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Posts from ‘January, 2012’

Two Convicted of Exporting Ammunition

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Two men have entered pleas of guilty for exporting approximately 3,000 rounds of ammunition to Mexico without a license, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Guillermo Enrique Villarreal, 37, of Brownsville, and Leoncio Sanchez, a U.S. citizen living in Matamoros, pleaded guilty today to exporting defense articles without a license before United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen.

UTPA TO HOST ASTROS CAREAVAN THURSDAY

EDINBURG, Texas – The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday that they are hosting a segment of the Houston Astros CAREavan on Thursday from 3:30-to-5:00 p.m. at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

Will We Heed The Warnings of Our Founders?

Harlingen, Texas, January 30, 2012: Those of you in America who still think any politician gives a fat pig’s whistle about your problems and anxieties must have arrived here on the last bus from La La Land. There are only two things in this world the political elite cares about and that is the power they gain by winning their next election and the political party they serve.

Talking Drums

I had a call this morning telling me that your online nemesis, myharlingennews-blog or whatever, is reporting that I died. Damned, no one told me. I could use the life insurance money right about now, I assure you. Can’t get by on Bass Pro minimum wages, that’s for sure.

CBP Officers at Pharr Bridge Seize $1.8 Million in Cocaine

PHARR, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend seized alleged cocaine valued at $1.2 million from a vehicle driven by a woman from Reynosa, Mexico.

CBP Officers at Pharr Import Lot Seize $876,000 in Meth in Truck Carrying Cucumbers

PHARR, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend seized alleged $876,000 in methamphetamine hidden in a commercial truck.

Daily Bible Verse

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (Read all of Philippians 4) New International Version

Baytown Man Gets More Federal Prison Time for Exportation of Firearms

HOUSTON – Manuel Gomez Barba, of Baytown, Texas, has been sentenced to 100 months for exportation of firearms, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) acting Special Agent in Charge Gary Orchowski and Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) Special Agent in Charge Robert Rutt.

Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs

50 year old Lyford man convicted of aggravated assault; 40 year old San Benito man convicted for possession of cocaine; 52 year old Matamoros man convicted for possession of a controlled substance; 2 Hidalgo County men convicted for possession of marihuana.

63 year old attempts to snatch 4 month old infant baby

On Saturday, January 28, 2012, Eleazar Benavides, age 63, was arrested after he approached a woman in the parking lot of the HEB on Central Blvd and attempted to get a hold of her four (4) month old infant that she had in a baby stroller.

A 29 year old man arrested and charged for

Assault family violence and 2 counts of child endangerment. Click the web site link below to view the Harlingen police department report.

A 29 year old man arrested and charged for

Aggravated assault with a rifle against his wife. Bond set at $525,000. Click the web site link below to view the Harlingen police department report.

Brownsville police department news briefs 1-30-12

34 year old man arrested and charged with sexual assault of a 12 year old female; 19 year old woman arrested and charged for Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information x 4.

Survey Poll

Does the conflict of interest at Harlingen High School South diminish Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores’s credibility?  Scroll down to the middle of the page and vote YES or NO ASAP.

Girl Scouts escape Harlingen police chase

Back by popular demand. Harlingen police are now arresting anyone selling food on the streets.

Harlingen’s Mayor Chris Boswell 2011 State of the City Address

Now posted in the City’s Web site. By the Whitties for the Whitties, just look at the pictures. I’m not kidding you. You can now read the full 10 page address.
Plus view the very impressive Power Point presentation.

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