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New Taft welding program equipping students with in-demand skills
The latest expansion to Taft’s education programs has students learning a trade in high-demand in the Coastal Bend region. Wes Harris is teaching Taft high schoolers the art of welding and is worki...
Dec 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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County hires advisor to look at possible road bond
SINTON - Roads were back on the agenda at commissioners court Monday and county officials voted to take the first step toward a proposed solution. The court approved hiring a financial advisor to t...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children jostle in South Texas snow at Christmas in Portland
Leah Cornell and Elian Pulido got an opportunity to do something they may never get another chance to do - as long as they live in South Texas - at the 2014 Christmas in Portland event; they made s...
Dec 18, 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 on a weekly basis. For the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of Dec. ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lozano encourages Republicans to attend Swearing-In Day events
PORTLAND - With Election Day over, and the next round of political leaders decided, San Patricio County Republicans discussed upcoming initiatives Tuesday at Portland’s Northshore Country Club. The...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sinton students set to launch experiment into orbit
SINTON – Three Sinton High School seniors recently got the chance to take their education beyond the stratosphere. Literally. Earth and space science students Marissa Gonzales, Darcy Ramirez and Ja...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abraham wins gold at Reindeer Games
by Rudy Rivera
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Gregory-Portland swim team members were excited to start the holiday swim season, which kicked off at the Tuloso -Midway Reindeer Games Saturday. Fourteen 5-A and 6-A high schools attended the meet...
Bond elections for new G-P ISD facilities could be on the horizon
by Shane Ersland
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND - Gregory-Portland ISD officials have determined that the construction of new facilities will be necessary to support enrollment growth, and are seeking input from residents. Ten-year enro...
Speed limit temporarily dropped to 35 mph on Highway 35 in Gregory
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
GREGORY –Construction on U.S. Highway 35 in Gregory is under way, and those driving through the area will now need to slow down to accommodate Texas Department of Transportation work. Gregory City ...
Walgreens' wellness tour rolls through Portland
by Shane Ersland
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Walgreens’ wellness tour is under way, and one of the tour’s buses recently stopped in Portland to help test residents’ health. Five buses travel throughout the U.S.—including one in Pue...
Police officers let themselves grow for needy families
by Shane Ersland
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Residents who may be a bit surprised to notice that many local police officers are not practicing their usual close-shaving habits can be assured that there is a good cause behind those ...
Latest oil and gas updates
Dec 10, 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. ...

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at news conference at Woodhull Hospital about the two New York Police officers that were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York
By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ...
2014-12-22 15:58:12 -0600
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A sign of support of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is seen in Hailey, Idaho
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary ...
2014-12-22 14:42:01 -0600
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By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an un...
2014-12-22 13:04:31 -0600
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A line stretches outside an a Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division office, as many young immigrants protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Phoenix. Monday marked the first day that about 20,000 immigrants in the country illegally who have received protection from deportation could apply for Arizona licenses. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy b...
2014-12-22 16:21:53 -0600
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