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SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - A Texas school district says a high school student has died after competing in a swim meet.

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP) - A bad cable has delayed a rocket launch from Virginia by a NASA shipper eager to make a strong comeback.
All Jackie Kingsbury has ever known during her four-year varsity volleyball career at Los Fresnos is winning district championships.
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating after a man shot two people - one fatally - who approached and assaulted residents of a Southeast Texas home. The Fort Bend County sheriff's office says their preliminary investigation ...
Rivera's troubles continued against a tough Weslaco High squad.

Puben "Two Bears" Martinez speaks to a guest about the uses of cooking stones, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville, Texas. The national historic site hosted an archeology fair where the community was invited to learn ...
MARLIN, Texas (AP) - The small congregation of historic Central Texas church popular with photographers and artists is working to raise money for repairs to save the building.
Participants hold signs while walking to raise Domestic Abuse Awareness in the Annual Walk for Safe Families event, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the event center in Brownsville, Texas. Local organizations who aid victims of domestic abuse set up booths ...
Fiscal year 2016 saw the highest level of construction activity in Brownsville since fiscal year 2011.
Rogelio Saenz presents data on the rise of the Latino population during a seminar, Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016, in Brownsville, Texas. Saenz believes many challenges lie ahead for the Latino population despite the growth in numbers of individuals who ...
Austin, Texas (AP) - In a story Oct. 14 about a black woman's lawsuit against a white Austin police officer who threw her to the ground during a traffic stop, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a federal judge had dismissed the case.
Hansel and Gretel, Evany Jackson and Monica Garza, are captured by the Witch, played by Iliana Zendejas, during a rendition of the opera by Englebert ...
"Ordinance Number 2010-911-F became effective on January 5, 2011, and has undertaken serious littering issues through the encouragement of reusable bag use and the foundation of a financially self-sustaining design that assists to support and maintain ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is wading into another fight over local control - this one about plastic bags at certain retailers.
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Kirby Inland Marine are responding to the spill. Miller Environmental, an oil spill response company, is conducting air monitoring and oil recovery operations.

The great clown pandemic of 2016 has reached Central Texas. This week, threats by clowns - or stories of threats by people wearing clown outfits - circulated in a handful of school districts, apartment complexes and university campuses, forcing ...
Brownsville ISD was the victim of a facebook hoax that have been occurring across the nation and a Porter high school student has been charged with the hoax.
FILE - In this 1984, file photo shows William C. "Willie" Velasquez at an unknown location. A new VOCES/PBS documentary on Velasquez dives into the life of the late Latino voting rights advocate just as the nation's largest minority group is set to be ...
Brownsville Beer Fest President Rick Rios gestures toward the longest wooden bar in Texas Saturday early afternoon at Dean Porter Park as the 4th Annual Brownsville Beer Fest prepares for the event. Brownsville Beer Fest is a non-profit organization.
Orlando, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 02-12-50-61-64, Powerball: 1, Power Play: 2. (two, twelve, fifty, sixty-one, sixty-four; Powerball: one; Power Play: two).
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Houston (AP) - The Houston police Department is spending $2 million in overtime to field more officers to patrol hot crime spots across the city.
In this long-exposure photograph, children bounce to and fro on trampolines, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at the Get Air Trampoline Park in Brownsville, Texas. The recently opened Entertainment venue features various bouncing activities, obstacles, and a ...
Frederick, MD. (AP) - police in Maryland say two men have been charged with raping a juvenile girl who reported being taken from Texas. police in the city of Frederick said in a statement that they were called Friday to a motel in the city for a ...
San Marcos, Texas (AP) - A high school principal in San Marcos has resigned after admitting that she changed up to 100 grades over two years.
Bilingual teacher Olivia Mendez works with students in her second grade class at Shands Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Mesquite, Texas. The number of limited-English speakers in the state has grown by nearly 50 percent in the last decade ...
Marco Antonio Gonzalez, left, demonstrates how he inflicted a gunshot wound to himself during testimony, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the 404th state District Courtroom in Brownsville, Texas. Gonzalez took to the stand Friday for testimony related to ...
22 at her home in Brownsville, Texas. Wilhite, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux, will be traveling to join her ... She also is a hair stylist, mother and wife, and resides in Brownsville. This past weekend, she heeded the call of her tribe and ...
29, 2016, at the police department headquarters in Brownsville, Texas. Guerra was arrested crossing back into the U.S.
28, 2016, in Brownsville, Texas. The Texas House committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety convened to discuss security along the Texas-Mexico border and the effects of current increases in security and operations in Hidalgo and Starr counties.
Brownsville police say the missing 14-year-old Porter high school student who disappeared from campus on Tuesday is back safe in the United States and the kickball coach accused of kidnapping her is in custody.
A suspect identified as 30-year-old Claudia Guerra was seen picking up 14-year-old Erika Govea from school Tuesday morning, according to a news release posted by the Brownsville police Department. School officials said the suspect vehicle was seen ...
Resource-poor Israel announced the discovery of sizeable offshore natural gas deposits about five years ago, and a partnership of Israeli and U.S.
Corpus Christi, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman must serve 30 years in prison for a baby-sitting scam in which she recorded her convicted sex offender boyfriend abusing a toddler in their care.
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Austin, Texas (AP) - Two South Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas following late-summer heavy rain and flooding.
Austin, Texas (AP) - A longtime Texas lawmaker who was under investigation following reports that questioned her use of state funds said Monday she is resigning because of health complications, but not until after the November election.
Kingsville, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to nearly four years in a U.S. prison for driving a vehicle that wrecked at a Texas military installation while trying to smuggle immigrants. Mario Rodriguez-Gomez was sentenced Monday by a ...
Houston (AP) - A Houston transit police officer has resigned after the release of a surveillance video that shows him beating a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform.
Lubbock, Texas (AP) - Pope Francis has named a parish priest from Dallas as the next bishop of the Lubbock Diocese. The Vatican on Tuesday announced the appointment of Monsignor Robert Coerver (KER'-ver).
New Orleans (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a Texas case in which the state is trying to prosecute a white Texas officer who a judge earlier said was immune from prosecution in the shooting death of a black man. The 5th ...
Those of us who call North Texas home understand all too well the grief of residents in Tulsa and Charlotte, the latest two U.S.
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Abilene, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a West Texas man must serve life in prison for his role in the 2014 fatal beating of a man he found at an ex-girlfriend's home.
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Marco Antonio Gonzalez, the man found not guilty of a capital murder charge in the June 4, 2014 shooting of Ivan Reyes, will return to the 404th District Court in Brownsville this morning to stand trial for several other charges, including multiple ...
A Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, view of the porch at the Neale House shows the Brownsville, Texas structure in need of a restoration.






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