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WIN STREAK HALTED BY WHITEWINGS

HARLINGEN, Texas— The Edinburg Roadrunners had their four-game win streak snapped by the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings after an 8-5 loss Tuesday night at Harlingen Field.

THUNDER WALKOFF IN HOME OPENER

Edinburg, Texas — The McAllen Thunder used a three-run rally in the eighth and ninth inning to defeat the Abilene Prairie Dogs by the score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

Long lines at Pizza Patron for Free Pizza on North 13Th. Street

No donuts for Harlingen cops today.  All cops in front of the lines for free pizza.  All other parts of the city without police protection.

Accuweather.com Radar

Possible thunderstorms moving north from Mexico into the Valley from Mexico. Click the web site link below to view the weather radar.

CBP to Hold an ESGR Awards Presentation at the Anzalduas International Bridge Conference Room

Retired GYSGT Jesus Rodriguez and CBP Officer Jesus Sanchez will present some patriot awards to Hidalgo Port of Entry Port Director, Management and Staff members. These awards are from the Department of Defense recognizing employers who support National Guard and Reserve members while deployed in military service for extended periods of time.

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

One suspect allegedly entered the Valero’s Corner Store located at 3225 E. Expressway 83, and robbed the employee. The suspect entered the store and grabbed some alcoholic beverages and then went around the counter demanding that the clerk give him the money from the register. The suspect reportedly displayed a gun that was tucked in his waistline to the clerk.

BURGLARY OF VEHICLE & CREDIT CARD ABUSE

The Weslaco Police Department needs your help to catch a man and woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase some Easter baskets. It started with a vehicle that was burglarized at the Paradise Roadhouse Bar & Grill the night of April 7th. The victim’s purse which contained her credit card and other items, was stolen from the vehicle.

Gasification may convert mesquite and juniper wood to a usable bio-energy

VERNON – Biomass gasification is being considered as a possible technology for converting 60 million acres of Texas brush into biofuel, according to Dr. Jim Ansley, Texas AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist in Vernon.

CBP Officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest a Houston Woman with Liquid Methamphetamine

HIDALGO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over 20 pounds of liquid methamphetamine and arrested a woman from Houston, Texas over the weekend. The estimated street value of the liquid methamphetamine is approximately $314,000.

Updated: One car accident fatality in Harlingen this morning, occupants identified

The accident involved 2 State of Oregon residents. The driver was hospitalized in serious condition. The passenger died at the scene. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

2nd Annual Brownsville Explorer Challenge

The Law Enforcement Exploring and the Fire Service Exploring Youth Program is a worksite-based program mostly for high school students in our community. The Explorer’s program helps gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities for those who are interested in the field of law enforcement or fire service. It also offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge to kickoff evening Summer Tram Tours

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is off to a start this summer with evening Tram Tours, along with our new operation hours! The Nature Tram tours are operated in partnership with the Valley Nature Center located in Weslaco, TX.

VAMOS to Awards Scholarships to 50 Valley Students

McAllen, TX – Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) will be awarding fifty students the opportunity to obtain a post-secondary education. Fifty graduating seniors from various high schools in the Rio Grande Valley will be receiving scholarship funding of up to $20,000 towards their Bachelor’s degree. The VAMOS 16th Annual Scholarship Banquet will take place Thursday June 7, 2012, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Guest speaker will be Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, President of the University of Texas Pan American.

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME

The Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in helping to locate the male subjects involved in a Robbery. The Robbery occurred outside the Wal – Mart Department Store Parking Lot located at 1801 West Lincoln, Texas on Saturday, May 26, 2012 between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. On May 26, 2012, two females were walking on the north side of Wal – Mart Parking Lot when a possible dark vehicle 4 – door passenger vehicle believed to be a Mitsubishi Galant passed them up and stopped all of a sudden. The front passenger exits the vehicle and ran towards the two ladies. The male grabs the purse belonging to the lady wearing the white blouse and runs back to the vehicle.

Brownsville police department news briefs updates 6-5-12

Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle where a 26 year old woman was run over remains under investigation; A man and a woman wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

DPS Joins Nationwide Effort to Inspect Commercial Vehicles

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers will bolster commercial vehicle inspections from June 5 – June 7 as part of Roadcheck 2012, a three-day nationwide enforcement effort to increase motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security. DPS troopers will be targeting 18-wheelers and buses with serious equipment violations and drivers not complying with state and federal requirements.

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