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Sinton elementary schoolers clean house at state competition
SINTON – Two elementary schoolers mopped the floor with the competition during the state-level Future Problem Solvers competition. Fourth-grader Ella Troup earned second place right behind fifth-gr...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lopez named lone finalist for Taft superintendent position
TAFT – School board members have made their final decision on the district’s replacement for their outgoing superintendent. Jose Rafael Lopez, of Mission Consolidated ISD, was named the district’s ...
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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OEISD voters approve school bond; Sinton and Taft school and city election results
Odem-Edroy ISD voters approved the school's proposed bond measure by a 55.2 percent margin, securing the school's ability to fund a variety of expansions and improvements. In the race for board pla...
May 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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G-P ISD's $117 million bond approved by voters in landslide
PORTLAND – Gregory-Portland ISD’s $117 million bond was overwhelmingly approved by voters, according to unofficial results from Saturday’s general election. The bond was approved by a vote of 1,061...
May 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Animal cruelty trial rescheduled a second time
SINTON – The trial date for a San Patricio County man accused of animal cruelty has been delayed once again. Arturo Aleman was set to begin trial May 5, but once again an extension was granted. Thi...
May 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thief removes mask on camera before stealing cash, police say
SINTON – Officers didn’t need any help identifying a masked man they suspect stole cash from a local convenience stop April 22. Gregory Marcus Castillo, a 28-year-old Sinton resident, did the work ...
May 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board candidates voice off on sex education, school lunch program
by Shane Ersland
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Gregory-Portland ISD school board candidates addressed various district concerns raised by residents during a forum last week at the Portland Community Center Complex. Four candidates - ...
Prosecutors await evidence before moving forward with Strickland murder case
by Shane Ersland
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
SINTON – David Strickland appeared in court last week for a status hearing in connection with his upcoming murder trial. Strickland faces charges connected to the shootings of two women which occur...
Latest oil & gas updates
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For the counties of Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio for the week of April 16-22 a total of 14 permits were requested and/or approved and 12 well completions were ...
String of robberies leads to the arrest of Sinton man
by Shane Ersland
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – A man charged with committing three robberies in Portland and Sinton last Friday was arrested by Sinton Police officers after they were tipped off by Portland Police officers. Gerald Bra...
Candidates address concerns regarding affordable housing
by Shane Ersland
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – The availability of housing was a primary theme brought up by residents as they questioned Portland City Council candidates during last week’s forum. Five candidates - John Green, David ...
Candidates voice off on district initiatives, upcoming bond election
by Shane Ersland
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PORTLAND – Voters will have the opportunity to help determine the outcomes of several Gregory-Portland ISD initiatives during the May 9 general election. The election will feature the district’s $1...
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Storms and deadly floods hit the Midwest and Plains
By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought a presid...
2015-05-29 17:49:35 -0500
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Director of National Intelligence Clapper listens to remarks by U.S. President Obama in McLean
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Director of National Intelligence on Friday urged Congress to qui...
2015-05-29 15:36:02 -0500
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The Republican-dominated Texas legislature approved a measure on Friday that would allow for open...
2015-05-29 18:56:43 -0500
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Baby found in duffel bag in West Philadelphia
Police are investigating the death of a newborn baby that was brought to the hospital inside a du...
2015-05-29 18:56:38 -0500
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