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Special message to Harlingen cops

By: A concerned Harlingen Citizen 8:49PM.  I almost t-boned a cop on 3rd & Harrison.  No sirens blowing only the cherries were lit…  Editors Note.  Cops are not above the law.  They must observe all the traffic laws to.  I called for the traffic supervisor, no call back yet.

Thanking America’s Armed Forces

To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, starting on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance for active duty military members and their dependents to Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and every unit of the Refuge System, as well as National Parks and other public lands.

Raza Unida Gang Member Gets Life in Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Orlando Garcia, 33, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been sentenced to life in federal prison following his conviction of drug trafficking in a conspiracy that involved gang leadership both inside and outside of the Texas prison system, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Garcia was convicted in February by a federal jury and is the final defendant to be found guilty in a seven-count indictment that involved 13 other defendants.


A solemn reminder of U.S. lives given in the course of service to the nation stood in the heart of Texas State Technical College Harlingen (TSTC) on May 24.
About 40 student and faculty volunteers informally working in shifts placed 6,419 small U.S. flags in the Student Quad, the tree-lined pedestrian mall in the center of campus. Each flag represented one of the U.S. military personnel killed in the line of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The flags on display May 24-25 for Memorial Day, a federal holiday on the last Monday in May, salute Americans who died during military duty as those who lost loved ones often visit cemeteries to place small flags at gravesites.

Brownsville’s Airport 1st to Launch Mobile Web Site

Airline passenger service just took a huge leap into the future as the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport launched the area’s first Airport Mobile web site. “We are proud to celebrate another technology first at BRO”, said the City of Brownsville’s Aviation Director Larry A. Brown. Brownsville was the first airport in Texas or Mexico to offer passengers instant flights alerts on their web site in 2005.

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Safer Streets for Citizens

The Harlingen Police Department in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation has once again renewed its commitment to promoting safe driving with its education and enforcement efforts. Click the web site link below for more details.

Border patrolman arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child

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EL PASO – - Today, at the invitation of Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki and Congressman Reyes visited El Paso’s Veterans Service Center and met with officials from the Medical Center of the Americas to discuss El Paso’s VA expansion and future plans to bring a full-fledged veterans’ hospital to the El Paso region. Congressman Reyes and Secretary Shinseki also held a roundtable discussion with local veterans to discuss new initiatives to meet the growing demand of services for our nation’s veterans.

Several Sentenced in Multi-Year Alien Smuggling Conspiracy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Six people have been sentenced for their involvement in a conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal aliens, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Robert Rutt, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The sentences were handed down today by Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack.

A 19 year old man arrested and charged for

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Click the web site link below to view the Harlingen police department report.

DPS Joins Nationwide Effort to Protect Children

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining other law enforcement partners and advocates at various events around the state to promote “Take 25,” a public awareness campaign developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that encourages parents, guardians, educators and other caretakers to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety and ways to prevent abduction. These events aim to make child safety a priority surrounding National Missing Children’s Day, which is May 25th.

Brownsville Mother and Daughter-in-Law Handed Sentences in Health Care Fraud Scheme

McALLEN, Texas – Felicitas Velez Alanis, 51, and her daughter-in-law Erika Ortega Alanis, 27, both of Brownsville, Texas, have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to defraud the Texas Medicaid program, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The pair plead guilty on Feb. 6, 2012, to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and have remained on bond pending sentencing.

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