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Tanzanian National Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme Involving More Than 600 Victims

HOUSTON – Tanzanian national Amon Rweyemamu Mtaza, 38, of Houston, has entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, 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 arrest. He has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault family violence. All tips can be offered anonymously.

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16 de Septiembre History

El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.

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Daily Bible Verse

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, [...]

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Public Comments Sought for Refuge’s Bayside Drive Reopening Plan

Los Fresnos, TX – The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge closed the popular auto tour route, Bayside Drive, last October to protect endangered ocelots. Refuge officials have been working with the Federal Highways Administration to develop a proposal to modify the drive to reduce the risk to ocelots from vehicle collisions, while allowing visitor access to the drive in their vehicles. The proposal includes changing the entrance to a location that is less used by ocelots, constructing several wildlife crossings for ocelots and other wildlife to pass under the road, keeping a section of the tour loop closed to vehicles and widening the remaining road where needed to allow two-way traffic.

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New Record

A million thanks. 4,400 (4,203) Tony Chapa Facebook FRIENDS. Thank you, keep them coming.

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Daily Bible Verse

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. Micah 7:18 (Read all of Micah 7) New International Version

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NFL Sunday Football

The Houston Texans at the Oakland Raiders.

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NFL Sunday Football

The Dallas Cowboys at the Tennessee Titans.

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Daily Bible Verse

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 (Read all of Matthew 7) New International Version

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Fall 2014 enrollment at UTPA is a record-breaking 21,042

Preliminary enrollment figures for Fall 2014 at The University of Texas-Pan American indicate an unprecedented 21,042 students. This figure, calculated on the 12th day of classes and not official until certified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, marks an increase of 4,000-plus students over the last 10 years.

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More than $15.5 million worth of marijuana seized over past 2 weeks

EDINBURG, Texas – Agents from the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 19,400 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $15.5 million and arrested thousands of people suspected of being in the country illegally in a two-week span from Aug. 28 –Sept. 11.

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UTPA tops Washington Monthly’s list of Best Master’s Universities

For the third consecutive year, Washington Monthly has ranked the master’s degree program at UTPA as one of the leading master’s institutions nationwide. UTPA was ranked No. 19 out of the 671 public and private universities evaluated in the 2014 Best Master’s Universities Rankings.

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DPS Announces Promotions, Retirements Within Leadership Team

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, with the advice and consent of the Texas Public Safety Commission, has named Robert Bodisch as deputy director of Homeland Security and Services, which expands his oversight of homeland security functions to now include the service-oriented divisions of DPS. Cheryl MacBride, the deputy director of Services, has retired after nearly five years with the department and nearly 30 years with the State of Texas.

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FREE CHILDREN’S CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC

When can I turn my baby’s car seat around to face forward? Has my child’s car seat been recalled due to safety concerns? Is my child’s car seat secured tightly enough?

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Edinburg Council member Richard Molina helping shape statewide legislative plans

Any legislative effort that would require cities, including Edinburg, to pay for maintenance of state roads within their respective city limits will be opposed by the Texas Municipal League (TML) when state lawmakers return to work in January, said Edinburg City Council member Richard Molina.

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