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Posts from ‘May, 2012’

Federal Jury Convicts Cuban of Importing Crystal Meth

McALLEN, Texas – Alexander Lorenzo Gil-Cruz, 39, a Cuban national, has been found guilty on two counts related to the importation of crystal methamphetamine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The federal jury returned the guilty verdicts just moments ago after a two-day trial and approximately one hour of deliberation in McAllen.

San Benito woman arrested and charged form failure to report aggravated sexual abuse on her daughter

See the San Benito police department report below.

McAllen Urologist and Wife Charged with Health Care Fraud

HOUSTON – A federal grand jury has returned a three-count, superseding indictment against Dr. Hossein Lahiji and his wife, attorney Najmeh Vahid Lahiji, both of McAllen and San Antonio, Texas, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The indictment, alleging conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud, was returned just a short time ago in Houston.

Harlingen police patrolman David Osborne named donut king

He is supposed to work on press releases.  Instead he spends his time munching on donuts all day.  He took the crown formerly held by commander Narciso Noyola.  Much less is expected out of him tomorrow on the National Donut Day.

CUELLAR TO SPEAK FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FLOOR TO ADVOCATE FOR VETERANS HEALTH CARE

Washington, DC — Today, Thursday, May 31, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) will speak from the floor of the House of Representatives to advocate for veterans health care. During today’s debate in the House on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriation bill, Cuellar will highlight the need for the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide timely reimbursements to health care providers, so that South Texan veterans are able to receive the high quality medical care they deserve. Cuellar will be joined by Congressman John Culberson (R-Houston), Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Chairman, who will also speak on this topic.

AMERICORPS GRANT FOR $370,000 TO BE DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN 15 CITIES INCLUDING 10 IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY FOR AMERICORPS TEACHERS

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rubén Hinojosa announced today that Teach for America-Rio Grande Valley has received a $370,000 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Hidalgo County: Aggravated sexual assault of an 8 year old child

On May 30, 2012 at approximately 4:11pm HCSO Deputies responded to a home on Acevedo Street South of Palmview in reference to a female child who was sexually assaulted.

Harlingen Man Convicted in Bank Fraud Scheme

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Curtis Sparks, of Harlingen, Texas, has pleaded guilty to defrauding USAA Federal Savings Bank in a scheme that lasted several months and netted him hundreds of thousands of dollars, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Sparks, 29, entered the guilty plea today before United States District Judge Hilda G. Tagle.

Harlingen police department news briefs 5-31-12

A 37 year old San Benito man arrested and charged for assault & family violence; A 30 year old man arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and accident involving damage; A 29 year old man arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

Brownsville police department news briefs 5-31-12

An 18 year old man arrested and charged for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and for making terroristic threats; A mother and daughter arrested and charged for filing a false report to a police officer.

Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 5-31-12

A 49 year old Ramondville man sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony DWI; A 20 year old Raymondville man sentenced to 2 year in prison for robbery of a convenience store.

Daily Bible Verse

Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amos 5:24 (Read all of Amos 5) New International Version

ROADRUNNERS DROP FINALE TO ‘WINGS

EDINBURG, Texas— The Edinburg Roadrunners dropped the final game of the series to the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings 5-1 Wednesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

WILD PITCHES DOOM THUNDER

Fort Worth, Texas — The Fort Worth Cats (5-3) and the McAllen Thunder (2-6) exchanged the lead five times on Wednesday, but the Fort Worth Cats ended up on top with a 6-4 win over the McAllen Thunder.

CUELLAR BORDER SECURITY BILL NAMED AFTER FALLEN ICE AGENT PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar’s (D-TX 28) bill H.R. 915, Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) Act of 2011 passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote of 391-2. The bill enhances border security by promoting coordinated efforts and information-sharing among federal, state and local border and law enforcement officials. The Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) Act is named after fallen Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.

San Benito police department new brief 5-30-12

A 32 year old woman arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance.

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