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Hallsville cheerleaders plan holiday fun run fundraiser
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
HALLSVILLE — The annual Hallsville High School Cheerleaders 5K Fun Run and Jingle Dash will begin 8 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Bulldog Stadium.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:18 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. Analysts believe the economy is maintaining momentum in the current quarter, with a big fall in gas prices expected to bolster consumer spending. Business spending on equipment grew at a 7.2 percent rate in the third quarter, and residential construction grew at a 1.8 percent rate. Much of the optimism for the economy going forward stems from the strength of job growth, which has lowered the unemployment rate to a six-year low of 5.9 percent. The additional workers should translate into more income and consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. [...] they viewed the Fed's statement as a warning that if the economy strengthened more than expected in coming months, rate hikes could start occurring sooner than investors think.

99 busted in Houston prostitution sting
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:50:00 UT

Twenty-three alleged prostitutes and 76 of their alleged customers have been arrested in a three-week sex trafficking sweep by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.


MEDCO nominationsfor board sent to city
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Marshall Economic Development Corp. board recently voted to present nominations to the Marshall City Commission for appointment and reappointment of board members.

Prostitute accused of killing yacht-owning client with heroin
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 9 Jul 2014 02:01:09 UT
Police arrested a prostitute on homicide charges Friday after they say she administered a lethal dose of heroin to a client and left him to die on a yacht in Santa Cruz last year. After obtaining e-mails and text messages between Tichleman and her clients, including the victim, police learned she had met with the man the night he died and provided him with heroin, police said. Rather than call police, investigators say Tichleman gathered her belongings, including drugs and paraphernalia - at one point stepping over the victim's body to finish a glass of wine - before leaving the boat and lowering the blinds to conceal the body, police said.

Kemah Boardwalk bustles with activity
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:19:52 UT
Recently named one of the top 10 American Boardwalks by ForbesTraveler.com, Kemah is the ultimate place to eat, shop and play, boasting an estimated 3 million visitors annually to its half-mile-long boardwalk along the landscaped waterfront property. Throughout the year, the Kemah Boardwalk hosts special seasonal events, festivals, live entertainment and fireworks displays, most of which are free and open to the community. Additional rides include the Aviator, Jungle Bounce, Balloon Wheel, 65-foot Century Ferris wheel, 140-foot Drop Zone, Double Decker carousel, Pharaoh's Fury, the Boardwalk Tower, the Red Baron and Wipeout.

Thanksgiving feast
LMTonline.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:20:45 -0600
Local non-profit Bethany House, 819 Hidalgo St., hosted its 34th annual Thanksgiving Day meal, feeding more than 1,200 of Laredo’s indigent, homeless, elderly and disabled.

Choir students rehearse for Christmas programs
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Jennifer Peeler lines up her choir students at Jefferson Junior High School in rows of chairs by sections and gives instructions on how to sit and what song to look for.

Shift hours could change
LMTonline.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:20:45 -0600
A portion of Laredo’s law enforcement will temporarily emulate the increasing number of law enforcement agencies nationwide that have shifted to some variant of a compressed work week schedule.

Both LCC campuses to host posadas
LMTonline.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:20:45 -0600
Start your holiday season off right by joining Laredo Community College for the 13th annual Traditional Mexican Posadas on Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning in front of the Harold R. Yeary Library courtyard at the Fort McIntosh Campus and on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the South Campus Courtyard.


Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:13:04 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. Prosecutors in Michoacan state said late Tuesday that they arrested Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, after three city council members claimed he forced them to gather in a rural area, where cartel gunmen demanded each hand over 20,000 pesos (about $1,500). The "self-defense" vigilante movement that sprang up last year to fight the cartel had long claimed the Knights Templar controlled, or extorted money from, municipal governments in the western, largely agricultural state.

Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:14 UT
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. There have long been complaints that private security firms that provide guard and bodyguard services in Mexico, are often poorly regulated and infiltrated by criminal elements.

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