidates
by Shane Ersland
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Portland residents were able to meet and gain some background knowledge on some of the candidates that will be running for seats in the Nov. 4 General Election. The Portland Chamber of C...

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Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International Airport
By Richard Weizel WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently...
2014-10-23 11:30:47 -0500
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has ...
2014-10-23 11:28:37 -0500
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(Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials on Thursday criticized local authorities' investiga...
2014-10-23 10:10:27 -0500
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Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case
A former Philadelphia traffic court judge is being charged with bribery for allegedly taking a Ti...
2014-10-23 11:34:46 -0500
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