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Voestalpine plans to record peak number of workers on site next month
PORTLAND – Voestalpine staff hopes to wrap up construction on a nearby $742 million plant early next year, and the company will have more than 2,000 workers at the site next month to help complete ...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New complex honors motivational coach
Former players and co-workers of George W. Harris recounted the experiences and techniques that made the former Gregory-Portland coach legendary at a ceremony last weekend. Hundreds of members from...
Aug 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Pirates open with win
The Lady Pirates opened their 2015 volleyball season with a straight-set win over Refugio, 26-24, 25-14, 30-28. Allison Perez had 17 hits and 10 kills to lead the Lady Pirates. Monique Alvarado log...
Aug 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hernandez takes over as Mathis ISD superintendent
MATHIS – Mathis ISD kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with a brand new superintendent. Former La Pryor ISD Superintendent Benny P. Hernandez, who has 24 years of education experience, started hi...
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grapes of MATHis
MATHIS – Off of Farm-to-Market Road 888 sits an inconspicuous seven acres of land. And on that seven acres you’ll find rows of grapevines twirling on fence spikes and rope. That is the early beginn...
Aug 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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G-P avenges last year's opening night loss
The Gregory-Portland Wildcats avenged last year's opening night loss by beating the same team that beat them on opening night last year - El Campo - 34-33 Friday night. In other scores, Odem beat E...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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MISD showed their back-to-school spirit
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Mathis ISD pep rally to kick off the 2015-2016 school year had a last-minute change of venue to the Mathis High School gym, and a change of keynote speaker to Benny Hernandez, the new superinte...
No opposition to Glades during first public hearing
by Shane Ersland
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
GREGORY – City council members took an additional step in the process to ensure new affordable housing is built in Gregory during Monday night’s meeting. Council members held the first of two manda...
Pirates visit Banquete in 2015 season opener
by Charles Sullivan
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Friday night signals the start of the 2015 Pirate football season with a road trip up Farm-to-Market Road 666 to Banquete. The Bulldogs have a load of veterans returning from last season’s lacklust...
New East Cliff Elementary project hits a couple snags
by Shane Ersland
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – The project designed to build a new East Cliff Elementary School has been hit with a couple snags lately, Gregory-Portland ISD officials learned Tuesday. David Batot, the district’s cons...
Landslide victory as Ramsey named Player of the Year
by Kevin J. Keller
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Special to the Mathis News Ask any South Texas softball coach who is the hardest out in the area, and you’ll find that a majority of them will give you the same answer: Gregory-Portland’s Kiani Ram...
What’s up, doc?
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Veronica Benitez-Leal, D.Ed. (center), earned her doctorate of education on Aug. 7 from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Nina Lopez (left) and her pre-K mentor at Mathis Elementary, Ostolia Gar...

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Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Invoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and st...
2015-09-01 18:55:40 -0500
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Missouri death row inmate Roderick Nunley is seen in a picture released by the Missouri Department of Corrections
(Reuters) - The U.S. state of Missouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleade...
2015-09-01 21:28:00 -0500
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A supporter of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz stands on the side of the road in memory of the slain police officer in Fox Lake
By Brendan O'Brien FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and ca...
2015-09-01 18:47:17 -0500
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FILE- This April 22, 2014, file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Roderick Nunley. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, said it would not stop the execution of Nunley in Missouri. Nunley who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Kansas City girl. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tues...
2015-09-01 21:26:30 -0500
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