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Daily Bible Verse

Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will [...]

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Daily Bible Verse

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not [...]

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Mystery Babylon VIII

As John continues to write about the judgment of the great whore he notices that the woman is sitting upon a scarlet colored beast.

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Weekly Wisdoms

We want to be spiritually grown, but we don’t like growing because growing hurts.

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CBP Officers at South Texas Ports Facilitate Significant Amounts of Passenger, Commercial Traffic, Trade Imports in FY 2014

SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at eight South Texas ports of entry upheld CBP’s border security mission while facilitating significant volumes of passenger, commercial traffic and trade imports during Fiscal Year 2014. Fiscal Year 2014 began October 1, 2013 and ended Sept. 30, 2014.

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Man Sentenced for Preparing False Income Tax Return

HOUSTON – Income tax return preparer Simon Makangula has been ordered to prison for willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return for a client, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Lucy Cruz, special agent in charge of Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). Makangula pleaded guilty Oct. 15, 2014.

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UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Receives $2.88 Million Grant from United Health Foundation to Help Build Healthier Communities in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine have been awarded a $2,880,342 grant over three years by United Health Foundation to help support the Colonia Integrated Care Program: VIDAS (Valley Interprofessional Development And Services). The initiative aims to unite the region by building an integrated, interprofessional collaborative that will create a sustainable model for health care delivery to the most vulnerable members of the community.

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Daily Bible Verse

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, [...]

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10-Year Sentence for Undocumented Alien for Conspiracy to Transport and Harbor Other Aliens

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Raul Ramirez-Martinez, 36, an undocumented alien from Queretaro, Mexico, has been sentenced on a multi-count indictment charging conspiracy to transport and harbor aliens and illegal re-entry after removal/deportation, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Ramirez-Martinez, a previously deported illegal alien, pleaded guilty in May 2014.

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Mexican Man Gets 15 Years for Transporting Illegal Aliens Resulting in Death

McALLEN, Texas – Eduardo Moreno-Gonzalez, 22, a Mexican citizen illegally present in the U.S., has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of transporting illegal aliens that resulted in the death of one of the aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Moreno-Gonzalez pleaded guilty Oct. 3, 2014.

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Jury Convicts Another in Large-Scale Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A federal jury in Corpus Christi has convicted Rodolfo Casares, 38, of Brownsville, on one count of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances – methamphetamine and cocaine, respectively, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The jury deliberated for two hours and returned the guilty verdicts just moments ago following a two-day trial.

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HCISD Business Services awarded national recognition for fiscal responsibility

HARLINGEN, Texas (January 22, 2015) – The Long, Chilton, LLP auditing firm recently presented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees with the 2013-2014 fiscal year financial audit. The audit contained a clean opinion in all material respects and conveyed a fair and accurate picture of the district’s financial statements.

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Daily Bible Verse

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29 (Read all of Philippians 1) New International Version

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Rep. Henry Cuellar Appointed to Key House Appropriations Subcommittees

WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28), the only Democrat appointed to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from Texas, New Mexico or Arizona, announced today that he received appointments to the Subcommittee for Homeland Security and the Subcommittee for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress.

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Federal Agent Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

McALLEN, Texas – Reynaldo Gonzalez, 38, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Gonzalez is a deputy U.S. Marshal in San Antonio who was previously assigned to the Southern District of Texas. He is currently on administrative leave.

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Local Man Heads to Prison for Ramming Border Patrol Vehicle while Transporting Marijuana

MCALLEN, Texas – A Rio Grande City man is now serving a significant sentence for possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson today. Issac Medina, 29, of Rio Grande City, pleaded guilty June 26, 2014.

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