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Posts on ‘March 21st, 2012’

Alien Smuggler Who Used Craigslist to Hire Drivers Ordered Detained

McALLEN, Texas – José Gustavo Diaz-Velasquez, 29, a Mexican national residing in the Rio Grande Valley, has been arrested and ordered detained on charges of alien smuggling, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Lower State Unemployment Rate Results in Changes to Unemployment Benefits

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that because the state’s improving unemployment rate has fallen below the federal law standard for eligibility for a High Unemployment Period (HUP), TWC will begin paying extended benefits at a new maximum rate of 13 weeks beginning April 8, 2012.

Former Sheriff’s Investigator Lands Hefty Federal Prison Sentence

McALLEN, Texas – A former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigator convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana has been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Heriberto Diaz, 41, of San Juan, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane to serve 132 months in federal prison, which will be followed by a four-year-term of supervised release.

2011 Texas agricultural drought losses total $7.62 billion

COLLEGE STATION – Texas agricultural losses due to the 2011 drought reached a record $7.62 billion, making it the most costly drought in history, according to updated totals by Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists.

CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA announces at press conference in Washington, D.C. that Hundreds of Thousands of People in His Congressional District Are Already Benefiting from Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. –Today- At a press conference next to the steps of the United States Senate, Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15), joined by other Democratic leaders, announced that a new analysis shows that hundreds of thousands of people in his district are already benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. The second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act falls on March 23.

DPS Honors Veteran Assistance Program and Announces Unsung Hero Award

AUSTIN – During today’s Public Safety Commission meeting, five DPS employees were awarded the prestigious Medal of Merit for their roles in the Department Veteran Assistance Program (DVAP), and a Texas 10 Most Wanted analyst was recognized by a state employee group.

Former Grocery Store Owner Indicted in Scheme to Steal From Programs Designed to Safeguard the Health of Low Income Families

McALLEN, Texas – Fernando Ramirez Estrada, 45, of Mission, Texas, has indicted on federal charges for his role in defrauding two federally funded programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

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Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 3-21-12

49 year old Lyford man sentenced to 4 year in prison for DWI probation revocation; 39 year Raymondville man found guilty of possession of a controlled substance.

Daily Bible Verse

I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. Psalm 119:10 (Read all of Psalm 119) New International Version

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