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Brownsville police hand out presents to children - Brownsville Herald: Local News

Brownsville Police Department officers and Blue Santa Claus took it upon themselves to see that children in the area received a gift this holiday season. Officers and local organizations have been collecting toys all year, bringing in more than 5,000 toys to distribute to children Saturday at the Br

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

BISD Early college rules to change

The Brownsville Independent School District's six comprehensive early college high schools will move to a school-within-a-school early college model next year from the current wall-to-wall model. In 2014, the Texas Education Agency designated Hanna, Lopez, Pace, Rivera and Veterans Memorial as early

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-12-18 06:05:00

About 2,700 Vaqueros earn degrees at UTRGV

McALLEN - This holiday season is a little merrier for prospective graduates who participated in the second day of UTRGV's Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Held at the McAllen Convention Center, excited family members and loved ones packed the facility for four ceremonies, cheering on t

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2017-12-17 03:16:00

Despite conditions, just single pelican death recorded this week

PORT ISABEL - The carnage from last week was still visible, two brown pelican carcasses on the side of the highway serving as mementos of the two dozen birds killed by traffic at the Gayman bridge last week. Conditions yesterday closely mimicked those of a week ago, with strong, gusting north winds


Local Texas Master Naturalist chapter elects new officers

Lanoux holds a doctorate in systems management, the adaptation of structured organizational strategic planning as applied to the human side of a workforce. His master's degree is in organizational development with an undergraduate degree in zoology with a focus on marine ecology and bio chemistry. F

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-12-17 14:00:00

22 immigrants rescued from San Benito stash house

U.S. Border Patrol agents and San Benito Police found nearly two dozen immigrants inside a suspected stash house this week. In an agency news release, USBP says it assisted San Benito police on Monday, Dec. 11., during the bust. In all, agents found 22 immigrants inside the house who were from Hondu


Border Patrol makes 900-pound marijuana bust near Garceno

With help from the Texas Department of Public Safety and state game wardens, Border Patrol agents seized about 900 pounds of marijuana last week near Garceno. (AP File Photo / Eric Gay) With help from the Texas Department of Public Safety and state game wardens, Border Patrol agents seized about 900


Cantu cleared in 2016 Shipley's robbery

Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Back in November of 2016, news broke of a felony theft that took place at the Shipley's Donut shop in Harlingen. At the time, three citizens were arrested, including two from San Benito. Now, full 12-months later, at least one of those three has been able to

SBNEWSPAPER.COM - 2017-12-18 17:22:47

Derailed train falls off bridge onto I-5 lanes south of Tacoma

Wash. State DOT photo PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are closed south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord after a train derailed and fell off an overpass onto the freeway. Motorists are being warned to avoid the area. State transportation officials say the train derailed near Mo

KOMO NEWS - 2017-12-18 07:54:42

Semi crashes along I-5 express lanes in downtown Seattle; driver killed

SEATTLE - A semi truck driver was killed when his big rig slammed into a pole along Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports. State troopers and medics responded to the scene, the southbound express lanes of I-5 at Stewart Street, at about 11 a.m. after receiving reports

KOMO NEWS - 2017-12-18 11:39:26

Three Seattle Books That Belong on Your Must-Read List

Ghosts of Seattle Past (Chin Music Press, $19.95) Edited by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Joshua Powell As development changes the face of Seattle, this anthology of essays, photographs and hand-drawn maps memorializes places that have disappeared. Love and Other Consolation Prizes (Ballantine Boo

SEATTLEMAG.COM - 2017-12-18 09:00:00

Durkan to Announce $100 Million in Affordable Housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan plans to announce $100 million in affordable housing investments today, including nine new buildings that will comprise 896 apartments. Durkan's announcement also calls for two affordable homeowner sites of 26 homes and preserving four buildings that house 535 apartments. Accordin

THE STRANGER - 2017-12-18 16:58:00

Live Social Media updates of the fatal trail derailment south of Tacoma

Amtrak train derails south of Tacom on Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo: Washington State Patrol) SEATTLE -- Multiple people have been killed and scores others have been injured in a train derailment Monday morning. With the situation still fluid and information coming in quick, here is a live social media fee

KOMO NEWS - 2017-12-18 10:32:04

Amtrak Train Derails Near Olympia

An Amtrak train has derailed over Interstate 5 in Pierce County, causing an unknown number of injuries and casualties. The southbound train derailed near Mounts Road, which is about 13 miles north of Olympia, according to state and county officials. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office tweeted: "Injur

THE STRANGER - 2017-12-18 16:46:00

Professor Joseph Janes Explains How Everyday "Documents" Change the World

Ever wonder how much you can blame our current partisan crisis on a ballot design in Florida? Or, in a blessed moment of contemplation far removed from thoughts of partisanship, have you ever thought to question our habit of using Roman numerals for stuff like Super Bowls but not for other stuff lik

THE STRANGER - 2017-12-18 19:15:00

Your Guide to the "Corker Kickback" and Why It Could-and Should-Sink the GOP Tax Bill

Well, well. Look what showed up at the very last minute in the Republican tax bill: Republican congressional leaders and real estate moguls could be personally enriched by a real-estate-related provision GOP lawmakers slipped into the final tax bill released Friday evening, according to experts inte

THE STRANGER - 2017-12-18 19:25:00

Chicken truck wreck on U.S. 79 between Palestine and Jacksonville reduces traffic to one lane

A crash involving a semi-truck carrying live chickens has reduced traffic on U.S. Highway 79 North to one lane between Palestine and Jacksonville. The wreck caused the live chickens to be scattered on the roadway happened about 1 a.m. Monday. The cargo from the wrecked truck is being loaded onto ot

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-12-18 18:22:00

Chicken truck wreck cleanup complete, traffic back to normal on U.S. 79 between Palestine and Jacksonville

Traffic was reduced to one lane Monday about 1 a.m. after a semi-truck carrying live chickens crashed along the road. A crash involving a semi-truck carrying live chickens has reduced traffic on U.S. Highway 79 North to one lane between Palestine and Jacksonville. The wreck caused the live chicken

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-12-18 20:36:00

Girls basketball: Palestine blows past Center

Palestine High School girls' basketball player Destiny Mathews is a known commodity. However, the LadyCats have someone else who also deserves your undivided attention - and that's guard Jaila Cook. Cook played a strong all-around game on Tuesday as the LadyCats lambasted visiting Center 64-28 at Wi


Coffield Santas bring Christmas to Cayuga students

Since 1999, the TDCJ Coffield Unit has sponsored an angel tree each year at Christmas for the local Cayuga Elementary School. The staff at Cayuga get a list together and through Omalie Simmons, Inmate Records Supervisor, employees at the Coffield Unit select each of the kids. They get a small bit of

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-12-18 00:43:00