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Rio Grande Valley Sector agents save lives of seven people

SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved the lives of seven undocumented immigrants on Monday evening.

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Private water well testing slated in March for Lower Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG — Lower Rio Grande Valley residents will have the opportunity to have their water wells tested at various locations during March, according to organizers.

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Rep. Cuellar Statement on Passage of Full FY2015 Funding for Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today released the following statement following the passage of full funding for the Department of Homeland Security through September 30, 2015, which he strongly supported:

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CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske Announces New Integrity Advisory Panel during Badging Ceremony

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced the launch and full membership of the new Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Integrity Advisory Panel during a badging ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building. The ceremony marked the official delegation of criminal investigative authority to personnel from the Office of Internal Affairs, and their designation as Special Agents.

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Former Teacher Convicted of Receiving Child Pornography Via the Internet

McALLEN, Texas – Mission resident Jesus Javier Garza Jr., 30, has entered a plea of guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. During the hearing today, Garza admitted he was mariachi director at a La Joya High School.

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Daily Bible Verse

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:10 (Read all of Philippians 3) New International Version

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Director of Operations of Retail Clothing Business Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Federal Tax Withholdings

HOUSTON – William John Shoemaker has been convicted of one count of willfully failing to truthfully account for and to pay federal tax withholdings to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Lucy Cruz, special agent in charge of IRS – Criminal Investigation (CI).

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Risks on the Rio Grande

EDINBURG, Texas ̶̶ The Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol in collaboration with the Hidalgo and Mission Fire Departments and Foreign Consulate representatives are partnering to bring awareness on the continuous dangers smugglers expose immigrants to on their journey into the United States. Unscrupulous smugglers place illegal immigrants into dangerous and often fatal situations at or near water environments. The goal is to highlight recent deaths and rescues for the first quarter of this year and continually raise awareness on the dangers of crossing the Rio Grande. This is a call to action to empower citizens in our community that they too can prevent lives lost by reporting suspicious activity.

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Customs and Border Protection in South Texas Informs on Cabotage Compliance

HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry and within the entire Laredo Field Office, wants to provide the transportation industry, specifically those that employ drivers with B1/B2 laser visas with a better understanding of cabotage to help ensure compliance with federal immigration laws and regulations.

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Border Patrol uses sophisticated databases to screen all immigrants

EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector have arrested nearly 52,000 illegal immigrants since Oct. 1, 2014. While the majority of those arrested are from Central American countries, annual apprehensions include individuals from more than 140 different nations.

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Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The reward for Eusebio DeLeon, 42, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March. DeLeon is wanted for murder and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Texas Independence Day

The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. It was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836, and formally signed the following day after mistakes were noted in the text.

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Daily Bible Verse

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:10 (Read all of Philippians 3) New International Version

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Twitter, Facebook Friends & Facebook Likes Monthly Report

See the 3 separate monthly reports below.

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Daily Bible Verse

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (Read all of John 14) New International Version

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Daily Bible Verse

He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27 (Read all of Luke 10) New International Version

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