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Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 (Read all of Philippians 4) New International Version


Harlingen firefighters quickly contained fire and smoke damage to a first floor unit and a second floor unit at Skyline Apartments, 2828 E. Grimes Ave., late Thursday afternoon, July 31, 2014.

CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA’S STATEMENT ON lack of REPUBLICAN leadership in prOVIDING solutions FOR humanitarian immigration crisis

Washington, D.C.–Today– Congressman Rubén Hinojosa’s statement on why the Republican bill H.R. 5230 – Supplemental Appropriations to Address the Southwest Border Crisis is not responsible legislation. Without enough votes to pass this bill today, Republicans are regrouping for a vote on Friday.

From physicians to professors: UTPA’s online certificate program prepares leaders in medical education

After completing the Medical Academic Scholar Certificate Program (MASCP), Dr. Humberto Hidalgo is hoping to see a future for himself in medical academia not far from home.

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Roundtable Discussion

July 31, 2014 – Mayor Tony Martinez and City of Brownsville department heads will be meeting with representatives from several federal agencies as part of the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Thursday, July 31. Brownsville is one of seven cities selected through a competitive process to participate in the SC2 program. SC2 teams support the communities’ visions for economic development, help communities more effectively invest existing resources, align federal programs, and facilitate new partnerships and peer learning opportunities.


The National Night Out public education event on Tuesday, August 5 sponsored by the Harlingen Police Department will include citizens who successfully built a Neighborhood Watch organization to prevent crime.

Daily Bible Verse

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4 (Read all of Psalm 105) New International Version


Washington, D.C.–Today– Congressman Rubén Hinojosa votes to support our veterans in a bipartisan Conference Report of the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230). The bill includes $15 billion in emergency funding including $10 billion for expanded health care options for veterans, $5 billion to bolster care within the VA, and $2 billion in non-emergency funding for other services for veterans and their families. The bill includes offsets from within the VA totaling $5 billion.

Rep. Cuellar Votes for Bipartisan Deal that Improves Access to Care for Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) voted in favor of a bipartisan deal that will allow veterans who are facing long wait times or who live far from clinics to seek private care outside of the VA system. The vote passed the House by a margin of 420-5.

First U.S. soybean crop for the year harvested in South Texas

EDINBURG – Unless someone can prove otherwise, two agricultural experts believe the first U.S. soybean harvest of the year is currently taking place in South Texas.

Failed vegetable growers invited to garden class series

EDINBURG — Whether you’ve got a green thumb or a brown one for failing to grow healthy vegetables in the sweltering heat of South Texas, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Hidalgo County is offering a series of classes to improve your skills and go organic.

CBP Field Operations at the Brownsville Gateway Int’l Bridge Arrests Man Wanted for Sexual Assault

BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Brownsville Gateway International Bridge arrested a 26-year-old man wanted out of Harris County, Texas on sexual assault charges.

Three Sent to Prison in Massive Stash House Case

HOUSTON – Three of the five men arrested in connection with the March discovery of more than 100 illegal aliens in an area stash house have been ordered to federal prison, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Brian Moskowitz, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Jonathan Solorzano-Tavila, 30, Jose Cesmas-Borja, 26, and Eugenio Sesmas-Borja, 20, pleaded guilty just one month after their arrest as did Jose Aviles-Villa, 32, and Antonio Barruquet-Hildeberta, 46. All are from Michoacan, Mexico.

The State of Texas has unveiled, a dedicated online resource for Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts features links and background information on the three funding sources available, RESTORE (Resources & Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States), NFWF/GEBP (Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund) and NRDA (Natural Resource Damage Assessment). The site also includes details associated with the state’s efforts to implement the RESTORE Act in Texas. Use of these funds will facilitate efforts to sustain a coordinated and integrated approach to appropriately respond to various coastal needs, both environmentally and economically.

Two Convicted of Distributing Methamphetamine

McALLEN, Texas – Francisco Calderon, 27, and Jorge Alejandro Galvan-Ibarra, 30, have entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Calderon entered his plea just a short time ago, while Galvan-Ibarra pleaded yesterday.

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