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Rep. Cuellar Congratulates IDEA Prep Donna Student Accepted to AirForce Academy

Mission, Texas – On Thursday, April 24th, Congressman Henry Cuellar joined IDEAPreparatory School Donna to announce that Brandon Lau, a high school senior that he nominated has been accepted to the United State Air Force Academy.

Hidalgo Drug Trafficker Gets Life in Federal Prison

McALLEN, Texas – Daniel Nunez, 38, of Hidalgo, has been ordered to prison for life following his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and conspiracy to transport and attempt to transport monetary instruments to Mexico to promote drug trafficking, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Nunez pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

CBP Officers Seize Nearly $1.1 Million In Cocaine and Methamphetamine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted two separate loads of alleged cocaine and methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $1,072,000, hidden within a Nissan Versa and a Plymouth Grand Voyager.


SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Headlamp-wearing runners will dash along South Padre Island beaches in the moonlight at the South Padre Island Sand Crab 5k & 10k Nighttime Beach Run, Saturday April 26. Runners will run either 5k or 10k under the stars, followed by a beach party under the stars with food, live music and fireworks at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill.

Daily Bible Verse

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20 (Read all of Genesis 50) New International Version

8 Weslaco Men Enter Guilty Pleas

McALLEN, Texas – A total of eight men residing in Weslaco have entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute narcotics, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Cuellar Meets with Colombian, Mexican Presidents to Combat Illegal Drug Trade

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) met with Colombian and Mexican officials last week to discuss joint efforts to combat the spread of illegal narcotics. Congressman Cuellar traveled with Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY05) and other Members of the Appropriations Committee.

VA Responds to Rep. Cuellar’s Request for Information on Health Center Assignments

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided a detailed response to his request in the Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Bill for more information on how veterans are assigned to a health care center.

Border Patrol Manpower Continues to Increase in RGV

EDINBURG, Texas — More than two dozen newly hired agents from throughout the country reported for duty to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector.

Long-Time Nigerian Fugitive Convicted of Importing Heroin into the U.S.

HOUSTON – Koyode Lawrence aka “papa,” who recruited college students in Nigeria to transport heroin into the U.S., has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

McAllen Architect Pleads Guilty in Conjunction with Progreso Bribery Scheme

HOUSTON – Jesus Bustos, 58, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

A 23 year old Brownsville woman was arrested and charged for credit card abuse and felony theft of $153,300 in jewlery

Maria de Jesus Valeriano-Ramirez (23) was arrested yesterday at her residence on one count of credit card abuse and one count of felony theft.

Another Community Meeting, Another Candlelight Vigil

An Albuquerque police officer shot and killed 19-year old Mary Hawkes yesterday in southeast Albuquerque near the corner of Zuni SE near Wyoming. She is the 25th person APD officers have shot and killed since 2010, a pattern of fatalities that the Department of Justice recently declared reflected a pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing and the routine use of unjustified lethal force.

Daily Bible Verse

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7 (Read all of Jeremiah 17) New International Version

SPI Raises Efforts and Resources to Target Seasonal Influx of Seaweed

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, April 22, 2014- City of South Padre Island beach maintenance crews are working extra hours to continue to provide visitors one of the best and cleanest beaches in Texas. The City is increasing efforts and seeking additional equipment to try to stay ahead of the seasonal influx of seaweed washing ashore all along the Texas coast that happens as ocean currents change in the spring. Staff is on the beach since early morning, throughout the day and extra hours during the weekend to mechanically rake the beach as weather permits. Tractors cannot be on the beach to rake when the tide is so high that it severely reduces the beach path.

$3,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender From East Texas Area

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jerry Holmes, 42, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Holmes is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, assault and bond surrender forfeiture. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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