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Gregory looks to establish new citizen committee
GREGORY – City officials will look to establish a new citizen committee to help pinpoint and attract grant funding for Gregory projects. City council members adopted a resolution Monday night to au...
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taft sends 100 percent of its graduating class on to higher learning
TAFT – All 63 of Taft High School’s graduating class have signed with or plotted a path toward a college education this year. 2015 will mark the second year straight Taft has sent 100 percent of it...
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union issues safety concerns regarding Sherwin Alumina
GREGORY – The United Steelworkers union issued a report that raises concerns about the safety of workers and the surrounding community at Sherwin Alumina. Replacement workers are currently employed...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cory to serve as Portland's new police chief
PORTLAND – Mark Cory, who is currently a commander with the Rockport Police Department, will soon take over duties as Portland’s new police chief. With more than 28 years of experience in law enfor...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 Feb. ...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves design for new veteran's memorial
PORTLAND – City council members approved another step in the process that will bring a new veteran’s memorial to Portland Tuesday night at city hall. Council members authorized David Richter of Ric...
Feb 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gregory police arrest wanted gangster
by Shane Ersland
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
GREGORY – Police officers arrested a confirmed gang member who had warrants out for his arrest last week in Gregory. Ismael Chapa, 19, was arrested at his mother’s house in the 100 block of Carole ...
Odem game room target of latest sheriff’s department raid
by Jason Clay Jansky
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
ODEM – One of the last remaining game rooms in the county was shut down Monday after deputies executed a search warrant and made two arrests. Part of Sheriff Leroy Moody’s campaign to crack down on...
Aleman backs out of plea deal in horse mutilation case
by Jason Clay Jansky
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A man facing felony charges of animal cruelty backed out of a plea deal in district court Friday, leaving his attorney to withdraw from the case. Arturo Marques Aleman is accused of having stabbed ...
State's budgetary priorities in need of reform, former state rep. says
by Shane Ersland
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Former State Rep. Raul Torres discussed some concerns he has regarding the state’s financial system Tuesday at Portland’s Northshore Country Club. Torres was the keynote speaker during t...
Group aims to raise $117K for dog park
by Shane Ersland
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – A group of dog lovers is working to raise funds for a proposed off-leash dog park in Portland and plans to host a 5K run is the latest initiative on the agenda. Group members presented t...
Firefighters assist child faced with tough predicament
by Shane Ersland
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Four Portland firefighters were recognized for assisting a child who recently found herself in a tough predicament. Portland Fire Chief Lyle Lombard presented a letter of commendation to...

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Courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev during the jury selection process in his trial at the federal courthouse in Boston
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and beg...
2015-03-01 06:05:26 -0600
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In this Feb. 27, 2015, photo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., voice their objections to the Republican majority during a delay in voting for a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats didn’t get all they wanted in Congress’ struggle over Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a broader political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. "It’s a staggering failure of leadership that will prolong this manufactured crisis of theirs and endanger the security of the American people," said Pelosi. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress narrowly averted a partial shut...
2015-03-01 08:18:27 -0600
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By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Funeral services for four of seven people slain last...
2015-03-01 13:26:09 -0600
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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck went through the ice on a river early Sunday, and police f...
2015-03-01 16:27:29 -0600
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