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COMMUNITY SERVICESouth Texas Dental provides screenings for 90 Alvarado children

Dozens of Alvarado families, most without access to regular dental care, gathered Dec. 2 in the Alvarado Head Start Center for free dental screenings conducted by South Texas Dental. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
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THEATER REVIEWPlant yourself in a seat at the Plaza to see 'Little Shop of Horrors'

This is more serious than the Derek Jeter Gatorade commercial I've watched on YouTube while supposedly working. Full Story
OBITUARIES
DAVID LESLIE WESSON

David Leslie Wesson went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.  Full Story
SPORTS
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VOLLEYBALL | DISTRICT 7-4A TEAMAlvarado's Myers, Wallace nab superlative honors

Alvarado's volleyball team, which qualified for the playoffs for the third straight year, garnered nine Lady Indians spots on the District 7-4A volleyball team. Full Story
Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail. Full Story
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Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. Full Story