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Invasive Brazilian peppertrees detrimental to native plants
PORTLAND – Garden Club members learned about several plant species they will look to keep out of their gardens Tuesday at Portland’s First Christian Church. Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener Jen...
Jan 28, 2015 | 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 Jan. ...
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Explosion at natural gas plant shuts down traffic near Gregory
GREGORY - An explosion at a natural gas plant outside of Gregory spouted fire that was seen from miles away from the plant Tuesday night. The explosion occurred at around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Southcro...
Jan 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housing complex gets nod during first reading
PORTLAND - City council members approved the rezoning of 13.26 acres of land that would allow a developer to construct a housing complex in Portland during the ordinance’s first reading Tuesday nig...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union files unfair labor practice charges against Sherwin Alumina
GREGORY – The divide between Sherwin Alumina and locked-out workers continues to grow larger, as the workers’ union has filed unfair labor practice charges against the company. The United Steelwork...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trial date set in animal cruelty case
A tentative trial date has been set for a man accused of felony animal cruelty. Arturo Aleman is set to appear in court Feb. 16. He is accused of having intentionally inflicted a stab wound to the ...
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Area firefighters brave exploding propane tanks
by Jason Clay Jansky
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
SINTON – A fire outside Sinton destroyed two recreational vehicles and a workshop Jan. 9, sending volunteer firefighters from all three area cities to contain the blaze. Sinton, Odem and Taft firef...
Odem substitute fired after school claims ‘unprofessional’ conduct
by Jason Clay Jansky
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
ODEM – An Odem-Edroy ISD substitute teacher has been fired after three students leveled accusations of assault. No one was hurt, but OEISD officials determined the teacher had acted inappropriately...
City employees prepare for Cheniere's $14 billion project
by Shane Ersland
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the country’s most expensive projects will soon be underway in the area, and city employees were recently briefed on how the project will affect them. Cheniere Director of Public Affairs Jas...
Four vehicles involved in Portland wreck
by Shane Ersland
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Four cars were involved in a wreck that occurred at the intersection of Buddy Ganem Drive and U.S. 181’s northbound frontage road Tuesday in Portland. A maroon Honda was travelling north...
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Jan 21, 2015 | 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 Jan. ...
Steering committee requests $117 million bond election for new G-P ISD facilities
by Shane Ersland
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – A steering committee has requested that Gregory-Portland ISD school board members vote to hold a May 9 bond election for the addition of new facilities within the district. The steering ...

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Johnson listens to a question from a Republican member of Congress as he defends Obama's executive action on immigration at Capitol Hill in Washington
By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service cannot hire new...
2015-01-29 13:58:32 -0600
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Eric Matthew Frein exits the Pike County Courthouse with police officers after an arraignment in Milford, Pennsylvania
By Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania survivalist who eluded a 48-day manhunt...
2015-01-29 15:13:58 -0600
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Bell County Sheriff's Office photograph of Nidal Hasan
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Army major Nidal Hasan appeared in a military court on Thursday for a pro...
2015-01-29 14:38:00 -0600
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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, traveli...
2015-01-29 16:40:11 -0600
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