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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 the San Patricio County Courthouse Friday prior to a hearing for a man who is accused of shooting two...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murder suspect refuses to answer questions of gang affiliation
SINTON – San Patricio County Judge Janna Whatley set a PR bond Friday for a man charged with murder. Jacob Colunga appeared in court Friday morning and was briefly questioned by Assistant District ...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area teams keep rolling in second round of playoffs
In Friday night's playoff action, Gregory-Portland won 28-24, Sinton won 38-9, Mathis won 46-16, and Odem won 20-0, while Taft lost 56-14. Keep an eye on next week's stories for further details of ...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taft mayor to host training course for locked out workers
Taft Mayor Pedro Lopez will host a training course this weekend, intended to supply skills for workers who have been locked out of the Sherwin Alumina plant in Gregory. Lopez hopes the course will ...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Standing up for veterans
A ceremony that honored veterans and their families was held Tuesday at Portland’s Northshore Country Club to celebrate Veterans Day. The San Patricio County Republican Women hosted the event, whic...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic Club to host annual Christmas Tour of Homes
PORTLAND – ChatWork Civic Club members will host their Christmas Tour of Homes Saturday, Dec. 6. Selected homes will be open for viewing to ticket holders from 1-4 p.m., and a silent auction will b...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Latest oil and gas updates
Nov 19, 2014 | 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 the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of Nov. ...
Business leaders express need for a trained workforce
by Shane Ersland
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – New industries will bring thousands of jobs to the area in the coming years, and economic leaders are currently uncertain of how they will fill those positions. The San Patricio County E...
Carriage Inn honors its veterans
by Shane Ersland
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Staff at Portland’s Carriage Inn held a ceremony Friday to honor veterans for their service. Retired Army Capt. Charles Calahan spoke of the importance of the oath military members swore...
County teams successful in first round of playoffs
Nov 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Sinton wins 52-15, Odem wins 66-6, and Mathis wins 38-28. The playoff schedule for next week will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Annexation proposal draws opposition from landowners
by Shane Ersland
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Local landowners are concerned about how a proposal to annex a large parcel of land northwest of Portland will affect their properties. City officials authorized Freese and Nichols to mo...
Home for a hero
by Shane Ersland
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – A sizable crowd was on hand last week to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Jeramy Bush—who arrived in style, with a Patriot Guard escort—to the site of where his new home will be built in Portla...

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A protester shouts at the National Guard standing on duty outside the Ferguson Police Department after the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis s...
2014-11-27 17:58:40 -0600
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By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York...
2014-11-27 15:26:41 -0600
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Serious crash closes road in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Police are investigating a serious crash in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County.
2014-11-27 21:31:13 -0600
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