Jefferson Junior High holds Red Ribbon Week activities
4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 UT
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. Prosecutors accused him of coordinating the delivery of large shipments of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. He's also accused of collecting and laundering drug money.
Gregg offers final chance for discount on tax bill
Today is the final day Gregg County taxpayers can enjoy a 3 percent discount on this year’s tax bill, a treat that diminishes monthly until 2015, Tax Assessor/Collector Kirk Shields said Thursday.
Residents turn out to express election woes
A standing room only crowd showed up Thursday at the special-called meeting of the Harrison County Elections Commission to hear how it planned to remedy the concerns of voters, brought to members’ att
Hallsville Intermediate School receives $4,580 from drive
Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Marshall helped raise $4,580 in funding for Hallsville Intermediate School with Chrysler’s “Drive for the Kids” program.
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.
Marshall narrows manager search
MARSHALL — The city of Marshall has narrowed its city manager search to two finalists.
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.
J.H. Moore gets into season with math activities
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.
Doctor’s lawyers question police
Attorneys for a plastic surgeon charged with the death of a hospital pathologist who was dating the surgeon’s former girlfriend say authorities missed another potential suspect.
Longview continues to pay high price for 2011 tree damage
The city of Longview is still feeling the effects of the 2011 drought and was forced to cut down more than 200 dead or dying trees during the last fiscal year.
Street work closes road downtown
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