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New DPS Aircraft Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today commissioned its newest airplane, a Cessna 208 Caravan, at a ceremony in Edinburg. The aircraft was named in honor of the late DPS Trooper Eduardo Chavez, who died in the line of duty in 2006. In addition to Public Safety Chair Cynthia Leon and DPS Director Steven McCraw, Texas state legislators Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Sen. Eduardo “Eddie” Lucio Jr., Rep. Terry Canales and Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. also attended the ceremony.

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McAllen Area Doctor’s Assistant Convicted in Illegal Kickback Scheme

McALLEN, Texas ‐ Argentina Cavazos, 57, has pleaded guilty to illegal remunerations for her role in a scheme to solicit and obtain illegal kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Houston Woman Arrested for Adoption Fraud

HOUSTON – The owner of a child placement agency in Houston has been charged and arrested in a four-count indictment alleging an adoption fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Simone Swenson, 40, of Houston, owned and operated Sans Pareil Center for Children and Family Services LLC, which was licensed to operate as both a foster care and child placement agency.

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Sheriffs to Conduct Day of Town Halls on Immigration Enforcement Gaps

Alexandria, VA – Sheriffs from across the Country will be holding a series of briefings and meetings with their local media and communities to discuss the challenges they are faced with because of lax enforcement rules for US immigration policies. These sessions will be held in several places including California, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Ohio, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. At least two states, Texas and Florida, will see significant involvement form the entire state delegations of Sheriffs.

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Daily Bible Verse

Titus 2:1 NIV You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Read all of Titus 2 NIV

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United Kingdom Man Sentenced to Prison For Two Separate Fraud Conspiracies

HOUSTON – Marc T. Duchesne, 53, of London, was sentenced today to 97 months in federal prison on federal charges stemming from separate schemes involving financial fraud in Texas and the District of Columbia, announced Kenneth Magidson, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, and Vincent H. Cohen Jr., Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

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Thirteen U.S. Soldiers Sentenced for Roles in Fraudulent Military Recruiting Bonus Scheme

HOUSTON – Thirteen members of the U.S. National Guard Bureau have received their sentences for their roles in wide-ranging bribery and fraud schemes that caused more than $170,000 in losses to the United States. Seven of those members were sentenced this past week in Houston.

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Daily Bible Verse

Psalm 63:1 NIV O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Read all of Psalm 63 NIV

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Valley state lawmakers oppose budget cuts for therapy services that help 60,000 disabled children and elderly Texans – including more than 26,000 in the Valley – says Rep. Canales

Five Valley representatives are among 28 state lawmakers who have called on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to look elsewhere in their massive budget rather than reduce Medicaid funding for medically necessary therapy services for an estimated 60,000 pediatric and elderly Texans.

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Congressmen Cuellar, Conaway, McCaul Introduce Student Agriculture Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants.

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Daily Bible Verse

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 NIV Now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that [...]

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McAllen Man Sentenced for Using Government Vehicle to Deliver Cocaine

McALLEN, Texas ‐ Mario Guadalupe Saenz, 28, of McAllen, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of attempting to possess with intent to distribute approximately nine kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Saenz pleaded guilty Jan. 28, 2015.

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In Case You Missed It: DPS and Border Patrol Rescue Victims from Stash House

WESLACO – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents together helped rescue seven people, including two pregnant women, from a suspected illegal alien smuggling stash house in Starr County, where they were allegedly being held against their will. A 32-year-old suspect at the residence has been charged with unlawful restraint, a state jail felony, in connection with the incident, which occurred early Sunday morning.

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$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Seguin

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Christopher James Lopez, 20, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Lopez is wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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