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Suspended Starr County JP Denied Request For New Trial

Suspended Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate has had his request for a new trial shot down.  A judge this week rejected his attorney’s claims that prosecutors did not provide enough evidence to support a conviction.  Zarate had been found guilty of bribery in April.  The Precinct 3 Place 1 J-P was found […]

Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas, Nationwide Down This Week

(AP) – Retail gasoline prices in Texas have slipped 3 cents this week to settle at an average $2 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported nationwide prices at the pump declined a nickel this week to reach an average $2.14 per gallon. Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at $1.85 per […]

Memorial To Slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle Unveiled In Texas

(AP) – A memorial for slain Navy Seal and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle. It is a privately funded […]

Pope Visits Auschwitz Death Camp

(AP) – Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler’s forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews. Francis entered the camp on foot, walking slowly beneath the notorious gate […]

Update: 1 San Diego Officer Dead Another Injured

(AP)- One police officer has died and another remains in surgery after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. The San Diego Police Department gave an update on the officers on its Twitter account, but offered no additional details. The shooting occurred late Thursday night. There was no immediate word on […]