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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA STANDS AGAINST THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT SAYING IT DOES MORE HARM TO WOMEN

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Rubén Hinojosa voted against H.R. 4970, the House GOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization bill stating on the U.S. House of Representatives it weakens the law and will cause more harm to women.

Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 5-16-12

A 49 year old Raymondville man was sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony DWI; A 41 year old Raymondville man sentenced 2 year in prison for 2 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Customs and Border Protection at Pharr Seizes $1M Worth of Cocaine, Mission Man Arrested

PHARR, TEXAS— Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge seized over 32 pounds of cocaine valued at over $1,000,000 and arrested a man from Mission, Texas.

CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR TO PRESENT AT “MEET THE BUYER” WORKSHOP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Mission, TX — On Tuesday, May 22, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) will join the Rio South Texas Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at a “Meet the Buyer” workshop from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

Hazardous Algal Bloom Training to Delve into the Mysteries of Red Tide

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – A hazardous algal bloom (HAB) training will be held at The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab, located in Isla Blanca Park, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19.

Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in San Antonio

AUSTIN – Felix Velasquez Jr., 30, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is in custody today after his arrest in south San Antonio. Velasquez was one of several Texas Mexican Mafia members accused of attacking a man during Spring Break on March 17 in South Padre Island. His arrest led to the seizure of multiple weapons and drugs.

Obituary

For well known Vietnam Veteran and Veterans Benefits Advocate Luis F. Perez.
May Luis rest in Peace.

McAllen Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony

McAllen Police Department will host the Annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the McAllen Peace Officers’ Memorial located at 1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd. at 11:00 a.m. Please join the McAllen Police Department in honoring those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in public service to their community. It is important to know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and the sacrifices that members of law enforcement have made, and recognize their duty to serve the citizens in our community.

Strong First Day of Early Voting

2,300 votes on Monday the first day in Cameron County. 100 votes shy of the last primary presidential election in 2008. Tuesday, the second day was a bit slower. According to Rogelio Ortiz, Cameron County Elections Administrator. Click the web site link below to view the daily results. It took a couple of days for the County Web Master to set it up, but here it is.

Rep. Farenthold Fights to Preserve South Texas’ Natural Fish Habitats

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Department of the Interior, urging Secretary Salazar to reconsider an October 2010 directive that calls for the removal of all non-producing oil rigs from the Gulf of Mexico:

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