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Firefighters to design plan to replace non-working fire hydrants
GREGORY – Members of the Gregory Volunteer Fire Department will look to create a plan to repair or replace all non-working fire hydrants in the city. Mayor Freddy Garcia requested the plan during M...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taft teen heading to international science competition
TAFT – Junior Roger Garcia’s science project not only helped him win second place at the state science fair, it may also provide a safer alternative for hydraulic fracturing technology. It’s a proj...
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council moves forward with plans to repair sports facilities
PORTLAND – City council members authorized an engineering company to begin preliminary engineering designs for improving Portland’s sports facilities Tuesday night at city hall. “We have been talki...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theft crime down dramatically in Odem
City council members expressed satisfaction with law enforcement activity in Odem during a sheriff’s department report given at their Tuesday council meeting. Lt. Adrian Rodriguez was on hand to pr...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New public works director hoping to improve safety for commuting students
PORTLAND – Jamie Pyle’s first major project as Portland’s new public works director could be critical in ensuring the safety of children traveling to and from school. Pyle began working for the cit...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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the carnival comes back to town
Kenny’s Funland carnival arrived in Mathis on Monday bringing lots of rides for children of all ages like a carousel, bumper cars as well as games and a wide variety of carnival foods to indulge in...
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Latest oil & gas updates
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of March 19-24 a total of 8 permits were requested and/or approved and 1 well completion was repo...
Violent man accused of assaulting pregnant wife
by Paul Gonzales
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
MATHIS – A wanted fugitive gets taken in the morning after Easter for beating his pregnant wife. Leroy Echavarrie, Jr., 24, enjoyed what may be his last Easter as a free man this past Sunday. Echav...
Chamber recognizes teachers of the year
by Shane Ersland
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven Gregory-Portland ISD teachers were recognized for their dedication to guiding students last week at Portland’s Northshore Country Club. The Chamber of Commerce hosted a Teacher Appreciation e...
Record number of Eagle Scouts graduating in G-P's class of 2015
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Gregory-Portland’s graduating class of 2015 will include five Eagle Scouts, which is a record number for Scout Master Donnie Cox. “The most we have ever had is four,” Cox said. “One or t...
Animal cruelty trial rescheduled
by Jason Clay Jansky
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
SINTON – The trial date for a San Patricio County man accused of animal cruelty has been pushed back to early May. Arturo Aleman was set to begin trial March 30, but his new lawyer was granted an e...
Taft sends five students to state science fair
by Jason Clay Jansky
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Five Taft Junior High students represented their school at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio last weekend. More than 900 students from across Texas presented their science proje...

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A firefighter watches the blaze after a gas line exploded near Fresno
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A construction crew on Friday accidentally rup...
2015-04-17 22:23:00 -0500
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By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own ...
2015-04-17 13:44:14 -0500
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Cope and Goss, 5, color Chinese masks at Broadway Elementary School in Venice, Los Angeles
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the city's teachers union reached...
2015-04-18 03:06:25 -0500
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A fireball erupts after a large gas pipeline exploded in Fresno, Calif., Friday, April 17, 2015. The explosion and fire closed both directions of Highway 99, authorities said. (Kevin Ling via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot f...
2015-04-18 03:21:14 -0500
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