Community survey posted as CCISD hunts for a new superintendent
caller.com / Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:09:00 -0000
As CCISD searches for a new superintendent, the district is asking the community for input about the desired characteristics for a new leader.
Vatican monsignor arrested for money laundering
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:51:08 UT
Financial police in the southern Italian city of Salerno said Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, dubbed "Monsignor 500" for his purported favored banknotes, had transferred millions of euros in fictitious donations from offshore companies through his accounts at the Vatican's Institute for Religious Works. Acting on evidence provided by the Vatican bank, police said they seized 6.5 million euros in real estate and assets in Italian bank accounts Tuesday, including Scarano's luxurious Salerno apartment, filled with gilt-framed oil paintings, ceramic vases and other fancy antiques. Scarano allegedly withdrew 555,248 euros from his Vatican account in cash in 2009 and brought it into Italy. Since he couldn't deposit it in an Italian bank without drawing suspicion, he selected 50 friends to accept 10,000 euros apiece in cash in exchange for a check or wire transfer in that same amount. The Vatican's top prosecutor said last week that the Holy See had responded to two official requests from Italy for information about Scarano's accounts, while making its own request to Italian authorities for help in its own money-laundering investigation against the prelate. In the Rome smuggling case, prosecutors say Scarano, a financier and a carabinieri officer devised an elaborate plot to transport 20 million euros in a private jet from Switzerland to Italy avoid paying customs duties.
Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula
caller.com / Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:03:00 -0000
Reaching the nation's 55 million Latinos has become gospel for mainstream media giants, but capturing this fast-growing, mostly U.S.-born audience is proving tricky to networks and websites.
DPS: 56-year-old man dies in head on collision in Refugio County
caller.com / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:16:00 -0000
A 56-year-old Victoria man was killed after a female driver veered into the wrong lane and struck the man’s vehicle head on, Department of Public Safety officials said Wednesday.
Man charged with sexual assault
LMTonline.com / Sun, 6 Apr 2014 02:08:32 -0500
A 43-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting two girls younger than 10 years old, according to police.
Grand jury chooses not to indict Border Patrol agent
caller.com / Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:08:00 -0000
A Border Patrol agent accused of sexually assaulting a hospitalized undocumented immigrant in his custody remained on indefinite suspension Monday though a Nueces County grand jury chose not to indict him last week, a Border Patrol official said.
Aransas Pass police seek volunteers for Saturday trash clean-up
caller.com / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:23:00 -0000
Efforts will focus around Highway 361. Free lunch will be provided.
Police, U.S. Marshals searching for child sex assault fugitive who abandoned wife in Rockport
caller.com / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:38:00 -0000
Johnathan Michaud is considered armed and dangerous.
NAACP hosts community ‘meet and greet’ to honor Caller-Times publisher, editor; port commissioner
caller.com / Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:52:00 -0000
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Corpus Christi chapter will host the event, which is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oveal Williams Senior Center.
Runner eyes return
LMTonline.com / Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:25:05 -0500
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and a Laredoan has made the decision to return to the annual event.
“Roasting” raises thousands for Children’s Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend
caller.com / Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:52:00 -0000
A lighthearted roasting of former district and city attorney Carlos Valdez raised the most money of any past event for the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend.
3 get prison for smuggling roles
LMTonline.com / Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:25:05 -0500
Three people were sentenced Monday in a Laredo federal court for their varying roles in a widespread human smuggling conspiracy.
Take a trip back in time to Smithville
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2011 19:15:26 UT
Smithville and its quaint, sleepy streets have been the setting for movies Tree of Life, Hope Floats and the upcoming Natural Selection Lined with antiques stores and resale shops and decked out for Christmas, Smithville's Main Street is an excellent place to finish up your holiday shopping. On a recent Saturday, Don Green pulled into a parking spot on Main Street in his beautifully restored 1930 Ford Model A Town Sedan, attracting a bit of attention. The shop also specializes in antique linens, cards and books, which they can repair. Pick something from the sweet collection of miniature farm animals and dogs, made in England, priced at about $35 each. A beautiful bird's-eye maple chest was reasonably priced, and the store has some elegant and expensive china pieces. The Main Street Village Antiques Mall, 219 Main, is a pleasant shop of eclectic treasures, including a mint green washstand with porcelain top, a beautiful hand-painted German Toleware tray and a vintage mannequin head and shoulders on display. The big white house with its creaky floors and huge windows makes a nice gallery for Tina Broussard's bronzes and clay work, Karen Raidy's landscapes, Tina Woodruff's watercolors and Jo Watt's clay pieces.
Man involved in police chase and motorcycle crash identified
caller.com / Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:02:00 -0000
Man identified in Sunday motorcycle crash.
Man gets prison for soliciting a minor
LMTonline.com / Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:59:29 -0500
A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday in the 49th District Court to three years in prison for online solicitation of a minor.
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