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Daily Bible Verse

With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape. Proverbs 11:9 (Read all of Proverbs 11) New International Version

The Beast VII

Because he will be a man of many words, and having the ability to deceive, the Antichrist will become extremely powerful. And because many will be following him, the false prophet, being exalted by the Antichrist, will also be able to further deceive the world.

Weekly Wisdoms

True worship should create God-intoxicated people.

Daily Bible Verse

With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape. Proverbs 11:9 (Read all of Proverbs 11) New International Version


HARLINGEN, Texas – The 63rd National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Yeckel Auditorium, located on the MarineMilitaryAcademy campus in Harlingen. People of all faiths are invited to participate in this free, community-wide assembly. The theme for this year is “One Voice United in Prayer.”


“Harlingen’s Progress” with a headline like that who can say a disparaging word? After all the Valley Morning Star, that purveyor of all local political propaganda which few read and even fewer believe said everything is everything. You can go on that segway tour and not see a single blighted property; the commission has rolled over so that you cannot smoke even in your dreams and the latest audit proudly states that the city’s financial state is oh so sound.

Refuge Announces Hunt Fee Changes

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge will begin using an on-line system for the application and issuance of hunting permits in the summer of 2014. The system will be through a third party, Kinsail Corporation. There will be no fee to apply for a hunt permit, however, the cost of a refuge hunt permit will be $80. The increase of $5 per permit will be paid directly to Kinsail Corporation to process the permit.

IRS and Public Corruption Investigations

Houston – IRS-Criminal Investigation often participates in investigations that involve individuals who violate the public trust. The subjects of these investigations are both elected and appointed officials from all levels of government including local, county, state, federal and foreign officials.

Good Friday History

Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus’ death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance. In the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican traditions, the celebration of the Eucharist is suspended; liturgical service involves veneration of the cross, the Passion narrative from the Gospel of St. John, and communion using bread and wine consecrated the previous day, Maundy Thursday. Other forms of observance include prayer and meditation at the Stations of the Cross, a succession of 14 images, usually on wooden crosses, depicting Christ’s crucifixion and the events leading up to it.

Rep. Cuellar Announces that 8 Million Americans Enrolled in Healthcare Plan under ACA

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that 8 million Americans had enrolled in a healthcare plan under the Affordable Care Act since the Marketplace opened in October 2013. The announcement comes at a time when healthcare costs nationally are growing at the slowest level on record, Medicare spending is down, and the deficit is projected to continue to shrink.

Daily Bible Verse

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 (Read all [...]

Mexican Man Sentenced for Trafficking Marijuana out of Starr County

McALLEN, Texas – Silvestre Barrera-Villegas, a member of drug trafficking conspiracy originating out Starr County, has been ordered to federal prison for nearly 10 years, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Barrera-Villegas, 52, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, pleaded guilty Jan. 29, 2014, to his role in smuggling more than 8,000 kilograms of marijuana in 2013.

DPS Reminds Texans: Election Identification Certificates Available at Driver License Offices

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming primary runoff election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to vote in elections in Texas.

Former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Commander Enters Guilty Plea

McALLEN, Texas – Jose A. Padilla, 54, of Weslaco, has entered a plea of guilty for one count of receipt of a bribe, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Padilla was a former deputy commander at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and served under the leadership of former sheriff Guadalupe “Lupe” Trevino.

Breaking News: Former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Commander Jose “Joe” Padilla

Pleads guilty to Federal Charges. More information as it becomes available.

DPS Releases Annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.

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