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Harlingen police department news briefs 5-21-12

A 42 year old man arrested and charged for assault with a deadly weapon; A 33 year old man arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance; A 26 year old Raymondville woman arrested and charged for felony theft and resisting arrest after shoplifting at Dillard’s; A 30 year old woman arrested and charged with injury to a child; A 47 year old woman arrested and charged for aggravated assault; A 26 year old man arrested and charged for aggravated assault; A 26 year old man was arrested and charge for assault impeding breath/circulation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

14 Land Significant Time in Federal Prison in “Operation Havoc”

LAREDO, Texas – After a lengthy day of hearings before visiting U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood, 14 convicted drug traffickers and/or money launderers have now been sentenced to federal prison, some to significant terms, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Jerry Robinette. Those sentenced today include truck drivers, warehouse employees and others who assisted in supervising and transporting narcotics and/or drug proceeds.

Hedrick Found Guilty

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A Brownsville jury has returned its verdicts in the case of Robert L. Hedrick, 60, for attempted sexual exploitation of children, transfer of obscene materials to a minor, distribution and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Hedrick was the President of the Brownsville based Pan-American Airways.


Looks like Harlingen has done it again. The Sam’s deal is on the verge of collapsing. Harlingen, infamous for its bureaucratic idiocy, has thrown a wrench into the deal. Insiders tell us developers are furious, and ready to quit. City staffers are under pressure from commissioner Jerry Prepejchal to scratch the deal. Therefore, Harlingen’s chance to bring a big box retailer with millions in potential sales tax revenue may be lost.


EDINBURG, Texas— The Edinburg Roadrunners and the McAllen Thunder will play an exhibition game tomorrow morning for local schools at10:05 am at Edinburg Baseball Stadium as both teams continue to prepare for the 2012 season.

Meth Trafficker Gets Hefty Federal Sentence

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Fidel Elfego Boyso-Gutierrez, 53, of Houston, has been sentenced to 292 months for possession with intent to distribute approximately 4.26 kilograms of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Brownsville man in critical condition after struck by a vehicle

At approximately 07:10 am, Police responded to the scene of a major traffic accident that occurred on International Blvd between E. Harrison and E. Van Buren. A male subject was struck by the vehicle while he was walking across International Blvd. Victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in critical condition.

Customs and Border Protection Officers in Roma Arrest Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault

ROMA, TEXAS— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers in Roma this weekend arrested a Sullivan City man wanted on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.

A 24 year coach at Cheer Academy on North T and Jefferson

Arrested and charged for sexual assault of a child. The owner denies the incident took place and will be proven in a court at law. Click the web site link below to view the Harlingen police department report.

A 35 year 0ld man arrested and charged for

Manslaughter after a fight at the I-69 bar on the expressway and North T Street.
Plus 2 counts of aggravated assault on a separate incident. This is the third time some one dies because the assailant was not arrested on a timely manner by Harlingen police. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

Armed Forces Day

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.

The River Rockets Historic Downtown Brownsville Bicycle Tour

Coming up on Sunday May 27, 2012. Benefiting the Brownsville Police Department Community and Youth Programs. The start location at Dean Porter Park, 501 E, Ringgold.

McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr-Mission ranked 3rd best in nation by Forbes for job creation and future prospects

The McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr-Mission population center, known as a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), has been selected by Forbes magazine as the third-best medium-size region in the U.S. for jobs, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

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