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United States Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $1 Million In Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $992,000, hidden within a Honda Civic.

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Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Mexico

AUSTIN – Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.

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Daily Bible Verse

Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12 (Read all of Proverbs 18) New International Version

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Zeta Cartel Member Sentenced in Conspiracy to Smuggle Firearms/Grenades into Mexico

LAREDO, Texas – Richard John Medina aka “El Guero,” 40, of Laredo, has been ordered to prison for being a felon in possession of multiple firearms and grenades, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Medina pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $680,000 In Heroin at Brownsville Port of Entry

Brownsville, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Brownsville Veterans’ International Bridge intercepted a significant load of heroin. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $680,000, hidden within a Chevrolet Impala.

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Hospital Groundbreaking—Palms Behavioral Health Thursday, August 28th, 2014 1:00 p.m. Harlingen, TX

Harlingen, TX—Strategic Behavioral Health is excited to announce they will be breaking ground on Palms Behavioral Health, a 72-bed, acute behavioral health hospital, on Thursday, August 28th in Harlingen, Texas. SBH currently operates a behavioral health hospital in College Station, Rock Prairie Behavioral Health, in addition to their locations throughout the country

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CBP’s Laredo Field Office announces new Internet–based method for the public to report smuggling, illicit activity

Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office announced today that there is a new Internet-based method for members of the public in South Texas to anonymously report various types of smuggling activity to CBP.

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Daily Bible Verse

“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be [...]

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Construction begins on first new building for UTRGV medical school

EDINBURG – Medical, academic and community leaders from throughout South Texas gathered Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building, the first new construction for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT AWARDED TO AFFORDABLE HOMES OF SOUTH TEXAS

Washington, D.C.–Today– Congressman Rubén Hinojosa announced a federal grant of $1.5 million was awarded to Affordable Homes of South Texas by the U.S. Department of Treasury to help finance homes for families in South Texas.

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DPS Reminds Texans to be Prepared during Hurricane Season

AUSTIN – With three months remaining in the 2014 Hurricane Season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to review their emergency plans and stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. Historically, August and September are the more active months of a hurricane season, which began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

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What a missed opportunity by the mayor and city commissioners by failing to take action to actually lower taxes for a change in Harlingen

Rolling back the property tax rate for the benefit of citizens, and taking a step towards helping to spur much-needed economic growth, should have been a no-brainer. But apparently, not for our tax-and-spend-minded representatives at City Hall.

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Former Fugitive Faces Numerous Charges Including Hostage Taking Related to an Alleged Murder

VICTORIA, Texas – Noe Aranda-Soto, 34, an undocumented alien illegally residing in Houston, will make his initial appearance in Corpus Christi federal court tomorrow on charges contained in a 22-count superceding indictment, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Aranda-Soto, aka Diablo or Chulo or Wache, had been a fugitive until his arrest by law enforcement in 2012.

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Greenvillle Man Guilty of Impeding Border Patrol

LAREDO, Texas – Joe Adam Vega, 25, has entered a guilty plea to two counts of Impeding agents at the Border Patrol checkpoint just north of Laredo for refusing to comply with instructions, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Vega, of Greenville, pleaded guilty in Laredo federal court yesterday afternoon.

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DME Owner Heads to Prison for Multiple Counts of Health Care Fraud

HOUSTON – Andrea Michelle Tellison, 47, has been ordered to federal prison for eight years following her convictions of 14 counts of health care fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A jury convicted Tellison April 2, 2014, following three days of trial and less than two hours of deliberation.

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES OVER A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR GRANT AWARDED TO SOUTHT EXAS COLLEGE

Washington, D.C.–Today– Congressman Rubén Hinojosa announced a grant for $524,200.00 was awarded to South Texas College of McAllen by the U.S. Department of Education under the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program. The purpose of the HSI program is to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students, and to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students.

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