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CBP Announces Additional Partnerships to Promote Trade and Travel

WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made initial selections for 16 new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private partnerships in California, Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Texas will allow approved private sector and state and local government entities to reimburse CBP for expanded services to improve processing and inspection times for incoming commercial and cargo traffic.

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Alumnus Serves His Country in the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JULY 23, 2014 – Ramiro De Leon, a Winter 2012 graduate of The University of Texas at Brownsville, serves and represents his country in a special capacity – as a member of the prestigious United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the only active duty drum and bugle corps in the armed forces.

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Jury Convicts Alamo Woman on Multiple Firearms Charges

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Yadira Garcia, 35, has been convicted of all six counts of making false statements on firearm records, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Robert W. Elder, special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). A federal jury convicted Garcia, of Alamo, late yesterday following two days of trial and approximately 30 minutes of deliberation.

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The Hill: Homeland Security chief: Don’t delay border funding

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Congress that funding to battle illegal immigration could dry up in less than a month if lawmakers fail to approve an emergency spending bill.

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Daily Bible Verse

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2 (Read all of Psalm 51) New International Version

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA JOINS PRESIDENT OBAMA AT WHITE HOUSE FOR SIGNING OF WIOA INTO LAW

Washington, D.C.–Today– Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, along with Representatives George Miller (D-Calif.) and John Tierney (D-MA), all senior Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) after the bill received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. The legislation, which reauthorizes the decades-old Workforce Investment Act, will help connect job training programs with the needs of employers, ensuring workers learn the most in-demand skills and to be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. The Representatives called on Congress to continue its work to create jobs as outlined by Democratic leaders in their “Middle Class Jumpstart” economic agenda.

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Mayors in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico Pledge Support for Major New Initiative to Combat Bullying in Local School Districts in Partnership With BULLY Filmmaker

Mayors in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have signed onto a new partnership with The US Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to develop local solutions-based responses to combat the epidemic of bullying in local schools.

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Rep. Cuellar announces that Border Trade Alliance, South Texas Property Rights Association Endorse Humane Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that the Border Trade Alliance and the South Texas Property Rights Association have endorsed the Humane Act, legislation jointly sponsored by Rep. Cuellar and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to address the border crisis.

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Daily Bible Verse

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (Read all of 2 Timothy 3) New International Version

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combating criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

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Accountant Sentenced for Assisting in Preparing False Income Tax Returns

HOUSTON – John E. Carter, a local accountant and income tax return preparer, has been ordered to prison following his multiple convictions of willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false income tax returns, announced.

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CBP Seizes Close to $1.5 Million in Marijuana at the Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the PharrInternationalBridge seized $1,489,000 worth of marijuana that was discovered within a commercial shipment of fresh limes.

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The “COOL ARROW” of the Week AWARD

The prestigious award this week goes to: The number one unscrupulous Harlingen cop Jose Villarreal.
These unscrupulous cops are issuing 40,000+ annual citations and warnings. “Soley” to choose their days off on the weekends.

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Daily Bible Verse

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 (Read all of Psalm 91) New International Version

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Daily Bible Verse

But when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Mark 6:49-50 (Read all of Mark 6) New International Version

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AgriLife Extension agent helps shrimpers haul in deadly catch

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE – Like hunters anxiously awaiting the start of deer season, shrimp boats from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi recently converged near the mouth of the Rio Grande along the southern GulfCoast.

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