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Posts from ‘April, 2012’

A Personal Observation

I am a regular, long-time reader. I wish to share a personal (as in private) and long overdue observation with you. In my opinion, you are a case study of what one person can do these days.

Twitter, Facebook Friends & Facebook Fans Monthly Report

See the 3 separate monthly reports below. All three are experiencing unprecedented growth in the last few days.

Daily Bible Verse

A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28 (Read all of Proverbs 16) New International Version

Harlingen police department news briefs 4-30-12

A 22 year old man arrested and charged for assault and possession of a controlled substance; A 31 year old man arrested for possession of marihuana and outstanding municipal court warrants; 2 San Benito women arrested and charged, one for possession of a controlled substance and the other one for outstanding municipal court warrants; A 48 year Mercedes man arrested and charged for a third felony DWI offence. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

SEXUAL ASSAULT EVENT BRINGS AWARENESS

Dominic Williams did not see much humor in joining about 20 men who wore women’s high-heel shoes as they took a walk at Texas State Technical College Harlingen (TSTC). The In Her Shoes and Denim Day activities brought attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Williams, a Biomedical Technology major from San Benito, said he wore a pair of flashy gold shoes with black dots like a wild animal skin because his mother and sister were assault victims. “I saw the pain, not just the physical pain, they experienced and I saw them grow stronger as a result of their suffering.”

DPS Urges Motorists to Use Caution Around Motorcyclists

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to take extra precautions around motorcyclists on Texas streets and highways, as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month begins May 1.

HIT AND RUN VEHICLE ACCIDENT EVADING ARREST CASE

Weslaco police need your help to catch three suspects that were able to evade arrest after a vehicle pursuit. It started early Saturday morning about 2:00 a.m. in Mercedes when a witness saw a burglary occur and then followed the suspect vehicle.

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE LEADERS HONOR CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR FOR LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE INNOVATION

WASHINGTON, D.C— Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) was honored as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” by the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier healthcare companies and organizations. The award ceremony took place in Washington, D.C.

HOMELAND SECURITY LAREDO FIELD HEARING TO EXAMINE FACILITATING TRADE AND ENHANCING SECURITY AT U.S. PORTS OF ENTRY

Laredo, TX – On Tuesday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will participate in a Committee on Homeland Security field hearing in Laredo that will investigate impediments to the free flow of legal commerce at U.S. ports of entry and examine local concerns about these issues. The hearing, which is entitled “Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry,” will focus on ways in which technology can aid U.S. officials in speeding the flow of port traffic and pinpointing drugs and dangerous materials. It will be chaired by Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10).

South Texas Refuge Complex

Nature Programs – May 2012.

New black sorghum line developed by Texas AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas AgriLife Research scientist said there’s potential for a black grain sorghum hybrid targeting the health-food market. Dr. Bill Rooney has developed Onyx, a black sorghum hybrid that is produced by crossing ATx3363 and RTx3362, both developed by AgriLife Research.

Brownsville police department news briefs 4-30-12

A man and a woman arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine and heroin; A 22 year old man arrested and charged in another 8 liner raid.

One of 4 Harlingen kidnapping suspects arrested and charged for indecency with a child by sexual contact

On Friday April 27, 2012, subject Primitivo Salinas was charged with Indecency w/child, Sexual Contact.

Wanted Suspect

Beating and shooting suspect, Jose Jaime Roque Munoz DOB 2/14/68 5’6” 200 lbs.
Suspect’s Vehicle: Black Chevrolet Corvette. Hidalgo County Sheriff Trevino states, “Roque is considered armed and dangerous.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $138,000 in Methamphetamine at Gateway International Bridge

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $138,000, hidden within a Nissan Maxima.

Former Grocery Store Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit WIC Fraud

McALLEN, Texas – Fernando Ramirez Estrada, 45, of Mission, Texas, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit WIC fraud, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to safeguard the health of low income mothers, expectant mothers, infants and young children.

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